Spring Time Mantel…..

I am so excited about this mantel!  I’ve had a mantel for about a year, and this is first spring display I’ve done! Plus I’m linking it up at Spring Fling Link Party over at Layla’s TheLettered Cottage.  She’s hosting Spring Mantels.

I’ll give it to you piece by piece!

I painted the picture frame and downloaded this spring subway art, and for the LIFE of me I can’t remember where I got the source…. Arg… why didn’t I save the site? Sorry, to whoever didn’t get the credit they deserve… And for some reason it looks like there is a WRINKLE in it but there isn't! 
Lighting, shadows, etc....

Then of course you met the “little lovelies” from
 I think I’m Twitterpated!  
I’ve received such wonderful comments about these!  Plus it inspired some to make them for themselves! Yay!  That’s what this bloggy thing is all about.

Here is the SpringPizza Tray that I did in February!
Cheap only $1 from the Dollar Tree.

Plus here's a close up of my little birdy friend.  
Isn't that the most adorable face you've ever seen??

Some beautiful peonies from that I had in my stash,
and the little pots were in that same stash…

I went to AC Moore and picked up some forsythia branches.  
I sooo wish I had some real ones, 
but we haven’t actually done much in the landscaping department yet. 
So, one or more will definitely be going in the backyard. 
When they bloom it’s officially spring to me!

Then lastly I spray painted the candlestick holder on the end blue!
Loving the green and blue…

Then there you have it all put together….

I am sooo happy with the way it turned out!  
You know it’s really hard to take a picture of your mantel when you have a huge mirror on it.  I kept finding my hand or camera in the pic…..

Now that the mantel is done, I really need to start working on the office again…. 
Oh and that huge mess in the basement…ugh… 
The office sounds like more fun! 
There has been kind of a legitimate reason I haven’t been working on the office,
but more on that later…


  1. It looks lovely! I'm still trying to find somewhere to put a mantel in my house! Great job :)



    1. Thanks, Christine! I checked out your blog... very cute!!

  2. Lori,
    I think your springtime mantel/shelf is one of the best I've seen so far! It's full of life and colors that pop -- much like the season.
    Happy Spring!

    1. Oh, Deborah, thank you for that sweet comment! I love spring!!

  3. I love your mantel Lori! All the colors are great together! Great spring mantel for sure :)

  4. Love the blue and green! I don't have a very big mantle but I'm working on the back of my piano and I'm going to use some blue and green. You've inspired me! : )

    1. Oh, Thank you, Tori! That is one of the goals of my blog to inspire people to be creative!

  5. Ah! Mom! this is so cute!! I really love the blue and the picture with the text!!

  6. I love the layers and the colors that you used. The elements you chose make for a very fresh, spring mantel.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

    1. Thank you, Sharon! I so appreciate your encouragement!

  7. This is so beautiful! Makes me wonder why I've never done a spring mantel display before, EVER? I need to get with it! Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday. Have a great weekend.

    1. Oh! Thank you, Amy! I've never done one before now either! It was my pleasure to link up! Thanks for hosting!


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