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My Simple Spring Mantel

Freshen up your home and invite spring in with inspiration from My Simple Spring Mantel!
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Well here we are in March…
It’s not quite spring, but I don’t want to believe that it’s still winter.  So what’s a girl to do?
Redecorate.  Oh yes.
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Even though we have a foot of snow on the ground (it is melting), the sun is shining, and there is a glimmer of hope that spring is just around the corner.  So why not bring it inside!
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I figured it was time for a mantel redo, so I decided to dress up my mantel for spring.  And you can too!  Shop around your home for colourful items, make a new wreath, buy some fresh flowers, bring in the garden by potting some indoor plants, have fun with it!  You’ll be amazed at how good it feels to give your home a mid-winter pick me up!
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Go to your local market and pick up some pretty tulips!  They brighten up any room!
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Love the birch logs on this mantel
Dream of summer grass with the addition of green!
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Simple Spring Mantel
Simple Spring Mantel
Simple Spring Mantel
Adding potted plants to shelves is such a great idea!
You might remember these jars from my Winter Gardening Post…
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Simple Spring Mantel
Simple Spring Mantel
Simple Spring Mantel
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Decorating for the changing season is such a nice way to say good-bye to winter!  How do you decorate?
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Have an inspired day!


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    March 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Looks like Spring at your place! Love the purple tulips. Great choice!

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    Fox Hollow Cottage
    March 2, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    I hope Spring listens to you and does HURRY! If not, you can pretend while looking at that CUTE mantel. It does sing Spring =)

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    Full Circle Creations
    March 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Looks like spring to me…love the tulips. I have red ones in my kitchen. And I was looking at my garden today and saw a few starting to push their way up through the dirt. It will be spring soon. Have a great weekend.


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    Courtenay@Creek Line House
    March 2, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Love your fun grassy looking pillow on the chair!

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    March 2, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    I love the splashes of green that you have throughout your built-ins and mantel:) The tulips are just the perfect pop of bright color. Excellent job on the mantel:)

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    Natalie at Little Prairie Girl
    March 2, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the birch bark added to the display…love the nature inspired mantle all ready for spring….hopefully spring is on its way!

    Little Prairie Girl

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    Laurie @
    March 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    SO gorgeous! I’m not even fully decorated for St. Pattys Day yet. I feel like by the time the holiday passes it’s time for a new one. Your home is beautiful! I love the built in cases!

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    North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard
    March 2, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Puts one in the “mood” Jo-Anna !

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    Shannon MadiganMade
    March 3, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    Tulips = spring to me! Love all your simple touches. I can’t wait for warmer weather…

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    Kim @ Too Much Time
    March 3, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    I love everything about this! The natural elements and light feel are just beautiful. That green pillow on your chair is SO SPRING:)I would be thrilled if you stopped by linky party going on all weekend!
    Kim@ Too Much Time On My Hands

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    nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma
    March 3, 2012 at 1:34 AM


    love it. all of it. the pop of color from the tulips anchors the whole scene…

    by any chance, do you want to come to chicago and make sense of my mess?

    lol…have a good weekend, friend.

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    March 3, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    It’s beautiful! Tulips are my favorite.

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    Lindsi B
    March 3, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    I found you on Tater Tots and Jello. I’d love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer.

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    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft
    March 3, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    Cute idea!! I would love for you to link up this project to Do Something Crafty Friday (it runs all week):

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    Just Simply Live
    March 3, 2012 at 4:21 AM

    I love your mantel (and book shelves). I am your newest follower. Love your blog.

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    March 3, 2012 at 4:37 AM

    The mantle is decorated beautifully! Love the tulip bottles, and the vintage cute!

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    Ali Richardson
    March 3, 2012 at 7:42 AM

    So so Springy and pretty 🙂

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    March 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    you did very well.

    we don’t have spring here in the Philippines so i am quite curious how who people from other side of the world feels. we only have hot and cold season here in PH.

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    Just Jaime
    March 3, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Love the tulips! It makes me feel very springy =)

    We’re just starting a link up party and love it if you’d share there (if you are interested):

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    Amber - Binkertation
    March 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    When are you coming by to decorate for me?! You’ve got a great eye! 😉

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    March 4, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    Lovely! I may steal the tulips on the mantel idea….

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    March 5, 2012 at 2:48 AM

    Love love love your blog! 🙂 I’m your newest follower and tulips are my favorite. I love your decorations – so pretty!

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    March 5, 2012 at 3:26 AM


    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to decorate for spring, either! I have been following your blog since before the summer and know that I pinned your mantel once before for another season. This will be starting my Spring Pinterest folder!

    I just have to say that your blog is beautiful – so aesthetically pleasing. I was just thinking today that I should send you a message thanking you for the delicious yet simple recipes you share – tonight we had your roast pork with apples recipe (for at least the 4th time) and it has become a go-to recipe for our extended family as well.

    All the best,

    Claire @

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      A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
      April 28, 2012 at 1:13 AM

      I’m so late in answering this e-mail – I’m SO sorry! I don’t know how it slipped through the cracks! Comments like yours are amazing, and they are the reason I blog! I can’t thank you enough for your kind words!

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    March 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Your mantel looks great. I especially love the simplicity of the single tulips- they almost look like a small garden. Great job.


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    Jill ~ Jillify It
    March 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    Oh my goodness… Love the mantel!!! I also love your built ins on each side of the fireplace! I would love for you to link up to my party going on now at Jillify It! Hope to see you there!


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    Alicia Yamashita
    March 7, 2012 at 3:49 AM

    So fresh! The tulips look so pretty 🙂

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    March 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Lovely your decoration with natural items!! I love it!!
    María from Spin

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    Christy @ Sane Simplicity
    March 10, 2012 at 1:55 AM

    Tulip love!! Loving it!! So cute and simple!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~ Christy

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    Sarah | Coffee and Cabernet
    March 10, 2012 at 2:16 AM

    What a beautiful mantel! I’m popping over from the TT&J Wrap-Up Party. Really, this is one of the prettiest mantels I’ve seen. LOVE!

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    March 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    Such a beautiful mantel display, and I love your post with the poem worked in. New follower from Funky Junk, and I’d love it if you’d link this up at my Spring Mantel party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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    Because (I think) I Can
    March 10, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Love, love, love. how super pretty….oh I can’t wait for spring!

    Leanne @ Because (I think)I can

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    March 10, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Oops, I forgot to add the link:

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    March 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    I love your spring look. It’s so clean and fresh. Definitely beckons spring to come. Everything looks gorgeous.

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    chateau chic
    March 10, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Your spring mantel is so pretty. I have a love for old windows and anything architectural. The two white shelving units on either side really makes your stone fireplace stand out. Very lovely!
    I’m a new follower and would love for you to follow back on GFC.
    Mary Alice

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    March 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Oh, wow! This is stunning! I love everything about it! The tulips, the birds, everything! And I am soooo with you! I cannot wait for Spring…Of course, I’m in Louisiana and we are already having some spring weather…It’ just stinks that half the week is spring and the other half is winter…I never know what to wear! lol I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

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    March 11, 2012 at 6:44 AM

    Wow this is beautiful. i would love if if you could join my party and link up at thankyou xxx

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    Meeha Meeha
    March 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    I love love love your simple, wonderful mantle! The first pic took my breath away, because tulips are my favorite flowers ever! And I also love how you styled them – are those apothecary bottles? I’ve got the same ones from my grandma, but only shorter in height. Visiting from Funky Junk (my entry is

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    Rosa @ FlutterFlutter
    March 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Wow! Your space is beautiful! Great job on your mantle! 🙂 Rosa

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    March 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Your fireplace is just heavenly! I dream of having a stone fireplace one day…

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    Linda Leyble
    March 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Beautiful! I have been thinking of doing a spring mantle decoration as well. I’ve been a bit lax this year with my mantle. I kept a summer mantle up all year (except I threw in a few canles and Christmas decorations on it for show!). I just loved what I did over the summer – I have some beautiful carved shore birds that I got at a garage sale for a song, plus some coral and some sea fans. I love it and I didn’t want summer to end I guess.

    So – maybe I can put my summer decorations on hiatus for a while and bring on the tulips and greenery!

    Thanks for your beautiful inspiration. I was featured as well on Stephanie’s Under the Table and Dreaming blog.


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      September 1, 2015 at 6:50 PM

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