Spring Mantel

A few weeks ago, I said good-bye to the last of the red in my mantel decor.  The holidays are behind us. And now Valentine’s Day is too.  While I don’t think red will ever be completely gone from my home decor, it’s currently gone from my mantel.  It needed a new look.  Something more ‘springy’.

I kept things really simple, but cheery.

I fell in love with the faux green grass (above) when I helped my friend, Heidi, redecorate her house (click here to read more).  The grass is from Michaels and it came in a square.

I pulled out the ‘clumps’ of faux grass and used them as vase filler to go around my candles.

I used a ramekin to give my candle some height.  The grass gave color to the containers and and ended up being a really fun, unique vase filler.

I also used the faux grass in this lantern and placed it on a shelf in my entry.

I’m loving the simple look of my mantel.  Here is one last look….

Jen

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Comments

  1. Love your mantel! And what a great idea for the use of that grass!

  2. It looks so fresh and springy! I really like your distressed lantern and window!

  3. Wow, I love this style! This is how my mom always wanted to decorate & I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful! I love fake green grass too, I have it above my cabinets as decor.

  5. Linda Adams says:

    Very pretty it is Spring. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  6. Simple, elegant and very pretty. It looks great and I love how you used the grass.

  7. I’m with you! I had to start bringing the feel of Spring in too. Your mantel looks so fresh. I love the way it turned out…the grass around the candles is a really neat idea. Thanks for inspiring us at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  8. Love your simple and beautifully elegant mantle. I think it is the simplicity that is so striking and love the touch of the green grass ~ the symbol of spring and new growth. Very pretty!!!
    Cindy

  9. So beautiful! Love the spring grass!

  10. Ooh…I love that lantern with the fake grass and candle!! And the whole mantel is very pretty and adore using pitchers as vases…especially for springtime! Beautiful!

  11. Love the spring mantel!! Thanks for sharing such fresh spring time look. Great job! enjoy!

  12. Um… WOW! You have STYLE! This is so fresh and inspiring!! Thanks for linking up this week! I can’t wait to see what else you have coming up!

  13. I love your mantle. It has a beautiful simplicity. The vintage ceiling tin backs cape is perfect. I also like how you have used the fake grass. Great idea!

  14. Oh your mantel is gorgeous! I LOVE how you decorated it.

    What a clever way of using the grass and lifting the candle with a ramekin! Brilliant!

    My first visit to you! Glad I found you through My Romantic Home SATF!!

  15. A very calming mantel, love the grass as a filler! Visiting from 2805.

  16. Loving the simplicity of your mantel. The bloom sign is too cute and awesome idea for using the grass!

    ~Angela

  17. Beautifully done! It makes me wish I had a mantle!

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa

  18. Love your mantel! Inspires me to get all the red out of mine and bring on the springtime!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kate

  19. Love that grass idea!! (And I have that same “Hemingway Hurricane”). Very simple and fresh. My first visit to your blog. On my phone now, but going to explore a little more on my computer later 🙂

  20. I love it. Thanks for linking up! I was wondering , did you make that boxwood wreath? I saw a post about one not too long ago and didn’t bookmark or pin it and now I would like to see it again.

    • I did not make the boxwood wreath. It’s actually from Target – last spring. They probably have a similar one there this year though! It’s from the Smith and Hawken section.

      Jen

  21. I love the chubby little bunny! Your mantel looks so pretty. I can’t wait for Spring!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Show Off Saturday!

  22. Oooooooo! Love the faux grass! Especially in the lantern! It looks so pretty! Great mantel! I’m redoing my family room and have gotten rid of most of my red too. It feels so much lighter but I’m sure (like you) there will be bits and pieces here and there thrown in. 🙂

  23. Beautiful!!! I love the tin-looking tiles!

    Great job!

    –Katie
    @ Creatively Living

  24. Lovely mantel! Cute idea for using faux grass. At least I wouldn’t kill it. I have a brown thumb! Live plants cringe when I come near!

  25. Your mantel is so springy and beautiful. It is so very elegant looking also. Now I’m off to start working on mine. You inspired me, thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday’s Best Par.tay!

  26. All that white and springyness is wonderful!

  27. i like the whole thing…it’s gorgeous–but the bird. i LOVE that bird!

    and, how did you like the sunshine in the great pacific northwest?

  28. Your spring mantel is lovely. I don’t make a lot of changes on my mantel, but I’m inspired by your ideas.

  29. Wow, our mantel and wall color look identical to yours w/ the exception to the wall behind the our mantel is white wood panel. I have been trying to come up w spring decorations for it. Yours is so simple but gorgeous. Definitely gave me some inspiration.

  30. Your mantel is beautiful- I love the soft and quiet look it has. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  31. Very pretty and springy too! I’m so ready for spring!! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  32. Very pretty, I love the pops of greenery, well done!

  33. So springy! I’m sure it makes you happy just looking at it!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Sunday!

  34. I LOVE this! So simple and cherry!! The bloom sign is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  35. Just love all the greenery! The wreath is my favorite part!

  36. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. We loved having you join us at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

  37. Your mantel has been featured for Functional Friday!

    Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

    ~Angela

  38. Marilyn says:

    Hi, I’m visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. I really like the white squares hanging on your wall. What are they called? They look like tin? Did you just hang them like a picture? Please excuse my ignorance, and thanks for your help!

  39. Hey there Jen! I just found your blog and thought I’d say hello…I’m a Pacific NW gal too. I always get excited when I find a fellow blogger from my neck of the woods. Your mantel is beautiful – I look forward to seeing what else you do. Have a great day.

    Shari
    Turnstyle Vogue

  40. I love you spring mantle. The fake grass is perfect and I especially like how you used it in the lantern. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m a new follower 🙂

  41. Simple. Cheery. SPRINGY!
    LOVE IT!!!!!!!! 😀

  42. I love the chubby bunny! Simple and lovely!

  43. Your mantel is so pretty! Simple and pretty! Love your wreath on the stand and that little round fat bunny has my heart! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  44. Beatutiful! Love the latern with the greenery what a good idea!

  45. I love it! It’s sweet and simple. The colors are so soothing and pretty together. Great job! Would love if you linked it up!

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  46. I really love it! Especially the faux grass!!!

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