Take a look at these different versions of the Spring mantel. I used the same pieces in each, just left out a few. Which version do you prefer?
Putting together a Spring mantel was not high priority this year. We were still painting, and things were pretty much a mess, but I finally got my mantel groove on.
For fresh greenery, I bought some outdoor plants at Lowe’s, figuring I’d plant them outside later and collected things from around the house and my
hoard stash in the basement. I arranged and rearranged and felt pretty good about it, then the husband, Bill, said, “is that how you’re leaving it? It looks like too much stuff.” Really? I liked it, but was willing to make it less busy.
By moving the plants closer to the sign, removing and rearranging, I created a slightly different look in each version.
I like the pink african violets and birds in the center.
Do you have a favorite yet?
The one that we liked was #4. Enough stuff for me but not too much for him.
I had my first experience using a sawzall when I made the pallet sign and won the cute ceramic birds in a blog giveaway.
This curly plant is Big Twister Rush.
You can see how the stems curl and twist. It’s a pretty and unique plant and looks good in the tureen.
The color and freshness of the plants give the mantel a real Spring feel.
This columbine is Winky Double Rose and White.
The white chalkboard planter came from a thrift shop and all the silver pieces were collected from yardsales and thrift shops.
Welcome Spring, even though it’s still a bit chilly, I’m glad you’re here!
This new color in our family room is so easy to work with and I’m loving it!
On Saturday I’m going to an ASCP workshop! I’m so excited!
I’ll soon be sharing how I made the pallet sign.