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I am finally getting my spring mantel up!  I figured it was about time for me to switch it over since I haven’t really changed it up since January!  Here was my winter mantel – which I really liked so I was ok with leaving it up for awhile!  If you remember – my mantel is actually a shelf for the hubby’s center channel.  I just claim all the space on either side and call it a mantel!

 

But it was time for something new – are you ready to see my mantle for spring?  Well here it is!

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It makes me happy!  It is just a little bit brighter than my winter version.  That and more natural light really helps with pictures!  :)

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So let’s break this down shall we – on the left I have an adorable little bird metal tote that I just got 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  Isn’t it cute?  Next to it I have my garage sale finial from last year – I got that lil cutie for a $1.50 and painted him bright blue!  Then in the front – I have a little amethyst bowl I got from my grandmother with a few faux daisies in it!

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Then on the right – I have a tall orange and turquoise hurricane that my momma got me!  Next to that I have a little distressed basket with my favorite rustic woven balls in it.  Finally in front – I have one of my little treasures – a blue Mason Jar with a zinc lid!  That is another keepsake I got from my grandmother!

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So there you go!  I have a few more shots I want to share! 

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I love the way it came out!  I have been adding a couple other spring touches around the house and I am hoping to share some of those with you a little later!  So what about you – do you have anything springy going on at your house right now? 

Linking this up to

Spring Mantel Link Party with Beth @ Stories of A to Z
Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tip me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Make it Yours Day with Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
Transformation Thursday with Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

8 frugal friends said ...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... @ April 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Love it. It looks wonderful and it is so nice to have a little change once in a while. The white elements tie in so well with the side of the TV displays. It all looks fantastic. Hugs, Marty

Dee said... @ April 10, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Your shelf looks pretty decorated for spring.

Dee

Stephanie said... @ April 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Great change! Love the blue mason jar. I am already getting ready for summer here in AZ! 88 degrees by Friday!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said... @ April 11, 2011 at 6:43 AM

awwww this looks great!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said... @ April 11, 2011 at 10:21 AM

So nice to see touches of spring!!!! The pops of teal really make it fresh and pretty!!!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said... @ April 11, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I have a faux mantel, too.

(Ignore that fact that it's an Etsy link...it's a pic of my "Winter mantle.")

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63174114/set-of-3-rustic-decor-balls-large-in-tan

I sooo need to update for Spring. I love your blue Ball jar with the zinc lid. I have one, too so that will prolly go up. And, I have a cranberry glass bud vase which will likely appear.

We could use some color.
I was just saying last night how we've managed to make a completely beige living room. (Well, not completely, but we had just spent the day outside looking at daffodils and crocuses - crocii? - and all the beige inside just felt so DRAB!

Thanks for the inspiration!

fafner said... @ April 11, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Looks good! Up until today if I'd read this post, I would have said "spring? is she crazy?" But today, I'm happy to report, spring finally arrived in New York. Now I can appreciate your lovely display without tears of jealousy :)

Erin said... @ April 19, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Love the spring mantle, and I love all of the white and the openess of the pieces on your stand!

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