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Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Mantel 2013

Hello Everyone!
 Are you ready for spring? I know I am. I have been adding spring around the house for the past few weeks and just finished the mantel...
 
 
I was not sure what I wanted to do on the mantle this spring. While I was in Dallas last week I came across the flower/butterfly pictures and bought them because they were such a great price.  I was not sure where I was going to put them but they ended up looking best here on the mantel and really brightened it up.  

 I found the basket candle holders at Hobby Lobby. They are actually made out of resin and are made to look like a basket. I like the texture they add to the mantel.
 Since I have a plug right at the base of the pictures I had to find a way to cover it. I ended up making a simple arrangement with birds, greenery and nests.
 I also made the arrangements on each side of the pictures. I love the tulips!
 
 
 I  found the blue vases and gold scroll over the pictures at Hobby Lobby too. I ended up adding some paint to them to bring out the designs.
 
 
More spring pictures to come soon! Have a great week!

20 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh everything looks gorgeous. Your flowers are so pretty and I love the pictures too. Hugs, Marty

Peggy and Tim said...

The new look is awesome! I love the extra touch added with the birds, nest and greenery. Beautiful as always....

Peggy and Tim said...

Perfect as always! The little birds with the greenery and nest add the finishing touch, love it!

priscilla said...

Beautiful Kristen ! Love the birds and nests :) and of course your beautiful florals !

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love those basket candle holders! The mantle looks great! I like the colorful tulips too. I usually decorate with plain white ones, but this is making me want to buy some new ones in different colors. :)

Stacey said...

You're so good Kristen! I just look at my mantel and wish it would get prettier. I'm always stumped about what to do and worry too much about getting it perfect. Yours is gorgeous!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Beautiful! I especially love the arrangements on either side. Great colors!

Mari said...

Really beautiful Kristen, I loveeee your new vases!
And the sweet birds and nest :)
Looking forward to seeing what other new changes you have made....

Happy decorating~
Mari

Marisa said...

Beautiful mantel, Kristen. Happy Spring to you.

The Rusty Heart said...

Kristen,your mantel looks beautiful,I love your floral arrangements and especially the vases and the candleholders. Everything about it is so pretty.

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- That mantle looks absolutely beautiful. GORGEOUS, girl!!! I love the birds, nests and the doo-hickey over the pictures. GREAT job-xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, your mantel is beautiful. I love your sweet birds and nests; and your floral arrangements are gorgeous, as always!

Lauren said...

You mantle is just gorgeous!! I am in awe of your talent!

Lauren

Melissa from the Blue House said...

So ornate and pretty! I love your drapes.

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous....I love those urns with the tulips.

Cynthia

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Kristen! I love your new arrangements and the pops of blue look beautiful! And, of course, the birds are such a great touch, too!

L said...

Love the new look, Kristen. The floral arrangements on the fireplace are so pretty. Everything always looks so nice.
have a great day!

Jan said...

So pretty! Those prints are gorgeous, the vases, the floral arrangements you made, and the cute little birds' nests. A great inspiration. I am going to look at my attempt of a spring mantel with a new more critical eye after seeing yours!

Brooke said...

Looks so pretty! Love the splash of pink!


=) Brooke

Denise Marie said...

Way to layer. It looks really nice.

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