Spring Mantel Makeover

Well, my server has been upgraded and I can finally share my spring mantel with y’all — we had some nice weather over the weekend and at the beginning of the week so I was itching to get it finally ready for spring. 🙂  Never mind that we’re back in the cold wind and rain right now.   We should have known this winter would not go quietly!

Spring Mantel cover

You’ve probably noticed I left a few things in place… like my antique frame that’s propped on my mirror, my sheet music candles on the mercury glass candle holders, the mercury glass votives and my antique books.  Hey, if it ain’t broke… 🙂

spring mantel center

And if you’re tired of my vintage silver pitcher, I apologize… I just can’t stop enjoying her up there, especially with tulips. 🙂

I did add in my little bunnies…

spring mantel 2nd rabbit

rabbit detail

I adore the texture they add!  And they’re just a sweet nod to Easter right now…

spring mantel center angle

And I included a little homage to St Patrick’s Day… because you know I don’t go all out for every little holiday, but prefer to decorate seasonally.

watercolor shamrock

And it’s a cute pop of green up there, too.

spring mantel full

Now, of course I reserve the right to tweak as time rolls along. 🙂  But I’m thoroughly enjoying it right now!

Speaking of St Patty’s Day, if you follow me on Instagram, you know we have a leprechaun in our classroom at school… I never know what kind of mischief he’ll get up to!

Things like chillin’ in the kitchen sink with one of the baby dolls…


And then scribbling all over my Lion vs. Lamb weather graph…

leprechaun 2

And turning the Littles’ sticker charts all topsy turvy…

leprechaun 3

On Monday, we’ll try to “trap” him and ship him back from whence he came (*wink wink*)… even though I don’t decorate for St Patty’s Day, we still have fun with it!  In fact, I’ll be sharing a fun sweet treat here on Friday for your St. Patty’s Day celebration.

Ok, gang, make it a good day… and tell me, have you changed your mantel out for spring?  Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day this year?  Do tell…

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  1. so pretty! i love the pop of pink in the tulips!

  2. Love the tulips! It’s such a perfect touch for a spring mantel! 🙂

  3. Kelly Palmer says

    Yes, I finally put away my snowmen decorations and brought out the Spring decor items 🙂 I too love your little pitcher and the tulips, so pretty!

  4. Still in the process of doing the mantel. Silver pitcher of Nana’s holds daffodils, clear cylinder holds dried artichokes and a picture that Grandmother Owens painted. Working on a few projects to finish. I’ll send pictures to your email when I’m done.

    I love the bunnies! Where did you get those? They are so cool .

  5. I remember teaching preschool and having fun with the Leprechaun–making footprints for the kids to find. (As a note: this doesn’t work with high school Seniors.)

  6. Love the pink tulips! Such a happy color that says spring!

  7. Beautiful mantel Heidi….hope they catch that lucky Leprechaun!!

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