Spring Mantel

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I’ve been putting off this decor task.


I really do love the look to the winter mantel. I made this Monogram wreath and placed these items to compliment it’s coloring.

I really didn’t want to change it just yet…

Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

My solution is to add just a few things here  from the winter mantel- change a few things there to keep the over-all look but to give it the fresh appearance of spring. 

Spring Fresh to me means green.

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-SPRING-MANTEL-RIGHT-SIDEWhen I knew where I was going with my changes, it became easy. 

I began by changing over the books on the right side

from black binding to green binding.

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-SPRING-MANTEL-BOOKSIt was also natural to include a large volume on Irish history – both for my family’s heritage and for St. Patrick’s Day!

In the center I added a white urn.


 The urn has a small floral pattern. Adding faux green vines carried through the green theme. To raise the urn’s height I turned over the cast iron planter that had been there before – filled with bleached pinecones.

The tall candlesticks remained.

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-SPRING-MANTEL-CANDLESTICKSI really do love these candlesticks and I already had greenery at their base.

My Sweet Lady Bust also remained.

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-spring-mantel-lady-bustI think she goes beautifully with any seasonal decor.

The wreath was given small change.

A-DELIGHTSOME-LIFE-SPRING-MANTEL-WREATHIn the winter mantel, I had a red ribbon bow on the bottom right corner. I replaced this with a bird’s nest surrounded by white flowers and greenery.

A few more changes on the right side…



Included my little vase with the cherubs and greenery, a small white bird and vine entwined brass candleholders.

I still have the overall look of the winter mantel 



Now, the spring mantel has a fresh, green inspired look! I do like the changes and think, when summer rolls around, I may do the very same thing -keep basic elements of design here and just tweak it with a summer inspired flair.

I will be participating along with several of our Blogging friends in the Swint into Spring Link Parties


– this will be fun!


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