Hi friends! How is your week going so far? We're back to doing school and now baseball season is upon us as well. Fun times! Well, I pulled out my Spring/Easter decor box last week and began working on 'springifying' my house. As much as I loved the poinsettias from Christmas and my Valentine's mantel, it was time for a change. I had made the Burlap Wrapped Carrots a couple of weeks ago and really wanted to use them on the mantel. They became the inspiration for my Bunny Love Spring Mantel.
Here on the left side of the mantel, I have the large sisal bunny and a wire basket filled with spanish moss and the Burlap Wrapped Carrots sitting on top of The Book of Virtues. I just love the color of the spine of the book with the carrots. (Here I go with the orange and turquoise on the mantel again.)
In the middle, I placed a small vase of bright yellow daffodils ~ a beautiful sign of spring.
On the right is the smaller sisal bunny, a miniature twine-wrapped carrot and a couple of vintage Ball jars that I picked up a couple of years ago from my father-in-law's pantry. A little bunch of faux hydrangeas adds a bit more color.
After I had all the elements on the mantel, I still felt like it needed something. I went digging through the Easter box and found my Book Page Butterfly Garland from last year.
It was pretty when I hung it up on the mantel, but it seemed so plain. Not wanting to "reinvent the wheel", I just used some orange twine and strips of turquoise fabric to give it a little bit more color and texture.
I am totally in love with the fun spring colors. The bunnies and the daffys make me smile too. How is your spring decorating coming along?