Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring Mantel

Hey out there!  Hope everyone has had a great Friday.  I finished my spring mantel today and am really pleased with how it turned out.  My husband even gave me some input on the arrangement.  He's awesome!  The mantel actually went through two transformations before I settled on this set up.  Third times a charm!  Here is a picture of the first look:

There were a couple of things I didn't like about it.  The big pink balls for sure.  Next would be the bunnies.  I want this set up to last for awhile, and bunnies just say Easter to much.  At least that's what I thought.  So I put the bunnies back in my daughter's room.  Here is a close up of them.  I have had them for years and they are super cute!

Okay, now here is look number two:

I am close to what I want!  The green tulip vase just didn't go.  I loved my son's art as well, but just not for this look.  I also was not sold on how I had placed the frames.

Now for the final lucky number three:

Yes!  I got it right.  I wanted the ends to be more symmetrical and I think this is pretty good.  I like the height of the frames in the middle too.  Here are some close ups!

I really like this!  The tin vase I got at Target for $2.50.  I had ribbon left over from another project and the floral is from Hobby Lobby.  I got those for 50% off.  So they were $1.50 each.  This look was $10.00 total!  

 The milk glass vases I found in two different shops in downtown Brenham, Tx.  My hometown!  I love strolling all the shops.  I am never disappointed.  These little mice I found in Brenham at the Pomegranate.    It is located in downtown Brenham too.  There is a great little place called the Funky Art Cafe inside the shop.  Great place for lunch.  The total for these four pieces plus the flowers from Target was about $23.00.

Lastly, the butterflies were made by my daughter and myself.  We used coffee filters, watercolors, clothespins and pipe cleaners.  She had a lot of fun making them.  The pictures are of my sweet kiddos!  Their first year frames.  I just felt like showing them off.  

I hope this mantel will inspire you to get ready for Spring!  Have a great weekend.

Fox Hollow Cottage


  1. I am looking for inspiration for my Spring mantel. I like your look.
    Audrey Z at Timeless Treasures.

  2. Lovin the spring mantel! So cute! We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

  3. The flowers are so pretty and that little white bunny is darling. He is cute as a button. Love him. Thanks for sharing your mantel! Happy Spring.

  4. I like the little bunny very cute.