Monday, April 5, 2010

Springtime Mantle



You may remember that I left you with a "reflection" of my spring~a~fied mantle...well today's the day you get to see! I'm excited! I have not really used yellow in the living room before, but it's so springy and vibrant, and so reflective of what is blooming right now, I just had to try! I didn't have a lot of yellow on hand, but I have been really tickled with how it looks!




White is really a staple in what I decorate with, but all I had for yellow were some lemons, tulips, and those cute little Peep bunny containers!




Have you seen these cute little bunny treat containers, so cute! OK, so they aren't the most tre chic accessory you can use, but they are fun to look at! :)




Last week, I photographed some daffodils, I printed them out here at home and framed them in a nice large frame. I really do love photography as art!



OK, now it's pulling together!


I leaned the frame on the mantle, overlapping the series of snapshots of the boys that I keep up all the time. The paper dogwoods (on branches) look really great in a tall white vase, if you haven't made these yet, you really must! I really love them!


I made extra blossoms and just laid them around on the mantle, a small bird nest too!



The white and yellow tulips are in a pretty glass apothecary jar, I just took the lid off. I love my wicker covered bottles, they add a lot of texture

On the far left you can see my Pottery Barn inspired ball finials, they do add a nice garden feel, and help counter-balance all the lines of the frames. I always try to use a nice balance of 'circles' and 'squares', makes it very pleasing to the eye.


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you're inspired!

What colors are you incorporating in your home for spring?

Vist Marty!


DIY Day @ ASPTL

The Nesting Place



40 comments:

  1. Totally inspired!!! Thanks so much! You are amazing!!

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  2. Such pretty ideas. Love the yellow and white.

    Would love for you to take a look at my DR and kitchen makeover with all my whites. It's my latest post.

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  3. I love how you accessorized your mantel. Love it layered and the different textures.

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  4. I love your daffodil shots they're so gorgeous!

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  5. Very nice - I love yellow, such a happy color!

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  6. Love your pictures, Michelle, and that you framed and added them to the mantel. Nice way to bring more yellow in. This is very pretty and Spring-y; very fresh looking!

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  7. Very elegant! I love the little peeps. I think that they add such whimsy to a formal setting! :)

    ~Liz

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  8. HI Michelle! Yes, I'm inspired! I love how your mantel looks. The photos you've framed look so nice and those little yellow peeps - love 'em.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie and I like your header,
    Shelia ;0

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  9. Oh, how pretty that is! I just love the whole vignette. I especially love the wicker covered bottle and that little face that is covered up with the paci is making me smile!!

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  10. So sweet spring decor, love your mantel.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  11. What a pretty arrangement! I especially love the framed photos of the daffodils -- excellent photography!

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  12. Your mantel vignette is stunning. What a great way to bring a little yellow into the room. The pictures you took and framed are exquisite. That's a fabulously creative idea. Love it. The lemons, and the paper flowers attached to your branches bring just the right touch of nature in. I'm crazy about your finials too. So inspirational. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  13. New follower - stumbled across your blog from the cloche party. Lovely blog - enjoyed perusing through your posts!

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  14. Very inspiring, Michelle! I love the look of nature against the photographs of your family. And the yellow really pops!!

    So glad I stopped by!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  15. Your mantel is terrific Michelle. Your inspirations really sing out. The photos and the bunny containers are a really contagious color. -- Jane F.

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  16. I'm still in Florida with my mom, but we did bring her home today. She has a long way to go, but hopefully will get stronger each day. I finally had the energy and time to read a few blogs. I've saved your dogwood flower post (maybe next spring?) and your Easter photos are amazing. You should really be pleased with those shots!

    The mantle looks great. I love the yellow and the touch of whimsey from the peeps. I've missed seeing your posts.

    Sue

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  17. Lovely, lovely, lovely! What home photo printer do you use? I'm doing something similar in our dining/library/art gallery (!) I will most definitely be using this post for inspiration!

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  18. Loving the yellow and your pictures!!! You are very talented. I live in Oronogo! Too funny!

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  19. So lovely. Of course I just love daffodils though!

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  20. Hey, I saw your comment on my blog, and wanted to stop by and make new friend! Thanks for visiting, and hopefully you'll come back soon. You have such a cute blog, and I love the yellow!
    Hollie
    www.twigglebox.com

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  21. I like the paper dogwood branches. I just recently saw them in Better Homes and Garden magazine.

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  22. Your mantel looks beautiful! I love how you layered everything and brought Spring into the room. :-)

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  23. Your mantel is beautiful...:) I had to let you know...it was the first one that caught my eye over at Nester's party...:) Nice job!!! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you over to Screaming Meme...I am having a giveaway...Hope you can stop in and sign up...Meme

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  24. Really beautiful! Love the use of yellow. Perfect for spring. Love your blog! You definitely have a knack for decorating!

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  25. Love, Love, Love it all. Those bunnies are just the sweetest. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha

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  26. Really love the branch with the dogwoods, I think that i will give it a try! Love the look of yellow as well, I also add it in to my decorating this time of year.

    :) Michelle

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  27. beautiful! i love the brown and the yellow together

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  28. Looks beautiful! I love the lil owl! Where did you find the peep containers?

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  29. I found the peep containers at Big Lots of all places!

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  30. Love the layers and textures...you've inspired me to try some layering on my matle.

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  31. beautiful! love the little pops of yellow in there

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  32. What a lovely mantel! I love the yellow and the pictures above the mantel--why have I never thought of that?

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  33. What a great mantel. I love the yellow pops!

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  34. Wonderul display of pretty things...I just noticed the 3 large balls inside the fireplace...love that too! Come say hi.

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  35. BEE - YOO - TEE - FUL!
    The precious babies in the pictures TOTALLY make this mantle "pop"!
    Thanks for stopping by my home today and leaving me a sweet note!
    Blessings to your home from mine!

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  36. It looks beautiful! Love the wall of photos and the warm brown paint color. ~Gorgeous job! :)

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  37. SO CUTE! I love the pictures above. I just might have to try this! Everything looks great!

    Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  38. Your mantel is something out of a magazine. It's stunning!!!

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  39. Beautiful mantel!! Love the frames!

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