Spring is here! Well… soon. 🙂
But I couldn’t wait another moment. I wanted to freshen up the fireplace mantel with some spring decorating.
Remember my last junk styled mantel?
It was time for a little update. I’ve been stealing elements off this one until there was virtually nothing left. So I decided to go for a spring look without the usual upkeep you may think.
Best way to do that? Use faux plants!
This is one of my favourite faux plants. I love the moss covering the clay pot. The issue with this guy has always been the leaves flopping over, so I tied them together with a little twine to hold things in place.
Don’t you love how the twine naturally curled?
It’s a mish mash of a garden / nest / junk theme. Very tone on tone with just the greens as the main show.
Don’t you just love a reversible window? (see junk mantel above)
Oops! I forgot to the light the fireplace.
Just a little staging tip… don’t forget to light up those fireplaces for your shots.
See how sad the photo above this one looks in comparison? 🙂
Bring on the popcorn and lattes.. it’s movie time beside the spring fireplace! Non wilting style. 🙂
Have you done up a spring styled mantel yet?
Related links you may enjoy:
Another faux plant mantel is HERE
Building of the fireplace is HERE
Creating an old gate for the mantel is HERE
30 thoughts on “Spring fireplace mantel decorating ~ that never wilts”
Very nice! It was in the mid 80’s here today,no fireplace burning for spring decor.:)
How pretty! I love my fireplace. I’ll have to try something like this!
Your mantlescape is beautiful! Flowers that don’t wilt are the best kind :o) I just wish I had a fireplace to make beautiful like yours!!!!
I use an old buffet as my surrogate mantel, and I spring-i-ed it up this weekend as well. As much as I love real flowers–for now faux hydrangeas are filling the need 😉
would love a mantle but no space available—–will have to enjoy yours instead. As usual, the look is so much fun. Good job!
You did an amazing job. I love all the details without it looking too overdone. 🙂
Great styling! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wonderful vignette! I’m not a big fan of fake flowers, but yours look quite the real deal 🙂
Your fireplace make-over for Spring looks great Donna!
Beautiful. You’ve inspired me to get my mantel up for spring…
Loving the lighter tones of the spring mantel – the reversible window is a terrific idea, Donna. Thanks for inspiring me to lighten things up on my own mantel.
Your mantel is so lovely! I, too, must use faux plants and flowers. I don’t want to, however I don’t have a green thumb. Working full-time and not being able to even try to take care of the flowers and plants is so difficult. I used to 🙂 when I had energy at night….ah…to be twenty years younger. Anyway, your post has revived my dream of turning my simple builder fireplace into a beautiful stone fireplace. I would be willing to tackle it as a DYI, however hubby is NOT….oh, if only he was twenty years younger 🙂 That man would tackle tile…hardwood flooring…a front porch….not now though 🙁 Have a great week!!
Hi Donna … as usual you have created a very interesting mantel. Love the simply things.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures
This is odd. I think I have a very similar Argentine Pears crate to the one you have. A little different in the font stlying, but I mean, how many Argentine Pear crates are out there?
I bought mine from a road-side produce stand. It wasn’t even really for sale – we just have a family connection with Argentina and loved the crate.
Love this mantel….!!
Donna your vignettes are always fun!
I Love the mantle. Turned out beautiful!
Donna love your Spring mantel. I have a church window on mine, but I need to Spring it up a bit. It’s kinda hard because I have an antique clock up there that weighs a ton. No fire here today, it was in the 70’s.
I’m so ready for spring! What a nice combo: the lit fireplace and the hint of green springing forth. <3 <3
Pretty, I love it!