Our Simple Spring Mantel 2012

We’ve been busy in our little nest over the past couple of weeks.  Between redesigning this blog with a fresh, new makeover that includes a name change (coming soon), working on home projects and enjoying the unseasonably warm weather here in the Midwest, I haven’t had time to sit down to say hello.  My bad.  But I did manage to get our Spring mantel done, and I’m luvin’ how it turned out.  I hope you like it too!

Can you say lavender, tulips and moss?  Oh my!

I bought the wooden box from a yard sale last summer at a farm near our home.  I paid $.50 cents for it.

I bought the old marquee letters a couple of weeks ago from Diane Passi.  She’s always stocked with the most unexpected items!  I bought a few other fabulous finds from her that day that I’ll show you tomorrow when I reveal our new open shelves in our kitchen.  I’m giddy like a child to show you!

The little galvanized buckets were purchased from the dollar section at Target last year.  I bought six of them when I saw them and I’m so glad I did.  They’re the same ones I used in our Advent Calendar and in my Valentine’s Day gift to the hubby.  

I purchased the “moss rocks” from Jo-Ann Fabric, but they’re actually not rocks at all.  They’re styrofoam.  Everything else on the mantel is real and alive.  I do not do fake plants.  I used to.  I’ve been reformed.

And I can never have too much lavender around the house.  If you follow me on Pinterest at all, well then you know that I have an entire board dedicated to the fragrant beauty.
I am so happy today is the first day of Spring, aren’t you?  Let the gardens grow . . .
Linking to:

Funky Junk Interiors
Under the Table and Dreaming
Vintage Wanna Bee
Savvy Southern Style
Beyond the Picket Fence

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  1. Diane always has the best stuff; can’t wait to see what else you got. Your mantel is beautiful.


  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! :-D
    Thank you for partyin’ with us today, Laura!

  3. So simple and pretty – I am sharing on my Facebook page! Thanks, Laura

  4. Oh I just LOVE this!! I’m going to have to pin it!

  5. I really love this. Sometimes simple is best! I can’t believe you got that amazing box for 50 cents. Wow! All of your plants and flower look so nice. Happy Spring!

  6. Oh, how pretty!!! Love the wooden box…awesome deal you got on it!!!


  7. I love these little peat pots of lavender in a box. So cute! I followed the link to your pinterest, and am following your pins now. They’re GREAT! Thanks!

  8. Very well done! Great job…

  9. Beautiful! I found you through Tatertots and Jello, and am now following you. I love your style, and I LOVE lavender too! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful mantle!



  10. sooooo lovely!! Wish I could copy and paste your mantle in my house!! :)

  11. Nothing like simplicity !!!
    Works every time!!!
    I invite you to come over & visit me as well…
    Blessings Lori

  12. So sweet and I bet it smells lovely!

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