Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Fireplace Mantel

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Hello everyone!  I took down my frosty winter mantel display and replaced it with a cheerier spring look. My husband was convinced that it was my winter banner that was prolonging winter in Georgia!

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                          I changed it from this

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                                          to this.

It all started with some moss balls I found at Michael's. They're $4.99 each (I had one 40% off coupon)! If you’ve ever purchased a plain stryrofoam ball you know that’s a deal!

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The moss topiaries are from Goodwill. I painted the pots white (they were a dark green) and added some moss on the top.

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I made a cute spring banner from some scrapbook paper, polka dot cupcake liners and green pom poms.

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I’ll tweak my mantel and add a few Easter things towards the end the month.

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I’m linking to Susan’s Metamorphis Monday and Marty’s Table Top Tuesday. Thank you so much to both ladies for organizing these parties. Be sure to go to their blogs to see other participants!
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Thank you so much for dropping by today!

86 comments:

Victoria said...

Oh heavens if that was what was postponing spring in GA I'm glad your husband talked you into changing your banner out! ;)

Love that beautiful yellow plate on the mantel too!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love your banner! I just made my first one today. It was definitely challenging but I'm eager to do more and I love your's!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your banner, Manuela! I really like the bird in the nest figurine! It's amazing what some moss can do. Love the moss balls and what a great find on the topiaries!

Jo said...

Love your banner ~ I *need* one for our home. The moss are great ~ what a nice welcome to spring.

Jo

Nadine said...

How very pretty! I need to head out to the loft to get my spring decorations...thank you for the motivation!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Beth said...

I like your Spring decorations!

Pat said...

The things you do are always so pretty.......and I love those plates with the roses.

Vee said...

I'm chuckling here because I'd forgotten how perfectly frosty looking your winter mantel and banner were. Your husband may have a point! It was lovely, but spring is just around the corner (even in Georgia ;> ). It's always fun to see where your creative genius takes you...cupcake liners...who knew?!

santamaker said...

Love the topiaries! I'm ready for spring too!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Those topiaries are wonderful - love them! Why would anyone get rid of them???!!! Beautifully done. Linda

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

It looks lovely! You’re right stryrfoam balls are super expensive. It drives me nuts every time I buy anything stryrfoam.

Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

Shelia said...

Just so darling! I love your cute banner and the topiaries are adorable! Love how you've decked out your mantel! too! Heck, I like everything you do! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

luvtodecorate said...

Your mantel is stunning! Great job on the banner!

StephanieinSD said...

C.U.T.E!!! I love it!!! Can't believe you got those top's at the Goodwill!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love the Spring look! I really like those topiaries. I am still working on a few Spring changes around here.
Enjoy your week.

Jill said...

I can't wait to get to Michaels to make a banner. This is precious!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I think it looks bright and cheery enough to encourage spring to poke its head out! :-)

Becky K. said...

What a fabulous baseline to keep adding to. I love that idea. The Easter goodies will look great here.

Becky K.

Michelle Hoad said...

We moved in six months ago and all I have on my mantle is two empty candlesticks and a vase with pinecones. Please pity me. When you are done, keep sending me good ideas like this one so I can make my mantle pretty and not plain and ugly like it is now.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Really Wonderful Manuela! I was thinking my mantel needed a birdhouse, and now I know for sure it does! You are very creative, love the banner, it's stunning!
Cindy

Oliva said...

Love your spring theme mantel...it's so cheery! I love the use of the cupcake liners...thanks for the tip!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

The mantel looks so pretty and fresh!

Cindy said...

Thank you for helping get us to Spring with the changing of the mantel! Great display; so happy!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is so cute! Looks fresh and lively - just like a gorgeous spring day.

Linda said...

This does feel like spring! I love the topiaries!

Treasia Stepp said...

I love your new fireplace mantel. Everything is so cheerful, bright and full of spring. Love this! You have inspired me to get started on my own now. Especially if it wards off winter.

Mimi Sue said...

I wondered what was keeping winter going. Thanks for letting us move on to spring! Your banner is so cute. Love the blooming sticks too. Mimi

Julie Harward said...

So it was your fault that we woke up to 8 inches of snow this morning huh! So glad you changed it out! I do love it...you are so creative and I just love it all! Come say hi :D

Nancy said...

Very cute!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

The birdhouses were the perfect touch.. very pretty

Megan said...

So very pretty. Hope changing your mantel will get us moving along into Spring. It has been a unusually cold and long winter here in the South.

Kammy said...

So cute and so spring ! I don't have a fireplace....so I am so jealous, LOL !
Kammy

Julie said...

Beautiful, Thrifty, Creative, Springy, and also....Manuela. That's what your spring mantel says to me. If I saw this mantel somewhere else, the first thought that would cross my mind would be The Pleasures of Homemaking. All of your decor and talents are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pretties and the inspiration! hugs.

Jamie said...

Manuela,

So beautiful. Will you come do my mantel for spring?

Julie said...

Oh maybe winter will end and spring will come!

I love the little bird houses, so cute!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your springtime mantle is so pretty, I love the banner!

Kat :)

Sherry said...

Manuela, This is one of the prettiest spring mantels I have ever seen....and the banner is wonderful! I always enjoy seeing your home and thanks for all the inspiration.
Sherry

Kim said...

Too, too cute!! Love the banner & the mossy goodness. And, so funny about your husband.

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, Manuela, you are on a roll. Love it, very inspiring xoxoxo Clarice

Jennifer said...

Isn't it exciting to see glimpses of spring in the air at last!? I love your cheerful and colorful mantle. It makes the season change so much closer. =)

Hopefully we will tackel a little bit of spring decorating here this week!

HAVE A FABULOUS MONDAY!
Jennifer

Melanie said...

I think it really looks like spring. So happy and I know that it makes you smile:) It sure did me.

Richella said...

Manuela, how cute is this?? So fresh, so springy.

And girl, what a steal on those moss balls. I made my own moss balls by covering styrofoam balls from Michael's with moss. You're right: the plain styrofoam balls are expensive!

Hope you have a great day!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Absolutely lovely and spinglike!
Pamela

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Denise said...

Following you from Beneath Naps On The Porch.

Love the Spring Fireplace Mantel! I wish I had a fireplace. They are not too common here in Florida. We could have used one this year with the record cold.

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Rambling Girl said...

Love your mantle and the banner is so cute...never even thought about using cupcake liners for the banner...creative you are!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Your Spring mantel looks beautiful! I love the banner you made! I am ready for Spring, it has been a cold winter here in Louisiana! Your blog makeover looks so pretty too! Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment!

Have a blessed day!
Love,
Paula

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhh, Spring-y pretty!

And is that a mirror, in your fireplace? Think so. Never saw that done before! Cool!

Carolyn @ Thrifty Journal said...

I like it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

The American Homemaker said...

Hmmm... I need to dig out my SPRING banner... thanks for the reminder :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Ok, then, that's what it takes, a banner. Time that I get crafting then, because it is still freezing here too!
Love your new mantel look! Let's hope it will bring you spring soon.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's all so pretty, you are definitely ready for spring!

Lou Cinda said...

So cute!! Spring is going to get here ALOT faster now!

I feeeeeel it!

Lou Cinda :)

Vida said...

What a cute spring mantel! Your blog is very inspiring. We're going to be on the lookout for moss-covered balls now too. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love the new spring look. The birdhouses and the topiaries are just so pretty. Such a great look. Hugs, Marty

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely and fresh! Just what is needed after this winter!

Cindy said...

Very, very, lovely and Springy!

Miss Janice said...

I adore everything on your mantel and that Spring banner is precious:)

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....Love that banner you made...Will you be giving classes anytime soon???.....and I think your husband it right...you changed your mantel and look we got great weather...today it was 70
Keep up the good work!! When is your garage sale going to be...Please let me know....

Angie said...

So cute and I love the moss balls and topiaries! I bought some grapevine balls a few weeks ago to use to make some topiaries, but haven't done it yet.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, Your mantle is so adorable. So happy and springy and very fun! Great job!
Yvonne

nycgirl0501 said...

Thank you for bringing in Spring to the East Coast by changing the banner! It worked! :)

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a great banner! I also love the plates on your mantel.

Kathleen said...

The topiaries are wonderful!
Very springy, M!!

kim said...

Now I know why it was so warm and pretty today in Ga. You fixed your mantel for Spring to come on. Thanks.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!! Ihope our weather changes now girl ha ha!! Love what you did her...the bird houses and those moss balls I just seen the other day...now I should kick myself for not getting them sighs...your new Banner matches your blog dress girl to a tee...Love it...Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love your new spring banner AND the moss topiaries you snagged at the Goodwill! I also really like how you used the moss balls you found at Michaels. And I definitely agree you got them for a good deal! :) I have always wondered why a little styrofoam ball cost so much...

I have to also tell you that I love your winter mantel arrangement as well! The mercury candlesticks are gorgeous! :)

I hope you are doing well and having a good week so far!

Jessica said...

I love your banners!!!How cute! :-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

I don't know how I managed to miss your last four posts but they are beautiful and inspiring as always. The daffodils are gorgeous, as are your tissue paper flowers. What fun those are and brings back many childhood memories. That rollaway basket was a fabulous find and I love your inspiration board with monogrammed decal above. The color of blue is lovely. Your mantel makeover is so pretty. What a darling spring garland. Sending blessings your way for a wonderful week. :) TAmmy

Kimberly said...

I am your newest follower. Your tabletops look so beautiful. Please take a minute to pop over to my place too. I would love to have you at Terra Del Sole (Land of the Sun).

Summer said...

So cute! I just spring-ified my fireplace mantel this week too! AND I used moss balls on candlesticks too! Great minds think alike! Ü

Recycled Rita said...

You are always so creative Manuela! I love to visit your blog!
hugs! karen....

Michelle Hoad said...

I did a post on my mantle and why it's gone so horribly, horribly wrong. I'd love your input if you have a minute.

jenjen said...

It's so pretty Manuela! I love the banner you made too. So bright and cheerful!

XOOX
Jen

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty, fresh and so Spring-like. I just love it and the precious topiaries. :)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I came over from Kim's...had to stop by because of the golden. I've got one too that I adore...she is my favorite child!

janeen said...

lovely blog, so glad i found it :) i keep on seeing these cute banners everywhere... i want to make one too.. such a fun idea!

Kathleen Grace said...

So pretty, I have that same scrapbook paper:>) Why don't I ever see cute topiaries at the thrift store?!

Merrie said...

I love it! The whole spring mantel is such a fun, festive, whimsical and cheerful look.

HeathahLee said...

How cute its that! I LOVE it! I loved your "Winter" banner but it is time for spring!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

What a transformation! I LOVED your winter mantle but your spring mantle is fantastic! You have inspired me to make a banner!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

What a transformation! I LOVED your winter mantle but your spring mantle is fantastic! You have inspired me to make a banner!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Anonymous said...

Wow! I would just like to say that not only do you have a knack for decorating/putting things together perfectly/beautifully you also have a knack for finding quality/great pieces for great prices! Beautiful blog/I will definetely keep reading! :)

ClassiclyAmber said...

This is so pretty! I love both banners, but your Spring arrangement is so inspiring~! =-) Lovely!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the mantle changes! They are so pretty! You stay so busy! lol