Decorating my mantel for spring…

March 11, 2012
“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.”



Decorating for spring is one of my favorite things to do.  And one of my favorite colors this year is a cheery yellow.  It just screams sunshine! I really should NOT be decorating now since we are moving SOON, but I couldnt help myself.  It was driving me nuts seeing all the cute rooms on pinterest.  Its only a mantel anyways, right? Its not too hard to pack back up. 

Below: I made 2 of these topiaries last year, but when we moved, I left them on my mantel in our old house. So when I saw them at the store, I was tickled to get them.









I adore this wreath.  




The bird cage is a great springtime decoration.  Do you have any suggestions on what to put in it?  Or leave it empty?




When I saw this sign at the store yesterday, I knew it would be fitting for a spring mantel. After a long winter full of gray skies, its nice to see some sunshine. Although living in South Carolina, I am blessed with sunshine most days! πŸ˜‰




I originally purchased this basket to hang on my front door.. but for now, it will sit by the fireplace until we get moved. 




A little peek at our “rental” home.  This is about all we have decorated.  Everything else is packed up in boxes, in the garage.  








This is about all the decorating you are going to see from me until we get moved. πŸ™‚

20 comments on “Decorating my mantel for spring…

  1. studio1404 says:

    Soooooo fresh and beautiful! I have one of those “cozy” mantles that needs a little green. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. MrsKBJ says:

    Very pretty! I love the sunshine sign! What store did you find that in?

  3. Beautiful! I love the pops of yellow and green and the distressed frames. Beautiful children. πŸ™‚
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  4. Kristin says:

    Very very cute!!! Where did you get the “H” on your mantel? I have been looking for one of those for my living room.

    Kristin
    theocdlifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. Katie says:

    I love it all!! Where did you purchase everything from?? I adore your picture frames on the mantel!! Where did you find those??

  6. Beautiful! Did you take the photo of your daughter in the middle? What a gorgeous shot!

  7. david CHRIST says:

    More than the decorations,I think I love the lines, ‘you are my sunshine, my only sunshine…’ Only that my sunshine makes me happy all the time.
    Great design…

  8. Lisa Price says:

    I adore your blog, found you on bloglovin’ and I’m lovinggg. Keep up the great posts. Xo.

    http://www.lisapriceinc.com

  9. Toni says:

    I did take the pictures of my kids thats on the mantel. Thanks for the sweet comments. πŸ™‚

  10. Sherry says:

    So citrusy sweet! πŸ˜‰
    I will always love that song, no matter how many times I see it~I still want to make a sunshine sign for our house. It has such special meaning. The photos are very nice in B&W. I need more spring decorations around here…you make me pine for sunshine…

    It’s all very pretty.

  11. Kelsey Yeck says:

    Love the mantle! That sign is perfect and I love the bird cage placement. Also, I’d keep it empty. I’m a big fan of that!

    2birdsinacage.blogspot.com

  12. Nora says:

    this looks great!
    i would love to have a mantel to decorate myself πŸ™‚

    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

  13. Finding Home says:

    It can be so hard to include photos on that scale – but you did it so beautifully and springy too! Thanks for sharing! Take care, Laura

  14. Jane says:

    Beautiful job!

  15. Alyssa says:

    Please tell me where you got those picture frames?? I love them and can’t find them anywhere!

  16. Esther says:

    Love this mantel! Where did you find the topiaries and welcome basket? Also, I was wondering how you hung the wreath? I just discovered your blog… life changing!

  17. Susan says:

    A friend just told me about your site. LOVE the photos and the mantle dΓ©cor. So fresh!

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