Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Mantel


With Easter just over a week away, I thought it might be time to pull out some decorations! I've been all over Spring decor, with my Spring Basket Wreath and Fresh Green Spring Mantel...but Easter deserves its own decor, don't you think?




I wanted to do something bright, fun, and cheery....but as I started putting this mantel together, I realized that bright, fun, and cheery was way out of my element....(ha!)


Which made me think about seasons.....and personalities.....and how different personalities are drawn to different seasons....and how our personalities are reflected in our decorating.


When I first started blogging, it was October...and I jumped right into the flavors, colors, and themes of Fall. No surprise, since Fall has always been my favorite season. I love everything about it - cooler temperatures, back to school, falling leaves, bonfires, apple picking, pumpkin farms, spiced cider....and especially the earthy colors of Fall (my house is full of them!)


But Spring? Spring is a different story. It's not that I don't like fun, bright, cheery things.....it's just that they're not as comfortable for me (I know....what does that say about my personality, right??)


I always like the look of bright colors (in other people's homes) and I sometimes wish I could start with a fun fresh color palate (in my own home.) But, truth be told.....Spring is not totally my season.....and if I decorated my whole house in fun bright colors, I can guarantee I'd miss the comfort of my earth tones.


So instead, I'll just have fun once a year with my Easter mantel. Or, in other words.....once a year I'll "try on" what it feels like to be bright, fun, and cheery....I'm sure it won't last for long....! :)


What about you.....? Do you have a decorating "season"?


Happy Easter!


Looking for other Easter decor ideas? Check out my Spring Basket Wreath!



Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy 

27 comments :

  1. I hear you. Give me earth tones or give me rainbows :)

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  2. I love the bright, coordinating colors of the eggs, candies, and chalk. The jelly beans on the clothespins is a really cute touch. My decorating season? I usually go all-out decorating for Christmas.

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  3. It looks fabulous! I love decorating at Easter, I don't know why, it probably is my favourite time to decorate. :o)

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  4. Your mantle is lovely. Who knew sidewalk chalk could be so charming?

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  5. I have never decorated my house for Easter, but with seeing all the different ideas out there I am going out tomorrow to see what I can come with. I am with you, Autumn and the earthy tones are my 'comfort zone' for decorating. I think it is because of the festive season approaching, fires and cosy nights in. Take care. Chel x

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  6. i think this post made me like you even more. Fall and Christmas/winter are so easy and comforting to decorate for. I love spring and the warming up it (eventually) brings to us. I love color but dont do much extra decorating for spring or Easter. I did add a few bright pops of color but thats about it.

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  7. I love the colors you used. :)

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award! :) Thanks for being such an inspiration!

    http://yagottahaveahobby.com/2013/03/20/liebster-award-2-0/

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  8. Oh I love the colors you used! I hosted Easter last year and decorated for the first time. Now I love putting up all the bunnies and hoping that spring is just around the corner!

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  9. Cathy, As always VERY creative and colorful. Love the "renew" theme. Hopefully the weather will be sring like for Easter this year.

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  10. Cathy, I just found your blog today, and everything is oh so pinable! I love your mantels. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, check out my post here: http://olivesoriginals.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award_21.html
    I'm your newest follower too. I can't wait to see what you do next! :)

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  11. coming for from a crazed lover of bright cheery colors, i think your mantel is happy looking! but fall is my fave season too-whoda thunk? heehee

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  12. I totally understand the whole "Easter is a bit bright" feeling. I don't tend toward earth tones, but deep winter colors. So my easter decor tends to be a little bit on the soft tones. I do like it in your house though :0) Also, I don't think I have ever seen pastel candy corn. Where have I been? I need to find some of those!

    We are having a link party over on my blog. I would love to have you come link up!

    Thanks,
    Melissa
    redflycreations(dot)com

    p.s. thanks for linking up last week :0)

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  13. Beautiful! I really love how bright and whimsical this looks. I especially love that little bunny - adorable! Hope you are having a wonderful day Cathy!
    Jess

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  14. it looks really cute, cathy!!! i know what you mean about struggling with color... all of my walls in my house are taupe with the exception of my living room, which is a mossy green color... i love the bright colors when i see them elsewhere but i get nervous to add it here... i''ve been using more aquas, reds, pinks and greens lately... but i'm still kind of torn on which feels more me.... thanks for sharing!

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  15. Ahhh that looks so cute. I really need to get crafty around here for the holidays

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  16. Beautiful! I really need a mantle in my house! There are so many festive things you can decorate with on them :o) Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! you are a faithful linker! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I'm trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers... If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I'm transferring my follows there)if you don't follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

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  17. Bright, colorful, cheerful and springy. Thanks for sharing with us at "in and out of the kitchen"

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  18. Love your Easter mantel! I just shared mine today, Coming from The 36th Avenue.

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  19. Very colorful and cute mantel! Found you from Domestic Superhero's blog.

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  20. Your mantel looks so pretty! I love all of the color. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Always thrilled to see your awesome work. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!
    hugs
    Kathy

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  21. You did a wonderful job on your mantel!

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  22. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  23. Your Easter mantle is gorgeous. I love the egg hanging from the picture frame and the mantle itself. It looks beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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  24. Awww, I love it! Especially the "Renew" sign. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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