Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fresh Green Spring Mantel


Did you know that spring is just 4 days away...!? And that, apparently, that means absolutely nothing??? I know I've been complaining a lot about the lack of spring around here....but if you had snow flurries starting at Halloween and continuing through St. Patrick's Day, you'd be complaining too! I am doing my best to be patient, but at some point patience goes out the window and desperation strikes....

  
It's in the 20's here today....4 days before spring....and I think it's safe to say we've reached that point. So, born out of desperation, this mantel was inspired by spring (or what I remember of it)...fresh green, robin's egg blue, daffodils, birds, rebirth, renewal, (relief).......


I know Spring is coming. Or at least I think it is. My kids think so too. Yesterday Nora could hear birds chirping and DEMANDED that we stay outside to listen to them. I brought her in, of course, where she proceeded to lay on the floor and yell at me for a good 20 minutes.....


But that's okay....because Spring is coming. Or at least I hope so.... I really miss my flats! As much as I love leggings and boots, there is only so much legging and boot wearing one girl can do! Seriously.


But.....spring is coming. At least that's what I keep telling myself. It will be here soon....and so will the days of sunshine and parks and flowers and fresh green and walks and caterpillars and short sleeves and puddles.....It's coming.


And I guess if I have to keep waiting, which seems to be the case, at least I'll have something pretty to look at! For this mantel I used clear vases wrapped in robin's egg blue ribbon, cut daffodils, fresh asparagus, a ceramic bird votive holder, my message window, this bright green mirror, a thrifted bird cage, and a simple flower pot. And for the finishing touch, the wreath from our bathroom. Everything about it makes me think of spring....and makes me feel like maybe, just maybe, spring really will be on its way soon.

If not, I'm outta here. For real.




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

32 comments :

  1. I love how fresh and bright this turned out! Perfect for spring! I love how you used asparagus too! Such a cute idea! Enjoy your weekend!

    Ashley @ casa-de-castel.blogspot.com

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  2. I feel your pain, Cathy! It doesn't seem right that there's been a snowman in my backyard this week ... SO READY to trade it in for sunshine and flowers!! I adore your LOVELY Spring Mantel!! It's so beautiful and cheery ... it'll surely cheer you up until this seemingly never ending winter makes it's exit, it has to eventually! Right?! ;)

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  3. I love how pretty this is! And how spring-like. I hope spring comes soon for you!
    www.amouseinmykitchen.com

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  4. The special green of plants coming to life is one of my favorite things. You have captured it with your daffodils and asparagus. It is lovely. Spring will be coming any time now, I'm sure. (I hope!)

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  5. This post has made me sooooooo excited for spring. Lovely photos. :o)

    Sarah x
    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love that you used asparagus! I was just thinking the other day about how asparagus was so pretty and would be beautiful in a vase! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/03/frugal-crafty-blog-hop-15.html

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  7. Hello
    I'm visiting from the hop. Your mantel is beautiful. I've looked around your blog and enjoyed my visit. New follower at GFC. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully want to follow back.
    Best
    Angel

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  8. The mantel is beautiful! I love the cheery green. It is actually similar to the color we repainted our master bathroom. So fun!

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  9. I love it, the pop of yellow is so awesome and just makes you smile.

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  10. Your mantel looks great....love the colors. Hopefully Spring "outdoors" will find you soon too. I agree on time to ditch the boots....ready for flats and FLIP FLOPS :)

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  11. Love your bright and cheerful mantel, perhaps it's time to take down my tea cups, candles and lace and brighten up, it certainly will cheer me up I know!!! p.s. the Asparagus is GENIUS!!

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  12. Oh how I love daffodils! What a great idea to combine them with asparagus!

    Looks totally terrific... So cheerful.... :)

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  13. Love your fun green mantle! It's perfect for spring - love green and yellow together. I wish I had a mantle to change up each season :)

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  14. So pretty and I love the use of asparagus too!

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  15. Pinned it. Thanks for this post - beautiful!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com
    PS I do a Friday Linky party w/400 visitors if you want to link up!
    http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/

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  16. Very pretty and bright. Thanks for sharing with us at "In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party"

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  17. I love love love this! Such a great pop of color. Love your blog and I'm a new follower. I came across your blog at the 'Somewhat Simple' blog party.

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh, your mantel is gorgeous! So colorful, and that wreath is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! :)
    Kathy

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  19. Girl, you are the busiest person I know!

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  20. I love the pop of green! And the yellow with it is fabulous!

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  21. asparagus??? Sooo freakin' cool. Seriously, they look so good. Definitely and unexpected one for me; very creative!

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  22. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Wow. I am expanding my features for the coming blog hop to include this one. It is to pretty to miss. Pinned, too.

    Blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

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  23. So pretty! Elegant and bright spring. Love. Pinning! Stopping by from Weekend Wrap up Party.

    Cheers,
    Jenna @ www.SensationallySeasonal.com

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  24. New follower and I love tulips! Perfect for spring and Easter!

    Maria @ keepingitstepford.com

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  25. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me this evening for Make the Scene Monday #67!

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  26. I LOVE the asparagus! Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  27. So Pretty! Love the mantel decor. Thanks for linking up & sharing @ Inspiration Spotlight

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  28. So pretty and that green is amazing with the yellow!

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