With warmer weather and longer days of Spring, it was time to decorate my large rustic mantel in the soft shades of green for Spring.
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Spring is in the air, and so is the pollen.
But if you are like me, you are still ready to get outside more, despite the sneezing, and enjoy the warmer weather. It is also a great time to bring the new budding shades of Spring green from the outside to the interior of your home.
Decorating my mantel the year in shades of green for Spring is just one way to bring the outdoors inside for me to enjoy.
As I often do, I started the new mantel decorations by putting up one of the old white window frames I inherited a few years ago from my rental house. Since the fireplace is made of stone, I need a way to hang a wreath over the mantel without drilling in to the old mortar. The old window also serves as a great backdrop to the darkness of the fireplace stone.
The one thing I really wanted to be the centerpiece for my Spring mantel was this green tulip gold hoop wreath I made as part of my Spring Wreaths post. So the rustic window was a must for a backdrop so that I could use the handle on it as a hook to hang the wreath on.
After getting the window and green tulip wreath in place, I add two small green painted lanterns. These were used at my daughter’s wedding last summer. Purchased from Hobby Lobby, these small fancy lanterns have a wonderful green patina about them that is perfect for the green and white theme of this Spring mantel.
Next, I used a long garland of faux lamb’s ear greenery, again leftover from the wedding and from Hobby Lobby, to fill in the area along the length of our long antique rustic block of wood we have as a mantel.
Adding in white tulips and accents works so well with the green.
Since white works so well with these soft shades of green for Spring on the mantel, I added a large mason jar of faux white tulips and a white candle balanced on a small wooden stool. The stool was also purchased at Hobby Lobby last year.
Last year I did my Spring mantel in vibrant colors of orange and yellow.
During most of the Summer months I display a red, white and blue mantel that is full of items with patriotic flare so I took a much more subtle color approach to my Spring mantel decoration. I was more inclined to just enjoy the relaxing colors of just green and white for a few weeks before changing it to the more vibrant colors of Summer.
Psalm 23:1-2 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.