Spring Mantle ~ Decorating with Nature

Decorating with Nature, bringing the outdoors in, is one of my favorite ways to decorate. It’s also the most frugal.

Spring is beginning to show some color here in Northwest Indiana. I don’t know if I was just really looking forward to Spring or if the weather is warmer than years past, but the colors are exceptional this year.

When I think of decorating for Spring, I try to use items that remind me of the new season, birdhouses, rain, nature coming to life, watering cans.

When decorating my Mantle, I like to have balance. I always started with larger items first.

  1. I added 2 aqua mason jars with forsythia in them
  2. And on the other end I added fresh ivy and another jar with forsythia to balance out and to add color to each end
  3. For medium height, a green wooden watering can
  4. And a birdhouse

Then I fill in with small items, a little color and a little whimsy too.

  1. Blue rubber rain boots and a lavendar metal watering can
  2. And a picture frame with the boys when they were toddlers, always bring a smile to my face
  3. Then I tucked in a little plaque with a rabbit that says Happy Spring
  4. A small birdhouse front, a bird and some small clay pots


  1. Jill says:

    I love it! The mason jars and ivy are just wonderful up there. ::Jill

  2. Netta says:

    So beautiful!
    You do such amazing things.
    It may come very easily for you… (but not for all of us)
    You TRULY have a gift!
    .-= Netta´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday, April 5, 2010 =-.

  3. Best mantle in town:-)

  4. Cha Cha says:

    L O V E it all, those bird houses are too cute. Thanks for sharing.

    Cha Cha
    .-= Cha Cha´s last blog ..EAT =-.

  5. Sherri says:

    Love all the different elements! The barn star, birdhouse and the mason jars. Simply stunning!

  6. Love your mantle!! Fabulous job!!! :) I like you numbered pics….I so need to steal that idea! ;)
    .-= Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage´s last blog ..The Mantel-less Mantel =-.

  7. I love it…
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..RANDOM DOZEN!!! =-.

  8. so cute, love the charming little details

  9. Michelle says:

    Those rain boots are just to cute!!! Great post.

    :) Michelle

  10. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring!

  11. Your mantle is so pretty and “springy” I love it. If you are interested, I would love you to post this on my Favorite Things Friday party!
    .-= Jessica Hills´s last blog ..Favorite Things Friday! =-.

  12. Allison says:

    What a gorgeous mantel. Love the forsynthia and the little rain boots. The colors really play off each other. Our giveaway ends tomorrow night – drop by AtticMag to register!

    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Inspired by Blog Land =-.

  13. Yellow flowers + blue rain boots = Bliss!
    .-= Jess @ Just a Blink´s last blog ..Mantel Party =-.

  14. Joelle says:

    How cute. What a great idea!
    .-= Joelle´s last blog ..Rainy Day Fun! =-.

  15. Nikki says:

    I always enjoy seeing what you’ve come up with for your mantles. Cute spring one! I especially love the mason jars, rain boots, and watering can. Super fun!
    .-= Nikki´s last blog ..Cheese n’ Buckets =-.

  16. m says:

    The rain boots are THE BEST!

    m ^..^
    .-= m´s last blog ..The Pottery Barn Bathroom… =-.

  17. Susan says:

    Spring is such a wonderful time for bringing out new decorations and brightening up the home. I love your forsythia branches in the aqua jars! Your mantel is beautiful.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Welcome Denise and Mary =-.

  18. I am so excited for spring…such light and pretty. So lovely.

  19. Debra says:

    So Sring….at last. VERY pretty. love the forsythia.

  20. lori says:

    I love your spring mantle…

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me this week for another great party!
    Sorry, it’s taken me a while to come and visit, but i was out last week!

  21. I love the yellow flowers. This is so pretty and I’ll have to go cut some of those branches today to add spring to our mantle too. Thanks for the inspiration ;)
    .-= Sarah @ Mum In Bloom´s last blog ..Recipe: Warm Sweet Potatoe Salad =-.

  22. Sherry says:

    WOW! You definitely have a decorating knack. it looks great!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Breaking out of a reading rut & a Giveaway =-.

  23. Robyn OHSH says:

    This is gorgeous! Now, come on down my way and help me please!!! :)
    .-= Robyn OHSH´s last blog ..Confession :: The Drugstore Game and Me =-.


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