Spring Mantle ~ Decorating with Nature

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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. 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!
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  2. Jess @ Just a Blink says:

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

  3. 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 =-.

  4. 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! =-.

  5. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring!

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

    🙂 Michelle

  7. pamela ponder says:

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

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

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

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

  10. 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 =-.

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

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