Our poor mantle has been bare since I took down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas! Remember my Christmas mantle...bright, cheery and festive...
After living with it this way for awhile, I needed a change! Being that we live in Texas, our winters are always interesting! We have days that feel like summer only to be slapped with cold weather the next day. I decided to go ahead and add a little "spring" to my mantle with natural elements (or faux "natural" elements in this case).
The driftwood planter (which is actually a candle holder, I just removed the glass insert) and the large piece of driftwood bring in a rustic feel, while the glass jars keep things light and bright. I like the look of layering things in front of the mirror using the stone wall as a "backdrop". The candles add a nice, soft glow to the area, especially at night.
I love that the large, wire covered jars can be changed up easily...such a simple way to create a totally new look while adding in seasonal touches. The faux fern sprigs will be great in the spring as well as the summer. I left the faux branches that were already in the jar for now, but will probably take them out when the weather gets warmer. I am sure I will mix in something else!
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Enjoy your day!