Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our Home: {Nature Inspired Spring Mantle}

 
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 taking down the marquee sign and lit topiaries it was sad to look at but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do.  I always crave simplicity and cleanliness after Christmas so I left it alone for awhile just using a few things to fill the space.



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!

 
You can ready about the small, DIY jar candle holders by clicking HERE.  I love how the texture of each item adds interest to the space!
 
 
The touches of green throughout the room really give it a fresh, new look. 

 
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Enjoy your day!






26 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I especially love the containers with the fern sprigs. Where did you find them and where are the fern sprigs from?

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    1. Hi Alison, the jars came from HomeGoods and the fern sprigs were purchased at Michaels! Thanks for the sweet comments!

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    2. I love them too! Do you know about what size they are? Like the bottom diameter

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  2. I really like the use of the large wire covered jars and agree that it can easily be adjusted per the season!!
    May I ask where they were purchased?
    www.BundleMeBaby.etsy.com

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    1. Hi there, they were purchased at HomeGoods!

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  3. Where did you purchase the fireplace screen?

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    1. I bought it wholesale from a vendor that sells to the trade only. Let me see if I can find it for you!

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  4. Creative and lovely mantle decor. May I ask where you purchased the mirror? Thank you.

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    1. Hi there...the mirror was purchased at Kirkland's but has been discontinued for about a year now. You can check out this post for similar options!
      http://whimsygirldesign.blogspot.com/2015/02/friday-finds-mirror-mirror-on-wall.html

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  5. Hello! Did you whitewash the stones on your fireplace? I have a very similar stone fireplace but it is very dark and dreary and I am thinking about whitewashing it to brighten it up.

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    1. Hi there, the stone was naturally this color. You might check Pinterest for tips and tricks for white-washing your stone. I know it can be done but have never attempted it! Good luck!

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  6. What type of stone is this? Gorgeous!

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    1. To be honest, I do not recall what it is called. I will see if I can find out for you!

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  7. Did you build the mantle or buy it? We love it and would like to build something similar!

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    1. Our builder had it made...sorry I do not have any other info about it. Thanks for the sweet words!

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  8. I loved it so much that i went out and bought everything on your mantle for a surprise for my son's fireplace mantel

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    1. Where did you find the netted jars? I would love to get my hands on a couple of those!

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  9. did you ever find out the name of the stone?

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  10. Hi! Could you please tell me the width of your fireplace? Thanks!

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  11. Hi! Could you please tell me the width of your fireplace? Thanks!

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  12. Thanks for the inspiration. Did you secure the mirror in any way to the wall or mantle? I have a mirror I'd like to put on my mantle but the wall is large granit rock of varying sizes and I don't know how to prevent the mirror from falling off. But I might just be paranoid.

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    1. HI there! No, I was afraid to drill into the stone so the mirror is just leaning against it. I did use some puddy on the edges to keep it in place. Hope that helps!

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  13. Hello, this fireplace mantle is stunning. I think it is wonderful that you are so willing to share where you purchased the materials. Thank you!

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