I usually start with my mantel, and today I'm showing you what I've done so far. I decided to keep it pretty simple this year, and keep the color scheme natural. I went with greens, neutrals, and pale pastels.
When I think of spring, I think of birds, flowers -- and of course, bunnies! So those are the elements I added into the mantel. I filled my big glass ginger jar with apples and eggs in greens and taupes, and plopped my green bunny next to it.
I love this little guy.
I buy something new every year for the season (just can't help myself, and hey, at least I limited it to one thing this year!), and this year it was this vintage-looking Happy Easter sign. It went in the middle in front of the mirrors.
In both corners of one of the mirrors I tucked in an old Easter postcard, each with a hand-crafted little pin.
I bought them at a flea market in California years ago. One pin is a little angel, and one is a bunny. The bunny's my favorite. The postcards were mailed, and have writing on the otherside. I have a bunch of old sent postcards--I love the glimpses into the lives of people who received them. I don't know what to do with them though, and I thought the way the flea market vendor used them to display her pins was really creative--so I just never took them off!
I added a couple of birds and birdhouses, and a little bottle I picked up from Michaels last year.
Pretty cute for something like $2.99. I saw they have them again this year -- I just might need another!
And of course, it isn't spring without tulips ...
I tucked in a strip of moss, and I need to add some more in the front, but this is it for now.
I'm working on the rest of my spring spiffing, and I'll show you that soon!
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