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Monday, March 12, 2012

~Spring Mantel~

Hi friends! Happy Monday!

In honor of Springing forward this week, I thought I would celebrate Spring by bringing a little green to my mantel. I also found some great thick burlap ribbon in the floral department at Michaels and it was cheap, cheap, so I wound that in with the greens.






 I know that everyone is white washing or painting their brick, but I kind of like the earthy look of the darker brick. For the first few years that we lived here, I had planned to re-face this with marble or stone, but I'm glad I didn't. (That's not to say that it won't change eventually, though!)







 I use pinecones in my decor all year round. I think I remember reading that Delores at Vignette Design uses her pinecones all year as well. By the way, She has a fabulous blog. Click here to take a look.


Well, that's my Spring mantel so far. I still have to pull out the Easter decor, so it will change a little more in the next week or two.
Hope you all have a great day!!
xo
-Lisa

21 comments:

  1. Looks so pretty! Love the addition of the burlap ribbon. Hope you have a fabulous week.

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  2. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch! Beautiful mantel-scape! I used the greenery you used in my wedding bouquets.

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    1. Thanks Meg! And, thanks for visiting! I really liked this greenery. It looks even better in person, I think! :-)
      xo-Lisa

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  3. Your springy mantle is just the cutest...love the pinecones along with the greenery really make it come alive...I am a new follower and i will be back....

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    1. Thanks so much, Phyllis! I'm so happy to have you visiting and following! I will pop over to your blog as well!
      xo-Lisa

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  4. Lisa, sooo cute!! I'm in love with white birds and using burlap, i don't know why just another obsession of mine i guess!!

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I know, I seem to being doing burlap everything these days! It's the texture thing!
      xo-Lisa
      P.S. -Loving your new look on your blog!

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  5. What a beautiful mantel! It's lovely. Thanks so much for sharing it =) Happy Spring!

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    1. :-) Thank YOU for hosting, and stopping by!
      xo-Lisa

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  6. Beautiful! I have dark brick too but mine goes all the way to the ceiling... I re-did my mantel on Sunday. Maybe I will be brave enough to post a pic? I'm not very confident in my vignette skills but I AM practicing! Drives my family nuts, I change stuff around all day long :)

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    1. POST IT!!!! :-) I'm sure it's beautiful, Sherry!
      xo-Lisa

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  7. Love the greenery AND the burlap ribbon -- the perfect unifying touch! I agree about the brick -- it's very warm and has a lovely patina.
    Great mantle! Enjoy :)

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  8. What a lovely mantel, Lisa! I'd love for you to link it to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. Hope you make over. Barbe

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  9. Wow! You take amazing pictures. Love your beautiful mantle and your sweet blog. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm a new follower. Pop over for a visit sometime if you'd like.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim! I appreciate your nice comment, and your following. I will certainly come by for a visit!
      xo-Lisa

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  10. That burlap and greenery adds to the charm of your mantel vignette--very lovely.

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  11. Lovely! Found you from "No Minimalists Here" party. I'm your newest follower :) Come by and say hi!

    www.firsthomelovelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, and for following! I will head on over to your blog for a visit!
      xo-Lisa

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  12. I am always looking at mantels. Love yours. Thanks for sharing.

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I love reading all of your thoughtful comments!