Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Mantel

 Hello everyone! So how is Spring coming along in YOUR neck of the woods? Here in the Mid-West we are getting ANOTHER Spring snow storm. Sigh.....
Regardless of the bipolar weather we are having, I want to show you the updates I have made to my Spring mantel.  
But before I get deep into my post I would like to introduce you to my new BFF Angela.
WHY would I want to introduce you to my new BFF before showing you my mantel?
Well, that is because Miss. Angela works at Pier One and she sold me these GORGEOUS floral stems for $0.98 cents! YES! I swear that was the price of most of these large and beautiful Spring flowers.
They look SO real and even have nubs on some of the stems as if they have been freshly cut.
Oh and see the price tag?! These pink peonies were originally $8.95 and I got them for $0.98 cents!!!

So Miss. Angela rang me up and on my way I went to redo my mantel.  
First things first. I wanted to redo the lantern display I had earlier with something that was a bit brighter and fresh that coordinated with my urn filled with moss covered orbs.
And remember the dried roses I displayed HERE?
(You can read about the moss covered orbs HERE) 
....Well they have been replaced with this white pot filled with what appears to be lily of the valley with some mossy rocks and stones.
I just love how fresh the white and green colors look against our neutral walls and the black metal in the lantern.
As for the other side of the mantel where I am displaying my new flowers from Pier One, I decided to use this large ceramic vase/urn that I found a while back at a local thrift store.
See the shine of the glaze? This is a nice piece of old pottery and I was going to redo the front to cover up the fruit but I decided to just turn that bad boy around so that the fruit was hidden.  Yes, I am tricky like that. :)

So here is the jug with my new flowers. Again, I am keeping with a white and green color motif with pops of black and yellow.
I used an old black candle stick to display a small potted fern. This is nestled behind a plate rack with a daffodil platter, and of course a grapevine ball for texture and a little birdie to tie it all together.
Its not Spring time without flowers and little birdies, right?!
Here is the detail of the daffodil platter.

Down below, on the hearth, I have displayed a collection of various lanterns with a vase of fresh flowers.  

I love lanterns and use them all throughout the house.
On this side of the living room I am keeping the white, green, and black color pallet and primarily used thrifted items, or things I already had on had to achieve my look. 
Thanks to Miss. Angela for being such a great help at Pier One as I rummaged thru all of the floral in hopes to grab up all of the $0.98 cent items! :)
I have plans for the pink peonies whichy you will see later and wanted to use the white flowers on my mantel.

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 How is your Spring mantel coming along?


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  1. It all looks so beautiful - and those flowers are amazing!
    But that lantern with the potted flowers??? I'm totally in love with that - and have to do it now!
    Have a wonderful Sunday

  2. Your mantle looks great! I love the moss covered balls and your lanterns are beautiful, very creative. We are looking at snow in our forecast as well here in VA. Hope you have a great week.

    xoxo. Michelle.

  3. Cute spring touches to your mantel. What great prices on the flowers and glad to see someone else use faux ones.

  4. You ARE so clever! I love that pottery. I never would guess there were flowers on it LOL. And what a steal for the flowers! You should join my new linky party {1 party, 5 blogs!}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @

  5. Wow, You were sure in the right place at the right time. Beautiful...Connie

  6. Hi,
    Stopping in via Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesdays.
    Love your mantel! I love the earth tone colors. It is deals like the one you got from Pier One that make it hard to ever pay full price because we know those prices are rediculously inflated. So fun to scoop em up when they are marked down to almost free!!
    Gorgeous decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lovely touches! The white pot of flowers in the lantern is simple and pretty!

  8. Jennifer,
    No mantle here On Crooked Creek...
    but I love the black, white and green color scheme!!!
    I adore that you turned the crock around to get a whole new look!!!
    I am quite smitten with the floral arrangement in your lantern!!!
    Thanks, once again, for sharing your creative decor talents!!!

  9. Very pretty and quite a find for the spring flowers!

  10. Hi! You were the link before me at the Nifty Thrifty Sunday link party! Just wanted to swing by and say hi! I live within walking distance of a Pier One, so I will have to swing by and see if their stems are on sale, too! Thanks for sharing, it looks great!

    It's Always Ruetten

  11. Very nice Jennifer!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  12. This looks marvelous Jennifer, you did get some amazing deals on the flowers! Love all the white and the green, perfect colors for a spring mantel! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  13. So Gorgeous!!!Jennifer Thanks for sharing this awesome post. Lovely pics of lovely arrangement of exotic flowers . White flowers are looking so gorgeous in large ceramic vase. Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is so pretty!! I've pinned it and will be featuring it tomorrow on my site!


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