Friday, March 22, 2013

Simple Spring Mantel





 Hi, everyone!   It seems like I've been changing my mantel almost as much as I change my...mind! Hey, it's a woman's prerogative, right?  I'm a little late to the party, but I finally added some touches of spring to my mantel.  (Here is what it looked like before.) Keepin' it simple, as always...


I dug this little bunny out of my basement (are you sensing a pattern here with me shopping in my basement?)  The urn, grass and eggs came from a display in our shop-they were too cute, so I had to 'borrow' them-occupational hazard!


This great Wabash stoveboard was scored recently.  About 2 weekends ago it was sunny and finally a little bit warmer, so Keith and I bundled up and ventured out to the first outdoor flea market of the season.  I was so happy to find this!  I love the rustic boards and the print/graphics. 


I added a couple mercury glass candlesticks and topped my silver urns with big moss balls (also just discovered in my basement!)


  I kept up my little 'no hunting' sign, and that's it...simple!!


I appreciate you all stopping by so much!  Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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32 comments:

  1. I LOVE your stove board!! Great find. The color and print are perfect! Also love the simple spring decor. Tastefully done :) ~Bre

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  2. Love your bunny, Susan! I think shopping your basement {or attic} is a great option. And who doesn't like getting a new look for free! : )

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  3. Looks great...love that "Wabash" piece!! I grew up in Mpls :)

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  4. Your mantel looks wonderful and I love, love, love the stove board!! What a fabulous piece!! BTW: I "shop" from my garage. :)

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  5. It may be simple, but your mantel is so fabulously elegant in the mixture of items you used. You know I LOVE that wooden board!! Perfect focal point to draw everything together. And what a cute urn with it's fancy feet.
    Mary Alice

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  6. I love the sweet simplicity of it...but what really makes me smile is the No Hunting sign- the perfect finishing piece. xo Diana

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  7. Your mantel is beautiful!

    Hugs, Pietrik

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  8. Beautiful!! Your mantel is lovely, thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  9. Your mantel looks lovely!!Hugs

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  10. Beautiful! Love everythign about it - that board is wonderful! And I love the no hunting sign - and I just know that adorable little bunny is happy it's there!

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  11. No hunting! LOL Perfect, as always.

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  12. So pretty! Love the "no hunting" sign ...such a cute and whimsical touch!

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  15. The no Hunting is the best part, unexpected but just what the bunny needed...

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  16. So cutttttttte! Love that bunny.

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  18. As always your styling is stunning in its simplicity. The bunny is delightful, that board is amazing and the 'No Hunting' sign is adorable!:)

    Love it!

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  19. Stopping by from Mop It Up Monday. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  20. What an inspiring mantel you've created, the no hunting sign right under the bunny is perfect. Love that sign with the awesome graphics.

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  21. Your mantel is so charming...love the backboard...and the No Hunting sign is a perfect touch of whimsy!

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  22. Beautiful spring mantel Susan! I just adore your bunny.

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  23. Pretty mantel, my friend. Love the no hunting sign with the rabbit right above it. Also love that your basement is so full of wonderful goodies. How fun is that!

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  24. The mantle is gorgeous! How sweet is that bunny?! But, I must say,
    that no hunting sign is my favorite. Too cute!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  25. Cute Susan. Simple but super! Oh how I would love a few minutes in your basement. lol! If I had a shop I'm afraid I'd borrow on the no return plan.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. Hi, Susan

    I just love how you used those lovely silver cups. The mantle looks great.

    Vanessa

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  27. Shopping at home is my favorite thing to do.

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  28. that no hunting sign is perfect! love the big wabash sign, too! happy easter, susan!

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  29. Happy Easter to you, too! Great shopping-and look how cheap the gas was! xo Diana

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  30. Love that board! How did you know it was a stove board. And I guess, what IS a stove board?

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