Spring Has Sprung
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Ok so it feels more like summer has come. But honestly, I’ll take either. Anything but the gloom of the winter. When I think of spring, I think of bright colors and flowers. So when it came time to fancying up my mantel for spring, that’s what I went with. It’s nothing extravagant, but it’s still brighter and more colorful than it was before.

It was pretty simple, and I used a lot of things that I already had on hand. The print I bought off ETSY from the vendor Silso. It’s ironically titled “Spring Garden” and so clearly it was a good choice for my spring themed mantel. I love that it adds so much color without being too overwhelming.

I’ve had those glittery birds for ages. I think I actually got them at Michaels one year around Christmas time. I also used them this year for my Christmas mantel and other decorations. But they’re birds, and birds also are springy, so they’ve made a second appearance. I love me some glitter, so maybe that’s why I just can’t bring myself to put them away. And yes, that is an upside down ramekin under the candle stick. I needed some height variation, and so that was my solution. You can’t really see it when not standing at a weird angle to take pics.

The only things I bought specifically for the mantel were the daffodil bulbs and the moss. I planted the bulbs in two different sized white pots and got the moss at Michaels in the flower section. I do not have a green thumb at all, so who knows how long the daffodils will last, but I swear I’m going to try! I actually wanted wheat grass in a long and shallow rectangular pot for the middle of the mantel instead of flowers, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. If I end up killing the daffodils that’s what I’ll do. Because let’s be honest, grass is way harder to kill than flowers.

Complete sidenote: see that crazy nasty boob light that’s reflected in the mirror. That is one of the many things I would change if I owned this place. Boob lights are the worst!

I actually also bought these confetti filled eggs. They are real egg shells that are filled with the colorful confetti and then closed up again with tissue paper. I think as it gets closer to Easter, I’ll remove a bit of the moss and add some of the eggs. They look just like real Easter eggs, but they won’t spoil!

Anyone else do some spring sprucing and decorating?

About the Author

I am a 28 year old Chi-Town city gal living in a cozy condo with my boyfriend, Jeff. Monday through Friday I go by Miss Schmitt, as my main gig is working as a speech-language pathologist at a school in the burbs. Beyond my day job, I adore decorating, finding treasures at flea markets, seeking new adventures in the city, laughing, indulging in anything sweet, and spending time with friends and family (especially my lovely sis, Kali). Read along as I share my hopes, dreams, and outcomes (the good and the bad!).