I'm so over winter!!!
Oh my goodness y'all, it's still so freaking cold here! Honestly, I left a meeting Sunday night and when I got into my car nothing moved. The seat felt frozen stiff. Winter isn't over yet in Southern Ontario.
BUT, that doesn't mean I can't make it feel like SPRING inside!
I like to start each season by decorating the mantel. It sort of acts as a springboard for the rest of the main floor's seasonal décor.
This year's spring mantel features our beloved stag head sporting a floral wreath. Even though I bought Oliver to go with our winter/Christmas mantel, he sort of grew on me and earned a place above the mantel beyond the Holidays.
I always crave a little color in the spring, and yet I kept the mantel fairly neutral with just the teeniest hint of pink, green and aqua. I've tried to add more color in the past, but I always find it to be too jarring and just not me. Sigh. Sorry about that all you color-lovers.
You'll recognize many elements from past mantels – the birdcages, the small wooden trencher, the banners (the paper one we made and the burlap one is from here), old hymnals and of course Oliver himself. The large ceramic bird has been around for awhile too.
But I did add in a few new things. The flowers in the bird house were a Homesense find and I added the small printed nests to the paper pinwheel banner.
I'll also show you how to make the super simple flower wreath later this week and the tutorial & template for the flying birds will be on Lil' Luna on Saturday.
Every time I decorate the mantel, I love it a little more than the last version. Isn't that funny?
For more Spring inspiration, visit some of my favorite bloggy friends who are creating a little spring in their own homes this week too!