Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SPRING {Mantle}

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My  mantle has been looking very sad for.....well, a long time.

I don't know why, but I'm kind of unmotivated to do anything with it. 

I finally got sick of how it was looking, and gave it a spring-y overhaul!

Here's the final result:

I'm loooooving my two new vases that I *made* myself!

I'm not a big faux-liage kind of person, so I tried to go with stuff that looked kind of realistic.  

I'm liking this little bunch of stuff:

Want to know how to MAKE your own milk glass vase?  Stay tuned!

I made these cute little "moss balls" and put them on my white candlesticks I already had.

I went with really earthy looking moss.

I also made this little sign; it was a different color and said something else.  
I re-purposed it!

Overall, I'm liking all the white and brightness it brings into my brown living room!

Linking up here!

ps-I was totally inspired by Layla's mantle....check it out here!


  1. Hi Sarah, your mantel is lovely! So spring-y! I posted about your basketball bedroom. enjoy!

  2. Sarah, the mantel look so pretty, I love the color of your walls everything pops


  3. It is all beautiful! I love your sign. That is one of my favorite hymns.

  4. Looks great! I really like the moss balls. And I can't wait to see how to make my own milk glass vase...

  5. I have mantel envy! :) I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party (it lasts all week)!

  6. Pretty! Did you use styrofoam for the moss balls or something else? Thanks.

  7. SAHMmy,
    Yep, I bought some styrofoam balls, and hot glued moss to it. Very easy! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I love your mantel, I am your newest follower from www.feelinlikescrap.com

  9. Ooh. I love all the green and white touches. So crisp. I'm a big fan of white objects - love those candle sticks!

  10. Love it all ... from the milk glass vase, to the moss and the sign! Beautiful Spring mantle! *Becca* (your newest follower)


  11. It looks so nice and fresh! I'm new here, so maybe I missed it. But I'm wondering how you made the moss balls. They are so cute. Great mantle. Lisa~

  12. Really pretty mantel. I love the white pitchers. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

  13. Hi :)

    I am new to your blog :) I love what you write about! Your posts are so inspiring! Thank you for taking the time and sharing!! I am your newest follower!

    Vicky :)

  14. Beautiful spring mantel Sarah, I love the pops of white and green against your taupe walls. They really stand out beautifully.

  15. Love those milk glas vases. Those moss balls are really cool too. Love your mantel.

  16. Super Cute! I love the tile! I am now a fan.

  17. I'm loving your display!! I featured you on my blog today, come grab a button if you'd like!

  18. so pretty. I need a mantle redo too!


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  20. Whoops, I didn't see that my husband was logged in! :)

    Great looking mantle and the white looks great!

  21. Looks GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see how you made your milk glass...I just did a milk glass project too, I wonder if it's the same idea! lol! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDot! I will be featuring this! have a happy Monday!

  22. I have been looking for spring mantle ideas and was delighted to find yours. Love it! I especially love how you incorporated the picture of the Savior in your design. I have a similar picture on my mantle and I wanted to keep it there but still have a spring theme. Thank you so much!

  23. I featured you this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

  24. I love yuor mantle!!! Thanks for sharing :)


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