Country Living...Island Dreaming

March 20, 2012

Spring Vacation Mantel

I finally got around to decorating my mantel for spring.

I just used things from around the house,
so the mantel ended up being more "vacation" than spring.


But since we usually take a spring vacation to the islands,
this mantel is "spring" to me!
It kind of says "Calypso in the Country"...
LOL!

I have had the Homegoods shell prints
laying around the house forever.
One was hanging in the dining room for awhile.
But nothing in my house stays in one spot forever!



Oh Rosie, are you trying to get in another picture?
She follows me everywhere!

You will have some glare when you have a cheap camera.

I did try to play around with the light setting a little.
I know...such a sad attempt.

You know, it was sunny and 75 degrees here today!
Happy Spring everyone!

Have you decorated your mantel yet?

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27 comments

  1. Your mantel looks fabulous! I don't have a mantel..., but did some Spring inspired re-decorating, just shifting things around a bit. Rosie is soooo cute!!

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  2. So pretty & sentimental! I love that it reminds you of your island vacations! Clearly, Rosie is going to be your assistant! :)

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  3. Coastal always speaks Spring to me!!! Thanks for sharing at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party...it's always nice to see you here.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Wow your fireplace is huge!
    Cute lil Rosie looks so tiny sitting there hehe. :)

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  5. Very nice, with Rosie being the crowning touch...way to go girl! lol! Hugs

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  6. Love your mantel! I already decorated mantel in a Easter/spring motif.

    Rosie is so cute!

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  7. If you need any more shells, just let me know. I'm in Florida bicycling for a few weeks. I'll pick some up for you!!!

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  8. Lovely - the mantle and the pup :-)
    xo

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  9. The mantle is wonderful and beachy.

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  10. It looks lovely. I don't usually change up my mantel with the seasons, but you've gotten me thinking...

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  11. I love both the mantel and the dog. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Love your spring mantel... very beachy look! A style that I really love :-)))

    Happy Spring!
    Jutta

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  13. I love that spring to you conjures up island destinations!! Your mantle looks so pretty :)

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  14. How clever...love the shells and wonderful island touches!!

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  15. Looks gorgeous! Very Calypso, you're right. :) That Rosie really is cute, btw.

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  16. Your mantel makes me ready for the beach! Pretty!

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  17. Totally LOVE IT! It is so fresh, can't wait to put out my shells! Rosie is cute, too! :)

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  18. It's really cute and fresh. Rosy looks cute too in this picture.

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  20. love your beachy mantel! following on linky, i'd love you to follow me back on linky:)
    x

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  21. love this vacation mantel-especially since i'll be heading to aruba for the first time in less than a month. this is getting me right in the mood!

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  22. Love your take on a spring mantelscape...it's gorgeous! And Rosie makes the cutest little fixture there! :)

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  23. It looks soooooooooo good!
    I don't have a mantel so I will be looking for other surfaces to play around with. I am still going with a spring theme even though it is autumn here in Australia......
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    TM xx
    Scandi Coast Home Australia

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  24. I'm trying to decide which I like best, those beautiful prints or that adorable puppy!

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  25. Your mantel looks beautiful-but that pup-adorable-following you from SSS-stop by for a visit!

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  26. I haven't been by your blog in ages - it's like a breath of fresh air :) Love the mantel my friend - very spring.

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