February 21, 2014

Simple Spring Mantel

The grocery stores have been well stocked with tulips lately
so I thought I would buy a few and decorate my mantel for spring!

Spring Mantel with Red Tulips
I love using white pitchers.

Simple Spring Mantel
I had these white pots stored away
(from the last set of plants I killed).
So I bought a couple "supposedly" easy plants from Lowe's
to give them another try!

Simple Spring Mantel using tulips, black and white and a Round Mirror
 And there you have my latest spring mantel!

Last year's mantel was similar, if this one looks a tad bit familiar to you.  I decorated my mantel yesterday because I was having some girls over for a get-together last night.  I wanted my house to look festive and welcoming.  In fact, I chose red tulips because I still had my red roses left over from Valentine's Day and I didn't want my colors to clash!
Red Roses
They are opening up beautifully!

I love having fresh flowers in the house and it's especially nice on a nasty winter day.  It's cold and rainy here in New Jersey and we are under a TORNADO watch until 5:00 p.m.  How strange is that?  Did we move to the mid-west and no one told me??

Have you done any spring decorating?
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30 comments:

  1. Well I love red and they all look beautiful! Love the red and white mix on the mantel- it all goes great with the black accents. We're having nasty weather here in Michigan. I imagine it's headed your way, so good luck!

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  2. I agree with Martina! I have a white pitcher of yellow tulips on my piano. Lovely!

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  3. I think your mantel looks fab! Those white pitchers are the perfect vessels for your tulips. I really like that beautiful mirror, too!

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  4. Perfect way to add a touch of spring to your mantel...I love the natural elements! I've been adding a few to my house too. I don't remember ever being this ready for spring! ~Ann

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  5. I just love tulips and they looks especially nice in your white pots. Your mantel is definitely ready for spring (aren't we all?!) and is just lovely. Jane

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  6. Ahhh so pretty. Tulips in a white pitcher are such classic gorgeous look too. Btw your new shutters are amazing too!

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  7. Lovely! Here's hoping for an early Spring!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  8. Your mantel is gorgeous. I want to do a little Spring decorating!

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  9. Everything looks nice and fresh! Spring is in the air. =)

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  10. I'm a huge fan of white pitchers. I can't seem to pass them up when I shop! LOVE your pretty spring mantel! Come on Spring!

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  11. Don't you just love fresh flowers, especially this time of year!

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  12. Tornado!? Weird for NJ! I sure hope it misses you!
    Stacy

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  13. I love the simplicity and symmetry! Pretty :)

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  14. Simply beautiful! Love the sweet red tulips in the white pitchers!

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  15. Tulips are my favorite, and the white pitcher is perfect. My hubby gave me some bright red ones for Valentine's Day and I put them in my blue and white transferware pitcher. I just wish they would last longer . . . They seem to fade quickly. Well, I hope yours stay longer than mine and that you enjoy your beautiful mantle!

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  16. I love tulips too yours, look great in the white pitcher!

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  17. I love white pitchers too! Your mantel is charming, and the tulips are perfect! ~Lorraine

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  18. Wow - love the red tulips against the white pitcher along with the dark candlesticks - very nice. We are visiting from blog hop of Moonlight & Mason jars where we co-hosted this week.

    We'd love to see you join us at Simply BeBetsy - our readers would simply love it too!

    Best to you,
    Sharon and Denise ♥

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  19. I love the spring mantel! The roses look great still! I can keep plants alive outside, but inside is another story!!!

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  20. I love fresh flowers too, mantel looks good. I feel your pain were having tornado warnings here in northern california. Im sure its not as bad as over their though.

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  21. Shelley, you make me laugh, always talking about the plants you kill!! :) The tulips and white look so fresh and springy on your mantle I can't even imagine a snowstorm out your window! Gorgeous roses, too! Thanks for stopping by Best of the Nest!

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  22. I love this color palette so much, the red is such a cheerful pop of color in the middle of winter!! And there is nothing like fresh plants. I have learned over the years thanks to my mom, that a lot of plants don't like to be moved a lot, so if you find a spot that they thrive in, keep them there. That has worked really well for me lately! Thanks for sharing your pretty mantle on Best Of The Nest Shelley!

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  23. Tulips are my absolute favorite and I just love them in those white pitchers! Beautiful!

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  24. Gorgeous. This is so cute. Simple and springy! Plus I love tulips.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  25. So pretty, especially the red tulips...my favorite color! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. Love the spring mantle, especially the pops of red. I am so ready for spring.

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  27. The tulips add beautiful color to your wonderful mantel decor! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. Your mantel is so pretty. I love the tulips in the white pitchers!

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  29. Love the high contrast with a pop of red. Looks beautiful

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