I used fresh flowers to bring color and life to my spring mantel decor. Flowers are the easiest, and best, way to decorate in spring!
Welcome to April folks! If you’ve been around this blog at all then you know that April is my favorite month. I think it has a little something to do with the fact that Jesse and I’s anniversary is in April. Plus Passover is also usually in April and it is definitely one of my favorite holidays. April is also a month of rebirth, flowers are blooming, things are coming back to life and the weather is finally warming up, it’s just a happy time. This year I really wanted to bring some of that life into the living room in my spring decor. I love the colorful Alomestria blooms. They are always so inexpensive at the grocery store and they last for freaking ever! I made the vases using old Frappachino containers, they remind me of old school milk bottles. To keep with the colorful display I also framed a fun picture of my favorite dessert, macarons! The picture is actually a card that my old coworkers gave me for my birthday last year. On the other end of the mantle is an apothocary jar, but without lid, filled with fun colored eggs. I got the eggs on clearance at Target (I’ve been super lucky there lately!) the same day I picked up my new dining chairs. Over to the right of the mantle is our wood stove which I’ve decorated to be super bright and cheerful as well. The white candle holder and little bunny are also from Target and I threw in some “springy” books for balance. I also had to add some greenery to the display with the rest of my Almosteria. Underneath the mantle is a large square hole. It seems like it was maybe originally supposed to be the fireplace, but then the original owners decided to go with a woodstove instead. It has been quite a pain to decorate over the years, but I usually go with the “fill it until it doesn’t look terrible” strategy. It works ok. This time I filled a tin bucket with some glittery stems and flowers and the card mailbox from our wedding. Also birds and teal are totally a winning combo for spring. I love how bright and colorful this display is. It has to be one of my favorite mantle displays that I have ever set up. I also think all the bright colors and flowers compliment the decor in the dining room too. And of course, no spring mantel decor in our house is complete without a wedding photo here or there. This one happens to be my absolute favorite. I paired the picture with one of my favorite candles (it smells like clean laundry and who doesn’t love that smell?!) and some purple Almosteria. Our wedding colors were green and purple, but not in a Barney kind of way, so I thought this was a cute way to tie it all together. Now that the house is all decorated it’s time for me to actually clean it. Unfortunately, creative Ashley and clean Ashley can’t coexist so if the house is decorated then you can guarantee that outside the scope of the lens there is a disaster area.
What do you think of my Easter/Passover/Spring mantle? Do you have a favorite month or season that you tend to go a little overboard with? I’m definitely a Christmas and Passover person. This is actually kind of hilarious if you think about it.