I love decorating our mantel for different occasions, so of course bringing in a few brighter colors, and a couple of birds here and there seemed necessary to welcome Spring soon. I just love this space, it makes me smile.
Colored glass vases: thrift store finds
Gold frame: Target (on clearance)
Wood candle holders: Handmade by my dad
White tray: $5 thrift store find, filled with an assortment of knickknacks including corks from my favorite wine, stars from our Christmas tree, and other decorative items.
Bird: Michael's (on clearance)
Clock: Target (on clearance)
Small hanging ornament: My mum sent me this embroidered fabric dove ornament as a gift a few years ago. It was too pretty to use only at Christmastime
Plant: This fake plant in a terracotta pot is something that I've been carrying around for years, through several house moves, for the past year or two it had been in our garage gathering dust.
I also recently hung a new addition to my wall collage, which is on the adjacent wall to the mantel.
I found this adorable house cross stitch in the $1 section at Michael's and couldn't wait to get to work on it. The black frame that came with it was a little color heavy for the wall so a quick coat of paint took care of that.