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.

Spring mantel

Wall hanging: DIY – square canvas covered in fabric

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.

wall collage
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.

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Mel (MamaBuzz) February 17, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Been trying to come up with an idea for something more colorful above our couch. Love the fabric covered canvas idea! So pretty, Tonya!

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