Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Mantle

I've been pretty consumed with repainting, sewing, and making things for my booth lately, so my own house has been pretty neglected as far as decorating and projects go. I made some time last week to put together a simple spring fantle (fake mantle). Enjoy!


 I found the small section of picket fence at one of my parents' rental houses. I'm so glad I grabbed it!

 
I used an old trowel to hold scrabble tile magnets and an Easter postcard. 

 My two year old son, Anderson helped me pick daffodils from our yard.






I had to add this shot of some mini daffodils because they're just so cute!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:

30 comments:

  1. What a pretty mantel! That little section of picket fence is perfect there. ~ Maureen

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  2. Pretty--daffodils in a blue Mason jar picked with your son--it doesn't get much more perfect than that!

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  3. I like the daffodils in the jar too. I wanted to pick some daffodils the other day, but ours haven't been in the ground long enough to have multiplied enough to have 'extra'. Love the mantel.

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  4. i love the mantel. I'm mantel challenged so I really love seeing what other people do.

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  5. Lovely! I never thought to put daffodils in a blue mason jar but the colour combo is gorgeous! The trowel with the scrabble tiles is a great touch.

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  6. That is an awesome mantel you did a great job. You have a great blog. Hope you can come check me out and link up to my Sunday Round Up party.
    Rose
    http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  7. Very pretty! I just put our mantel together last weekend. Thanks so much for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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  8. Sweet! I love the cute little blue eggs.

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  9. Very cute! I love the bright yellow daffodils in the mason jar

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  10. So cute! It all goes together so nicely. I love the eggs and the flowers!

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  11. The whole thing is just lovely! The daffodils are so sunny! I hope your booth is going well <3. Thanks so much for linking up!
    Igottacreate.bloodspot.com
    Spring Fling linky party

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  12. Fabulous idea for a "fantle"--I don't have a mantle either--this post gets me thinkin' about making my own. Love your ideas--spring pretty!

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  13. Wow... what a great idea.

    Those eggs are adorable too.


    Happy TTT & TS,
    /CC

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  14. So cute! I love the scrabble tiles on the trowel!

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  15. Beautiful, Melissa! You did good even short on time! Love the section of picket fencing; it makes such a nice background for your display. Great eggs and I love the scrabble tile magnets!\

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  16. Your mantel turned out so cute. I love the tiny fence and the flowers

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  17. Your mantle is lovely! I love the picket fence! Thank you for sharing.
    Warm wishes, Brittany

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  18. Very pretty! That lovely blue mason jar sets off the daffodils beautifully! Visiting from TT&J tonight.
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  19. I love the Fantle!!! Now I know what to do about my lack of a mantle!
    Yours is gorgeous and oh so ready for spring! Thanks so much for linking!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  20. Love the use of the trowel! I would never have thought of it! Stopping by from the Grant Life.

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  21. I love the little Scrabble letters--too cute!!

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  22. Refreshing and interesting. Love the addition of the bird nest with eggs and the pop of yellow with the flowers.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @Timeless Treasures

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  23. Such a cute spring mantel! I love the picket fence!

    Thanks for linking it @ Creatively Living!
    --Katie

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  24. Your mantle looks fantastic. I love the daffodils in the blue mason jar and the Scrabble tiles on the old trowel.
    Ruth

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  25. Adorable! So many great details. The picket fence was a wonderful find and I just love daffodils! Thank you for linking up to Uncommon!

    Bonnie ;)

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  26. Very cute. Thanks for linking up with Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We're hoping you will join us again next week with more great ideas! - The Sisters

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  27. That's really cute that your son helped you pick out flowers from your garden.

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