Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring It On

Happy spring! It's the first day of spring so you know what that means. Time to freshen up the mantle!

I'm keeping the look light and airy. Silver mercury glass candle sticks and turquoise mercury glass birds are the right combination. I used the same candle sticks I always keep on the mantle. So far, I've used them on both the fall and Christmas decorated mantles.

A branch and a grass bird's nest with speckled eggs bring in a natural element. Fresh leaves from my yard add more lively green color.

Now that the mantle is done, maybe I should move on to spring cleaning. How about you? What are you doing to freshen up for the season? Can't wait to see!!


The Lettered Cottage


  1. I found you at the Midwest Bloggers page, I love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

  2. Love your spring -especially the blue birds :) Found you on the Midwest Bloggers FB page, I'm a new follower - hope you'll stop by and follow too :) Have a fab week!

  3. oh my goodness your blog is beautiful! I am for sure a new follower and I am SO thrilled to be getting to know you via the midwest bloggers group! Off to go an explore and drool over your decor and projects!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  4. Love your color and the mercury glass. Very pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm following you too!

  5. Just come over from Midwest Bloggers to take a look round your blog. Love those blue glass birds on your mantle... I never have it together enough to do any seasonal decorating (except christmas!) Amazing paint job on your kitchen too.

    Now following you so I look forward to reading more!


  6. What a beautiful mantel !! It's dressed for Spring to perfection !! I LOVE how your perched your fabulous blue mercury birds on the branches. Thanks for sharing. *Becca* (now following)


  7. Your mantle is wonderful! It's so clean and fresh and I love the wall color behind it! Thanks for the inspiration :)


    PS Those birds are amazing!

  8. Love your mantle! A little bit glam, a little bit shabby - fabulous!

  9. I love all the special touches on the mantle. Your wall color is grand, I am debating with myself as to what color to paint my living room and deep down I want that blue. Everything looks fresh, Kathy

  10. I love it!! I'm lightening up and making my little condo bright and light too! Love your whole mantle and everything on it! totally inspiring!! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Barb, I am not sure if you will get this email. My name is Debbie from Debbiedoo's and I am also a contributor to Southernbelle magazine. I spied your faux mantel in your dining room from last year and Southernbelle magazine loved it and wants to use in their Fall publication. If you could email me at micmanno@aol.com we can discuss further. I hope you receive this message. Thanks.

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How about some comment love! i read them all, Barb