Yesterday was a good day.
A good good day.
Nothing out of the ordinary. No fireworks or cartwheels in the front yard or ticker tape parade. Just a whole lot of ordinarys that added up to spectacular.
I had a great hair day and found these black and white patterned pants from Old Navy that made me look skinny and went on a date with super yummy coffee and shopped and decorated for spring got these easy spring mantel decorating ideas ready for you and listened to all the middle school gossip and topped it all off with a basketball game where my son played like he was heading to the NBA and then talked to me all the way home over a McDonald’s chicken sandwich and fries.
And the snow melted and the sun shone.
And to celebrate and send a little joy your way, I thought I’d give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of you.
Just to make you smile.
Just because today is a good day, too.
Here’s this year’s spring mantel.
It’s pretty simple.
I couldn’t help it. I fell in love with those trees and everything else kind of fell into place.
I started with an old barn door painted white.
When planning your mantel, you always want a back drop.
Something that makes everything else look pretty. It could be a picture frame or a mirror or a piece of reclaimed wood or a large sign or a chalkboard.
Start with that and then layer.
I layered in these trees that I found at Hobby Lobby.
They were in the spring section and super affordable and 40% off.
They come in two sizes and I bought two large ones and one small one.
Then I added in these birds stacked on wood blocks.
Another mantel decorating tip is to add height to different pieces in your display by stacking something underneath them.
You could use books or pedestals or dishes or bowls turned upside down or pieces of wood stacked like this.
I’m happy with how it turned out.
But I thought it might be fun to take a look at a few other spring mantels I put together through the years.
Almost like a family reunion.
There was the time I hung a basket and a wreath on the wall.
And the time I went all yellow with milk glass and book page flowers.
And the mantel in the kitchen where I added the back of a chair and mason jars filled with flowers.
And there was the time I added the burlap bows.
And the time I filled pitchers with tulips.
Now which one is your favorite?
Which little bit of spring do you like the best?
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Happy spring decorating from the farmhouse and me.