I've been working on our spring mantel for a few weeks now, but I finally got it finished this weekend.
And I really hadn't planned on using pink, but that just seemed to happen serendipitously. The best things happen that way, don't they.
It all started when I found this faux moss covered bunny several weeks ago. When I placed him on the mantel, I knew he was going to stay.
I was looking around for a place to hang this wreath this year and decided to try it here on the fireplace. I've used it on our front door for many, many years and the flowers and painted eggs have never faded.
Last week the grandgirls were here, and Ruby, the youngest, helped me make this arrangement in the glass vase. She enjoyed hanging all the little Easter ornaments on the springlike branches. She even added the birdnest within the branches. My sister-in-law Jean gave me the cute, green bunny this year, and he found a place in the arrangement.
I've had many of these ornaments for a long time. Some of them are probably 25-30 years old. When I was teaching elementary school, I used to always put up an Easter tree in my classroom.
I still couldn't pull everything together until I spotted these green balls in a gift shop this Saturday. As soon as I saw them, I knew they'd look great on the mantel, and they'd also camouflage a speaker that's under the TV.
I started adding some green moss and bird nests and eggs, and still something was missing. Then I looked into a bag of items that a friend had given me Saturday. There were scraps of tulle and other fabric, and she knew I'd find some use for them. As soon as I saw the pink tulle, I knew!
The addition of the pink tulle brought out all the pretty spring colors in the wreath!
I didn't know how Leo would feel about having pink on the mantel, but when he walked in and saw it he said, "Pretty!"
To finish the display, I added this bunny sitting in a small chair.
And I added this nest of eggs in a bucket on the other side.
Yep, we're almost ready for the Easter bunny! How 'bout you?
I LOVE your idea of putting the speckled eggs in the glass jar! Where did you get the eggs? I can't seem to find any like that.
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
Love your spring garden mantel, Jane- so pretty and fresh. I love bunnies year round, and your moss bunny is wonderful.
I love the vase arrangement on the mantle and especially the bucket of eggs sitting there on the floor. Such a CUTE idea Jane. Love it.
Your mantle turned out so cute, love the way the netting is swagged and I of course adore the bunnies, they are soo soo cute..
So lovely! I especially love the the wreath and the tin pail. You are so creative.
Well I have to say what a pretty glass container of spring branches featuring Easter eggs. I think the glass container with the eggs, green bunny and Easter ornaments is just the thing. I bet Ruby really enjoyed herself. The Easter wreath ties the mantel all together and makes it just perfect. Great job as usual. Jean
Susan in SC
Very pretty Jane!
Pretty, pretty mantle Jane. I really like the arrangement in the glass vase. No telling what that would cost at a florist. xo, olive
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Moss, flowering branches with eggs, and cute bunnies..all perfect for the perfect Spring mantel Jane!!....was close to your "neck of the woods" this weekend....gorgeous weather!
Jane, your mantle is gorgeous! I love every detail! The nest of eggs in the bucket is so pretty! By the way, I am hosting a new Link party today on my blog. I am excited and scared at the same time. LOL Please, stop by if you get a chance. Enjoy your week!
Thank you for sharing this pretty display of new and dare I say 20-30 years ago items are old?! But it truly looks 2013 --well the flat screen is a big giveaway lol-- but adding your ornaments of years past in a more natural branch setting, the moss bunny (which I love) but I'm so glad that you got the three big green balls as they add a lot. Love the tulle and the bucket and the chair with bunny. Glad that you had fun with a grandchild's help along the way. Happy Spring! I think I have some tulle around here some place and some spray paint. Ill copy you without spending a dime plus I'm sure I have a wreath around too!!! Ahhh...projects....or just daydreaming
Your mantel always looks great, Jane. Ruby did an awesome job on the egg tree. xo
This is so pretty...Leo totally chose the right word! My very favorite thing is the moss bunny! I would have brought him home too without a second thought. The light and bright colors bring spring right into your room. Love it!
Love the arrangement in the vase. You did a fantastic mantel, I love everything about it:)
I love the pink and the mantel is beautiful. Makes me want to run out to the store and grab up more spring decorations right this minute!
I always love your posts.. You're so creative and such an inspiration. Thank you.
Oh that is so very pretty! I love the pink bunting. It's all really beautiful. Nice job!
Beautiful, Jane! I love your vase filled with eggs ... and, how clever to hide your speakers with the garden balls! Great place to hang your pretty wreath, too! Spring has arrived in your home!
Oh so pretty Jane! I love your moss bunny along with your egg wreath and branch arrangement! Love your galvanized bucket with moss & eggs too 🙂
Very pretty and inspiring!
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Can't wait to raid my girls Easter baskets!! Love your little moss bunny and touches of pink!
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Thank you for sharing your pretty Easter mantel at NTT. I plan to post mine later this week and you will see that we have the same cute moss bunny:) I like how you placed your nests...great idea.