Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Mantel 2013

With the upcoming change in season, it's time to reveal my Spring mantel.  If you have been following me for a while, you'll know putting a mantel together is one my favourite parts of decorating our home. 

Every season, I challenge myself to be original, hopefully bringing something a little different than what's out there, while at the same time keep those elements that say 'that is a Craftberry Bush mantel.'  I hope I have accomplished it.

I have been collecting vintage tea cups and with the help of my sweet mother in law, have been able to collect some very sweet ones.  I decided to incorporate some of them onto the mantel by hanging them on the wall as part of the display.

I shared a flower arrangement using this birdcage before and decided to use the same idea, but tone it down and use fewer flowers.  You can see the arrangement here.

I'm not sure what these flowers are called, but I find them to be so sweet and simple and I just love them.




I simply tied some twine to the handle and hung it from a white thumb tack, placing a little floral oasis in the cup and covering it with moss. 

I of course used my old books and some terracotta pots I aged last year.  I purchased the bronze bunny at our local thrift store and thought of painting it white but decided to leave it as is for a nice contrast. 


I had hoped the pictures would depict its sweetness, but I'm not sure that I was able to capture it.   I think the display is playful and it makes me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.

Please don't forget to come back later tonight for The Inspiration Gallery.  See you then! 

much love,









You can see last year's spring mantel here



30 comments:

  1. Those vintage tea cups ... swoon! And I do love the bronze bunny - glad you left him as is! This is so pretty and dreamy and perfect for Spring!

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  2. Love the teacups hanging on the wall! Good choice of flower, too.

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  3. Darling mantel, I love the color combination:)

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  4. It's beautiful Lucy, I love it!!

    Fotini

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  5. So delicate, so beautiful, so Spring & so in keeping with your lovely decor!

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  6. Beautiful Lucy! LOVE the frame and teacups hanging!

    Anne

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  7. I love the look of your mantel, Lucy! That birdcage is great and I love the color on your pots.

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  8. You are so creative and SO inspiring. Someday, my house will be as beautiful as yours! :) Have a very blessed day~

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  9. It's beautiful Lucy, I love the cups with the eggs and nest and hung on the wall...pure genius.

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  10. Your mantel looks lovely, so fresh and romantic! Pops of pink are perfect!

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  11. My favorite are the hanging tea cups. Yes, you are original and different, but always in a good way!

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  12. OMG!! This is the prettiest Easter mantel I've ever seen! What a clever girl you are! Love it all ;)
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  13. So pretty and sweet! Your pictures captured it perfectly :)

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  14. You inspired me to pull out my birdcage and do something with it! So pretty Lucy!! Love it!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing always beautiful and magic artistic touches of real joy..

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  16. So beautiful,very pretty!! I love it!! I am going to pin this I just adore it! If you have some spare time I did a spring mantel too, my blog is www.marvinsdaughters.blogspot.com Thanks have a nice day! Lori

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  17. Incradible, so inspire for me, Lucy!!!

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  18. It's so lovely and sweet! I like your little nests in the teacups and the bronze bunny!

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  19. Lucy I featured your stunning mantle today! Thanks for sharing it! http://www.thewoodgraincottage.com/2013/03/15/spring-mantel/

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  20. This is truly one of the sweetest displays I've seen, Lucy! I love the surprise aspect of hanging the cups and filling them with flowers and nests -- I say "YES," you accomplished what you set out to accomplish!

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  21. Oh...this is so pretty! Coming over from Dear Lillie. I'll be following along now.

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  22. This is just lovely! I posted one picture and a link on my Facebook page because I just had to share. I found you through Dear Lillie and bookmarked you as soon as I landed here. :D
    (I too own the rosebud teacup shown hanging on it's own. Thrifting can be so much fun can't it?)

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  23. Hello Lucy! Your mantel is wonderful!
    I love vintage teacups and the way you display them is really a fantastic and sweet idea.
    Congratulations!
    Besos, Silvina

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  24. Wow! Wow! This is so amazing, I'm not sure what to say. Your mantel is terrific.

    I'm new to your blog but certainly will be back!

    I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you link this coming weekend. The link goes up at 7 pm on Saturday night.

    - The Tablescaper

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