Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Mantle

I don't know about you lovelies, but I am aching for Spring to get

here.

  I long to feel the warmth of the sunshine beating down on my face.

  So using the SUN as my inspiration, I created a spring mantle.




Forsythia's are my favorite Spring flowers.



I used the same bird pattern on this as I used here





After I cut the birds out, I added detail with a Sharpie. 

 I glued the birds in a frame that I already had, I just gave it a quick

coat of paint.



I used strips of scrapbook paper to add intrest to these cream

candles.

So, for the cost of two pieces of scrapbook paper and a spool of

ribbon I was able to bring the sunshine inside.


Cha Cha




70 comments:

Best Life said...

Very cheerful! I love the ways you used the paper. Lisa~ www.livingmybestlifii-lisa.blogspot.com

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Oh that is so beautiful! It makes me feel sunny inside just looking at it on my computer screeen!

Alisa said...

looks just beautiful Cha Cha! I love the birds...so cute!

Patricia said...

Hi Friend!!!
WOW!!!!
I am loving your mantle so much!!
Forsythia is wonderful and one of my favorite too... tomorrow (after our st paddys celebration) I am doing my spring display and it does include forsythia and pink... hmmmnn... should be interesting!


Have a great "green" afternoon!
Irish Blessings
Patricia

Traci Michele said...

OH my goodness, this is a breath of fresh air! So Spring-y and lovely! Great job!

Traci

this blessed nest said...

i am feeling the warmth of the sunshine via this beautiful post. how wonderful!
your pictures are so good! did you guys get a new mantel?
this is so cheery. i know i wouldn't have my mood swings if i were to be around this.

and excuse me, is that yellow walls i see in this room????

cha cha, there is so much we have in common. i am starting to laugh at all of it. i think we were seperated at birth {just by 3 years - though}
have a warm, sunny, bright, & cheerful day!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a beautiful idea! I am sooo ready for spring too. Still a bit chilly here today~

Magic Brush said...

I love, love, love the yellow branches!!!!!!

Diane @ InMyOwnStyle.com said...

Hi Cha Cha-
Your forsythia looks beautiful on your mantle. Growing up , my mom always brought them into the house to cheer things up. Today here in Pa the temp. got to 67. Tomorrow forcast is for 70! Yeah It is going to be hard going into work. Hope you are enjoying some nice weather too.
My best- Diane

Pearls and Grace said...

Oh Cha Cha,

I have voted you most wonderful in the blog world. :) You leave the sweetest comments in the world and you remind me so much of my dear friend Kellie. You two truly are cut from the same cloth.

May God pour out JOY UNSPEAKABLE upon you and your family and may He bless you in ways that you never dreamed or imagined. :)

Love that mantle :)

Big Hug,

Sibi

Pearls and Grace said...

P.S. Are you on Twitter? You must high tail it to Twitter. Amen.

xoxoxo
Sibi

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I'm jealous of your creativeness! So nice!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Delightful! ...and so very cheerful! I am so glad that I hopped over from "Life as Lori". Please accept my invitation to drop in over at my place one day this week when you get a chance, until later...

fawnda said...

very spring! I love all the yellow! : )

Jessica Hills said...

When I saw "Spring Mantle" I was thinking it would be cheesy pastels, but I LOVE this idea to use a pretty yellow! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday party if you would like to join in!

Patti said...

Your mantle is so pretty and I love the forsythia - it always tells me that spring is around the corner!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Gorgeous!! I love yellow and your unique DIY touches are fabulous!

Lori said...

Your mantle looks so ready for spring! I really like it!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

Lanie Ree said...

Beautiful!!

Robyn said...

WOW, your mantle looks so HAPPY! It's gorgeous and as a bird fan I love all your little birdie touches, they just say SPRING!

Pearl Maple said...

Looks like a breath of fresh air with the color choices and cute little birdies, thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Sausha said...

love it, looks so summery and cheery!

Sausha @ {show & tell}

Mom2Ian said...

I really like yellow. I've been trying to figure out how to use it in my home. You've given me an idea or two. Thanks!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the scrapbook paper on the candles! Such an easy idea that makes such a big statement!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful mantlescape! You really can't go wrong with yellow! Great job!

Carmen said...

Love the yellow! So springy! Cute birdies too.

Sherry said...

I just saw some Forsythia blooming out today! It is time to prune the roses when the Forsythia blooms.
Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.
Thanks!
Sherry

Lori said...

I featured this at Life As Lori!

If you would like to grab the I was featured button please stop by and take it!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I really like how you tied everything together by using the same paper for the birds and on the candles. Great idea.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I LOVE the birdies! Beautiful Spring mantle.

Kammy said...

Love the yellow chick !
Kammy

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love the birds.. you've made a great spring mantle

kim said...

Love your spring mantel. Nothing better that yellow, little birds and cheap.

susan said...

You have certainly let the spring in! I amazed at what can be done with scrapbook paper. I love the forsythia and your "happy" spring mantel!

Allison Shops said...

Cute birds. I love the forsynthia. Mine is in full bloom - the yellow is so bright!

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag to see what Jane did for Met Monday.

Shannon said...

So pretty! The birds are darling, and I love the bright yellow! I would love it if you stopped by this week and joined in my Bring In The spring party as well!

Kaysi said...

That looks great!! What a fun yellow, it really brightens it up. I am ready for spring, we got snow this weekend!!

Susan said...

I do believe spring has sprung!!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love the yellow - happy spring!

this blessed nest said...

oh! i am so glad you linked this! the other day when i saw it, it brought me sunshine & a big smile. today, i will need this yet again as some visual blog sunshine! can you believe they are calling for flurries this morning?

love the yellow! love it all.

have a beautiful day!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

love it! The touch of the scrapbook paper and forsythia really brighten it up! Spring can't come fast enough...

-Ann Marie

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful touch of spring on this rainy day!!

Jackie said...

I just LOVE yellow for Spring! Great ideas-love the scrapbook paper over candle trick! Happy Spring Fling!

Kelley said...

What a great idea... I have been wanting to do something fun on my mantle and this gives me all kinds of ideas =)

Have a great week.

{ L } said...

Oh gorgeous! LOVE the yellow!

vignette design said...

Now I know what to do with all my scrapbook paper! Cover candles! Genius! Your mantle is beautiful and springy. Love the branches.

Bobbie said...

That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

niartist said...

Oh how beautiful is this!?!?! I love the bright forsythia on with the birds. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing! I'm about 1/2 way finished with my bathroom remodel, and I hope you can stop by and see the progress. :) Take care! Artie

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is so cheery and fun - love it! Yellow is gorgeous in this space...I don't think I have used yellow before but your pictures inspire me! Thanks for sharing - Happy Spring!

fairfieldhouse said...

Oh Cha Cha,

This is beautiful. I especially like the goldfinch.

Deborah

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful! Love love love the yellow. Bring on spring!

coco said...

how lovely, how beautiful, the second one looks so gorgeous, love them all

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It's just gorgeous! Love the forsythia and the scrapbook paper on the candles. The yellow and black accents are perfect.

Erin said...

We used the same flowers on our mantels! I love all your cheery yellow. Great job!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Very springy indeed! I'm usually not a fan of yellow, but I love it on your mantel. Great job!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Yes! Nothing says spring like a blooming Forsythia! Brings back a lot of childhood memories.

fairfieldhouse said...

Cha Cha,

Back again via Kimba's mantel party. I wish you all of Easter's blessings and the wonders of spring.

Deborah
http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/04/03/flowerplace/

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Beautiful mantle! I love the paper around the candles!

Screaming Meme said...

Such a beautiful mantel...I think it is so sweet!!! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you over to Screaming Meme...I am having a giveaway...Hope you can stop in and sign up...Meme

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a pretty mantel! Love your forsythia, and those birds are so sweet. :-)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love your cheerful Spring mantle! The pops of yellow are fabulous! The forsythia look so pretty and the birdie artwork is great!
Blessings,
Stacey

Michelle said...

Love the yellow! The scrapbook paper on the candles and birds is fabulous!

:) Michelle

Little Lovables said...

love it! the birds are adorable

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love love love the yellow. I think your mantel looks wonderful. I just bought some yellow placemats and napkins for a cheerful spring tablescape. Can't wait to use them. I like your bird picture you created too. Way to go...very lovely.
Blessings,
Debbie

Heather said...

Too cute! Love the birds

Summer said...

I just LOVE all the POPS of yellow! They are so cheerful! Beautiful!

Debbie said...

That was fantabulous!~ The yellow caught my eye on the linky party, and I love what you did to the mantel...and the scrap book paper, very clever indeed. Come check out my very first giveaway, it is an easy one to be part of:)

Liz said...

Very pretty! Love the little birds! And how you put the candles in glass containers.
Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my Mantle!
~Liz@HoosierHomemade

Kolein said...

I so love yellow. Your mantel is lovely. Just lovely!! It makes me smile! big!

Christine said...

Those custom candles are my favorite part!

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