Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Decor Has Sprung At Home!

Hooray!  All of my new Spring Decor is finally up!  A couple weeks ago I wrote my inspiration post (check it out here).  Again, one of my goals was to 'Hold the Pastels' and I indeed succeeded (I hope)!  So let's take a look at the Spring mantel and sideboad!

Here is the left side of our mantel. Items included are the vintage light bulb cover, vintage light bulb plate, framed photo, and vintage *inspired* clockfaces.
 I was unable to find vintage clockfaces (see inspiration post to know why) while antique shopping, so I made some of my own!  I found images of clockfaces online, then printed them on some thicker cardstock paper.  I think they turned out great, and they were FREE!  The real ones are usually a thin piece of metal or they are paper, so I am pretty happy with my version.
 I added one of my favorite engagement photos (taken by our friend Amber).  I love the pale green railing in the picture, it adds that Spring-y touch! Oh, and Alex looks pretty darn cute too of course!

Here's a closer look at that vintage lightbulb plate. I picked this up awhile ago at Bachman's. It has a little mirror in place of where the light bulb would have been screwed into.

In the middle I added some faux moss rocks that I picked up at JoAnne's for $5.

 Now over to the left side, here I have our antique 'Z' bookend, a birdcage, an antique measuring stick, and another light bulb plate.
 The birdcage was on clearance at Michael's for about $4, but it was black and had butterflies, flowers, and all sorts of other crazy tacky stuff on it.  So I took off all the little decor parts and spray painted the cage white.
Ahhh, so much better!  I did keep the little nest I pulled out of it and added a few eggs for a small touch of Easter decor.
 I know I have shown this antique measuring stick before (got it for only $6!) but I thought it was worth another close up.  I love it!
 So here's the whole mantel all together.  It is a little goofy to take pictures of since we have our TV hung over it, but you get the idea!  Love the fresh look!

Now let's hop on over to the dining room (hop, hehe, whoa now I am too into the Easter thing)!
Here is the left side of our sideboard.  I just used those vintage numbered button napkin rings, our antique 'A' bookend, and a tin pitcher with wheat. Oh and our little DIY chalkboard with the 'Happy Easter' message and cute bunny ears!
 Since I already shared the right side and my Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Egg decor, I thought I'd just show you the whole thing!
So I wanted to avoid pastels and still have a Spring-y, Easter feel in our house.  I think I did a good job, thoughts?  I must say it is just nice seeing some themed decor in the house, I feel like we haven't had any since Christmas.  So I am really liking the new updates in our house. 

Hope to see you Friday for a fabulous Head Over Heels post!  Get ready!


  1. Looks fantastic! I love the vintage clock faces. What a clever idea!

  2. I love the touches you added on your mantle. Your clocks you made are awesome and look like the real thing. Would love for you to offer a tutorial someday on your process of creating them. :)
    I spoke to you last Fall after the JB event and your fun with Lyla and Kevin. :) What a cool experience that whole deal must of been.
    Stop by and see what I've been up to. There's a great new event in MN put on by Sue Whitney and Otten Bros. Nursery called "Junk Market Under Glass" and is super cool. Plan to attend... It's Sept. 8-10th I believe. I'll be a vendor there and would love to meet you if you attend.

  3. Hi there...just popped into your blog and I am SO Glad I're awesome. I love the way you group things together and the idea for the Clocks...EPIC! We have a very similar style in decorating. I've added myself as your newest blogger and hope you come by and visit me soon! Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston, Tx!

  4. Happy to have found your lovely blog! I'm enjoying browsing around. Your spring touches are so pretty!
    I'm your newest follower and would be delighted for you to follow me back!
    Have a great day,

  5. Hi,
    I am joining Sarah's lovely party from my vintage apartment in Chicago. So glad you joined, too.


    Gg - Notes on the Journey
    Link #26

    ps. We used to live in Minneapolis . . . love the beautiful trees, parks and lakes.

  6. Thanks everybody! I was kind of nervous about my black and white Spring decor :) This is very encouraging! Gretchen, I will make a tutorial for the clock faces, guess I should have, but it was so easy I didn't know if it would be interesting. I can at least add links for the faces I found online! Also, it is nice to have some new visitors on our blog, thanks for stopping by! I will hop on over to your blogs now, woo-hoo!

  7. Hey! I found you via Modern Country Style's Define Your Blog Linky Party. Love the name of your blog, BTW. So cute! You've done an amazing job fixing up your jewel of a home. You definitely have a talent for interior design!

  8. Hello you,

    Love your mantel!! I have one of those fold up ruler things...but I've lost it. I'm so cross with myself. Grr. I love the way you've left it half unfolded. Gorgeous!!

    I really enjoyed your defining post, by the way. ...but couldn't comment there so came here!



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