Here comes Peter Cottontail

With Valentine's Day over, I turned some Springy attention to my mantel. Time to show it some bunnyish love (minus actual bunnies).















































I don't normally make my 'Spring mantel' so Eastery but with my little guy taking more notice of the decorating I do these days (he'll be four at the end of March) I though it was high time to tap back into my inner child and pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat.

I didn't really have a set vision in mind (as you will see later) but one of the main jumping off points was the (always great) seasonal subway art from Eighteen 25. You can see all of their amazing creations here, and how I used their Christmas one here and Fall one here. So fun.



















I placed some eggs in a green tin I had on hand, a nice way to nod to Easter without getting all baskety and raffiafied.

To play off the pinks in the subway art I used one of my favourite candle holders (bought a few summers ago for my back deck). I still think the 'legs' look like stiletto heels ;)












































The white candle holder is one I've had for years. It houses a large pillar candle and projects a neat 'swiss cheese' pattern when lit. I thought it complimented the 'spring' look well. Nice and light and airy.

The pink bowl in the background was a gift from my parents. I placed some cotton branches and little wicker decorative balls in it.





















To frame the subway art I used a frame I had (originally painted for my Christmas mantel a few years back) and mounted the art on some wrapping paper I had. I love the crisp green - very Easter like in my opinion.












































And a photo of it all put together again for you... You can also see the white ceramic bark vases far left. I got those in the Fall and have been using them non-stop ever since. You can see them in use here, here and here.

Clean and simple. Just the way I like it. 

And since I like to challenge myself to see if I can figure things out, I took a video of the whole thing and time-lapsed it (so you can see my 27 different variations before I decided on this one – if that's your kind of jam). But warning, this video holds absolutely no educational value and is probably not going to get any high marks for entertainment value either. Definitely no Oscars for this little piece of confusion. But I had fun doing it (that's all that counts right?)


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What about you? Ready for the Easter Bunny yet? Any Spring mantels that you'd like to share? I'm all ears (ha, pun intended).


Linking to:
The DIY Dreamer
The Style Sisters
This Silly Girl's Life
Housewife How-To's
Liz Marie
Serenity Now
Craftberry Bush
The Shabby Nest
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
A Jennuine Life

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  1. What a colorful collection! Seeing all of these wonderful mantel arrangements has made me decide that I absolutely *must* start changing my decor to match the seasons!

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