A Spring Mantel...


I really enjoyed my blog break with my family~ thanks for all of your good wishes and for your SO sweet comments on my kitchen re-do project!  I finished several more cabinets and will be starting in on them again soon!  But today, with the snow melting and heavy rain, I decided it was time to bring a little spring to our mantel!  I used two pretty vintage floral prints as backdrops...


I added my favorite old white books with floral covers and glittered chicks...


some nests, moss, eggs, and burlap...



some cute antique postcards...






It is so wonderful to see signs of spring here in Minnesota...even though tonight we are having some more snow showers!
 
 I am joining Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday 
My Cottage Charm's Treasures and Trinkets Party  
and A Holiday Haven's Easter and Spring Party
 
Until next time...I'm looking forward to visiting blogs and seeing what I missed while I was away!
Linda

56 comments

  1. Your mantel is so pretty and springy Linda. It will be perfect for Easter too. I'm lovin' that vintage postcard.

    How do you like the weather today? Me, not so much.

    ~Tricia

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  2. Linda, what an adorable spring mantel. Good luck with the painting. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  3. I definitely need to take inspiration and get started with some spring decorating. Your mantle looks wonderful. I have been looking and looking for a bird's nest. Where did you find yours?

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  4. Linda,
    Your mantel looks soooo pretty...welcome back!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Your mantle looks beautiful!
    Love everything vintage.

    Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
    Sharon

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  6. Linda,
    Your kitchen is freaking amazing! Great job! Love the mantle too. Hope things are going well for you. Lisa

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  7. Your spring mantel is so pretty!! Martina

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  8. Oh I love that print with the chicks and the puppy! so cute!
    pretty spring mantel!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  9. Linda it couldn't be any more charming! Those chickies are sooo darling!! Vanna

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  10. It got cold here today too, but I think I'd freak if it snowed! your mantel is sure full of spring though. Yellow really does it. Those are such pretty prints, and that chicky vintage postcard is darling! Hope warmer weather hurries up to you!

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  11. So beautiful, Linda. I should get out some of my spring stuff too. Maybe it'll help me out of my funk. Mimi

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  12. Such a cute crinkled chick! just adorable! Everything on your mantle is chicky cute! xoox

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  13. So sweet Linda. I love the color of the birds and the pretty prints. I bet you are so happy Spring has sprung, as it seems to have been a very long winter.

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  14. Linda- what a sweet and spring promising mantel decorating.
    I love the old books- and the bird theamed pieces.
    Happy painting-
    xo,Dorthe

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  15. what a lovely spring mantel. i have yet to bring my spring decorations out. maybe today. before the snow flies tomorrow. have a great day linda.

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  16. I love the photos of your little chickies! So cute, and what lovely vintage postcards.
    How is your kitchen coming along? I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  17. Your mantel is done so lovely, don't you just love decor for spring...very pretty.
    hugs
    janet

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  18. You really did a wonderful job with your mantel. You have such an eye for color and fine detail.
    If this rain around here ever stops, I might feel some spring inspiration.
    Love your header, especially that clock.

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  19. Lovely, as always!

    How was the wedding? Details please!

    Did I tell you that we are coming up to the Bachman House next week? Where else should we go?

    Thanks for the peek at spring. I know it is coming here but not soon enough!

    Hugs ~~ Connie

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  20. Welcome back. I'm glad you had a nice break and I love your springtime mantel! Those vintage cards are beautiful!

    Kat :)

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  21. Hello Linda!
    Beautiful Mantel! Spring is just Around the Corner! I just Know it! Well I think.. I Hope!
    Hope you are having a Wonderful Day!
    Hugs
    Jill

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  22. Just beautiful and I LOVE that sweet vintage book!

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  23. Love your mantle and the puppy picture! I still haven't put up my Easter decor...and now with all this new snow...too dreary...
    Glad that you had a nice break with your family!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  24. Hi Linda,

    Love your touches of spring on your mantel! Those little birdies are so cute. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your bloggy break.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  25. What a pretty spring mantel. I like your white books. And chicks. And nests. Very cute!

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  26. Your new spring decor looks so refreshing. I love the little lost puppy.

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  27. Linda, I hope you had a wonderful time with your parents - a much deserved break and of course spending time with family is just the most important thing.

    I love your chicks - the whole mantel, in fact. So glad your weather is finally warming up. Ann

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  28. Love your beautifully decorated mantel. I NEED to get my Easter/Spring Mantel decorations up, before the whole season has passed...LOL! I bought some really cute old books (like the ones you have) this weekend that I will add to the mantel this year! Happy Spring!

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  29. Hi Linda! I LOVE your spring decorations! The chicks on the burlap looks so great! Oh, and those vintage postcards are beautiful! Hurry weekend, so I can play too! :-)

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  30. Love your mantel with all of the adorable items! Love that crackled chick! Have fun finishing your painting!

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  31. Hi Linda, your mantel looks so festive and springy! Love that you add the vintage postcards and who couldn't love glittered chicks!
    Have a great day ~ Heidi

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  32. what a pretty display...I love everything about it, especially the book with the pansies. Linda

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  33. This is a wonderful spring display!!!

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  34. Very springy. The chicks are very sweet looking.

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  35. Linda....I am your new kindred spirit/follower...smiles, Linda

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  36. Hey sweet lady! :) We are having a wonderful time over here in birthday land indeed! lol I've been working on Carson's Mario birthday party stuff all day long...oh my! It's turning out really cute though and he is SO excited!!
    Your mantel is so lovely..you have the best stuff! I would love to come shop your house! lol :) You have such a wonderful eye for putting things together.
    Hugs to you my sweet friend
    Missy :)

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  37. Your springtime decorations are beautiful! I especially like the vintage illustrations.

    Thanks for visiting me at Wheatless Foodie!

    Cindy
    http://www.sidetrackedartist.com
    http://www.wheatlessfoodie.blogspot.com

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  38. Soo soo pretty! i love all the chicks!
    :)Heidi

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  39. Love your yellow on the mantel. It is just beautiful...you have a real gift for decorating. It really shows.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  40. Beautiful spring and Easter mantle. You have an eye for beauty. ~~Sherry~~

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  41. Oh I adore your wee chick~ swoon!

    I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  42. Hi Linda, your Spring and Easter mantle is really inspiring me. Love the books, chickens, nests,...it's all wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and linking up to the party!
    xo,
    Debra

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  43. Hi Linda!
    Happy Spring! And I hope everything went wonderful with the weekend! Such a happy time and beautiful celebration, I am sure!
    XO

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  44. Linda, you did a lovely job on your Spring mantel! Those prints are so pretty. I love the yellow matting. And the vintage books and postcards are just wonderful.

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  45. Great blog -- I love your spring mantel! I just found your blog and will be following from now on.

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  46. Hi Linda! I love that sweet picture of the puppy and ducklings, soooo sweet! Maybe this weekend I will get out the Easter treasures! xoxo

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  47. Hi Linda!
    Love the mantle, love what you did in your kitchen also...I have a black and white kitchen also...so fun to see others!!!
    I really enjoy your blog, keep up the great work!!! You are such and inspiration! Hugs and Love,
    Brenda in Texas!

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  48. Your mantel looks beautiful with all the touches of spring!! You have the best vintage pieces and you have such a talent for arranging them into gorgeous displays!
    Jane

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  49. Nice to see you had a good break, Linda! You were missed :)
    Love your vintage Spring mantel! You have a great way of displaying vintage items together.
    Good luck painting!

    Have a great weekend! :) Michelle

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  50. I love your little yellow bird! Here in NY I saw a Bluebird for the first time ever a few weeks ago. Of course, like you we just got snow dumped on us again but I am optimistic spring must be around here somewhere!

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  51. I'd say you
    were made to
    create these
    little vignettes,
    as they are always
    so very pretty!!!
    Here's to more
    rain and less snow...
    xx Suzanne

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  52. Your mantel is lovely.. Yellow is one of my faovrite colors... the picture and the bird are so pretty!

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  53. Check out EllaElaine.blogspot.com to see more beautiful historic farm houses. I thought you might enjoy these!!! X0X0
    Brenda in Texas

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  54. Unreal, Linda. Your Spring mantel is incredible. Are there really signs of Spring in Minnesota? We are coming home tomorrow. I hope so!

    Hugs,
    Suz

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  55. HI Linda, your mantle looks beautiful all Springy. LOVE that puppy with the ducks...so sweet :) Have a great rest of your weekend! Laurel

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  56. Oh, I love your mantel. It's shouts Easter and spring. You are so creative. Your kitchen is coming along beautifully. Loving the bright backsplash and the black knobs. You sure are a busy one.
    BlessYourEnergeticHeart

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