A Spring Mantel

Even though it is still winter here in Minnesota, it IS March now!  
Before our last blizzard, I took down all of my winter decor and the "Let It Snow" signs.  I'm ready for a little spring in my life, even if it is only indoors!

This week I am joining a group of bloggers who also have spring and St. Patrick's Day on their minds, for Sharin' O' The Green Blog Hop!  
Our hostess, Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home, puts together a 
wonderful hop and does such a beautiful job with her own decor!
Thank you, Amber!

If you have just hopped over from Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
I am happy to have you here!  I know you enjoyed Jann's spring green decor! 

I decided to start my spring decorating with a new mantel setup!
I was inspired by a recent thrift store find...this lovely watercolor print! 
I love the green and country village feeling.

I added this little cottage wall pocket...

My daughter found this lovely old birdcage at a garage sale and thought of me!  
It's so nice when people find goodies for you!

I just love the little bird sitting on the perch!

The Four Leaf Clover sheet music was a recent thrift store find, too!  My little green gnome is a cute stand-in for a leprechaun and spring flowers and grass are perfect now. Little eggs and nests were added with a vintage green plant mister, too.

Pussy willows and a forsythia nest were added to the other end of the mantel.

I'm loving this touch of spring and St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you enjoyed this start to spring in our home! 
Next on the tour is County Road 407!  
I know you will love Cindy's spring decor ideas!

Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour! 


  1. This is darling. I just love it. The birdcage is just fabulous.

  2. Such a pretty spring mantel display. I adore that bird cage.

  3. Perfectly paired pieces! I just love that watercolor!

  4. Love the sweet cottage painting. It adds a kind of magical element to your lovely spring green mix.

  5. Such a wonderful mantle display. Love the birdcage and water mister. Love your picture find also.

    Enjoy your day


  6. Linda, I love your charming mantel--that birdcage is wonderful! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Your mantel is perfect for March! And what a sweet daughter to think of you for that birdcage. Tell her my birthday is 9/14 and I love vintage birdcages! ;)

  8. I just love everything about this, Linda! The textures, the colors, the green gnome, and that birdcage-fabulous! What a wonderful gift! Yes, we have the snow, but luckily the sunshine is streaming in pretty nicely, which definitely helps the March vibes flow!

  9. I love everything about your spring mantle! Your bird cage is gorgeous, and I want that green plant mister! So happy to be hopping with you!

  10. So cute!!! I'm so boring with my mantel...it stays the same most of the year except for a fall display, followed by a Christmas display!

  11. You created a beautiful spring mantel! The watercolor that you found looks great here and it makes you wonder why people get rid of pretty things like this. Your daughter was so sweet to get that birdcage for you. You are going to enjoy using it for decor this spring and summer. After seeing your nests, I'm ready to pull out more spring decor for my home.

  12. I'm totally in love with that wonderful vintage print! All your "greens" are perfect for March!

  13. Linda your green mantel decor is beautiful. Love seeing the nests that yell out for Spring to arrive.
    Let's hope we see an early Spring.

  14. Very cute and I'm totally in love with the green gnome and the lovely print...sigh if only the ice and snow would give us a break...was 2 degrees this morning here in Chicagoland

    1. Thank you, Sandi! We are buried in snow, but at least it is sunny!

  15. It is all absolutely adorable! You know I am crushin'on the sheet music and I think the gnome is perfect for March and St. Patrick's Day.
    The birdcage and watercolor are fabulous finds. You have definitely inspired me to go junkin' for more vintage green treasures!Thank you so much for sharin' your green with us. Happy early almost spring!

  16. Your mantle looks really pretty! My favorite is that birdcage!


  17. I love your mantel and that watercolor was a great find! But then so was the birdcage! Yipes you are lucky you live far away🥴.

  18. I'm so ready for green too. Love the bird cage and nest!

  19. In every pic my eye went right to the birdcage.

    I don't think mine would fit on the mantel, but I do think I need to find a spot for it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Linda, your mantle is perfect! I am only enjoying spring indoors as well. That thrift find painting is a treasure, and I am drooling over that birdcage!!

  21. I love your mantel and how you have it styled. Love your spring touches.

  22. Green seems to be in. That's what my friends tell me. It will show up in a few spots, but mostly from the green in the sprigs from different plants. I love your Spring! Always.

  23. What a cute and sweet mantle decoration!So inspiring...Hugs!


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