Spring/Easter Mantel 2013

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Happy Sunday Friends!

Well, this week wraps up our Dog Dogs of Winter series!  I hope y’all have enjoyed these weekly challenges & parties as much as we have!! We truly appreciate everyone who has taken the time to link- up with us over these last 8 weeks! It’s been so fun checking out your guys’ fabulous creations! The theme for this week’s party is “Hop To It.” We are sharing all Easter inspired crafts, decor, recipes, etc.

My shelf in the kitchen had been looking pretty bare for the last couple of months….
Ok, truth be told…. it had been bare since Christmas! So sad, right?!

I decided it was time for a little Spring/Easter inspired mantel/vignette….

Gallery Wall of Baskets

Well, what do you think?

I’ve got to say, this may be my favorite display yet…..or maybe a close second to my previous Christmas mantel. The baskets are my FAVORITE part and I wish I could take credit for the idea, but they were inspired by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.  I’ve been in love with her mantel from last fall since the day I laid eyes on it! You must check it out when you leave here! 🙂 Her mantel displays are always fabulous!

My second favorite thing about this vignette is this adorable Easter Chalk Art Printable that I downloaded & printed from Nest of Posies. I printed it on white cardstock & stuck it inside a frame I already had on hand. I pretty much love ALL chalk art and this one is no exception!

Easter Chalk Art Printable

I borrowed these little white birds from my mom’s stash to sit on my shelf….cuz nothing says Spring like cute little birds! 🙂

To break things up a bit & add a little color to the display, I added my moss monogram to the wall. If you are interested in how I made the moss monogram, you can check out that tutorial HERE.

Spring Mantel Decorating Ideas

All of the baskets were found at our local Goodwill. They had a pretty good selection of shapes & sizes to choose from and they ranged in price from just 50 cents to $1.00!! Talk about a cheap way to add a big statement (and texture) to the wall…..love it!

Gallery Wall of Baskets

Here is a side view….

Gallery Wall of Baskets

I bought the little bird’s nest at Kirlands for just $3.99. Everything else you see on the shelf I had on hand, including these little faux plants I purchased at IKEA several months back. I have used these babies all over the house. If you ever go to IKEA, don’t pass them up! They are so versatile & so cute!

One last full shot of the display as whole…

Gallery Wall of Baskets

I love the simple, natural color scheme with the pops of green throughout.  I don’t know about you all, but I am SO looking forward to Spring & things greening up outside! At least I can bring some green inside the home to hold me over for a little while longer! 🙂

Have you done any decorating for Spring/Easter?

We would LOVE for you to join us tomorrow!!

The party will go live at 6:00 am EST! If you link up on just ONE of our blogs, your project will be see on all NINE sites!! So, get those projects completed & get your posts ready!!

If you don’t have a blog, I would still LOVE for you to join in!! Share a picture of your project with me on my Facebook Page! I will be sharing some of my favorites over the course of the week!

I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!!

Linking up here…..

Monday Funday at Uncommon Designs
Tuesday Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Link Up With Me at Liz Marie Blog
Inspiration Gallery at Design, Dining, & Diapers
Overflowing with Creativity at It’s Overflowing 
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Best DIY Projects of March at Beneath My Heart

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  1. Wow your mantle is beautiful I love it. If you have the time it would be great if you could come and share it at

    Hugs aimee xxx

  2. Love your Easter/Spring Mantle ! The moss monogram D is a great idea Thanks For Sharing 🙂

  3. Turned out so gorgeous Tonya – Lucy’s basket mantle was one of my faves as well! Great job!

  4. Oh Tonya..just beautiful! I am with you on the chalk art..LOVE. You totally scored on the baskets too! Have a wonderful Sunday and we will back tomorrow for the party! 🙂 Bonnie

  5. It’s gorgeous!! I love the hanging basket idea!

  6. So springy and fresh! I love it!

  7. Looks so refreshing! I love those baskets – so natural! Thanks for sharing Tonya!

  8. It looks so beautiful! I love the baskets…what a great deal you got on them too! 🙂

  9. Those pops of green!!! LOVE IT!!!

  10. Tonya…this is seriously awesome! Where did you find all the baskets at? This is so my style and I need to get something up like this to make my house feel more Springish! Great job…you always inspire me 🙂

  11. So pretty! I LOVE this!
    Jamie somuchbetterwithage.com

  12. So nice! Love the simplicity of the baskets. I have the same IKEA plants. Perfect for me cause I just cannot keep plants alive and we have the worst sun in our home. I about died though when I found out my husband hand been watering it. He didn’t realize it was fake and he was trying to help me not “kill” it. Poor guy!

  13. i have been collecting some huge trays with the idea to do something like this (and i loved crafterberry bush’s mantelscape, too). how did you hang these?? please email me that, so i know what to do, lol.

  14. This is so beautiful, Tonya! I love every little bit of it!

    Take care,


  15. Love the texture, love the birds, love the chalk art — okay, I love the whole thing! Happy spring!

  16. Your vignette is stunning. I love the natural color palette with the pop of mossy green and all the lovely textures. What a beautiful way to welcome spring!


  17. You are brilliant– I would have never thought to use baskets in that way! Beautiful! And that printable is so sweet. I found you at Home Stories A to Z… thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  18. This is gorgeous! I love it all!

  19. Okay, this rocks my world {my name is Darci, so the “D” just sealed the deal}. Seriously, you did a fantastic job – I love it all…. the moss initial wreath, chalkboard printable, the clean / crisp white with a pop of color from the wreath and baskets!!! Gorgeous! Come to my house and help my mantel out! 😉 😉

    So glad I linked up! I’ve really enjoyed seeing all of the creative ideas throughout all of the link-up parties…. I’m amazed at some of the things people have come up with!


  20. Nicely done…light and fresh. Come link up to my party on my blog The Style Sisters http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up_12.html

  21. LOVE that basket collection! I just pinned it! Life to the full, Melissa

  22. Hopped over from Transformation Thursday – I love your mantel. The D moss monogram really caught my eye… what a pretty effect with the baskets!

  23. it definitely feels like spring!

  24. I love the shelf with the baskets! Perfect for spring!

  25. Stopping by to let you know we featured this beautiful mantel tonight at Monday Funday!

  26. Hi Tonya, I hopped over from Dear Lillie Spring Thing Link Party. I love your spring/Easter mantel. I am big fan of chalkboard signs and yours looks divine. Happy Monday. Renata

  27. Loving all of the baskets! Thanks for linking up!

  28. Tonya, your mantle turned out perfect! I am swooning over the colors! They go together perfectly, great job! Would love for you to share at the party! xo Bridgett


  29. I featured your lovely mantle today!! THanks for sharing your fabulous creativity! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/03/its-spring-thing-mantle-features.html

  30. Hi Tonya! We loved your spring mantel! Thank you so much for sharing it at the It’s a Spring Thing Party, we featured it today on our blog!

    Heather and Vanessa

  31. I’m always on the lookout for “mantel” ideas…even though my “mantel” is a shelf in my entryway. I absolutely love this one! Beautiful!:)


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