a very HAPPY Spring Mantel


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The mantel has been put together here at the cottage for

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It is so very HAPPY


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I picked up a vintage garden gate
and am smitten with the wire and
being able to finalize use it now that
spring is on its way!

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for now I’ve placed it in front of the fireplace box
to lighten up that area a bit

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I painted some letters
and strung them on the gate
to coordinate with the
I made
{a quick little tutorial for those coming soon!}

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I have some vintage pop shoppe bottles

holding a bloom

{love the graphics on these babies!}

and have wonderful kid memories of drinking this fun pop!

{ that’s ‘soda’ for you southerners!!}

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thank you

for coming by

& checking out our

spring mantel!!

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It reminds me that there is so much
just around the corner!

**we can also play where’s waldo…
can you find a puppy hiding in one of the pics in this post?**

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  1. Lovely mantel, so pretty and fun!

    I found the puppy, woohoo!!! Hiding behind the wooden armchair thingy!

  2. Ah, the Pop Shoppe. That is truly a cheerful mantel. Found the dog. ~ Maureen

  3. That garden gate is the perfect addition. LOVE the letters on it. Brilliant!

  4. So fun, so colorful--I just love it. I crave these colors this time of year!

  5. How fun and cute! Love all the different elements you used.

  6. Yes I found the puppy hiding behind the chair. Very cheery mantle and LOVE that rag quilt!

  7. Your mantel looks fabulous! Love the colors!!

  8. This is so wonderful! Love the happy pops of color and the "fresh" on the fireplace screen. Darling! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  9. Your spring mantel has put a smile on my face. I love all the color plus you have it so beautifully arranged.

  10. What an adorable FUN spring mantel. I'm loving the fence/gate and the window. You used so many unique and charming elements. LOVE IT!!
    Mary Alice

  11. Fantastic!! I'm so in love with this mantel. Happy is exactly the right word! :)

    I already know this will be featured at Mantel Monday next week!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  12. Wow! This is amazing. PLEASE come decorate my office space for me. :)

  13. the whole thing is beautiful- my favorite is the gate in front of the fireplace- I am so going to do that!!!

  14. Wow, this is great! Really pretty display of items. I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.


  15. This is great. Love the gate...I have one too and I'm going to add it to my spring vignette. You always have the cutest pictures and ideas, and I love your mantel display. It is wonderful.

  16. WOW I am so in love. beautiful and fab. color. I would love for you to link this up to COM monday this evening. xoxo Jen

  17. What a fun mantel! Love the gate especially!

  18. LOVE your mantle!!! However, we Southerners call everything "coke"...What kind of coke do you want? A Sprite, thank you. That kind of thang...
    Hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening!!

  19. I'm smitten with the gate AND your fireplace! <3

  20. Your mantel is so quirky and fabulous! I just HAD to comment on a mantel that incorporates Pop Shoppe bottles! I have many childhood memories of drinking this at my Grandparents' house - they seemed to have an endless supply in their hall closet but Lime Rickey was always the first to go!

    Your "fresh" banner is super cute and the garden gate is so fun!

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

  21. I'm featuring this at Mantel Monday, like I mentioned before. I came over to grab the picture and noticed I've titled my blog post very similarly to yours. So sorry! It's too late at night for me to rewrite it (I'm soooo tired!), so I'll just be the second Happy, Spring Mantel! :) Hope you don't mind!!

    Have a great week!

  22. Such a fun looking mantel! Perfect for spring! Love the banners! So cute!

  23. Oh how I LOVE this...fresh and fun for sure!!! Think I need to "pin" this for inspiration :) Laurel

  24. Oh goodness this is really cute! I love the gate and the window with the pennant and your super sweet chalkboards! Gotta get me some of those!!
    Big fan here and now a follower :)

  25. You are right - it is so fun and fresh - I am off to share on my facebook page - thanks for sharing!

  26. This is such a pretty mantel. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower

    Mrs. Delightful

  27. OK, I must be blind because i don't see the puppy even though I know where to look? I just got new glasses so it can't be that. Your mantel is so pretty, and I love the garden gate as a fireplace screen. Very clever! The addition of pop shoppe bottles are pretty cool. So springy! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  28. What a fun, cheerful, bright mantel. I love the bunting and all the bright hits of colour and I especially love how you have used the fence gate.

  29. Oh my gosh!! This is incredible!! I LOVE that bunting with the ricrac. So springy and happy! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  30. Your mantel is beautiful, I love the different letter for Spring and the chalkboard :) and everything else!

  31. It is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  32. Wanted to let you know that your gorgeous mantle is being featured on 4 Real Friday! I adore it! Please come on over and grab a featured button, and link up anything else you like! I am so happy to have you!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  33. I'm loving this happy spring mantel!!! The Fresh sign on the screen is awesome! and the banner....and the green flower, and the damask blue pitcher....and...and...and....

    It will be my FB link up tonight!

    @ Creatively Living

  34. Good morning! Love all the different elements that you've used to create a fun and happy mantel and room! Thanks for sharing at Sunday Blog Love, this is one of my top five picks...couldn't help notice the rag quilt in the room too...everything looks fabulous!!

  35. Really fun and pretty! You are so ready for spring!

  36. I just love your spring mantel. It looks great. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop.

  37. I love your mantel! It is so much fun with all the colors!!!
    I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my Creative inspirations Party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  38. I love this! Just found you from Under The Table....
    I have a question. How do you create that list of linky parties you shared this at the bottom of your post? I have seen it done on other blogs and would love it if there were an easier way instead of copying and pasteing blog buttons.
    Love the blog!

  39. So fun! I love spring! Always puts you in a good mood! :] I love the little flags!

  40. You are so right...we do have some similar tastes! I have a scale like yours, and we both have a thing for homemade chalkboards. I'm going to enjoying stopping by your blog!

  41. LOVE your style mix of modern color and pattern with vintage elements - perfect! I'm sharing this in a 5 for Friday Spring Mantel Roundup on my blog today, including one pic and a link back to this post : )


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