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Spring Has Sprung Onto The Mantel!

I’m sitting and writing this blog with my windows open, and the fresh air and sounds of the birds is nearly driving me crazy! I want to be outside. Preferably digging in the flowerbeds and planting things!

Alas, it’s still a tiny bit cool for that but I’m expecting to be able to do so any day now.

Meanwhile, I have been working on more things on the inside of my home.

Y’all know I’ve been plugging away at my Nagging Unfinished Projects and have completed 2 of those so far. I’m on to #3 but took a little break to finish my mantel for spring because….well….it’s SPRING!

Good reason, right?

A few weeks ago I showed y’all the DIY painted clay pots I made for my mantel.

Did you really think I was done with it at that point?


Obviously I had to put some vintage books up there. I knew I wanted some lavender as well but had a really hard time finding something to put the lavender in.

I was looking for old buckets but never could find any so I went to Walmart to get some shiny aluminum ones and planned to rust and age them myself with a vinegar solution.

Then I found these.

I liked them well enough as they were and I can always still age them some if I like. I really like the shape of them.

To me, the piece de resistance are those amazing vintage windows. I love them!

I layered in this darling oval frame I found on a recent thrifting expedition (I actually found 2 matching ones. Can you believe it?)

I think I need a closer look. 😀

As you can see, my clay flower pots are still on the mantel but I’ve arranged them a little differently now.

Except hopefully I still spelled “spring” correctly 😀

Here it is all together! Even Midnight loves it.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for your spring mantel or any other place in your home that needs a little touch of spring charm.

I’m so anxious to see what Emily did on her mantel for spring as well, aren’t you?

Let’s take a peek…..

Emily at Le Cultivateur

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I love sharing with you and reading the sweet comments you leave for me.

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  1. Emily says:

    Tara, I’m so loving your spring mantel!!! Love the “spring” pots so much!!!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much! You were the inspiration behind the pots, girl.

  2. I love your pretty spring pots and mantel! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      The pleasure is all mine! Thank you.

  3. Happy spring to you my friend! I love the clay pots and the painting on your mantel!

    Happy day!

    1. stilettosandshiplap says:

      Thanks so much, KariAnne. Coming from you that means the world to me. You just made my day! Thanks so stopping by…
      Happy Spring!

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