Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MONTHLY MONDAY MANTLE - March Mantle

Ok.
 
Yes, I am SHAMEFULLY late in posting my March Mantle.   A month and two days late to be exact!  lol   Life's been crazy busy around here, but hopefully you will be able to see some improvement in my mantle decorating over the last few months. 
 
But, better late than never, right?  So without further ado, here is my March Living room/Mantle!!!
 
 
I wanted to do the greens for St. Patrick's Day, but I didn't want to do too much of the traditional St. Patty's Day themes (i.e. shamrocks, lepruchauns, etc.)  So I decided to go for a few shades of greens and just keep it kind of spring-like in nature.
 
As you can see, we STILL don't have a mirror up over the mantle yet, but I DID buy a new one that I'm just waiting for my hubby to install.  However he did install the shadow boxes on the left side of the mantle, which I really like!
 
There are some new pieces this month to kind of fill out the room and I think they tie everything together nicely!
 
Let's start with the mantle!
 
On each edge of the mantle are these cute vases I got at Michaels for 40% off of $7.98.  I thought that was an excellent buy so I snatched up two...one for each side!
Next to those are some cute little birdcage candleholders from Michael's that I set on top of my smaller white candleholders from Ikea.
 
At the base of those birdcage candles are a few little birdies I also found at Michaels for 50% off.  Each one was like $1.50 and $2 depending on the size...I think they are super cute!!!
 
I also placed three green vases I found at Goodwill in a row and filled them each with a single carnation.   I love the white flowers with the green!!!
 

 

Rounding out the mantle is a family photo on one side and a decorative rectangle plate on the other.
 
On each side of the fireplace are these beautiful tall vases that I found at Kirklands, I believe.  I spray painted them white (because I could not find ANY tall vases like this in white ANYWHERE!)
In those tall vases, I put a bunch of tall flowering branches from Michaels (these were also 50% off!)
 
I was going to put them on top of those columns that you see in the corners of the room, but that just did not look right, so I placed a plant on top of the column on one side, and a green lantern thing on the other side, and I think it fills the room out nicely!
 
 
 
I like the way this turned out so much that I kind of want to leave it up longer...however EASTER is coming, so I will be changing my mantle soon for that wonderful Holiday!!!  
 
I hope you have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
 
 
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1 comment:

  1. Hi there! I thought you had disappeared into thin air! So good to see you back with a totally dressed up new fireplace mantel! Michael's has some of the best sales around, don't they? I can't stay out of that place these days! I didn't see those vases like you have on the ends of the mantel at any of the stores here, though. Those are really cute! Love that you did the room with various shades of green. I'm following that tack myself these days as we await the paint job in the living room that will transform the walls from green to a warm white.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the mirror in place! I know you're excited to get it in!

    Good to see you back. Have a great weekend!

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