Friday, March 24, 2023

Easter to Spring Hearth Room Mantel

Last Christmas I found a wonderful framed grainsack with a French sheep motif, and I fell in love. I knew it would be a piece I could use throughout the year, especially Christmas and Easter. As it goes, I've left it up on the mantel throughout the winter and just transitioned my mantel with changeups using topiaries, lanterns and evergreen branches.

Mantel styling isn't easy for me because I always seem to overdo it, so I try to be aware of all the things I'm piling on and usually end up trying several different looks. Often I take pics then edit down or rearrange items. I did the same this season...

Here's the Christmas mantel version with ironstone pitchers, grapevine topiary cones, and white metal "house" lanterns. The sheep fabric framed piece is definitely one I've enjoyed using. Sometimes, I keep certain elements on the mantel (or other spots) if they're working and just change up the other pieces for the seasons.

Here's the Spring mantel transformation with white "real touch" tulips in pottery vases. I'm using my ivy topiaries and my vintage Easter cutout "standups" that I use each Easter. This view has faux forsythia sprigs added, but I tried another version without.

I like to use old books to vary the height of objects, and in the center, I'm using one of my antique boxes to prop up the grainsack frame. I purchased the pottery vases online from Hobby Lobby recently. I had purchased the large version several years ago, so I found another one so that I can use them as a pair. The ones I'm using here are the medium size.

I love these amazing real look tulips and ordered several bunches and spread them around the house for this spring. 

Here's the version without the forsythia. I like them both, but without the forsythia the mantel was less cluttered and busy, visually.

I imagine I'll use this same version of the mantel for "Spring" after Easter by just taking off the animal cutouts. Instant "Spring". 

I have my "Bloomin' 'Brella" on the hearth this year. It's fun to use it hanging from the cupboard or leaning against my picket fence gate. Each year it ends up someplace new. I put it together about 8 years ago for a fun and colorful Spring bouquet with a floral vintage umbrella I had found. 

Oh Look! I spy a tiny fuzzy chick snuggled inside...

Hello there cutie pie!

Blooming Brella from 2014 with vintage garden tools.

I hope you're having some warm Spring like weather and enjoying this first week of Spring!

I have Part 2 of the Hearth Room for Easter coming up, with a fun new pillow from my trip to Vintage Peddler, a few weeks ago. Here's a look at a few Easter and Spring mantels from the past...

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode, Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
 Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Home Matters at Southern SunflowersGrace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. So beautiful! I always look forward to seeing how you decorate your mantel! That grainsack piece is such a showstopper and I love your blooming umbrella!
    Happy Spring! - Shelley

    1. Thankyou Shelley!! That lamb piece really got me. Hope you're having a great spring week!

  2. Your mantel looks beautiful. That sweet umbrella is awesome. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs. Kris

    1. Thanks Kris, Hope you're having a wonderful Spring week.

  3. It's the essence of spring, Debra! Lovely!

  4. Hi, Debra. First I don't think you ever overdue anything. Love all your vignettes and the lamb artwork is always a gentle reminder of inner peace...which simply can't be overdone! Hugs, Sandi

  5. What a great piece of art you found. I like how you have styled it so well around multiple holidays! Lucky you!!!

  6. I would have scooped up that lamb art work also! Your mantel is pretty in all pictures. I love that vintage umbrella....I collect them if in good shape. Just bought a MONET umbrella last week.

  7. I am in love with those cutout standups! The mantel looks good, Debra.

  8. I love your spring decorations, Debra, they are so fresh and inviting! You did great with the mantel.

  9. I would keep at the framed sheep print year round, it is darling! Love your mantel with the little yellow pops of forsythia and the beautiful real look tulips. The umbrella is wonderful too. So springy!

  10. Love your cut outs Debra. I do not think your mantel is overdone as you say, I love a sprinkling of everything on a mantel. I remember your blooming brella. I have had my eye out for a fabric vintage umbrella for years, but have never come across one. <3

  11. I like how you have styled it so well.

  12. I just loved the blooming umbrella; I have to keep my eye out for a pretty umbrella now! Your home is just beautiful!


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