Simple Blue & Blooms Spring Mantel (Ringing in Spring Home Tour)

Ringing in Spring 2014 Home Tour

Excited to share my spring mantel and some more spring décor today as part of the Ringing in Spring home tour!  14 home bloggers are sharing spring touches in their homes over the next few days.  There has already been some beautiful spring inspiration shared like this wreath and décor from Vidya at What’s Ur Home Story


and this bright and beautiful bedroom makeover from Inspiring Hearts and Homes


And I just loved this sitting area with spring touches from Unexpected Elegance!  Can I just move all of it right into the corner in my living room?? Smile


You can see all the links at the bottom of this post to visit the rest of the blogs participating.

If you are new here, I decorate a seasonal mantel 6 or so times throughout the year.  But this mantel is a little different than my past mantel designs.  First it was inspired by this plant/flowers.  My father-in-law passed away 2 weeks ago and this plant/flower basket was one of the plants actually given by our church for his funeral.  My mother-in-law allowed family to pick a plant to keep/take home and this is the one I got.  I LOVE hydrangeas and will so enjoy planting this outside once it gets warm enough and enjoying memories of a special man each time I see it or clip blooms to bring inside.  But since it was 28 degrees this morning, I am currently keeping it indoors and enjoying it there. 


And this mantel décor is very simple… But I am loving it. 


I am calling it my “blooms and blue mantel”. 


These are a few of my favorite things.  Blue mason jars and flowers…


I love it when I can clip things for free from the backyard and bring inside for décor. 


This will be the last time you see my mantel with the tan color on the wall too.  New wall color will be coming very soon (evidenced by the swatches painted on the wall)!


My winter mantel was simple as well, and now spring is too.  I think I am sensing a pattern of more simplicity in my decorating style and I have to admit I am enjoying it. 


I shared the other side of my living room in this post about incorporating thrifted pillows in my décor. 


And I am reusing this spring tulip wreath from last year on my front door!  Can’t wait for it to finally get warm and STAY warm outside so I can get ferns for the front porch and start planting flowers!


So there’s some more spring touches in our home.  I have been much slower at getting things done/added this year because of different life events but the weather seems to be slow in turning to spring too, so makes me not feel so far behind. 

How about you?  Have you added some spring touches to your home?  Need some more ideas? 

Check out the other spring tour links below.

2/24 Monday

  Whats Ur Home Story

The Happier Homemaker

 Inspiring Hearts & Homes


2/25 Tuesday

  Life in Velvet

  Fat Vegan Baby

  Up to Date Interiors


2/26 Wednesday

  Unexpected Elegance

  The Frugal Homemaker

  Charming Zebra


2/27 Thursday

  Finding Fabulous

  A Delightsome Life

  Southern State of Mind


2/28 Friday

  Down Home Inspiration

  The Turquoise Home

  Rain on a Tin Roof


  1. Gorgeous Mantel Christina! Love everything about it! Pinning.
    Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story recently posted..Sharpie Doodle Easter EggsMy Profile

  2. carol jane says:

    Beautiful mantle. My father-In- Law passed away 2 weeks ago also. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Love the blue Mason Jars and the simple arrangement on your mantel. Very pretty and peaceful!
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  4. Very pretty,love the colors especially the mix of blues.

  5. Your home is so lovely!! I’m glad I got to be part of the tour with you!
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  6. Love the simplicity and beauty of your mantel!
    Kristen @ Down Home Inspiration recently posted..30 Minute From Start to Finish Homemade Pizza with Yeast DoughMy Profile

  7. I love the simplicity of your mantel and that tulip wreath is amazing!!!!
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  8. I love your spring mantel! The blue bottles, the window and flowers look so fresh and beautiful. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father-in-Law. My Dad passed away several years ago, actually both of my parents have passed and I do know how it is. There’s the flush of busyness around that time then a period of adjusting. I think of them often – especially when I do things like garden or paint – those things they loved to do. I am glad we’ve shared this home tour and will keep you and your family in my prayers –
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