The windows are finally open and there is a spring breeze blowing through Casa Kimba this week. I’ve been inspired to do a little spring fluffing and the mantel is my normal first-target when I start moving things around.
As much as I love our rustic stone fireplace, the mantel is always a bit of a challenge to decorate. It’s not quite deep enough, so it’s hard to layer stuff. And the stone really competes with whatever I put up there.
This is what I have so far…lots of white and greenery. White and green feels like spring to me. But I’m not sure if I love it or not. I’ve fiddled with it a hundred times…added things…taken things away…knocked it all down and started over.
What do you think? Does it work? Does it look to jungle-y? Too much? Not enough?
Edited to add: This rock that I live under gets so heavy sometimes. Layla from The Lettered Cottage did an awesome series called Mantel Mania less than 2 weeks ago. You can see what she did to her own mantel here (complete with an adorable video). Her white and green mantle has given me some ideas for tweeking my own.
Edited AGAIN to add: I feel like I showed up at a party wearing the same dress as The Nester today. She just posted with lots of great tips for having a beautiful mantel. I guess if I’m going to be wearing the same dress as someone else, it may as well be The Nester. Cause she’s cute, y’all!
Do you have a post with photos of your spring mantel? Summer or non-seasonal would work too. I’d love for you to link up with our friend McLinky. Don’t worry if it’s an old post. This was a spur-of-the-moment idea.