my easter-inspired mantel

it must be spring; i can feel it in my bones!

that deep craving for bare legs & rich green grass.
the simple beginnings of our garden... fingers deep in the dirt covering seeds.
bright colors & warm sunshine.

despite the dark & gloomy days that have been lingering around these parts, i'm certain spring is just around the corner.

to celebrate, i decorated my mantel with cheerful spring & easter-inspired decorations!

i re-used last year's bunny banner from target & strung it atop my big green boxwood wreath (also from target). i purchased a few gold dot easter eggs from hobby lobby for a bit of sparkly goodness. 

amidst my collection of old hardback books & chippy frames, i placed a green mason jar on my mantel full of this season's happy flags!

my etsy shop re-opens this thursday, march 12th, with bright & colorful goods just in time for the arrival of spring!

i absolutely love the easter-inspired set of happy flags (shown above)! i imagine them bundled up in an easter basket & peeking out of wheatgrass on a cozy mantelpiece. 

i'm also introducing mini happy flags! yay! 

they're perfect for tiny plants, cupcakes, party decorations & more. this rainbow set can transition from spring to summer, adding a pop of color to any tabletop!

& of course, there will be more of the skinny headbands in happy spring colors as well as reversible headbands & stretchy bands!

i hope you'll join me at my shop on thursday, march 12th at 8am cst!

as a little thank you for following along on my shop adventures & for taking a peek at my blog, i am offering blog readers a 20% discount on purchases of $10 or more with code "bloglove" at checkout (code is good through march 12th!). you can shop right here. 

i'd love for you to share your spring-inspired mantel! 


Living on Love said...

Adorable, as always!

Michelle Rhodes said...

Mini flags?? You're killing me.

ali grace | cookies and grace said...

That bunny banner is too cute!

Kimberlee Powell said...

Very Cute!! I have the same bunny banner that I purchased after Easter last year from Target :) I was curious as to where you have purchased your clipboards? I am looking to use a few in gifts, and I love the older looks.

Katie Sparrow said...

Hi Natalie. That mantel is so inspiring. I'm forcing myself to wait until April for the Easter decorations but I'm definitely pinning this for later!

Can I ask a little technical question please? I'm guessing you sew your flag fabrics up first and then insert your stick. Do you hold it in place with a bit of glue or something? Just wondering how durable they are (with kids around!). Thanks x

Leslie said...

Absolutely adorable! I recently found your blog and I am so inspired by your posts and photos! Your IG feed is so colorful and happy, keep up the awesome work!

k~ said...

I have the same bunny garland, too. Love what you did with it! Your mantel's colors are so happy. Winter has been hanging on in our neck of the woods, so I actually am only finally today taking down our snowflakes ;) Here is a link to one of my favorite Easter mantels: I made it a couple years ago after being inspired by an old Martha Stewart issue with the chocolate bunnies. Hoping to work on this year's version this weekend. Thanks for your daily inspiration. I follow you on instagram and love your posts.

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