Lavender Spring Mantel

Spring is here and the lavender is blooming.
So why not bring some inside for a lovely lavender springtime mantel?


I wanted something tall on my mantel because I have very tall ceilings and it just doesn't look balanced if the arrangement consists of a bunch of small items.
 What is difficult though is my mantel is very narrow so a lot of things can't sit on it (w/o falling off!).
 I had this white crown pitcher that luckily was just the right size and I filled it up with branches from the back yard.


Then I used hot glue to affix these sweet little lavender colored butterfly's on the branches.
I printed them off from The Graphics Fairy.
How would I do any decorating without her?
I love these little butterflies on the branches so much! I had to stop myself from posting 300 photos of them.


I painted some faux eggs purple, then used an old toothbrush to splatter brown paint on.
I then used a toothpick to add a few larger spots.
 Finally I sprayed the whole egg with a clear coat to give it a light sheen.
I made a little "nest" of crinkly white paper and put in inside some little mercury glass votive candle holders. They were part of the after Christmas clearance at Target and were only about $1.00 a piece.


Finally I put some lavender in clay pots.
I had already painted the pots white at Christmas time and so I just decided to paint a purple band at the top for another pop of color.
The purples aren't photographing as well together as I would have liked.
But in person they look very soft and pretty together.


For Easter I usually decorate with pinks, greens and yellows.
It's fun to do something a little different this year.


March has brought wonderful sunny skies here in Las Vegas and we are enjoying every bit of it!


For those of you that still have snow on the ground...
Just a little while longer. Spring is on it's way!


ladies fair, I bring to you


lavender with spikes of blue


sweeter plant was never found


growing on our English ground

Caryl Battersby




















28 comments:

  1. love the twigs with the little butterflies what a great idea...the whole thing looks beautiful

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  2. That is so lovely! I adore lavender:) I love your little lavender eggs!!!

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  3. Your mantel looks very pretty and springy, Lisa. I LOVE lavender!!!

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  4. What a wonderful refreshing spring-like mantel! I love it!!
    The lavender is fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. Traditional and whimsy...very nice!

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  6. i adore that butterfly idea. how springy indeed:)

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  7. Love your spring/lavender mantel. The weather has been so lovely, but today since it is so windy, I think I'll stay indoor and work on a new craft project!

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  8. Just found you over on the blog hop and just love what I'm reading and seeing! Now following! Please stop by and consider sharing one of your decor posts on my weekend blog get-together! Just love this mantel theme!

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  9. Beautiful and serene mantel! I just might have to copy your branches with butterflies. Who am I kidding? I want to copy everything you do. Love the potted lavender, as well!

    Happy weekend! :)

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  10. Oh so lovely!!!
    Love the softness of colour here too!
    Im your newest follower (purehunnybee)
    Deborah :)

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  11. Gorgeous, what a beautiful vignette. Love the soft color. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Your mantle is so charming Lisa~ I love the white with the lavender- so pretty!! :)

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  13. Your mantel looks gorgeous! I love your lavender plants.It looks like spring.So pretty.

    Kathy

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  14. Such a draling mantel disply! I love lavender...it smells amazing!
    You did a great job on the painted eggs...so cute!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot.com
    p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog and leavign such a sweet comment.

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  15. I used to have lots of pale purples around my nest ~ seeing your pretty mantle makes me want to bring a bit back for this Spring!

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  16. What a gorgeous mantle arrange. It looks like it is straight out of a magazine. It sure does make me miss having a mantle to decorate!

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  17. This has truly inspired me - I've got such pretty visions in my head right now. Thank you!!!

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  18. So pretty! who doesn't LOVE lavender? :)

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  19. Lisa your mantel is so very pretty!! I love the lavender and those butterflies are perfect for spring! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Your mantle looks so pretty Lisa! I love the idea with the butterflies. I've been thinking of doing something like that in my daughter's room :)

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  21. Love the lavender for Spring! The butterflies are adorable too.

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  22. Your mantel looks beautiful. I love the lavender touches!

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  23. Your lavender looks fantastic. I may not so much the scent, but I love the flowers ;)

    Enjoy the start of spring

    Tine

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  24. So pretty things you make :-)

    You have inspired me ! Thank You

    Greating from Norway :-)

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