Spring Mantel

Creating the Spring Mantel was next on the agenda

for Springifying the house.

I  am anxious to decorate the porches for Spring;

however, the pollen has truly prevented me from doing that.

Hopefully in another week or so, I can beautify the porches for Spring.

In the meantime, with no pollen getting in the way,

I decorated the mantel for a Spring look using items that I already had in my home.

Spring Mantel/Ralph Lauren Plates - Housepitality Designs

I began with the very colorful Ralph Lauren plates

and tucked a cobalt blue vase with a bird design (given to me by a friend) between them.

Spring Mantel/Ralph Lauren Plates - Housepitality Designs

My tall candlestick which seems to be a staple on the mantel flank the plates.

Spring Mantel - Housepitality Designs

Blue and white Ralph Lauren ginger jars are placed at each end of the mantel.

I guess I could say that I wanted a very symmetrical look for the mantel.

Spring Mantel - Ralph Lauren Ginger Jar - Housepitality Designs

Spring Mantel - Housepitality Designs

I have used these items on the mantel in many different ways and areas of the house.

Such versatile pieces.

Spring Mantel - Housepitality Designs

Being that I still have my dried lavender roses on the coffee table,

I added some lavender African Violets to the antique French bread basket.

Dried lavender roses - Housepitality Designs

Dried lavender roses - Housepitality Designs

While in Myrtle Beach a couple  weekends ago for my hubby’s first tournament of the year,

my friend Merry and I headed to Pottery Barn while the guys were playing in their practice rounds.

We scoured the clearance tables and I found this pretty blue throw on clearance. Perfect color!

Great Room/Spring Mantel - Housepitality Designs

I was very happy to see the throw blend so well with the blues in the room.

Great Room/Spring 2106 - Housepitality Designs

I think the coffee table will be next on the agenda to add a bit more Spring to the room.

Great Room/Spring 2016 - Housepitality Designs

Hope you all had great weekend and a Happy Easter.

My weekend was filled with hosting a dinner party, attending a going away party, and

cooking Easter dinner for my family. Truly a busy and fun filled weekend.

Have you started your Spring decorating yet?

Have a fabulous day!

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  1. So pretty Shirley! I love those RL plates blooming alongside your tulips in your cobalt bird vase. ♥
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  2. i just love those plates, they are so beautiful! that pollen is kicking my porch’s you know what! not even motivated to set it up for spring quite yet. i hope you had a lovely easter.
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  3. Shirley, your whole house is beautiful would love to see a post on the colors you have used and the name of the paint company!!!

  4. I love those plates and what a great score on the throw! Have a wonderful week!
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  5. Shirley, I have always loved symmetry and your mantel is the perfect example! The pollen is terrible here and my kitchen porch is that yellow-green shade ! Happy Tuesday!
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  6. Looks great. How nice to luck up on that blue throw. Works perfectly in this room. Yes, the pollen is awful this year. I can’t wait till it passes so I can work outside.
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  7. Your mantel is beautiful, Shirley! I love the colors in the plates with the tulips. The throw was a great find. I need to shop with you! Happy Spring!

  8. So simply elegant! I love those plates and especially the plate HOLDERS! They are one of my favorite things that you have! I am going to go to our PB outlet and look for a throw, I have been searching for a blue one since after Christmas! Your weekend sounds like it was exciting and fun filled!
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  9. Beautiful Shirley!! Those plates are amazing! Pollen is crazy here, so as usual, I will wait until end of April to pressure wash and get the porch ready.
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  10. Shirley, you’re mantel is just gorgeous. I love how your able to combine so many individual pieces and make them work together so seamlessly.

    The distressed wall hanging is grand. What a find.

    Hope you had a nice Easter holiday.
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  11. Good morning, Shirley! Your mantel looks beautiful! Love those plates! And I love your dried roses – such a pretty color. I’ve been working on making everything Springy…I think the oak trees are done dumping their pollen everywhere so it’s time to refresh the outdoors! I need to put up Easter stuff too. 🙂
    Have a great week!
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  12. Beautiful Spring Mantel. I love the African Violet addition. Love it all!

  13. Pretty pops of color!

  14. Can’t believe you’re fighting pollen already…we barely have buds up here! Mantel looks lovely! 😉

  15. The plates are so pretty and perfect for a spring mantel. I like you am so ready to do some porch decorating and totally forgot about the pollen in the south. Hoping you are right and it will be out of here soon.
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  16. Your spring mantel looks lovely! I actually have my blue and white on my mantel right now, but I have a little more tweaking to do before I share. We have a big pollen issue here now as well.

  17. Wendy Howell says

    The colors are beautiful together!!!

  18. Love the spring touches on your mantel, Shirley. The blue is amazing there and your new throw is just perfect!

  19. Your spring mantel looks so pretty! You are a little ahead of us,so no pollen here….yet!
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  20. Sherry Myers says

    The beautiful plates are so eye catching! What a lovely etched blue vase to compliment your arrangement. Doesn’t it seem to add so much meaning when we add a friend’s gift to our decor? I feel that way. It makes me thankful each time I look at it for the gift and the giver. You, no doubt, treasure things like that too. You say much about yourself by showing us your welcoming style. Thanks, Shirley.

  21. Shirley, your mantel is amazing! I love the blue you’ve added in the room and it goes with your screen so well.

    I am in complete and total scrubbing mode here right now…company is coming on Thursday. Between now and then I will finish this task and start a little fresh decorating. 😉

  22. How beautifully your mantel transitions from one season to another. I especially like this arrangement. Am I just now noticing the boots or have they been there? Though pollen season isn’t quite over I tackled our screen porch yesterday so that we could eat out there. I don’t want to miss this time of year when it is so pleasant.
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  23. Wow. I want to live with you. So beautiful. Love, Pam

  24. The mantel looks beautiful, Shirley. And of course I love anything Ralph, and I have got to find me a pair of those wooden boot inserts!
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  25. How pretty, Shirley! I love how you’ve dressed your mantel and those colorful plates are darling! Your entire home is just beautiful! Have a blessed day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  26. So pretty Shirley yore mantels ,I love the way you put all together in your lovely home I have a lot of polen on my oak tree this year there all over never before this year been a lot
    Your RL plate are beautiful
    Have blessing day

  27. Nothing says spring better than a pop of bright colors! Beautiful Shirley!
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  28. Shirley, your mantel looks so pretty! I am enjoying all of your spring posts! I am working on my Louisiana house; and I have gotten so many great ideas from you! Keep ’em coming!

  29. Your mantle looks very lovely. Everything says SPRING. You really have a knack for putting things together. Great job.

  30. What unique plate holders… Quiet lovely…
    lorb’s recent post…26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “C”My Profile

  31. Stunning symmetry! Love your spring mantel vignette, Shirley!! xo
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  32. Hi Shirley… LOVE your mantel! Can you tell me where you got the shabby chic “gates” above your mantel? I love those. Also, the blue pillows on your chairs if you don’t mind sharing? I did decide to keep my blue and white pieces out of my garage sale. So glad I did…


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