Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spring & Easter Mantel

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that I have been having a small case of 'bloggers block.' I've been working on a post, but just can't seem to find the right words to explain, so until then...you get some crafts. Cause it requires a little less words and a lot of pretty pics :)

So to begin, last week I posted some Easter inspired decor pics that included using black...which is how my Easter Mantel came to be!


The backdrop for my Easter Mantel was some fabric covered embroidery hoops, which have been in my closet forever-awaiting another project, but I scooped them up for this in the meantime. 


For the one, I used a plain cotton in a natural tone and stamped the word SPRING on it. The final touch was some pretty flower pins{that you can get with some of my scarfs in my shop. See?! you really can clip them onto anything!}


 I needed something else to balance out the black and white fabric so I used some scrapbooking in frames...


With the leftover paper I shredded it up to make some filler in the bottom of the glass vases, which provided the perfect contrast to the brightly colored eggs!



The final touch was the paper flowers, I knew immediately that I wanted black and white ones, which is kinda the total opposite of what spring stands for, but hey, it's fun and quirky, so I like it :) 


Overall I love how it turned out!!! It was a complete contrast to my Spring Mantel last year which was all pastels, however I still had to include the turquoise! 

So the trick to using black in such a colorful season dedicated to bunnies and eggs?  Use it sparingly. Make sure you balance it with white to brighten it up, and toss in your favorite color too :) I wish I had taken a pic of it from a distance, where you would see that on either side of my fireplace I have very dramatic black and white nature prints, which also help to pull it all together!

Have you decorated for Easter yet?


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15 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

I've had those blogger block moments too! I try to write about my current day or share a little more about me that my readers may not know about when that happens! But anywho...what a beautiful Easter Mantel!! I like the fabric in the hoops and those paper flowers are very pretty! =)

Have a great rest of the week!

Ergo - Blog

Alyson McMahon said...

I love that you added some black. It looks gorgeous. The turquoise vase is beautiful!

gina said...

I have bloggers block too sometimes. Usually I just take a few days off and that helps!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

Your spring mantel is SO pretty & I am really loving the pops of black!

WetDesert said...

I love your color combination. Easter is one of my favorite holidays but too many pastels can be a bit overwhelming. That embroidery hoop with "spring" on it looks fantastic.

I found your blog just a few days ago and I think it's just lovely. I'm a new blogger and I'm also excited to find a neat, new blog!

xo,
MJ

Cynthia Landrie said...

I just found our blog from the I Gotta Create party.

I love the mantle! What a great combination of colors! I would have never thought of using black, but now that I have seen it, I love it!

Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog! I look forward to reading more.

You can find me at meandmr.com

-Melanie @meandmr.com

Kei said...

Your mantel looks great! The combination of colour, shape and pattern you used keeps it looking fresh and chic :)
I get blogger block too, guess it happens to all of us!

Jenn said...

You are so creative. I love everything you put together! BTW - I have an iPad KIC Mount giveaway going on right now if you would like to come enter. http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2013/03/ipad-kic-mount-giveaway-and-review.html

Alyna Higgs-James said...

Love the mix of color, black and whimsy, its super cute :)

Live Laugh Rowe said...

I LOVE your spring mantel!! I adore the colors and textures. Thanks so much for linking to the party... I apologize that we haven't connected yet. Miss you!! xo

p.s. Pinning, Stumbling and Tweeting!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

I LOVE this! All the patterns and color are so pretty and I love the embroidery hoop too! So fun!!! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

Ana Lopes said...

Lovely Sring mantel! The flowers are gorgeous!Thanks for sharing.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Emily Morgenstern said...

So pretty, friend!! I love the colors. Very fresh and fun! I just love Spring, don't you?! :)

Pinning!

Tonia L said...

Cute! I am so ready for spring!!