Monday, March 31, 2014

Kicking off Spring Break with my Simply Simplistic Spring Mantel

Yes, today officially kicks off Spring Break for us and because of a fractured foot in the house, the family will be enjoying the week taking a stay-cation. We got a whole schedule of events that the kids picked out and we can hardly wait to enjoy the week with each other.





Since today is the first day of spring break, I thought it appropriate to share the spring mantel...... before the kids summer break starts! 


This is probably the simplest spring mantels I have ever done and guess what..... I love it. The approach to my mantel this year is similar to my approach on a lot of decisions in my life these days, simple, effortless and without complication....courtesy of items that were within arms reach in the house and some Bradford Pear trees outside that I co-mingled with some cute little blue blooms from Hobby Lobby.


My beloved Cairn terriers, Kara and Kayla, are making a repeat performance this year (first performance was here) , as is this cute egg print that I got from a book that I ordered here and framed. 


I filled a white compote bowl with mega huge eggs, my kids seriously think a dinosaur laid them, that I used last year here and topped it off with a bird nest that I used on the Spring wreath here.


If you follow my blog regularly you may have noticed two changes to my mantel. Any guesses????


Yup, the mantel is now white and my sweet little family picture has now been replaced with this gorgeous blue clock that I picked up a few months ago while antique shopping in Atlanta. And if you are really observant you will notice the lack of clock hands.


Remember, I am going after simple and effortless ....who cares what time it is anyways! 

What's your approach to life these days?



Grateful for~
Movies, bowling, chuckie cheese and all things on 
the stay-cation list.




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24 comments:

  1. That old clock face looks great. So glad you found that. Have fun this week!

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  2. Love your spring mantel! I cannot wait to start some decorating!

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  3. I just love the mantel !!! Subtle, relaxed. Great work. Just down my ally of simple and uncluttered, just like my new life these days. Thanks girl :-)

    Sheila

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  4. Very pretty Laura...love the clock face!

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  5. Oh, my Laura! I love this soft-colored mantel! I'm with you on making things simple these days! So happy to see some Bradford Pear blooms. They are one of my very favorite. Nothing here at all... it's been too cold! Hope you have a wonderful and memorable Spring break!

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  6. Fresh and stunning! Simple suits you!

    :) Linda

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  7. So pretty Laura! I agree that simple is the way to go!!! Enjoy your family this week!~~Angela

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  8. LOVE the clock - hands or not!

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  9. I'm still not in Spring mode. Maybe by May, but since you have tulips I can see why it's sprung at your house.

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  10. Love your Spring mantel. The clock looks great above it and I like your mantel painted white. Hope y'all find some fun things to do this week while your kids are out of school. We're in the same boat. We're not traveling during Spring break (we rarely do) but will do some things locally.

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  11. Laura your mantel looks great!

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  12. Your mantel looks so serene, love colors and accessories you used, all compliment each other. Looks like several people are taking it simpler, good idea, lose some of stress trying to do too many things. At my age (73) I still need to learn to do that. You are being a good example.
    The blue flower branches you put in with pear branches look so real, love that they're so petite. Now if I could only find all the ceramic bunnies I got last year and recently. Have no idea where I put them, probably find them after Easter as is usual for me, duh! lol. Hope you're having some gorgeous sunny days.

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  13. I love the decorative clock.. I want a 'clock' like that. I keep putting off diy~ing one but every time I see one I cant help but want one.

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  14. Everything you do is simply beautiful! Love the blue and green! The eggs in the nest in the compote are my favorite. Keep sharing your great ideas and thank you for always being so sweet with your comments. Have a great break!

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  15. Oh how I love your mantel. I just couldn't get mine the way I like it. I just don't have a Springy home:( You do , love the clock!

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  16. Love the colors. Yay! Spring is finally here!

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  17. The colours of this are SO beautiful.. I am adoring the nest photo! Sharing on my FB page. :)

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  18. Laura I LOVE the clock, gorgeous color and the mantle is so pretty. Have a great staycation, you guys will have some great times together.

    Cynthia

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  19. Looks gorgeous Laura! I love the pops of turquoise and I'm swooning over that framed nest picture!

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  20. I just love your spring mantle Laura!

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  21. I did notice the missing picture and that you painted your mantle white. My Spring 'thing" is just to get through the week as easily as possible with a new baby and two little kids and Mom here healing. We did pull the eggs out so I we have some "Easter" here-but that's about it.

    Love how sweet and simple you have kept it there, Laura. Enjoy your time with the kids- xo Diana

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  22. Hi Laura! Hope you and your family are enjoying your stay-cation. Your spring mantle is so sweet and pretty! That clock is the prettiest I've ever seen -- love the colors and patina -- and you're right, who cares what time it is? Beautiful job on your spring décor, and the mantle looks great in white! Cheers, Catherine (newest subscriber to your blogging adventures!) :)

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  23. Hope you are having great fun with the family this week...your mantel is simply beautiful...what a fantastic clock face....no matter if the hands are missing....as time always stands still when you are with our cuties!!

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