Spring at the Cottage {my Nicole Miller mantel}

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Welcome to Fox Hollow Cottage, come on in and take a peek at my Spring Mantel

Ooh La-La! It’s getting all designer chic
up in here at the hollow.

My Spring mantel is tres fancy.

Too bad the “Nicole Miller” part of the mantel is just some repurposed ruffled pillow sham trim I stole to decorate my painted tin cans.

Yeah… I’m so classy.

Jute twine.
It’s equal to a pearl necklace at my place.

The tin can crafting  is fun, basically free, and I’m still loving it. Tin cans are so versatile when you can paint them… and decorate them just about any way you can think of.
I don’t think I’m done yet.

I’ve got some fluttery, romantic, pale aqua chiffon standing in as a garland.

Throw in some jute twine… some chiffon fabric and you can dress up ball mason jars too! Of course, those Nicole Miller ruffles don’t hurt at all. My mantel is ready for it’s runway debut.

Did I miss Spring fashion week? Darn.

I live about 10 minutes from the shore.. and when the sun starts shining, the shells start making their way back out of storage and you can find them sprinkled around the house.

Just a few, to usher in and welcome Spring.

I’m thrilled to have had the chance to
share my mantel with you at the
“It’s a Spring Thing” blog hop and party.
Spring Thing Graphic

Make sure to check out the other fantastic projects that have been shared this week! Cupcakes & Crinoline shared a luscious lemon blueberry butter cake, Dear Lillie showed off her delightful Spring dining room, Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shared a super cute “Welcome Spring” painted sign and Simply Klassic Home taught us how to create a simple but pretty Spring centerpiece!
Heather from At The Picket Fence showed you how to make these Birds Nest Cupcakes yesterday. You don’t want to miss those. Mmm… aren’t they so sweet?
Bird's Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars from At the Picket Fence
 My pal Debbie from Debbidoo’s is the next stop on our fabulous It’s a Spring Thing Party!
I’m excited to be joining all these other amazing bloggers later in the hop! Look for them and follow along.
 Heather from Setting for Four, Angelina from JoJo & Eloise, Vanessa from At the Picket Fence, Maryann from Domestically Speaking, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, Courtney from French Country Cottage, and Jennifer from Jennifer Rizzo.
Don’t forget to stop back in on March 18!! 
We’ll all be hosting one HUGE It’s a Spring Thing! Linky Party together and we’d all love for you to link up your Spring and Easter posts with us. It’s going to be wonderful.
Whatever you link will show up on every blog!!

Happy Spring
I hope the sun is shining on you today.
It feels lighter & brighter at my house with
a Spring Mantel up!


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  1. says

    Hi Shannon! You have the most beautifully fashioned mantel ever! Love the softness and all of your creativity too. The bunny is darling and I NEED that mirror! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. says

    My, what a soft and dreamy post.
    I love how delicate and charming every little detail is . . . perfection :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)