A Simple Spring Mantel – Vintage Cottage Style
If you visited last week you’ll have seen the changes we’ve made to our cottage living room.
The new shutters are up and I’m keeping everything much lighter than I have in the past.
I deleted a lot of excess decor when it was time to put the room back together.. and I’m liking it. So much.
(click here to view the rest of the living room)
When it came time to get something back up on the mantel, I continued with the less is more approach.
I just didn’t feel like having it spilling over with decor.
I know it’s natural to lighten up when Spring approaches too, but I’m shifting a bit in my tastes as far as decorating. It’s been a slow, gradual change.
That leads me to thinking that I need to do some deleting in my decor storage room.
It makes me feel a bit guilty, but I’ve outgrown some of these things.
I’ll make sure to donate what I no longer use or make sure they find good homes because sitting on a shelf serves no purpose.
I got side-tracked..
I bought this beautiful new plant. I have yet to re-pot it into something that is not plastic.. but it’s on my to-do list. Pretty far down admittedly. Just enjoy the vivid green and the slightly fuzzy foliage for now.
My vintage Ball jars look pretty with the light playing through them.
They are a few of the treasures I found last year at a road side garage sale.
There are some really old ones that have the “Ball” hand written. The gentleman selling them asked if I had a shop because I bought so many. I assured him I would be keeping them all for myself.
They are sprinkled all around the house.
How can you not like a vintage aqua Ball jar?
When you can type “20 years ago” and you were living out on your own, it make you feel old!!
Goodness where does the time go???
I hope you are having a wonderful Spring! If you follow my on instagram you’ll have seen that I’ve been enjoying some sunny days and getting our deck ready for Summertime.
I like to get my hands dirty and have been know to have to promise my husband not to buy a single new plant a time or two.
I’m always crossing my fingers behind my back when I do.
PS: want to see how we got from this…
to what you see now?
(I know! Isn’t is positively hideous?)