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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

My Spring Mantel

Hello dear blogging friends~ This time of year, I am making changes in my home decor to celebrate the Spring season.

I welcome Spring wholeheartedly as I'm sure many of you do and I look forward to all the loveliness this sweet season brings us.

Last week I had shared a couple of topiaries I had made for my mantel. Today, I just finished the matching wreath and thought I would share it too.

I started off with a styrofoam wreath and glued on three shades of faux hydrangea flowers. All my supplies came from Michaels. 

I added a butterfly just like on the topiaries; love the sparkles! I like a wee bit of Spring bling.

And here is the finished wreath. Hanging from the mirror with some ribbon, it pulls the whole look together.

It is very difficult to get a photo of the whole mantel without getting my reflection or other distracting objects in it. Mirrors are so reflective as you know but you get the idea.

There appears to be no space between the clock and the wreath but there is. It appears this way because I took the picture from below on the coffee table and aiming the camera upwards so I wouldn't be in the picture too. This is the best I could do under the circumstances.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing my new projects and my Spring mantel.

And for all of you who are celebrating St. Patricks Day, I'm sharing a wee bit of green too. The handpainted teacup is a favourite of mine and it's a lovely shade of green with tiny pink roses on it; a wee bit of pink and green for Pink Saturday.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I am joining the following parties this week~

Barb's Mantelscape Party
Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Kathy's Home and Garden Thursday
Sherry's Home Sweet Home
Beverly's Pink Saturday

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Congratulations... really beautiful decoration!

    (I love the mirror with flowers)

  2. Hi Sandi,
    Your spring mantel looks lovely. I really like the wreath hanging on the mirror and reflecting so much beauty. I'll take one of those yummy cupcakes too.


  3. Beautiful job Sandi! May I ask where you found the flowers? Lori

  4. Oh, I so love that wreath--so soft and dainty in its coloring. I am wondering where you got those flowers?

  5. I lOVE topiaries (I had two on my hearth several years ago) Yours are just adorable. I may have to get some more, again!! The matching wreath is nice, too! I also love butterflies!! So your creative decor is definitely a hit with me!!

    In His Lo♥e, Ann

  6. Hi Sandi, your wreath and topiaries are lovely. Congrats on being featured by Kathy. Your mantel decor is so soft and lovely. Make the luck of the Irish be with you!

  7. Hi Sandi
    The wreath does tie everything in together and the pink and white shades of silk petals are pretty. The butterfly is the perfect finishing touch.
    I finally did some spring cleaning and changing over from winter snowflakes. Have to get ready for your spring tea next week.

  8. Wow Sandi! Your mantel is gorgeous! So elegant and Springy.

    Jocelyn @

  9. Very pretty Sandi. I love the wreath and the topiaries. And smart idea for taking the photo too! Blessings, Pamela

  10. Very pretty mantel Sandi!! Love the soft colors and the simplicity of it all!

  11. Your craetions are lovely, Sandi. I love your mantel, it's looking so springy!....Christine

  12. Very beautiful cup. I like the rose in the bottom of the cup contrasts with other colors black and gold. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

  13. Sandi, your mantel is gorgeous. I love it. And I enjoyed reading about your walk through the lovely park and seeing all those springlike photos. I live in the Colorado Rockies and we've still a ways to go before we see green like that again. (sigh) I'm your newest follower. Looking at your profile it seems we have a lot in common. I love the Lord, and all the movies, books and interests you like. Love your blog and hope you'll stop by my newest blog A Joyful Cottage when you have a spare moment. God bless.

  14. they say on tv..."you got talent." These are amazing. I wouldn't even know where to begin to make something so beautiful. And Sandie....hope your day completely you do. ☺

  15. All the spring touches and GREEN for SPatty's day makes my heart sing!


  16. Your mantle has such a soft spring touch to the look! Very Nice!

  17. Beautiful spring mantel! I just discovered your blog after you left a comment on my blog. I'm a new follower.

  18. Your mantel looks just fine with all the spring trimming! I am so happy we are entering into this season, we didn't have that much snow this year, but the winter is still long nevertheless. Happy St. Pat's to you as well my friend. Diane

  19. Your cup is delightful and green and just so very springy. You decorations are looking good.
    Have a great week.

  20. the florals are really that Spring is on its way...enjoying a beautiful day today...hope you have a great weekend.

  21. Love the topiary they are soft and sweet. I will visit again soon

  22. Beautiful mantle! Don't you just love it when Spring is near! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  23. The mantel looks very pretty now you have completed the wreath. HPS, enjoy your St. Pat's weekend!

  24. What a lovely way to welcome the spring!!! I love the soft color .

    Happy PS and happy Spring!!!
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  25. What a beautiful mantel. Happy St Pattie's Day and happy spring!


  26. Happy Pink Saturday and a fun green day too. Your wreath is so pretty. Your beautiful mantle certainly says "welcome Spring". xo

  27. Hi Sandi,

    Nicely done on the topiary and wreath. They are very pretty and oh, so spring-like...very airy and cool looking. And we could use a bit of coolness here in along the Texas's already humid and hot.

    I like your green cup. The holidays for me get lost with my job. A grocery store is so busy that I don't get to really be in the moment for a holiday.


  28. Your mantel is so pretty and cheerful! And YES, I am ready for has been a dreary week here.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy those St. Patrick's cupcakes!

  29. Sandi-beauitful creations for your mantel and I just adore that teacup! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

  30. Your topiaries and wreath are gorgeous and so is your tea setting. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Letters from the Shore

  31. Pretty, pretty, pretty.
    LOVED every detail.
    HPS and St. Pat's too.

  32. Splendid job on the wreath and topiaries, they look so lovely against the beautiful mirror. The cup and saucer are a lovely green.

  33. Nice blog and beautiful pictures. I'm your newest follower.

    Hugs from Sweden

  34. Fascinating and beautiful pieces. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Diane (I am #75)

  35. Your mantel looks so fresh and crisp for spring. Beautiful mirror!
    Mary Alice

  36. Sandi, what a lovely Spring mantel. Your wreath is gorgeous! Visiting from the Grits and Glamour Mantelscape Party.

  37. Sandi - Just beautiful!!! I am a fool for pinky hydrangeas. Your topiaries and wreaths turned out simply beautiful and I love the sparkly butterflies.
    Thank you so much for joining my Spring Mantel Party. I appreciate your support. Blessings, Barb

  38. How beautiful are your topiaries and wreath. Such a soft touch of Spring...

  39. I love the little topiary and may I just say your gold mirror is STUNNING!

  40. Sandi,
    This is very pretty! I love the butterflies added. We have small butterflies all over this week! I can't believe it. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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