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Vintage Inspired Spring Mantel

April 1, 2019

Spring mantel decorated with tulips and vintage finds
A spring mantel is decorated using vintage inspired finds and white tulips.   Learn how to create your own cohesive seasonal vignette with tips from this post.

SPRING   |   Published April 1, 2019

Three white tulips and greenery
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This vignette used on my mantel actually came together in the store before I even brought it home.

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to visit a small local shop that is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to find unique home decor. As I was gathering a few finds in a pile to purchase, it became pretty clear that it all went together. With the addition of some tulips and vintage lace cloth, I had the makings of a simple vintage inspired spring mantel to share with you today.

Spring mantel decorated with tulips and vintage finds

Galvanized tin vases of white tulips

When Angie from Postcards from the Ridge mentioned she was putting together a spring ideas blog tour, I knew that this mantel would be the perfect thing to share.  All this week, bloggers will be sharing tablescapes, DIY projects, recipes, and decorated porches, in addition to today's theme of mantel displays. Links to everyone joining in appear at the end of this post, and be sure to check back all week as new posts go live.

Vintage inspired botanical print

When decorating (much like when styling outfits to wear), I love to work with layers and that is obvious with this spring display.

In the back, I've displayed a very long basket vertically to create a backdrop that will fill in the empty wall. Obviously a basket is meant to hold things horizontally, but it also provides texture and height when used in an untraditional way. I also think it would look nice hanging on a narrow wall.

Leaning against the basket is a vintage inspired botanical print framed in glass. This is my statement piece for this display and what I really want to be the focus of everything.

Three tin vases with tulips

For a touch of farmhouse charm, a collection of three different sized galvanized tin vases hold my white spring tulips.  They are faux, but look and feel very real, which is nice for a vignette like this so that it will last all season.  To boost the tulips up to where they need to be in the vases, I stuffed some pieces of bubble wrap into the bases of the two vertical ones.

Also, to carry the pop of green through the display, I turned one vase on it's side and have some additional greenery spilling out of the vase along with a few tulip stems.  There are a few sprigs of the greenery tucked around the vases and pillar candle holder too. 

Reclaimed wood candle holder with white candle.

The pillar candle holder is made from reclaimed wood and reinforces the vintage vibe of this simple spring mantel.  It has character and age.

And finally, everything is resting on an antique lace runner that I have casually draped across the top of the mantel.  The mantel itself is a dark wood and all the dark things I've used in the display tend to blend into it.  But the white cloth adds texture and a break between the objects and what they are sitting on.

I hope that you've enjoyed getting a look at the Vintage Inspired Mantel I designed for spring and that it has given you a few ideas for styling your own spring vignette.  Be sure to have a look at all of the spring posts from the other bloggers below sharing on different days throughout the week.


Mantel decorated for spring


Need more inspiration for spring decorating, DIY projects, and recipes?  Browse these blog posts created by my blogging friends .

Spring Ideas Tour Sign


Spring Mantels


Spring Tablescapes


Spring DIY


Spring Recipes

Dukes & Duchesses: Lemon Cold Brew Tonic  ||  Domestically Speaking: Lemon Cake Mix Donuts  ||  Nourish & Nestle:  Lemon Icebox Cookies  ||  Lindsay Aratari at Home:  Orange Sugar Cookies


Spring porches and decks

Spring Home Ideas
Tulips in metal vases
Tips for Decorating a Spring Mantel
White tulips displayed in tin vase

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