Monday, March 10, 2014

Simple Spring Mantel

It's true... though I love lots of gilding and pieces covered in elegant details
I have such an affinity for the simplest of things sometimes

Like a vintage fireplace mantel decorated with 
mason jars, old  books and  sweet cottage blooms

Sometimes simple is exactly what I am looking for.

For this fireplace mantel which is a super heavy old cast iron antique mantel
that merely leans against the wall in my office

I love vintage inspired simplicity and charm

Several vintage bottles and jars gathered
a few pale books
and those ranunculus that just keep on blooming beautifully even as they are drying
are all perfect together 
against the gold frames and the white painted mantel

Simple and sweet 

 and perfect for saying a warm welcome to Spring

Joining this fantastic group sharing their Spring inspiration this week

Hope you will stop by and see what they are sharing as well!
It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hoppers

 ~ Monday ~
Maryann from Domestically Speaking
Heather from Setting for Four
Kim from Sand & Sisal
Courtney from French Country Cottage

~ Tuesday ~
Jennifer from Town and Country Living
Roeshel from DIY Show Off
~ Wednesday ~
Destiny from A Place for Us
Angelina from JoJo & Eloise
Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road

~ Thursday ~
Mary Beth from Cupcakes & Crinoline
Heather & Vanessa from At the Picket Fence
Kristi from Lolly Jane
Debbie from Debbie Doos
~ Friday ~

It’s a Spring Thing Linky Party…
Come over to share your Spring d├ęcor, recipes, crafts and more!

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous, simply beautiful.

  2. Just beautiful . I love the colors and the mantel and how something so simple can be so elegant. Thanks for sharing such awesomeness my friend. Love, Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  3. Ooooooh so pretty, something so gorgeous couldn't possible be called simple! :) I love with those flowers, and books, and mantel, and picture frame, OK I love it ALL!

  4. simple, beautiful and gorgeous! Love all of it!

  5. Courtney this is so gorgeous! Are those peonies...cause I adore peonies! I love your style so much and could probably sit in a room decorated like this mantel for hours just looking at all the texture. Love love love.
    leelee @ paperbagstyling

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! So soft, sweet & romantic.

  7. I have to go find a florist and put some fresh flowers around the house.
    Enough with this snowy landscape.. I need signs of Spring and color !
    besitos ..

  8. So beautiful Courtney! You create the most charming and romantic spaces.

  9. Courtney this is stunning! It captures all of the sweetness of Spring perfectly! :-)

  10. These Ranunculus look great on the mantelpiece, together with the books and old bottles it makes the pictures stunning.

  11. So pretty! Ranunculus are one of my favorite flowers ~ now if I just could have that entire mantel in my house I'd be a happy camper!

  12. Simple and beautiful, my favorite!

  13. I love ranunculus too, the color is gorgeous - such a pretty mantel!!

  14. Simply beautiful, I just love ranunculus too~

    Huggs, Nancy

  15. Makes me think of warm weather and spring. Simple can be beautiful.

  16. This is so Sweetly and Beautifully SPRING!!! Everything you do is Gorgeous. Pinning :)

  17. What a beautiful mantel. Those flowers are perfect!!!

  18. So pretty! Love your flower choices!

  19. Simple can be beautiful and this mantel is beautiful. Flowers will brighten up any space.

  20. Love the romantic flair! Can't wait to cut flowers from our gardens, but until then I'll use the supermarket ones!