Can something that is barely blushing
steal your heart with one little glance?
If you are one of those always enamored with,
romantic at heart,
possibly a tad bit more than mildly obsessed
flower loving girl-
the answer is yes.
Fresh flowers are my go to for adding a burst of warmth and charm
to any room in the house
and they definitely make an appearance often.
And with spring stylings-
I just don't think that there is anything better to welcome it
than a bouquet of fresh flowers.
Like these gorgeous pale ranunculus which are some of my absolute favorites.
They are not as easy to find- as they are a specialty variety of ranunculus,
but when I found them at the flower market recently- I was instantly in love.
I knew they would be perfect for several stylings around the house
and for print work in the coming weeks.
it is all about a barely blushing spring mantel.
When it comes to mantel decor- I am all about simple.
I don't generally leave it just the same as where it starts at the beginning of a season.
Things get moved, flowers replenished, stylings changed a bit.
So a key thing for me is keeping it simple with basics that will work with most everything
I decide to bring in or take out.
With this vintage mantel- so much of the charm is right in the mantel itself.
That chippy spidered paint and gorgeous carved detailing.
I definitely wanted that to play a part in the look.
So simple vintage inspired it was.
I started with several vintage glass bottles
and filled them with a few stems of ranunculus and a couple sprigs of eucalyptus.
Stacks of old books with their weathered and worn pages
facing out adds a wonderful vintage texture and a soft warm touch of color.
While perusing HomeGoods recently
I bumped into these little gold and crystal candelabra lamps.
So vintage in style (and no need to re-wire to be safe)
and not to mention - they were inexpensive.
So they came home with me.
I actually had a different spot in mind for them- but the space isn't quite ready yet
and they are dainty enough that they were a perfect touch on the mantel.
Because I am obsessively playing and changing things- I wanted to add in just a bit
more color for a fun twist.
I added a few darker ranunculus blooms
that have a tint of a salmon color to their blush.
(did I mention that these ranunculus blooms are like the size of roses?
When styling a mantel for the seasons with fresh florals- just remember to
keep the design simple.
It makes it easy to swap your flowers for fresh blooms every week or so
and give it a whole new look.
Today I'm joining in with some very talented design bloggers to bring you some ideas to jump start your spring style! Please visit them all for lots of beauty and inspiration.
I am going to be playing with some brighter and different color blooms (for me) ;)
in the coming weeks to welcome spring in several different ways and vignettes.
And coming your way- a table styling that has a bit of mix and mingle
and is perfect for spring entertaining
With so many beautiful blooms starting to appear- what is your favorite spring bloom to bring indoors and enjoy?
Hope your week is off to a great start everyone.