mantel decor

Yesterday was a good day.

A good good day.

Nothing out of the ordinary.  No fireworks or cartwheels in the front yard or ticker tape parade.  Just a whole lot of ordinarys that added up to spectacular.

I had a great hair day and found these black and white patterned pants from Old Navy that made me look skinny and went on a date with super yummy coffee and shopped and decorated for spring got these easy spring mantel decorating ideas ready for you and listened to all the middle school gossip and topped it all off with a basketball game where my son played like he was heading to the NBA and then talked to me all the way home over a McDonald’s chicken sandwich and fries.

And the snow melted and the sun shone.

And to celebrate and send a little joy your way, I thought I’d give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of you.

Just because.

Just to make you smile.

Just because today is a good day, too.  🙂

spring mantel

Here’s this year’s spring mantel.

It’s pretty simple.

I couldn’t help it.  I fell in love with those trees and everything else kind of fell into place.

how to decorate a spring mantel

I started with an old barn door painted white.

When planning your mantel, you always want a back drop.

Something that makes everything else look pretty.  It could be a picture frame or a mirror or a piece of reclaimed wood or a large sign or a chalkboard.

Start with that and then layer.

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I layered in these trees that I found at Hobby Lobby.

They were in the spring section and super affordable and 40% off.

They come in two sizes and I bought two large ones and one small one.

easy spring decorating ideas

Then I added in these birds stacked on wood blocks.

Another mantel decorating tip is to add height to different pieces in your display by stacking something underneath them.

You could use books or pedestals or dishes or bowls turned upside down or pieces of wood stacked like this.

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I’m happy with how it turned out.

But I thought it might be fun to take a look at a few other spring mantels I put together through the years.

Almost like a family reunion.

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There was the time I hung a basket and a wreath on the wall.

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And the time I went all yellow with milk glass and book page flowers.

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And the mantel in the kitchen where I added the back of a chair and mason jars filled with flowers.

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And there was the time I added the burlap bows.

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And the time I filled pitchers with tulips.

Now which one is your favorite?

Which little bit of spring do you like the best?

Enter through your choice through the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll choose a random winner by Monday and the winner gets a $50 Amazon gift card.

Happy spring decorating from the farmhouse and me. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Image for Denise Denise

    I love them all, but I think the one with the basket and the wreath is my fave. How refreshing to start thinking about spring!!

  2. Image for Kari Cox Kari Cox

    I'm a sucker for flowers in a mason jar, so that one is my fave (although they are actually all gorgeous!) Thanks or the opportunity! :)

  3. Image for Peggy Peggy

    Oh this is so hard... well I love this spring's mantel but the one with the wreath is equally as lovely. I think it is because I am truly smitten with that mantel! It looks so much like the one that was at our local antique shop for so very long that I let get away. Yep... I kept hemming and hawing and when I finally decided to get it someone else had snapped it up. Ok so maybe it did that me umm *cough cough* (several) months to make the decision. ;-) Oh well! :-) Have a lovely spring like day!!!!

  4. Image for Anne Porter Anne Porter

    Milk glass mantle, please! After too many years of passing up milk glass at garage sales. (@ 25 cents or less!), I am now on the prowl and LOVING what it brings to any space!!

  5. Image for Wendy Wendy

    I love them all but my favorite for spring is the yellow and milk glass with book page flowers. Love the color yellow for spring. Very bright, cheerful and inviting.

  6. Image for Holly Holly

    I never would have thought to use the back of a chair as decor...GENIUS! Love that surprising architectural twist!!

  7. Image for Nancy Blankenship Nancy Blankenship

    I love the mantel decorations for this year. I especially like the trees you got at Hobby Lobby. I am ready for Spring also.

  8. Image for sherry guitard sherry guitard

    Sorry I commented before reading the rafflecopter... my favorite mantle is the one with the trees and birds!

  9. Image for michele michele

    I love the mantle that you did yesterday ...with the birds and trees and the door in the background...love it!

  10. Image for Danyelle H Danyelle H

    They're all so pretty but I love the kitchen mantel, it's the pop of the pink flowers that just make me so happy!

  11. Image for Christina in FL Christina in FL

    Karianne, you knocked it out of the park (along with your son! :) I adore the trees and it all comes together so beautifully. I think I need to sew some trees. :) Still looking forward to your book as well. :)

  12. Image for Elaine Rutter Elaine Rutter

    They are all great, but my favorite is the basket with the wreath. This year's is terrific too! It was hard to choose :-)

  13. Image for Suzanne Suzanne

    I really liked the basket on the wall, but my fav is this years display with the little birds and I like the wood cut out trees. But they are all really lovely!

  14. Image for Terri Terri

    Ohhhhh Myyyyyy Goodnessssss........ those mantels are amazing!!!!!!! ALL of them!!! Love the layered look of course...... :) .... and as always... you do make me smile ... or laugh out loud ( for real) ... Just an ordinary day ( which are the best days.. in my opinion) "A Great Hair Day" & "Skinny look Pants".... lololol.. RIGHT in the middle of a post about mantles~~~ I smile!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Image for Marilyn Long Marilyn Long

    Love them all, but especially the current one--love wood, and I always have my honey working at his Shopsmith with a project for me--he pampers me! I have great imagination, but zilch talent! Appreciate all your ideas and hard work. You are a real inspiration. Hugs to you and have a great day!

  16. Image for Liz Thomas Liz Thomas

    I love the new one best. I love trees and birds and the little wooden blocks!! (I'm going to make myself some blocks). The mantle is so simple, fresh looking and light. I just love it!!

  17. Image for Katharine Katharine

    I love the bright pink flowers withe the dark wood behind them. It was so different than the others & I liked the contrast.

  18. Image for Jessica Jessica

    I love the basket and wreath idea...totally my style. But I also love the dark wood mixed with the pink flowers...super springy:)

  19. Image for Liz Young Liz Young

    I love this year's the best! Simple, Minimalistic yet beautiful! A close second was the year you added the back of a chair and mason jars filled with flowers. So beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

  20. Image for Yvonne White Yvonne White

    The mantels are all so beautiful......and I really like the most recent one with the wooden trees and birds......but my very favorite is the mantel with the burlap bows! It is so pretty......just love it.

  21. Image for Crystal Swartz Crystal Swartz

    Lovely family reunion! I just adore this year's spring mantle. The barn door painted white creates such a fresh, yet memorable appeal. The pop of greenery, pale chicks & layers...stunning and warm. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Image for Michelle B Michelle B

    They are all super cute, but I think I really like this year's the best! I love the cute wooden trees with the pops of green in those amazing little planters :)

  23. Image for Lela Lela

    Your mantel looks great! This year's is definitely my favorite. And it sounds like a perfect day. I think I'll go on a hunt for those pants this evening. Happy Friday!

  24. Image for michelle donnelly michelle donnelly

    LOVE those trees from this years mantle! I also love the blocks for adding height! Congrats on your awesome day - it sounds pretty perfect!

  25. Image for Megan DeMaria Megan DeMaria

    Torn between the simple white pitchers with spring flowers and the trees! If I had to choose I think it's the trees...and off to Hobby a Lobby I go! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

  26. Image for stephanie stephanie

    I think they are all beautiful, but this year's is my favorite. Simple and lovely- like a breath of fresh air!

  27. Image for Dana Dana

    I could close my eyes and throw a dart and would be equally happy with any of these in my home, however I am a real basket loving girl!!! So, that's the one that is my favorite. It's awfully hard to pass on the pretty pink tulips though! Tough choices you have given us!

  28. Image for sydney85 sydney85

    Love the current spring mantel decor. Those trees plus the birds are fabulous. Also, really like some greenery to add a pop of color.

  29. Image for Barb Barb

    Could not leave a comment, so thought I would ask a favor: would you please post a photo of you in your super skinny old navy pants and great hair day! Oh, to be young, feel skinny and have hair that looks nice some times!!!!! Your post makes my day!

  30. Image for Janice Janice

    The basket and wreath. I have been eyeing that barley chair back for months trying to figure out what it was. It's a close second.

  31. Image for Debbie Holt Debbie Holt

    I chose this year's mantel because I love birds and the neutral simplicity of your design. Heading out to Hobby Lobby today to get a couple of those trees!

  32. Image for Mercy Heston Mercy Heston

    I like the one with the tulips best because of the bright splash of color. Anything to brighten up the days this time of year!

  33. Image for Kathy Kathy

    I love them all. I especially like the tree cutouts but it is because of the way you styled everything. How creative and inspiring you are!

  34. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Ditto the comments that they are all wonderful, but in honor of my little parakeet 'Sunny', I must choose the wooden trees and sweet birdies. I wish I had a Hobby Lobby near me, because I think those trees could see several reincarnations as the seasons progress.

  35. Image for Breck Breck

    So hard to choose just one, but I seem to be drawn to the milk glass with book page flowers. Can you do anything that isn't a winner?

  36. Image for Ronda Jean Ronda Jean

    The white on white is amazing, but I truly love the basket with wreath. I also love that I can pin right from your posts.

  37. Image for Tammy Loucks Tammy Loucks

    Though they are all pretty, I think this years mantel is the best. Those trees & adorable birds did it for me! Well done!

  38. Image for stephanie bauling stephanie bauling

    I love the current mantle....love the wooden birds!!! (Just started collecting milk glass and like that mantle too)!!! Thank you for all your wonderful blogs...you make me laugh and smile...great way to start the day!!!

  39. Image for Shannon Shannon

    Love this years mantle- something about "the tree of life" that inspires me! Or the fact that it's so fresh and clean looking! I am so ready for spring to arrive! It's going to be a good year!!!! :)

  40. Image for Patty Patty

    I like the mantle with the milk glass because I love milk glass. My mantle is decorated for St. Patrick's Day right now but I think afterwards I will put my milk glass there.

  41. Image for Vickie Vickie

    I like this year's the best! And your timing is perfect. Decorating my mantle is exactly what I'm doing this weekend

  42. Image for Mir Mir

    Ohhhh... they are all so pretty. My mantle is a mess. :/ I love your mantle now, however the milk glass mantle with yellow flowers made me swoon. It belongs in a magazine.

  43. Image for Marilyn Thore Marilyn Thore

    Love your 2016 spring mantel with the tree cutouts and wooden birds. And the additional greenery adds a fresh pop of color!

  44. Image for Jennifer Jennifer

    I love how each time your mantel really took a transformation! I love the concrete pots on your current mantel. Do you recall where you go them? My favorite spring mantel if the one with the woven tray with the wreath - so love that!! Thanks the great spring mantel inspiration :)

  45. Image for Sandy Sandy

    Love your present spring mantel. I will be stopping at Hobby Lobby for those adorable wooden trees. Have a lovely weekend.

  46. Image for Michele @ The Vintage Vixen Michele @ The Vintage Vixen

    I love your spring mantel, even though I am no where near ready for spring yet. I am one of those square pegs who really enjoys winter, so I am relishing it. I love all of your mantels, but if I have to pick one I choose the one where you hung a basket and a wreath on the wall. I love the different items you used to create it. The ones with the purple flowers & the tulips are tied for second!!! Love the pops of color. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Image for Michelle L Michelle L

    I love the wood trees on this year's mantel. I think I need to make a trip to Hobby Lobby :-) The sun is shining in Iowa and the temps are in the 50s today. It is definitely making me think about some spring decorating.

  48. Image for Faye Faye

    Loved them all - but especially the burlap bows with all the milk glass. Love milk glass!!! (with nests in them!) :)

  49. Image for Leslie Leslie

    I love them all!! The green in the pots! The trees and the birds all were speaking to my heart! But I do love that arrangement with yellow! Thanks for the inspiration! You have heralded spring in!!

  50. Image for Lisa Lisa

    The rafflecopter system wouldn't allow me to leave comments:( I absolutely love the one with the basket and the wreath! I also love the milk glass with the yellow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  51. Image for Patty Soriano Patty Soriano

    Thank you for the giveaway! SO sweet of you! I like the old brown mantel with the basket and wreath above it.

  52. Image for renee renee

    They are all so Pretty! But this year's has to be my Fave!! Oh but those Burlap bows!!! I can't decide! Thanks for sharing all of them with us! You are a Sweetie! :)

  53. Image for Susan Susan

    Um, the bunny on the plate...I am in love, love, love. It is in the photo of the basket and wreath on the wall. Why do we love certain things? I have a collection of egg cups and so many of them have bunnies holding them. Way too cute. What a nice post, reminding us that sometimes a simple, peaceful day is the best. Spring? Too soon to get really excited about it here in Maine, though the days are about 2 hours longer, which is a reason to celebrate. I am feeling lucky, so thanks for my giftcard. LOL

  54. Image for Kim Judice Kim Judice

    You have extraordinary taste. It was hard to choose just one mantle, but I am drawn to the one with the burlap bows. You're a wonderful writer too. Thanks for the opportunity.

  55. Image for Erin Prohaska Erin Prohaska

    They're all gorgeous but I'm particularly fond of the urns with greenery and burlap. Looking forward to spring! :)

  56. Image for Sandra Vigil Sandra Vigil

    Good morning, I like the basket and wreath mantel. I tried to enter the contest, but for some reason I was unable to post a comment. Have a great day!

  57. Image for Jody Tirone Jody Tirone

    I love all of the mantles, but my favorites are the ones using milk glass and I am a sucker for burlap bows!

  58. Image for shelley shelley

    It's so hard to choose! I love this year's but I also love the basket with wreath version. I have a really really important question tho...I've noticed in the last few posts- it looks like you made a pillow cover with the image of your house...am I right? Please show me a good pic of that and how you did it??? You are so amazing...please move to Maine and be my neighbor...or better yet, move right in with me??? Love everything you do and say!

  59. Image for Linda Linda

    Rafflecopter said I have already entered...not so, Joe. ;-) LOVE the big vase of yellow flowers and milk glass. Yellow reminds me of daffodils... and March... and my birthday! Yay for the first day of Spring!

  60. Image for Rhonda Rhonda

    Impossible to choose a favorite...with choices like birds and trees, wicker baskets, milk glass, old chair backs, and burlap bows! My goodness, spring can't arrive too soon.....thanks for the inspiration!!!

  61. Image for Michelle Rudis Michelle Rudis

    Yikes! It's hard to choose!! You know I love milkglass...but I'm going to have to go with the latest one, I think. I love everything about it but especially the illusion of greater depth that the wood trees give and those birds are just adorable. And thank you for sharing your 'good days' by offering a giveaway to us, Karianne. You are awesome!

  62. Image for Mary Crozier Mary Crozier

    Milkglass and yellow flowers!!! I don't know how you get such great photos-must be a light source? I've been trying to take photos and I'm struggling with lots of shadowing....Anyway love all the photos.

  63. Image for Lana Mitchell Lana Mitchell

    The burlap bow arrangement is my favorite but I do own an urn/vase that is very similar to the one with the yellow flowers. I dig urns filled with just about anything!

  64. Image for Cassandra E Cassandra E

    So hard to choose. I'm glad you had a rock star day. I love the trees and today's mantle. I've also always had a soft spot for your milk glass, so the book page flowers gets a favorite. Love them all though.

  65. Image for Nancy Nancy

    I loved the bunny. I have a collection of 100 bunnies...everything from Peter Rabbit to tiny brass bunnies. Smiles

  66. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Wow Marianne, they all look great but if I had to pick one it would be this years. I think I will go to Hobby Lobby and get me some trees.

  67. Image for Florence Florence

    Hello Kari Anne, My very first comment on your so joyful, elegant, moving and so inspiring blog I discovered a few months ago. Reading your daily post (in the middle of the afternoon here in France) is always a wonderful break. Seems as if I knew you a little bit through all your posts. My favorite mantel is the one with burlap, I love the urns.

  68. Image for Linda Linda

    I love great days like you had yesterday! I smiled the whole way through reading your post. In the Midwest we have had day after day of little to no sunshine, so your lovely reminder of spring on the way with the pink tulips is my vote today.

  69. Image for Christopher Christopher

    I am typically a more is better guy, but I have to go with the tulips. I am ready for color and warmer temps and sunshine! Today is going to be in the high 50's here in Iowa so I can not wait to open the windows for a bit!

  70. Image for Cheryl B Cheryl B

    This year's spring mantel is my fave. The wood trees and little wood birds are so sweet with the whites. I've got to get myself to the Lobby for some of that awesome greenery, too.

  71. Image for Sally Sally

    Wow, this is a timely post. I'm trying to figure out want to put on my mantel, I like the basket and the wreath, it's calling my name!

  72. Image for Cathy R Cathy R

    You are so creative! All are great and will pick two ~ the tulips (my fav flower) and this years, those birdies are adorable! Thanks for the super giveaway! Blessings!

  73. Image for Pegg Pegg

    I like the big basket with the wreath! I think February is the longest month of the year! Thanks for the reminder that Spring is just around the corner.

  74. Image for jan g jan g

    not fair... first I saw the armillary and clock, that was my fav; then I saw the boxwood and urns, that was my fav; then the ironstone and you go and finish up with tulips... they're all wonderful, it's just those items hit on my iwantit nerve! Thanks for brightening up our dreary winter days

  75. Image for Laurie Laurie

    Hi Kari Anne. All the Spring mantels are great and my favorite is the one with the basket and wreath...looks great! I'm sure you treasure the moments with your family but those car rides with my son are the best memories yet! Thanks for the chance.

  76. Image for Lisa Thompson Lisa Thompson

    It is hard to pick which is my favorite. They are all lovely. I don't have a mantel but maybe I can talk my husband into buying one so I can decorate it!

  77. Image for Kitty Kitty

    They are all lovely but I think Spring is long enough to allow for Each of them to take center stage for a while. I change the wreaths/door hangings on my front doors several times during Spring to reflect the holidays. While each "waits in the wings" for it's entrance, a wall of my garage is always gloriously decorated. Never want to waste the *pretty*.

  78. Image for Elaine Wesselma Elaine Wesselma

    I love this years mantel but I agree they are all beautiful. I also love the Burlap bow mantel. It is too hard to pick just one!

  79. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love all of them-but am fond of birds- so this year is the winner! Tried to leave comment on Rafflecopter and it would not let me.

  80. Image for Linda Chauvin Linda Chauvin

    I love them all but my fave is the chair back with mason jars and flowers. I also love to take pieces and parts of "junk" and make something wonderful. Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

  81. Image for Ariel Ariel

    It is a tie between the burlap bow mantel and the milk glass mantel. You can not make me choose! Haha. I am a suckered for all things white especially when beautiful flowers and/or greenery are tied in! Such lovely taste :-)

  82. Image for Lisa Lisa

    I like the mantle you put together this year (2016) the best of all of them. I am particularly partial to the old barn wood you started with. Thanks!

  83. Image for Emily Halterman Emily Halterman

    I love tulips so I have to say that mantel was my favorite. I also do like the idea to hang a basket as a back drop for a mantle, such creativity.

  84. Image for Mary Mary

    I like them all, but tulips are my favorite flower and I actually have that picture pinned. My mom re-created it last year for Spring/Easter on her mantel.

  85. Image for Chris H Chris H

    I love the one you just did. I adore those trees and I am hoping they have them at my Hobby Lobby because I am going there right now!

  86. Image for SharonJ SharonJ

    I love tulips, white pottery, but really, really love the the basket and the wreath! In fact getting up now to change my mantle!

  87. Image for lynn wolf lynn wolf

    I love the current mantle with new trees!! 2nd runner up would have to be the basket with wreath. I need to get to HL right away to get some trees :)

  88. Image for JudyCinNC JudyCinNC

    I love the trees and just as fast as I can, I am heading to Hobby Lobby. I would love to try flowers along with the birds for my mantel. I always find so much inspiration from your blog. I just wish hobby lobby and home goods were closer to me - Husband would know where to find me for sure. Judy C

  89. Image for Claire Fegley Claire Fegley

    I do not have a hobby Lobby in the area but I am in love with the wooden trees. I need to search this weekend to find something similar. Love Love Love today's post

  90. Image for kathy mccray kathy mccray

    I think I like this year's mantel, but so hard to choose just one. That chair back is super-cool and I am really curious about the book page flowers - off to search your site for the tutorial. My mantel is so shallow, it's hard to do much with it, especially with the big honkin' man TV hanging above. I could have worse problems, I know! :)

  91. Image for Julia Julia

    All the mantels are gorgeous! I like the pitches and tulips best because I have a collection of cream pitchers and a new mantel! I will use what ever flowers I can find at the grocery store! Thanks for the inspiration!

  92. Image for Christine Christine

    I truly love every one of them! This year's, however, is my favourite...I love the white and green together...it looks so fresh and happy!

  93. Image for Sonya B. Sonya B.

    I think I like the pitcher with tulips best just because I love tulips but they are all pretty. Thanks for the spring tips because my mantle is completely blank as of now and I really was in need of some spring ideas.!

  94. Image for Jon Anne Winstead Jon Anne Winstead

    I love the one for this year!! I would love to know where you got your plant/planters on the mantel as well!! I have to say, I have patterned my home after yours!! Bought some white couches/chairs, etc!! Thank you for your blog!! So happy you had a great day yesterday and the icing on the cake was with your son!! I'm so glad you're enjoying your family!! Sad note: Our baby son died in 2007 so I'm sure that's one of the reasons I love to read about parents having a great time with theirs!! We still have our wonderful children/grandchildren but Craig was our baby!! Again, I love your blog!!

  95. Image for Doreen Doreen

    I like them all, but favor the latest one. Love the trees and birds, the greenery on either end adds a perfect pop of color. Using a barn door for the background is genius, as usual!

  96. Image for tcmullinax tcmullinax

    Those tulips look beautiful. There's no way I can choose a favorite. Those little wooden birds...I will not rest until I find them!

  97. Image for Debbie Nolker Debbie Nolker

    I love the mantel with the flowers and mason jars. Still think you should publish a coffee table book. Your stories always bring a smile and your photos are amazing. One time before you commented that you did not have a publisher but don't you know somebody that knows somebody? Your book would be the perfect gift. Until your book I will continue to read your posts. :-)

  98. Image for Mary Sharp Johnson Mary Sharp Johnson

    It is really hard to pick my favorite! I love them all stinking much!!!! Each one has something really fresh and joyful and they are all creative! I think the one that I just kee coming back to is the basket with the wreath hung on the wall! Who thinks of that!?!?!! You, cause you are awesome! I love the variety in that particular mantle setting! The whole thing is so eye catching and each item up there is perfectly spring! I also really love what you have done this yes but I think you were asking which of the old ones were our favorites? Anyway, great job this year. You always amaze me with your decorating skills!

  99. Image for Sheila Sheila

    If I must pick only one, my choice is the pink tulips in pitchers. But really I like all of them. The trees and birds this year are very cute too! And the mantle with the chair back...where do you find these things? I know, they find you. Ha! Love it! Sheila

  100. Image for Regina Regina

    OK, they're ALL super-cute, but this year's is my favorite. I'm all about the trees. And the birds. And the topiaries. And now I really want to go to Hobby Lobby and check out SPRING!!!!!!!

  101. Image for Toni Toni

    My favorite is the kitchen one with the mason jars of pink flowers! I love how you change things up with the things you already have. So creative.

  102. Image for Mary S. Mary S.

    The white pitchers with the pink tulips is my favorite. I loved them all but the simplicity of that one spoke to me. Maybe because I thought I can do that one. :)

  103. Image for jae jae

    Oh, hard to choose. I like them all. But the one with the burlap bows just seems to whisper Spring, spring is almost here! :)

  104. Image for Lori Lori

    I love all of the mantles, but I'm especially drawn to the one with the Mason jars filled with flowers. I'm really loving that chair back! So cool!

  105. Image for Susan Susan

    How do you choose a favourite star from a sky filled with beautiful stars? I have the same conundrum here...I love all of your spring mantels! But, I will go with the newest one...I love how simple it is and the beautiful silhouettes you've created! There is something that feels almost primitive about it....but not so harsh as that...it's very pleasing to the eyes! Enjoy that sun, dear friend!

  106. Image for Carla Hanson Carla Hanson

    My favorite spring mantle is the one with the tulips in the white pitchers. They just look happy to be there! Thanks for making my day better today too! Carla

  107. Image for Donnamae Donnamae

    All the mantels are lovely...I really like this last one. But my favorite is the wreath in the basket...I'm such a sucker for wicker and rattan! Thanks for the chance! ;)

  108. Image for Teresa Harral Teresa Harral

    I love them all but I am partial to the first mantel because of the simplicity with the wooden trees, blocks and birds. Such a simply but elegant style that anyone can duplicate on a mantel or table top.

  109. Image for Debrah Nash Debrah Nash

    I love Hobby Lobby and have found wonderful and many times clearance items there! I have always walked into Hobby Lobby with good intentions to "only" purchase what I needed and instead proudly leave with "bargains" I simply couldn't pass up. My husband always would say" How much money did you save this time on things you didn't need?". Your mantel's simplicity with white and wood tones is beautiful! I love distressed items and the idea of using the barn door really appealed to me. The trees are so simple and yet are so perfect with the door. I look forward everyday to seeing what your next post will be!!

  110. Image for Betty Betty

    The pink flowers and barley twist piece had my heart a-flutter, but I have to say the basket and wreath mantle is my fave. So many pieces I like in EVERY mantle. Ps - isn't it great when everything aligns? Kids talking to ya, good hair, and everything! Happy weekend! :)

  111. Image for Becky Becky

    They are all beautiful. Love those wooden trees, always love looking at all your milk glass and I do love fresh flowers but the one that speaks to me is the basket with the wreath mantel. I love the texture and all the accessories. Have a great day.

  112. Image for Erin Kaven Erin Kaven

    You know I've got to pick any of the mantels with flowers (esp. tulips) but my favorite picture is not from the mantle but of the yellow flowers in the ironstone! And I totally get the "good day". Any time my 13 year old son decides to give me the scoop (though yesterday's tales of his friends was a little "ew") is a good day.

  113. Image for Edwina Edwina

    I love both this year's (where did you get the birds?) and the wreath in the basket! Thank you for offering this giveaway. :)

  114. Image for Jill Jill

    I love the wooden trees and birds, Karianne. but my favorite spring mantel is the one with the pink tulips. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower.

  115. Image for Tracey Tracey

    I love, love, love this year's mantel. I hope my next home has a fireplace (and a mantle, of course). We are currently living with family and looking for a house. Thank you so much for writing your blog. It's always full of inspiration and great ideas. I love seeing it in my inbox!

  116. Image for Nicole C Nicole C

    I love the burlap bows mantel--clean and fresh! This post reminds me of my favorite saying (which is right on my most visible wall of my house): "Today is a good day for a good day!"

  117. Image for Eva Eva

    Oh my goodness...I scrolled and scrolled through all these comments and lost my place twice. The basket. I liked the mantle with the basket on the wall. :) Have a great weekend.

  118. Image for Moriah C Moriah C

    You are so creative! I love the spring colors of the pink and yellow flowers, the burlap bows, the barn door backdrop and the birdies. So I pretty much like everything. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Image for molly molly

    You have such a gift for darling vignettes. Your mantel designs are all quite charming but if I have to choose one I would choose the one with the old chair back. I have also saved interesting chairbacks! Thanks for the opportunity to comment and perhaps win a lovely gift card. Happy day!

  120. Image for Kris Kris

    Love the little cabinet with the drawers! My Mom has something similar where she stores her cake decorating decorating tips.

  121. Image for Sharon Sharon

    While all of your mantles are so creative, your current Spring mantle is my favorite! Love the trees and adorable birds! Thank you for the inspiration!

  122. Image for Sally Sally

    Oh my, so many people commented already! All the mantles were beautiful, but the pink tulips were my favorite because I am so anxious for spring and I love white pitchers. Thanks for sharing all of them!

  123. Image for Ady Hirsch Ady Hirsch

    As tulips are my favorite flower, I liked the white pitchers with tulips best. But they're all lovely. Thank you for your delightful blog.

  124. Image for Beverly O Beverly O

    Well, they are all like you, perky and refreshing! My favorite is the current one - primarily because you have given me an idea of how to use the old corn-crib door that came from my parents' recently fallen barn!

  125. Image for Sue Sue

    I like the basket with the wreath. I've hung a deeper basket on the wall and filled it with a stuffed animal, small pillows and throw, flowers. Whatever works!

  126. Image for Melanie Winter Melanie Winter

    I love spring and I love your mantle with the burlap bows! Super cute and springy!!! Thank you for an opportunity to win a gift card!

  127. Image for Terie Terie

    I ADORE all of them- but if I had to select just one- I would pick the corner burlap bows with greenery. It is very unique. Thanks so much for your generousity with the giveway!

  128. Image for Judy Westmoreland Judy Westmoreland

    I like the pink tulips. Looks so refreshing and I am a sucker for flowers. Love seeing all your different mantels. Thanks for the giveaway.

  129. Image for Jen @ Noting Grace Jen @ Noting Grace

    Oh, I love all of these, but if I had to choose my favorite mantel, it would have to be the one with the burlap bows. I'm a sucker for white pottery and milk glass. Honestly, I'm seriously swooning over them all. Your talent and eye for detail amazes and inspires me!

  130. Image for JoAnn JoAnn

    Love the wooden trees with the wooden birds so much that I went on Hobby Lobby and bought three trees. The trees are wonderful! But my favorite is the three white ironstone pitchers filled with pink tulips! I`m a sucker for fresh flowers and obsessed with white ironstone! You do a beautiful job as always!

  131. Image for Barbar Barbar

    I love the simple, natural elements of the wreath and basket as a backdrop for the lovely white pitchers. Perfect for a refreshing hint of spring.

  132. Image for Jeanne Bell Jeanne Bell

    Actually, I like the newest one, with wooden trees, the pink tulips would be my second choice. All were really beautiful!

  133. Image for Rosalie McCreary Rosalie McCreary

    Wow!!! So many entries Karianne! Thanks for the giveaway!! I've always loved the pink tulips in the milk glass. Clean, simple and wonderful! Have a great weekend!

  134. Image for Sara D Sara D

    I love all the mantels but my favorite is the pink tulips in white pitchers :). Glad everything is going well! Here's hoping spring weather will be here to stay soon!

  135. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Share a picture of the pants cuz if they make you look skinny I need a pair too !! Love your blog and your sense of being !! You are inspirational with the little things !

  136. Image for Heather C Heather C

    I kept going back and forth trying to decide which I liked, I do believe it was the current one with the trees, boxwood and barnwood - but isn't that the feel now - but they are all great.

  137. Image for Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross

    Love, love, love the burlap bows with greenery, but I am digging the wood trees, and thinkin a trip to the Lob is in order.

  138. Image for Jana Jana

    Soooo hard to choose but the basket and wreath and that sweet little bunny have to be my favorite! You have such an amazing imagination and charm! I can't wait to read every blog!

  139. Image for Paige Paige

    Tough choice but have to pick the white vases with tulips! Definitely my favorite flowers and I loved the contrast of the white vases with the dark wood behind it.

  140. Image for Wendy Johnson Wendy Johnson

    Basket and wreath because I am drawn to that old dark wood on the fireplace. Or the new one because I love the white of the mantel against the old brick and then add the old door and other things...Course if I had a mantel I would copy any one of them

  141. Image for Sue B. Sue B.

    From the back of a chair to the tulips in the white pitchers to the old barn door and to the burlap bows each one of your mantels has an element that says, "Hello spring." I like them all!

  142. Image for Jackie Jackie

    Love love them all but I do like the basket and wreath. I have a hundred year old fireplace and mantle so loved the new fresh ideas.

  143. Image for Jill Howells Jill Howells

    I, very much, like the current mantle of wood birds and trees. The white and light wood are so fresh and simple. I've looked at so many mantles and porches for spring inspiration and your mantle is the style that sparked my creative inspiration for this season.

  144. Image for Sherri Gonyier Sherri Gonyier

    Todays is just fun, I love the trees and birds and backdrop. They all are very beautiful though each in there own way. It is hard to choose but yes I think todays is my favorite! Thanks!

  145. Image for Karen Karen

    I love the simplicity of the tulips on the mantel. It's hard to beat tulips! Happy almost spring! Blessings on your day!

  146. Image for Linda Southworth Linda Southworth

    As soon as I saw those trees on the mantel it was a quicker heartbeat and looking, oh I hope Karianne tells us where the trees came from! Off to HOB LOB! Love the mantel!

  147. Image for Chris Chris

    Since Fenton milk glass and white pitchers are two things I collect my favorite is the white pitchers with the tulips!

  148. Image for Lori H Lori H

    I am a sucker for tulips in a pitcher, but your most recent mantel with the tree cut-outs is adorable and so springy!

  149. Image for Susan Susan

    Your newest one is my favorite! It is so clean and fresh layering neutral colors with a pop of green from the boxwoods. Perfect spring mantle!

  150. Image for Cathy Cathy

    I love the all white one. But then again the burlap bows are a nice touch. But then again I love the pink tulips

  151. Image for Amy Amy

    I love all of the mantels. Since I adore tulips (if I had to pick a favorite mantel), I would choose the one with pitchers filled with pink tulips :-)

  152. Image for Wendy Wendy

    This years with the trees! You have such excellent ways of combining texture & whites. When I TRY to do this it looks like something is always missing? I must NEED you to come over!!!!

  153. Image for Treva Treva

    I am glad the vote thing wouldn't work, now I don't have to choose just one. I bounced one to another then couldn't vote, I just can't take this pressure! I loved every one of them. Thank you

  154. Image for kara kara

    I can't wait to update my mantels this weekend. The weather has turned warm this week here in Cincinnati (64*today) and boy am I ever ready for spring and sunshine! Thanks for the inspiration!

  155. Image for Beth Schmidt Beth Schmidt

    In my opinion, nothing says spring like tulips so my choice would be the pink tulips in the milk glass. Perfect!

  156. Image for Sharon H Sharon H

    Thank you for spring mantle ideas! It gets me so inspired! I usually have a hard time decorating my mantle. Also thanks for the opportunity to win an Amazon gift card!

  157. Image for Rebecca K Rebecca K

    This year's mantel is stunning! There's a touch of winter with the pale brown trees, but then, here comes spring with new birds and a touch of green. I love the combination of textures and elements to catch the eye...definitely eye candy! Thank you for the inspiration.

  158. Image for Terry Terry

    All of them are unique and lovely. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the yellow and milk glass because it says Sunshine to me!

  159. Image for katherines corner katherines corner

    I love them all but the white pitchers are my favorite. I have a small collection of white pitchers so I am little biased (wink). Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I invite you to add your giveaway to my giveaway list. Don't forget to enter my giveaway too xo

  160. Image for Jane Jane

    I love the mantel you just completed. The wooden trees are so cute. I'd love to win so I could buy these 3 trees for my daughter in law. Thanks for the opportunity.

  161. Image for Julie Ann Julie Ann

    I looove the old dark mantle! Iam a woodsy gal so would take your beautiful dark mantle and put the greenery on it, lots of greenery.

  162. Image for Cindy Jones Cindy Jones

    I have a thing for baskets. So much texture and different materials. My fav is the one with the basket on the wall and the armillary on the mantle. I have a thing for artilleries too.

  163. Image for Jeanne Wiedlocher Jeanne Wiedlocher

    Hi KariAnne, I am enjoying your blog posts so much! My sister told me about your site and I don't think I've missed a day since reading that first one. You have such a wonderful way of writing and it's so refreshing to read your stories. You always put a smile on my face. My favorites are the "romantic" ones between you and your hubby! I started a blog on August 1st, 2014 and haven't missed a day since...I make and sell doll clothes to doll collectors and my blog is about dolls and sewing and tutorials, etc... but I still love the "home" blogs... yours especially... I bought some trees at Hobby Lobby like the ones you're showing, only mine were Christmas trees. Thanks for the chance to win an Amazon gift card... Blessings, Jeanne

  164. Image for Pam Clark Pam Clark

    I'm feeling partial to the yellow with milk glass today. And Amazon is my JAM! I teach middle school Language Arts, and just yesterday commented to one of my classes that I found the brightly colored copy paper, that I love using for the worksheets I give them, on Amazon for about half of what I pay at Staples. One of them informed me that his brother searched and you can by a hand grenade on Amazon......good to know, as I said, I teach middle school!

  165. Image for Kim Kim

    I love the barn door and the trees on the current one. But they are honestly all amazing. Where did the plants on the current one come from?

  166. Image for Meika Meika

    I adore tulips, but I have to say that I like your most recent mantel best - something about barn door, wooden trees and birds!

  167. Image for Holly Holly

    Oh my! The basket and wreath is a hands-down winner for me. But then, I have never met a basket I don't like! I also like the mason jars....may have to brughten up my mantle with that pretty idea too! Thanks for sharing mantles present and past! Have a great weekend. Xx-hb

  168. Image for Dale Deacon Dale Deacon

    I think they were all beautiful but if I had to pick one, the white milk glass and yellow flowers. So fresh and upbeat. Definitely the KariAnne touch and love what a good day you had of ordinary things.

  169. Image for Nancy Diggs Nancy Diggs

    Heading to Hobby Lobby to look for trees this morning--thanks for your inspiration! I love parts of all the mantles. I love the chair back. What a great idea! Reading your blog has prompted me to "lighten up" my approach and I am enjoying the changes and the process of changing!

  170. Image for Laura Laura

    I love them all, but your current one is my favorite. I probably won't win anything, but I did want to leave an encouraging note about how much I enjoy your blog, your wonderful ideas and of course all the stories. Thank you for being you and having the courage to be so genuine. Blessings to you!

  171. Image for Patti Patti

    They are all lovely and it's a toss up between the beautiful burlap bows mantel or the basket with wreath one. But I'm having a real burlap moment right now, so I'm going with that one as my favorite.

  172. Image for Mary Mary

    I absolutely love ALL of them! But my favorite would be the Basket Tray together with the greenery!:) Love the contrast of the colors!

  173. Image for Ashleigh Hall Ashleigh Hall

    I love them all but this year's mantel is my favorite is the one with yellow and book pages! Thanks for the chance to win. Your home is just all around beautiful!

  174. Image for Karlee Cathcart Karlee Cathcart

    I'm new to your blog. I am enjoying your spirited posts, beautiful home and inspiration! All the mantels are great but the one that speaks to me the most is the one you used the chair back on. I love outside the box decorating!

  175. Image for Stephanie Ray Brown Stephanie Ray Brown

    Love all! But favorites are pitcher with tulips as well as white and yellow theme! Sure could use that great gift of yours have had my eye on some pretty cute measuring cups a talented lady is selling as well as now encouraged me to Collect too! Do you know if I can use any type of paint to cover printed stoneware pitchers so They are white by the way? Thanks for contest and all you do!

  176. Image for Tammy Tammy

    Love your mantel. All of them have a unique style all their own. It's hard to pick just one. So glad spring is upon us. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! Happy Day!

  177. Image for Patty Atkins Patty Atkins

    I go for the simpler mantles, but I had to smile at the white milk glass one. I have about 5 of those white milk glass urns. They pop up all the time at Goodwill. My daughter just rolls her eyes when she sees one in my hands. They are so pretty with flowers or greenery in them.

  178. Image for Babette Babette

    You know KariAnne you want me to choose? Now that is difficult! There are so many beautiful things about each one! But I do have to say that the one with the trees really lured me in!! I thought you made them because you know they're so you!! Love that one!! Looks like Hobby lobby is in my future!! As always, thanks for the beauty and for the giveaway!!

  179. Image for Pamela A Pamela A

    Hi Kari Anne-I love looking back at my years past decorating, but I love making a new find for the season. It's like buying a new lipstick, it's just make you feel good. I love all your past mantels, my fav would be the yellow and milk glass, it just says Spring. I left you my first comment on Friday and you sent me a beautiful reply. I thank you for your kindness. I'm truly a blog stalker and I love your blog, you are truly a breath of fresh air.

  180. Image for Sherry Sherry

    I've never seen so many comments! That's because we all love your style. All the mantles look amazing but every time I scroll through I'm drawn to the chair back and mason jars. So quaint and beautiful.

  181. Image for Kristie Kristie

    The current mantle is my favorite because I love the wood trees and the birds. I have blue glass birds but I need to get those trees.

  182. Image for Gloria Gloria

    All of the mantels are lovely and I would be happy to have any one of them in my home but the basket and wreath would be my favorite.

  183. Image for Cyndy Cyndy

    Love the FRESH FLOWER mantels with a pop of color but your mantel this year has great visual and symmetry. Always love your posts

  184. Image for Beth Beard Beth Beard

    Your home is so beautiful! Each and every room is decorated to perfection. Plus, I so enjoy reading your blog everyday. Each new post in my inbox makes me smile every morning and it's always the first one I read.

  185. Image for Lesley Lesley

    I love the little wooden birds...not only do they remind me of spring but they also remind me of these paper birds I had my religious ed students make when we talked about the Holy Spirit....and who doesn't need something that reminds you of the Spirit around the house!

  186. Image for Sharmon Gazawsy Sharmon Gazawsy

    I love them all but the milk glass and yellow is just the right balance for early spring. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

  187. Image for Lanita Anderson Lanita Anderson

    Love your spring mantel - especially the wooden bird and trees!! Thanks for sharing - I always get so much great inspiration from your decorating posts! It was also fun looking back at previous spring mantels.... Happy Sunday!

  188. Image for Joan Lowder Joan Lowder

    I love that simple mantel.so need spring idea. I saw those trees at hobby lobby. Will work on gathering what I need. Might do empty pic frames in whites or creams instead if the board. Or maybe an empty window.

  189. Image for Cynthia Riley Cynthia Riley

    My favorite was the tulips in the white pitchers...up north in Massachusetts we can not wait for spring flowers!!!!!

  190. Image for Sandra Sandra

    I love the current one but they're all beautiful. I'm so happy that I found you via Five Star Frou Frou and I will be back. Your blog has such a conversational tone and I almost felt like I was with you on the ride home from the basketball game. We would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story link party. Here's the link: http://www.thesweetsensations.com/12-funny-signs-youve-caught-the-diy-bug/ and I hope to see you there. Have a fun week!

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