Hey friends! Today I’m joining 24 talented blogger buddies to bring you the Spring Festival Blog Hop hosted by Kendra at Joy In Our Home! There is a new theme each day so be sure to check them all out through the links at the end of this post!
Today’s theme is spring fireplace mantels and I’m sharing my mantel in our master bedroom.
As you can see, I went a bit plant crazy! I am so happy to see live plants coming back in farmhouse decor, but I regret not using them even when they weren’t “in.” Not that there is anything wrong with using faux plants, but I’ve always had a green thumb (don’t hate me!) and I believe live greenery brings good energy into a home. It taught me that if there are things that I love in my decor, I should use them whether they are in style or not.
Whenever I’m doing a shoot for a blog post, it always attracts at least a couple of our 9 cats. I used to shoo them out of the shot, but now I let them stay – they are part of our home and like children to us, so why shouldn’t I let them get into the mix? The one on the left is Baby Girl and the one on the right is her younger half-brother, Taz. They are both from a stray mama kitty (who is aptly named Mama Kitty) who made her home in my mom’s side yard and had three litters of kittens before we could catch her to get spayed! We kept these two and Taz’s full brother Darkest (guess what color he is?) and my mom kept Momma Kitty and two of her kittens. The rest of the kittens were spayed and neutered and given to good homes.
I made a purposely messy wreath with prunings off of our ivy plants and bay leaf tree.
The bay leaf tree was blooming so I got the extra bonus of some pretty blooms! The blooms are surprisingly fragrant and it makes our master bedroom smell like spring!
One of my favorite flowers are Violas. They grow well in our area in spring and fall and can even survive the winter season here if it’s a mild one. I love seeing them in the nurseries when spring arrives! The only thing is they do not do well at all in our summer heat. I am going to try keeping some indoors this summer and see how they do.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my farmhouse spring mantel in the master bedroom! Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome DIYs, decor and recipes from the other bloggers by visiting their blogs through the links below!
DIY’s on Monday
Vignettes on Tuesday
Front Porches on Wednesday
Mantels on Thursday
Recipes on Friday
Happy spring hopping!