Spring Mantle Take 3!

It was just a couple weeks ago when I started fiddling with our Spring Mantle, and I’ve changed it yet again! I explained that I wasn’t crazy about our big, wooden mirror because I thought it looked too heavy for the feel I was going for, especially because it’s hanging over a wooden console.  Too much wood on wood.

Home Goods to the rescue! On Saturday, I popped in and found a large pewterish mirror for just $29.99!  It’s an instantly lighter, brighter look.  The wooden mirror was larger overall, but the actual mirror was smaller.  I couldn’t even really see my reflection in it.  The new mirror also reflects so much more light from the dining room.

For accessories, I kept the Target runner, and green jug vase with branches, and then added a couple metallic Williams Sonoma cookbooks, the Hobby Lobby bird I spray painted gold, and a vase we got as a wedding gift.  It’s filled with wine corks.
I think this Spring mantle will be around awhile:) 

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20 Comments

  1. May 15, 2012 / 11:04 am

    I really like this. I was just telling my husband that our mantle needs an update. I have a heavy looking dark mirror also and it is just too dark. I need something lighter. I love the accessories you chose too. I think I'll do something similar!

  2. May 15, 2012 / 11:21 am

    Love the change. So much brighter. Love the accessories too. Crisp and clean.

  3. May 15, 2012 / 12:49 pm

    I liked it before, but I LOVE it after! That console is absolutely gorgeous but I agree with your "wood-on-wood" assessment. Once again, Home Goods (my favorite store of all time) comes through in the clutch! 🙂

  4. May 15, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    I love it! I'm also glad you kept that cute vase.

  5. May 15, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    So so pretty. What a huge difference. Love the contrast with the wood table. And we are getting a hobby lobby and I can't wait!!

  6. May 15, 2012 / 3:14 pm

    It looks beautiful! The mirror ties really well with the bird, and the whole thing is really fresh and sophisticated. Beautiful job!

  7. May 15, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    So I don't normally comment on blogs very often but had to tell you that I LOVE this! So simple and perfect! Definitely my favorite look. I think I need that vase! 🙂

  8. May 15, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Very pretty "mantle". You truly have a knack for simple, elegant decorating and I really do love your style. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  9. May 15, 2012 / 8:12 pm

    You said 'wood on wood' *snicker*

    It looks fantastic!! That mirror makes such a huge difference!

  10. May 18, 2012 / 11:35 am

    This is such a fresh look. I love it! I can't believe you found the mirror at such a good price. We don't have Home Goods here for another year. It's killing me! 😉

  11. January 22, 2013 / 12:02 am

    Lovely! Would you mind sharing where you got the table?

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