Spring Mantel Styling: A Vintage Garden-With Thrift Store Decor

As soon as the sun starts to warm us up around here, I’m pretty much ready for spring, and even though we are still experiencing off-and-on cool weather, I decided it was time to pull our living room together for the season.  A quick change of decor, and this space looks perfectly refreshed.  I’ll be sharing it all with you tomorrow, but let’s start by having a look at our fireplace mantel decor.

It didn’t take me long to figure out that I wanted to use some of my thrifted decor items here, since I knew of a few other thrifted pieces I wanted to use in other part of the living room.  Something about spring always makes me feel in the mood for a vintage/boho-chic look.  Okay, I know, I’ve been in that mood for a while now, but I think spring/summer are the easier seasons to really decorate for in that feeling.  Why?  Because of all the plants and flowers that I associate with it.  So what I ended up doing was taking a few containers that I had found and planting a few outdoor plants inside them.  This space gets plenty of light, as you can see, so that wont be an issue, and as long as I keep them watered, I think we might be good to go.  I also incorporated two of these large wooden candlestick that I picked up at the Goodwill a few months back.  I had no clue what to do with them at the time, but I just loved the look of them, so home they came, and now up they go, looking glorious on my mantel.  I was also luck to come across these adorable little brass geese not too long ago, and let me tell you, any little brass animal I meet immediately becomes part of my family.  I just can’t help it!  They are so darn adorable!  Everything else about the space is pretty much the same as before, but with the new accessories the fireplace provides a beautiful backdrop to the rest of the living room.  Anyhow, I’ll stop blabbing and let you get to it.  Enjoy!

Spring Mantel Styling-Vintage Garden-IrisNacole.com

Spring Mantel Styling-Vintage Garden-With Thrift Store Decor-IrisNacole.com

Spring Mantel Styling-Vintage Garden-With Thrift Store Decor-IrisNacole.com


Spring Mantel Styling-Vintage Garden-With Thrift Store Decor-IrisNacole.com

Spring Mantel Styling-Vintage Garden-With Thrift Store Decor-IrisNacole.com

That’s all for now!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full reveal of the space, but in the mean time I hope you’ll have a look at the other mantels being shared in the blog hop I am participating in, hosted by Amy of My Life From Home .  I’ve seen a lot of them already, and they are all beautiful.  I hope you enjoy them too!

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  1. says

    All of the plants and greenery you brought in are perfect! I love how fresh they make a room feel. And I would’ve brought those little brass geese home with me, too – they’re too cute!

  2. says

    It’s beautiful, Iris! Love the addition of the live plants. And can we talk about how adorable those little brass geese are!? Such a fun find.

  3. says

    I am always a fan of what you do Iris, you have incredible taste! I am loving the simplicity of this mantel.

  4. says

    It sounds very similar to how I shop at the thrift store – I love something, I buy it, but I have no idea what I’m going to use it for. I usually find a way to use it…usually. I love how you decorated your mantel and used live plants!

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