It’s late February, and Spring has definitely not arrived in Vermont.  The wind is howling, and the snow is falling.  It’s like a mini blizzard outside!  A perfect day to refresh our dining room’s vintage mantel for Spring, ha!  Seriously though, I have the itch to switch, my husband is away, and I have the home all to myself for a few days.  Let the decorating begin on this vintage teacup spring mantel!

If you’ve been following along with me, I found some wonderful spring antique finds this past week; see more in the Spring Antiques and Collectibles post.  And I can’t wait to put them to use.  I hope you like what I came up with friends, a simple teacup DIY.  I started by removing everything from the dining room table and vintage mantel. 

Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

I could then see clearly that I wanted to incorporate these antique teacups onto the mantel somehow.  However, they were just too small for the mantel itself.  Then the idea struck me to hang them with fishing lines onto the window panes.  I tried a couple to start, and I adored the look right away.  You see, the teacups look Irish to me, and with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I thought they would be perfect.

salvaged window with teacups and bottles.

To create this vintage teacup spring mantel, I simply hung the teacups with a simple fishing line.  You can find this at any hardware or tackle store and it is made to hold by the pound.  The fishing line I used would hold up to 4 lbs.  I cut the size I wanted, then knotted it 3 or 4 times to be sure they were secure before hanging.  I hung each teacup with a simple thumbtack on the wood of the old windows.  Once the antique teacups were hung, I added some soft vintage touches to this vintage teacup spring mantel along with some daisies and greenery, which added to that Irish vibe for St. Patrick’s Day and Spring.

A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

Antique teacups and dishes do not need to be expensive.

You can easily find them at your local thrift or consignment shop for sometimes under a dollar!

Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

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A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

On the dining room table, I simply stacked a mix of antique and classic dishes, along with a platter of simple white candles for ambiance.  A super simple way to decorate a table for everyday use.  And if you didn’t know, I have been crushing and collecting anything that has that light blue antique vibe.  I just adore it!  Like this large blue bottle that I found at HomeGoods.

Dining Room View

You may also enjoy this Salvaged Windows & Brass Candlestick Project.

And how about A Very Simple Vintage Plates and Windows DIY, too?

A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

A couple of Irish sweater pillows and blankets add a little more Irish to the mix for the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day to this vintage teacup spring mantel.

A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

And check out these 16+ Easy Salvaged Window Decorating Ideas.

A Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel

You may also enjoy this Vintage Botanical Mantel for more spring inspiration.

Row of teacups.

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