Discover the timeless beauty of a vintage fireplace mantel. With spring botanicals, enhance your home with this captivating focal point.

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Vintage Fireplace Mantel

A vintage fireplace mantel can be a stunning addition to any home. It provides a glimpse into the past while adding warmth and character to the space. Whether you’re restoring an older home or simply appreciate the beauty of vintage design, a vintage fireplace mantel can be a captivating and timeless feature.

My favorite find this year was this vintage fireplace mantel on Facebook Marketplace. You can see more in the Vintage Fireplace Mantel Easy Install and Decorating Ideas post.

Vintage fireplace mantels are often sought after for their unique designs, craftsmanship, and historical significance. They can add a touch of elegance, charm, and character to a room, serving as a focal point and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the fireplace and the surrounding space.

Spring Botanical Vintage Fireplace Mantel

Spring botanicals in decor refer to incorporating elements of nature, such as flowers, plants, and foliage, into interior design during the spring season. This design approach aims to bring the freshness, vibrancy, and beauty of the outdoors into the home, creating a sense of renewal and rejuvenation.

Here are some ways to incorporate spring botanicals into your decor:

  • Fresh Flowers: Displaying fresh flowers in vases or decorative containers is a classic way to bring the beauty of spring indoors. Choose blooms that are in season during spring, such as tulips, daffodils, cherry blossoms, or peonies. Place them on your vintage fireplace mantel.
  • Potted Plants: Incorporate potted plants throughout your old fireplace mantel to add a touch of greenery and life. Choose plants that thrive indoors and require minimal maintenance, such as spider plants, pothos, or peace lilies.
  • Botanical Prints: Decorate your walls with botanical prints or artwork featuring flowers, plants, or botanical illustrations. These prints can be framed and hung on the walls or used as accents in throw pillows, curtains, or bedding. They add a touch of nature and visual interest to any room.
  • Natural Materials: Incorporate natural materials, such as rattan, wicker, or jute, into your decor. Choose furniture pieces or accessories made from these materials to create an organic and earthy feel. Additionally, consider using natural fiber rugs or curtains to enhance the overall botanical theme of your vintage fireplace mantel area.
  • Floral Patterns: Introduce floral patterns into your decor through textiles, such as upholstery, curtains, or throw pillows. Look for fabrics with botanical prints or patterns inspired by spring flowers. These patterns can add a playful and cheerful touch to your fireplace spaces.
  • Terrariums and Succulents: Create mini indoor gardens by incorporating terrariums or succulents onto your vintage fireplace mantel. These low-maintenance plants are perfect for adding a touch of greenery to shelves, coffee tables, or desks. They also bring a modern and trendy element to your spring botanical theme.
  • Botanical-inspired Colors: Choose a color scheme that reflects the freshness of spring. Opt for soft pastels, such as pale greens, blush pinks, or sky blues, to create a light and airy ambiance. To enhance the botanical theme, these colors can be incorporated into paint, furniture, or accessories.

Botanical Book Pages

Years ago, I worked as a sales representative for a textbook company that sold educational materials to secondary schools. During this time, I saved many of the educational resources that I display on my bookshelves today.

Among this collection was a resource book called “The Art of Floral Design,” which had full pages of botanicals. I chose a few favorites and decided to hang the botanical book pages over our vintage fireplace mantel for spring.

Spring Botanical pages from the book The Art of Floral Design.

Salvaged Windows

I started by hanging a couple of salvaged vintage windows over the vintage fireplace mantel in our dining room that I had picked up in Maine Thrifting with the Gals last summer.

You may also enjoy these 16+ Easy Salvaged Window Decorating Ideas post.

Frame & Hang Botanical Book Pages

I framed the botanical book pages into 8 X 10 vintage gold frames that I found on Etsy.  These framed spring botanicals even look cute just sitting on top of the vintage fireplace mantel.

Vintage fireplace mantel with framed spring botanicals.

Learn how to create your own gold frames like these in the post, Black Frames to Antique Gold Frames, with Annie Sloan.

Vintage fireplace mantel with spring botanical framed prints and brass candlesticks.

I hung the spring botanicals on the salvaged windows with simple thumbtacks and the attached hanger, which rested on top of each frame.

Salvaged windows with spring botanicals over vintage fireplace mantel.

Vintage Fireplace Mantel Decor

A balance of the botanical elements with other design elements, like brass candlesticks and flowers, will create a cohesive and harmonious space. By incorporating spring botanicals into your decor, you can create an inviting and refreshing atmosphere that celebrates the beauty of nature in your home. 

Vintage Botanical Mantel for Spring

Have you ever thought of collecting old doorknobs?

Here I added a collection of vintage glass door knobs to the brass candlestick mix on the mantel.

Vintage Fireplace Mantel Spring Botanicals

Forcing Forsythia Branches to Bloom Indoors

The Forsythia is finally blooming here in Vermont, and I have it scattered throughout the house! Have you ever tried to force Forsythia? See how in this Forcing Forsythia Branches to Bloom Indoors post.

How to Force Forsythia

Fruits and Vegetables

Displays of fruits and vegetables are a wonderful way to add color and accent the spring botanicals that you choose. Here, I placed mine on our dining room table just in front of the vintage fireplace mantel.

Vintage Styled Centerpiece with fruits, candles and vintage dishes.
Vintage Fireplace Mantel with spring botanicals and display of fruits on dining room table.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

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  1. Kathy Munday says:

    LOVE. LOVE LOVE the white crocks and tulips!! And I never thought to force forsythia indoors….. I’m going to try it for sure. The flower prints are so pretty…another awesome idea! You are amazing Ann!!! Thank you for all the beauty you create from the most basic finds!!!

    1. Thank you so much Kathy. So kind of you to say, made my day🙏