I think my favorite find this year was this vintage fireplace mantel. You may see how we found and installed the fireplace here. I luv that I can change it up and style it for every season and more! Here’s the vintage mantel decorated for spring into our botanical mantel.
I found these botanical book pages when I discovered I ran out of ink for our printer… I had an old flower garden textbook that I found on our bookshelves that was filled with botanical photo pages. What a find, and now I will have an abundance of them for different seasons. So if you are out thrifting, look for those old flower books!
I started by hanging a couple of vintage windows that I had picked up in Maine last summer over the vintage mantel.
I framed the botanical book pages into 8 X 10 vintage copper frames that I found on Etsy. They even look cute just sitting on top of the mantel.
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This botanical mantel is such an inspiration for us in the spring.
I hung the botanicals onto the vintage windows with a fishing line and just a few tacks.
Here I added a few antique brass candles and a little blooming forsythia to the botanical mantel. Super simple!
The forsythia is finally blooming here in Vermont and I have it scattered all throughout the house! Have you ever tried to force Forsythia to bloom in the spring?
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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!!!
Thank you so much Kathy. So kind of you to say, made my day🙏