Friday, March 2, 2012

I Couldn't Wait ...

Well, it's officially March (yay) ... so excited about that ... not so much that I'll turn 43 tomorrow, but, that's okay ... nothing a bottle of Botox won't cure!  Kidding!

I know it's early, but, I'm feeling Spring in the air.  So, I thought I'd kick of March by sharing our Easter mantel:

I thought I'd really play up the pastel colors this year, starting by removing the red berry sticks in this vase (for Valentine's Day) ... they have been replaced by lush pink florals:

I found this cute bird cage at Michael's, so I placed shredded paper, along with a bird's nest in there ... all of which I placed on top of a glass cake stand (from Wal-Mart):

Front and center are a few more ca-ute(!) bunnies from Pier One ... they were so reasonably priced.  If you see them, you better grab a few up before they are gone!

Moving on over ... I placed soft pastel eggs in a glass apothecary and layered a sea fan behind it just for a bit of unexpected texture:

And, you may remember how I wrapped red ribbon around my candles for Valentines as an inexpensive way to add a splash of color ... no surprise then that I wrapped Spring ribbon around them now for the season!

Up above hangs a festive egg wreath I recently scored at Home Goods ... let's hope it doesn't come crashing down on my sweet bunny family!

Annnnd, just *look* at the fun "SPRING" banner I found at Target ...

Down below, I added a pastel pillow from HomeGoods to the chair ... I need to wrap burlap around it though:

I'm sure I'll tweak this a bit more before the Spring parties start, but I just couldn't wait to share!

Before you go, I simply *have* to add a shameless brag about my sweet (and, now 6!) kiddo!  Today was "Storybook Character Day Parade" at his school, and, in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, he chose to be the "Cat in the Hat" (although, in this pose, he's more like "Ninja Cat in the Hat," lol) ... he led the parade with another young cutie ... proud Mommy, fo' sho' !!

Happy *almost* Spring, friends ... have a great weekend!

I'm linking up with these fun parties ... come on over and join us:

At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
French Country Cottage/Feathered Nest Friday
Fox Hollow Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
Michelle Paige/Springtime Holiday Linky Party
It's Overflowing/Overflowing with Creativity
Grits and Glamour/Egg-xellent Spring Mantel Party
The Lettered Cottage/Spring Mantel Party
52 Mantels/Thursdays are Your Day
2805/Potpourri Friday


Judy said... Reply To This Comment

As usual I love it all Becca. I have a couple of those mercury glass candle sticks too...don't you just love them?

Your little Jackson is too cute! The twins have had so much fun this week with all the Dr. Suess parties. Makes me wish I was a kid again!


Cynthia said... Reply To This Comment

I love the wreth and the birdcage. Beautiful. I am your newest follower.

live by the sun, luv by the moon said... Reply To This Comment

Adorable! I just bought the same super cute bunny from Pier 1

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

He's very cute, Becca! Great job on your Spring/Easter mantel. I haven't even got the urge to go up in the attic and find my Spring boxes. That may be because they are calling for snow and very cold temps here this weekend. Love the pillow, too!

debbies said... Reply To This Comment

I just bought the bunnies today! Too funny
Happy Birthday!

Tisha said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE!!! My favorite part is the banner, or the bunnies, or the wreath, or the flowers...heck, I just love the whole thing!!! I hope you'll hop over to the Delectable Home and post this on my Spring Mantel party linkup, going on now.

Chari at Happy To Design said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca...

Ohh my...I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it's March already! Hehe! It won't be long and spring will be here! Your mantel...fabulously...paves the way for the new season! I love it! Of course, I love all sweet bunnies! Congrats on your little guy..leading the Dr. Suess parade! A proud should be! Thanks for sharing that sweet photo with us...and your gorgeous spring mantel!

Warmest spring wishes,

Debbiedoo's said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty Becca! I love your pretty touches. You are ready. Your son looked so cute. Happy Birthday girl. I had no idea you were in your 40's...seriously I thought I had 10 years on you:)

The Decorative Dreamer said... Reply To This Comment

Jackson is so cute! I remember those Dr.Suess partys, they were always such fun. I love all your Easter decor, Becca. It looks just right to me! I am really lovin the pastel look!

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

your spring mantel is beautiful! I can't wait to start my spring/easter decorating:) Your little one is adorable in his cat-in-the hat costume, lovin the pose!

Deserae said... Reply To This Comment

OMG he looks soooo cute :o) Your spring mantlescape is beautiful too!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your talent just never ceases to amaze me! Your mantel is just beautiful! Spring has truly arrived at your home!! Love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope your day is the best ever. Your mantel is stunning. Your little guy is absolutely adorable. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

OMG Becca, first I have to tell you how stinkin cute your son is!! LOVE your spring mantel and that banner is too cute! Happy Happy Birthday my friend!!

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Oh my friend I hope you have a truly special day tomorrow! :-) Your mantel looks so wonderfully spring-i-fied and I just love all of the details. That pillow is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday. Wish I could bring over a bottle of wine and help you celebrate your day but since I can't...cheers to you girl! :-)

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Becca! He is sooo cute in that outfit. Dr. Seuss was one of my favorites for the kids and now my grandkids. GREAT costume!

Your Spring decorations look lovely. I love that little pillow yu found at HG!

AND...Happy Birthday tomorrow. I loved the 40's! xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said... Reply To This Comment

An adorable Cat in the Hat you have there!!..

Your mantel certainly is screaming Spring...It is so tastefully done..every detail is beautiful.

Tracy said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantle looks lovely! I love the flowers. Are they faux? What kind are they?

Your son makes an adorable Dr. Suess! :)

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantel looks lovely. That is a great wreath! I keep changing the look of my candles with scrapbooking paper & ribbon or burlap. Much better than stashing them away.

Jax looks adorable! Perfectly okay to be a proud Mama!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca,
Your mantel looks so adorable. I love your little cute bunnies,and the banner is fabulous.Your son looks so cute.Happy Birthday.


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Happy birthday! Love the look of the wreath on the mirror. I have a similar mirror in my dining room, I love the simple shape.

Emelia DiCarlo said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, Love following your decor adventures, just gorgeous and your so creative and sweet. Happy Birthday and many blessings. Love your ode to spring and Easter mantle. Thank you for sharing. Your little man is growing up so fast, cherish every minute!!!!!!

Pamela said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fab Becca! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!

Eclectically Vintage said... Reply To This Comment

Hope you have a fab b-day!! You are 4 days older than me - will be joining you for some of that Botox!

Love the mantel - so fresh and fun!

And your son is a doll! My girls have those hats for a Seussical play they were in years ago.


Rose H (UK) said... Reply To This Comment

Happy, happy birthday Becca!

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

That is gorgeous!!! I love the wreath and tell me... where did you get your eggs? I am attempting to spray paint my own. Not what I was going for!! Ha! Love the banner and the bird cage. So cute! But... not as cute as the little ninja Cat in the Hat!

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your mantle is sooo pretty! I just love the candles!You always do such a beautiful job putting your decor together. Beautiful! Happy Birthday! And, your little "cat in the hat" ninja is just adorable! :)

mishebe said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful fireplace !

Sherry said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely Gorgeous!!! The end :)

CosmoGirl Carla said... Reply To This Comment

As always, super-cute inspiration for us, Becca! Your little man is adorable in his costume. What a cutey!

Oh, Happy Belated B'day to you! Hope you had a great day.

You and my Hubby share the same birthday. He's old man, though. He turned 52. Old, but still a hottie! ;o)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said... Reply To This Comment

Oh how soon can you get to Mississippi, No, really??!! I don't have time to do all of this cute stuff. We could have soooo much fun. Oh, forget the botox, I'm doing juviderm Thursday (pssst, I will be 44 in April) and hubby had bought me a gift certificate (at my request) over a year ago that I am finally using. My biggest problem......I don't know where to start, lol. Come on down and we can make it a girl day and get all of the wrinkles ironed out.
That son is such a cutie, and don't forget to tell him so. You have definately earned your bragging rights!

Savvy Seasons said... Reply To This Comment

Becca,43, what? You do not look a day older than 23. Good genes, my friend, good genes! =) Happy Birthday!

Your Spring mantle will be going in a magazine. I am willing to take bets on it. You outdid yourself again. The mantle is balanced so beautifully. I love the reflective properties with the mirror and silver candle holders. The spring colors just POP against your backdrop. Amazing job, simply AMAZING!

Jackson is adorable! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

L said... Reply To This Comment

Your mantel is beautifully decked out for spring! You always decorate your home just perfectly for the seasons. The Pier 1 bunnies are so cute. =)
Have a happy Monday~

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said... Reply To This Comment

As usual everything looks amazing!Dr.Suess is very cute :)

Bethanie said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great! We almost share a birthday...although you're a day older :) It's better than the alternative though!!

WELCOME! said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the sweet comment about my kitchen! I'm so glad we "found" each other..because you are my new mantel decorating hero!! I'm totally inspired to get my bunnies on my mantel now! I totally saw those bunnies at pier one and have regretted passing over even more so :)
Look forward to checking out more of your blog!

luci wallis said... Reply To This Comment

Well that is just beautiful. The colors are wonderful.. love the wreath and banner.

thistlewoodfarm said... Reply To This Comment


This is soooo adorable! Now I want to rip everything off my mantel and make it fresh for spring! I am pinning yours for inspiration.


Tutti Chic said... Reply To This Comment

LOVE the mantel! So inspiring to see your gorgeous spring decorating~I'm your newest follower! :) chris

Linda@Coastal Charm said... Reply To This Comment

So happy that you came by NTT with your beautiful Easter/Spring that wreath!


Babs said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I love all the sweet touches on your Spring mantel and that Ninja Cat in the Hat" is just the cutest!! Thanks for "bragging".

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, My post has the EXACT same title!!! Great minds???? Love your mantle and the idea of wrapping ribbon on candles. The egg wreath is so full and lush, great find. XO, Pinky

Ann from On Sutton Place said... Reply To This Comment

Becca I love it all. I am especially smitten with the wreath and the pillow. I am digging out my ribbon stash and decorating my candles TOMORROW! Hope you have a fun weekend planned. Have a good one!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, cute springy mantel. Love the chair in front and your son is too cute. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said... Reply To This Comment

No tweaking needed. It's just perfect. And your son is a cutie patootie.

Jen C. said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely, Becca! I can't imagine that spring is upon us already, and your mantel brings me to look forward to it all the more!

I have also put the Linky on my page, and would love to have you back again as a (Linky) friend. Of course, I am soooo glad you have Linky now too, and I am on with ya!

Fox Hollow Cottage said... Reply To This Comment

You sure can work some Mantel Magic Becca. I always love seeing what you come up with. It's darling and I am so glad you were able to join the party =)

(ps-I STILL love those fat bunnies)

Michelle Paige said... Reply To This Comment

I just love your style! What a gorgeous Easter mantle! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

ChaoticallyCreative said... Reply To This Comment

I love your Spring Mantel but I have to say what caught my eye was your actual fire place. You do not understand how many hours I've spent trying to figure out what to do about my two fireplace niches. They are almost identical to yours. I even wrote a post asking for reader advice and no one responded. My fireplaces are like yours but instead of having a solid piece to mount things on I have an enormous niche surrounded by molding. Your fireplace pics have given me the inspiration on what direction to take now. You have saved my decorating issue. Thanks Lesley

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous mantle. So perfect for Spring.

Kathysue said... Reply To This Comment

Darling mantle, love the Spring banner! So cheerful and just fun and Springy, great job,

Kim said... Reply To This Comment

Really?? Becca, it's ridiculous how talented you are. That mantle looks straight out of BHG magazine. You've probably been repinned a gazillion times already! So proud of you girl.

Emily @ 52 Mantels said... Reply To This Comment

I love your Spring mantel!! I'm featuring it tomorrow at Mantel Monday!! :)

Michelle Paige said... Reply To This Comment

I'm featuring your mantle today! Come check it out!
Thanks again for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party!

Katie Goldsworthy said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful!!! I think this is one of my favorite spring mantels I've seen! I love the wreath, the pillow, the banner....

Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living! Hoping to get this on my FB page in the next day or so!