This weekend I did some spring decorating in our living room. Our mantel is my favorite thing in our living room... we actually have four mantels total downstairs! I purchased the picture above the mantel several years ago and it is still something I love. Supposedly it was made locally with wool.
My seasonal decorating is simple, but I like to bring in a few elements that reflect the time of the year.
The fireplace is non-working, unfortunately. When we moved in we removed the cover and exposed the beautiful brick and an old grate. I quickly made the rabbit silhouette pillow on the chair this weekend with some scrap fabric.
The yellow fabric is so cheerful.
Yesterday I made this flower garland. I've had this idea for a while and finally went to our nearby quilt store to purchase some fabric. I'll share the tutorial later this week. It was such a fun project and I love the dimension it adds to the mantel!
The tin hanging on the wall was the cover we removed to expose the inside of the fireplace.
I couldn't help but cut a few more cherry blossom branches this weekend to bring into the living room. The blossoms are so beautiful.
The firewood racks are original to the house. We found them buried in the shed and I gave them a fresh coat of black paint and use them in the living room to store photo albums and scrapbooks.
A peek of our red couch. We've had it for years and I still love it!
Willow branches on the entryway table. You can make the simple painted "grain sack" runner by following this tutorial.
A beautiful nest.
I love spring time and couldn't resist decorating for the season since we are having unusually warm and beautiful days! We spent as much time outside this weekend as possible. The girls and I enjoyed laying in the shade listening to the birds chirping.