My Spring Mantel & What I Stole from My Mom-In-Law!
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would buy a case of soda and return the empty bottles to get 5 cents back?
If I knew then what I know now, I would have hoarded all of those bottles away instead of returning them.
So when I discovered these dusty, neglected glass beauties in my mom-in-law’s basement, I had to rescue them (I’m nice like that).
Don’t they just scream spring?
Or is it just me who hears voices from inanimate objects?
Oh Easter egg garland that I made last year, how I’ve missed you (see how I made it here).
Now if the snow would just melt so I can retire my mittens.
While you’re counting down the days until flip flop season, check out some of my other favorite ways to decorate for spring:
Singing in the Rain Umbrella Wreath
Sharing Here: Savvy Southern Style
Those bottles are awesome! Hoping it warms up soon — I’m over the turtlenecks and boots!
Thank heaven for other hoarders where you can rescue things 😉 I love the bottles and how you decorated the mantel.
I think that mirror is what I would steal from you when I visit.
So pretty. But it’s your FABULOUS window that I can hardly keep my eyes off.
So cute! I have a bunch of green bottles from my husband’s obsession with Perrier water. You’ve inspired me!
I think its the bunnies that are screaming.
Bubble Up? Seven Up? Or are they not that old?
Plain bottles – maybe they were used to store my mom-in-laws moonshine?!
love the tulips in the bottles! and oh i wish i could still go to the redemption center and get lots of money for all the crap i used to drink! 😉 now i don’t drink soda, and i can’t get money off it either.
I love the bottles with the single tulips.
Kelly I am with you about the snow melting. I have had about all I can stand of this cold weather. I love the mantle and that mirror is so pretty. I remember the days of the soda bottles too. I used to go with my dad all the time when I was a kid, the reason, I got a free pretzel rod, LOL!!! What can I say I was very little and that seemed like such a big thing to a little one.
The snow is gradually melting here but the temps are way below normal. Your pretty mantel has inspired me to get the spring things out and lighten things up at least inside!
You’d better put a good lock on your doors as I’d sure love to” borrow” that mirror on your mantel, oh do I want that. Love different shapes and types of mirrors. Your mantel looks so pretty. Love how you dressed the hearth also, looks so awesome. How I’d also love to have an old suitcase. None to be found around here (G.J., CO).
Your tulips are so pretty, love color of them. Are they from your yard? We had forsythia bushes, tulips and daffodils come up on their own every spring in yard in KY. There they call tulips tete a tetes, small daffs which grow wild all over the place. All I have here is one bulb of purple hyacinths which smell heavenly when I go out the gate to car.
I went out to shed little while ago to find Easter decos. Didn’t find all of it, especially all the cute ceramic bunnies found at thrift stores last Spring. Do have couple ceramic bunnies I found recently at thrift stores but I have several more out there some where. Bet hubs knows where they are tho so will wait til he comes home to help me get them out. Better go comb my hair, very windy here again. Talk about bad hair days, lol.
I wish those tulips were from my yard – it’s still too cold here for that! They are from my trusty Trader Joe’s! Hope you find all of your decorations!!
What a neat thing to have! I love the way your mantle looks with the green bottles and the tulips and the Easter egg garland. I have to go check to see how you made that garland-it is adorable. xo Diana
You are a lucky girl. I would only have been hoarding Diet Rite Soda bottles. And they are not as cute as those green bottles. I found an entire easter basket full of plastic eggs. There is a 12 year old in the house that needs a job stringing them together.
The green color is perfect Kelly! I can’t blame you! By the way, I want to thank you again, I finally got my Dollar Tree gift card! Woohoo!!!
Your mantel is so beautiful! I’m in love with that mirror 🙂
And yes those bottles are shouting spring – I’m so ready to pack the coats and hats and gloves away!
Pretty, pretty…..but got to say I’m drooling over that brass tray on your coffee table! Where did you find that? I have been looking for one like that for years!
I found the tray at a flea market years ago – it’s huge!
I love your mantel Kelly! I love that mirror and all your spring touches! Spring is coming this year right?? 😉 Heather
They totally scream spring… though in my head they were more belting it out in operatic song… love your spring eastery mantel Kelly!
That architectural piece above the mantel is fabulous!! Actually beyond fabulous. Love it. I also love the bottles. Filled with flowers, they are perfect!
Being a collector of bottles and small boxes, I love the bottles and the way the green just brightens up the room all springy-like.