Friday, March 7, 2008

Feeling the Need for Spring!


Feeling a little antsy and craving the outside was the inspiration behind the decor of my mantle in my family room...hmmmm...looks like I have summer more in mind!

I love seashells and pinecones together. Reminds me of my summers in Long Beach Island....

Hope you are having a great day!

xxxooo Holly

34 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yes! I love the seashells and pine cones too. Reminds my of the UP in Michigan....Your mantel looks wonderful!
Penny

Jen r. said...

Oh, I fele the same way! Where is spring?
Thanks for brightening up with the great eye candy!
Jen R

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the cones and shells.
They look so fresh.
Alison

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Looks lovely! I love the mirror....and, well,....everything :-) Rosie

debbiekay said...

Beautiful mantle. I love Spring/Summer and you are certainly getting me in the mood for decorating...

Love to you,

Debbie Kay

bj said...

Your mantel looks just fabulous....where does every one get their sea shells? They are HARD to find out here in West Texas...haha. Guess some of the stores might have some. I would like to fill a pretty jar with a few for my bathroom. We are SOOOOO far away from a beach, I am afraid shells would look out of place here. Your's looks so pretty!
Thanks for sharing....bj

Mike Golch said...

after the snowfaal we just got,boy am I ever ready for spring!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Your mantle is beautiful! I too am ready for spring. I love bringing the outdoors inside. Your home is lovely. RoseMarie

Hope said...

Purty mantle, Ruth. You did a good job! I'm ready for spring. I want to open the windows and air out my stale house. Then move out all the furniture and hose it down!! Maybe a little extreme spring cleaning but it would do the job!

Hugs,
Hope

Mary said...

What a beautiful arrangement, Ruth! Love the picture, too -- how you can see the rest of the room in the mirror. I love shells and pinecones, too. They are little works of art..

Did you make it OK through the wind and rain? We were lucky -- no loss of power, and only a little water in the cellar.

Have a great week!
xoxo,
mary

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks so beautiful! I love those yellow walls too!

vivian said...

OH I'm just dying for sweet fresh spring air!!!!!!
hugs
vivian

paperjunk-lc said...

Beautiful mantle. Dont' you love this time of year.

Anonymous said...

I love this "Holly"...you have the touch!!! Niknnora....Rosie

Charm & Grace said...

I know what you mean about being so ready for spring, and I have filled that longing by updating my Charm & Grace main website with all things spring. There are many spring-y photos there that you might enjoy.

Blessings,
Christi

J Leigh said...

I love this collection and you have displayed it beautifully! I wanted to know how you decorated your blog? I am new and this is quite frustrating to me.....
I love your blog and read it daily.

Tara said...

Ruth

Gorgeous display on that mantle...you are inspiring me, I have a bag full of sea glass frmo last summer...where is it?? I'm going to take a look around and put it in something pretty! Thanks!

Tara

celestina marie said...

Beautiful display and I love the blending of shells and pinecones in the jars. Beautiful mirror! An inspiration for spring.

Celestina,
La Rea Rose

Hope said...

Hi Ruth,
Just wanted to say hello and wondering how you're doing! Have a good week.

Hugs,
Hope

Nan said...

I love that look. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Nan

the feathered nest said...

Looks lovely!

Manuela

Mary said...

Oh, so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing. Nice to meet you.

Blessings,
Mary

Susie Q said...

Nothing is prettier than a vignette with natural things...shells, pine cones, rocks...and you have used them all is such a lovely manner!
Spring is almost here!! I hope!

Hugs,
Sue

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love your mantle...gorgeous! For me they remind me of the Northwest....the seashells from the sea and the pinecones from the mnts. First time here and loved my visit! Cherry

bj said...

Oh, thank you for your suggestion on what to use on my breakfast room windows. Red and white/black and white and trim sounds fabulous.
I am on my way to the fabric store....
hugs, dear little friend....
bj

Suzy said...

Just wanted to wish you Happy Spring and Happy Easter!!!!!

Suzy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!!
Penny

Mary said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter, Ruth!
xoxo,
Mary

Hope said...

Hi Ruth,

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very blessed and happy Easter weekend. I'll try to catch up later!

Hugs,
Hope

Alice W. said...

Gorgeous mantel! I love what I have seen of your home from that pic! You have stripes too! My living room is much lighter...but is big stripes of ivory in flat and glossy paint.

Thanks for visiting so that I could find you!

Mindy said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog so much! The pictures are lovely too! Not sure how I found you, glad I did though!
Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter Sunday!
Blessings,
Mindy

jennifer said...

Great insight. I NEVER would have put shells and Pine cones together but it JIVES doesn't it? If only I had a mantle, I would copy you!

Happy Easter!

Jennifer

bj said...

oh, holly...i so hope you haven't quit us so soon.
you are doing such a lovely job on your blog...it takes awhile to get "in the swing" of things but it will come easier as you go.
Also, just had a thought that maybe you or yours are sick?? I hope not but I am saying a prayer for you...
hugs, bj

daisy cottage said...

Your summery mantel is BEAUTIFUL!


xo,
Kim
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