For the Birds Spring Mantel

Spring weather beckons all us Midwesterners to come outside and shake off the cabin fever, which is exactly what hubby and I did today. When I got home from work we went for a walk and it was soooooo nice to see the buds on the trees and the first robins of the season! It’s always a special day when you see the first robins back in town … I always look forward to it. So when fellow blogger Melissa asked me to join a spring mantel party, I knew mine would be about the beautiful birds! (Links to more mantels at the end of this post!)

Bird Themed Spring MantelI kept my mantel simple so that the colors of the birds would stand out.

You may remember that I swap out posters with the seasons.


Bird Nest in an Enamel BowlI found these adorable enamel bowls at the flea market and turned them into nests.


Spring Vignette with Birds and NestsHubby unknowingly helped decorate. He was picking up around the house and stuck a stray feather into my tiny bottle. I liked the way it looked … big feather in a little bottle … and decided to include it in my “for the birds” spring mantel.


Spring Bird MantelOn either side of my vintage bird poster are miniature egg and feather prints.


Feather ArtworkI layered the feather and egg pictures atop sheet music.


Blue Jay on a Spring MantelWe didn’t see any blue jays on our walk tonight, but we’ll be seeing them soon.


Bird Themed Spring MantelWe did see tiny sparrows though, flitting from branch to branch.

Plenty of birds were singing in the fresh spring air.


Spring Mantel with Eggs and Vintage BottleOf course, you can’t celebrate spring without eggs. Eggs represent life to come!


Bird Poster on my Spring MantelI love all the colors in my bird poster!

It just sings spring!!


For the Birds Spring MantelThe weather is gonna stay decent through the weekend so more of the tree buds will start popping. Happily, the daffodils have started poking up through the dirt. I can’t wait!! I love the way the earth smells as it awakens once again. What’s your favorite part of spring?

Spring Mantel TourBe sure to visit the other spring mantels today:

My Soulful Home
Refresh Restyle
Town and Country
Lilacs and Longhorns
At The Picket Fence

And see the other mantels from this week over at Daisy Mae Belle, who coordinated the Spring Mantel Hop!

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  1. Your mantel is very lovely, Jennifer. Birds always have a way of cheering us up, don’t they? Your little birdies are perfect and the little feather that your husband put in the bottle is just plain perfect! He must have picked up the knack for decorating from you!

  2. Jennifer, Your mantel looks so pretty! I LOVE that bird poster! And the feather in the bottle is the perfect touch…tell your hubby, nice work! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Life to the full! Melissa

  3. I adore the picture, so many colors and varieties. I look for my first Robin too. Haven’t seen any yet but will soon

    Great spring mason jars too


  4. Oh my Jennifer I HAVE to HAVE your bird poster! I love it…and those bowls & eggs & birds. Truly love it all.
    Happy Spring!
    🙂 Kelly

  5. I love your mantel! And I’m a bit jealous of that poster! I LOVE it so much! Also love the whimsical touch of the big feather in the little bottle. Tell you hubby he’s a natural at decor!

  6. Joining everyone else…LOVE the poster, will you share where you found it? Your mantle looks so springlike. The feather with the sheet music looks great.

  7. It’s freezing rain here this morning so it was so nice to tour all of your Spring prettiness today! Love your mantel and the bird art is gorgeous!! Happy Spring my friend!

  8. Excited to find the adorable bird poster by Cavallini & Co. It is actually wrapping paper, and only $3.50 plus shipping on Ebay. Maybe Amazon too!