Nature Inspired Spring Mantel + 10 Spring Ideas

Ever so slowly the days are getting a little longer and the birds seem to have a cheerier note to their song. I’ve been busy cleaning and purging and doing a little decorating while I’m at it. Here’s a look at my nature inspired spring mantel that I recently created.

Nature Inspired Spring Mantel


But first, I’m joining a group of blogging friends who are also sharing their mantels or a spring vignette. You’ll find all their creativity at the end of this post.

For my nature inspired spring mantel, I brought back my wooden mushrooms that only got a short display stint back in the fall. They were replaced by Christmas decor and I felt they needed to be enjoyed a bit more.

Wooden Mushrooms on a Dark Gray Mantel


Spring is a great time for mushroom decor. They remind me of mushroom hunting in the month of May.

Nature Inspired Spring Mantel in Sitting Room


We’d look for morels at the base of trees. Have you ever gone mushroom hunting?

Wooden Mushrooms on a Dark Gray Mantel


In the center of my nature inspired spring mantel is this charming twig next that’s sprouting a few paper white narcissus. I found this at Terrain and had to have it.

Paper Whites in Twig Nest


Once the paper whites fade, I can plant something else in the twig nest and get more use out of it.

Paper Whites in Twig Nest


My peace lily sits in a basket on top of a basket. It will soon sprout some flowers of its own. All my plants are doing really well right now which makes me happy. It’s the simple things!

Nature Inspired Spring Mantel in Sitting Room


For more spring decorating inspiration, visit my blogging friends below. I’d like to give a special thanks to Lory at Designthusiasm for organizing today’s event.

Spring Home Decor Series

Designthusiasm | On Sutton Place | Shabbyfufu


Spring Home Decor Series

Maison de Cinq | StoneGable | Southern Hospitality


Spring Home Decor Series

Town n Country Living | My 100 Year Old Home | Sanctuary Home Decor


Spring Home Decor Series

Rooms for Rent | Craftberry Bush



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  1. Love it! I can always count on something unique and different from you, Jennifer. Thanks for helping me think a little more out of the box. 😊

  2. What a darling vase – I would have snatched it up as well! I would love to go mushroom picking, but am afraid I would end up with the bad ones and that would not be a good thing!

  3. I love your spring vignette , have looked for mushrooms since i love yours, no luck yet. The twig planter really looks nice with your other decor. You are so creative and i always enjoy seeing what you have done.

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    Love your mantel of mushrooms! And the paperwhites in a nest of twigs is adorable. I am President of the Dearborn Garden Club in Michigan and as editor of our newsletter, I am asking if I could take one of your blog’s pictures to put in our newsletter. I am hoping you can grant this permission as I know Club Members would delight in perusing your blog site. Many thanks for the inspiration you pass on, of which we never get tired!
    Mindy Delano

    1. Hi Melinda!

      Yes, feel free to use an image as long as you include a link to my blog. I’m honored! It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Dearborn, but I stayed in the historic Dearborn Inn and visited Greenfield Village. We also took a side trip to Point Pelee and lucky for us, the monarch butterflies were migrating and were all over the place. Such a pretty place! I’ll never forget that trip.