Hi there! Today I’m sharing my colorful spring mantle, with a quick and easy refresh.
You know those things that you just don’t talk about to avoid awkward tensions that come from differences of opinion. Religion, politics, money…
Well, in home decorating that thing is faux greenery. I’m pretty sure my next statement is going to get me kicked out of bloggersphere before I ever get my foot in the door, but here goes…
I can’t do fake flowers. I feel like you either love them or hate them, and I am firmly on team #saynotofaux.
I don’t know if it’s my childhood trauma from the neon colored Gerber daisy bouquets or just the idea of something natural being recast in plastic that bothers me, but either way, my issues run deep. I want to like them. I appreciate that some look touchably realistic. And yet I just can’t seem to get on board. (Although I’m now realizing that I have a fake Christmas tree- but surely my $60 Douglas Fir isn’t in bad taste, right? Not right.)
My aversion to faux greenery, Christmas trees apparently not withstanding, left me entirely out of the wreath business. I like the idea of wreaths as sculptural wall décor. I just couldn’t get past the fauxery.
Until I found this little lovely the other day!
I’m officially in the wreath game! But in a way that feels more me. We’re gonna overlook the technicality that these metal flowers are still fake. Technically it isn’t greenery.
Check with me in a year. I’ll probably be wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby with a cart full of Lamb’s Ear garland, and it will be ok because technically those are a silvery color. I fear I’ve entered a hypocritical slippery slope…
Isn’t she lovely? Or he, no judgement. I put it on top of this old window, and it was the perfect 2 minute refresh to my mantle. As sad as I was to pack my gate away, I knew that after 6 years it was time for a change. Spring is a time for new beginnings after all!
It’s funny how one change can impact the whole room. It made the whole room feel lighter, brighter, and a little fresher. I’ve been bringing back more color into my house lately, and I’m loving the cottagey vibes they are giving me.
Those candle sticks were a recent DIY that I’ll do a tutorial on soon. The art was already on the mantle, so there she stayed!
I’ve been trying to keep things on the simpler side lately. Pared down and simplified, but with personality. It’s a hard balance to reach, but I think my new wreath is helping me get there.
I’m seeing why people like their fake flowers. Having this wreath up has brought some of that fresh flower feeling to the room while I wait for spring to actually get here. Come on spring!
Are you refreshing you spring mantle? Are you pro faux? Let me know what you think!
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