This unseasonably warm weather here kinda pulled me outdoors and off the blog radar for a little longer than I expected!
About a week ago Mr. D pruned our apple trees, and I grabbed several branches to bring indoors and force blooms. After a week, they are budding out beautifully, and bring the touch of spring I needed to our mantel.
I had fun pulling together the mantel decor for spring...
I didn't buy a single item, just used what I had, and borrowed from other rooms. The picture came from our bedroom, the pitcher from over the cupboards, the books ...yup, from the bookshelves, and my favorite picture of Mr. D and his dad fishing was moved from an end table to the mantel.
The books belonged to Mr. D's mom. They were her school books ... complete with her name on them!
I was a little late cutting pussy willow branches this year. By the time I cut them they were already past their prime and looking more like fuzzy caterpillars!
There were plenty of apple tree branches to go around ... so I put some on the dining table too
We've enjoyed watching the branches bud out every day
Happy Spring everyone!
P.S. I linked up with The Lettered Cottage Spring Mantel Party!