DSC_0040Oh my has our weather been fabulous! It is like we just passed right by winter this year. Wondering what that means for our summer?!?! I am hoping it doesn’t get too hot too soon…I love springtime.

I wanted a cheap and easy spring update for the mantle. This is something we can all do. Seriously easy. No excuses people!!

I did have this large picture. I bought it at TJ’s a long time ago. My ode to my most favorite flower in the world. Aren’t tulips happy? I love them so. It is a graphic print and large and I think the colors are a nice punch against the white wall and mantle.

If you don’t have a print…this mantle scape would look just as pretty with just the vases and greens…simple and elegant…and so springy.


I went to Kroger for some groceries and saw these lovely spring greens. One pack for $6. Sold! I knew that I could fill up several glasses and vases with one pack. Love it!



Then I went shopping in my house for any and all glass vases (you could also just use tall drinking glasses..so chic ;) Fill with a bit of water just to keep stems wet and have fun placing the stems in different vases. Experiment and just mix and match the different greens until you achieve a look that is pleasing to you. There isn’t a right or wrong…just vary the heights (I used a cake stand for a vase to give a bit more height)




I enjoy a symmetrical look…so I balanced 2 vases, then the picture, then 2 more vases. You could weight one side with 3 vases and one on the other side…Again, play with it until you see something you like.

What do you have to lose right?!?! You only spent $6!



Winner of the Cutting Edge Stencil was announced this morning on Facebook…Number 16 Julie!!! Contact me at cleverlyinspired at gmail.com


Linking up at Layla’s Spring Mantle Party

The Lettered Cottage
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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Deeeee-lightful! Thanks for partyin’ with us today, Tracie! :-D

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