My Garden Mantel

Well garden season is almost here, and I can barely stand the anticipation!
The weather is not quite ready for flowers, 
even though there are garden centres opening up around us!
Where I live, you don’t dare plant flowers until at least May 24, or even June 1.  
Major bummer.

So you can imagine, most gardens around here look like this.
Brown, with some plants coming to life…slooooooowly.
My pots are all empty and sad looking.
I actually think that little shovel is frozen into that dirt.
And can you see the grass?! It’s brown.  And yellow.  And sad.
So I thought, I’m going to bring my garden in!
My mantel seemed like the perfect place to garden-scape…
…it’s central to my home, so I can be regularly reminded that garden season is coming!  Hang in there just a little longer.
Pops of green.
So I’m feeling ready for garden season, are you?
Want to see more garden-inspired posts?

Have a great day!

Pretty Linking:
Nesting PlaceTatertots & Jello, It’s Overflowing, Under the Table and Dreaming, Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Love your garden mantel!

  2. Yes! I can’t wait!

  3. Loving the choice of decor that you added! It looks very natural:)

  4. your garden mantel looks great! good for you!

  5. I love your mantel! I’m wanting Spring soo bad. I know our winter was very mild, but I am soooo ready for warm temps and sunny days. Today would be much more enjoyable if this wind would die down! Anyway, love the mantel. And the grass in the pots is very cute. I bought some cat grass last week at Safeway. I told my hubby I needed some summer in the house. haha

    Have a wonderful weekend!! I’m hoping to get some spray painting done. : )

    ~ Catie

  6. Jo-Anna, I always LOVE seeing the new look you place on your mantle. I have awarded you the “Sunshine Award”, could you please take the time to read about this under my blog post of today’s date. Blessings to you …

  7. SO pretty :) I think the indoor garden is a great idea :)

  8. Love those pops of green

  9. What a beautiful mantel! I love the natural, spring look! So pretty!

  10. Love it is it real grass?

  11. Your mantel is so beautiful, I can’t wait for gardening season too! We are pretty much in the same boat as far as planting outdoors, May long is usually when I start planting outside, that is if it isn’t pouring rain or hurricane force winds!

  12. Nature on your mantel – beautiful! We had a few days of spring here last week, but it’s back to almost freezing temps again. My poor tulips that just opened!! I love your idea of bringing some spring into your house when it just won’t arrive outside!!

  13. How pretty! The green really pops I love it. Especially that green throw pillow in the chair.

  14. Love your mantel. Simple, earthy and artsy. Much of these pieces would fit in your bedroom. Did you pick accent colour yet.

  15. Ahh you did such a beautiful job on your mantel!! Love all the decorations~ Love the touch of green and those bark holders!

  16. New follower from Thee Network Blog Hop. Adore your blog!


  17. Classic & Beautiful! Love it!

  18. This really inspired me to try again at growing things. How is it possible that I grew up weeding a gigantic garden and snapping green beans but I can’t grow a thing on my own? Stopping by from the hop today (we are neighbors). New twitter and pinterest follower.

  19. Your mantle looks beautiful…I am your newest follower from the networking blog hop! I would love if you would stop by my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  20. JoAnna, Good for you…it can be spring inside right now! :) I love your mantel! It really does say spring! Beautiful! Love the bee and the flowers on the hearth.

  21. The garden mantel is so pretty! And I’m very much loving your amazing fireplace too!



  22. Hi there :-) I come by way of the Food Bloggers of Canada – looking to meet more bloggers close to home and I love yours! Your spring decorating pictures are just beautiful and put me in the mood for summer. Nice to meet you and I look forward to following!

  23. What a pretty mantel – I love the wheat grass, it’s such a bright, happy shade of green. And I love your green pillow too! :)

  24. Hi Jo-Anna,

    I LOVE your spring mantel! This is so inspired; I love it all, but I think my favorite is the old window frame and the bee plaque. What a wonderful idea! Your home is just lovely; I really like your built-ins. Beautiful bookshelves are such a great feature in a home.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. That’s not one of my prettier posts 😉 but the middle of a renovation rarely is. I’m so ready for the finished result. I really like your blog, and I’m a new follower. Would you consider following back? I enjoyed looking at your recipes; I’m collecting for when the kitchen is finished.

    Hope you have a great week!


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