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  1. This is such a beautiful way to welcome Spring into your home, Lora, I love it all. It’s been really pretty weather in Florida lately which definitely has us ready to pull out all the bunnies and head to the nursery to pick up flowers for the flower beds. I hope your week has been lots of fun, hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, CoCo; it’s been beautiful here, too. Love it when Spring starts in March in MN! I’m sure we’ll see a couple more flakes, but the snow is melting fast!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the feature, Amber!

  2. Lovely spring mantel, Lora, and your mirror is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cecilia!

  3. I love the way you painted the mirror. I like how you made this challenge fit your own Spring style.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Denise!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! Now for the rest of the house;)

  4. Lora,
    That vintage mirror is gorgeous. Love the way you finished it. It’s the perfect addition to your mantel with the rustic wood! Happy spring!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Christy!

  5. I really enjoy this series of using a design to work from. You’ve tutored me on breaking down a design to it’s actual elements. I enjoy seeing how you different gals interpret the original picture. Also encourages me to use what I already have. Your mirror is perfect for this one and I love how your used the excelsior to boost the volume of the eggs, plus it adds lovely texture. To answer your question I do think adding the additional elements would fluff the whole look, of course I’m a vintage maximalist!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoy this Pinterest Challenge series, Pam! We have fun with it, too, and I’m so glad you feel like you’re learning from it; that’s my goal! Mr. Bunny will definitely be joining the mantel for Easter, and some vintage pottery planters, too:) Thanks for commenting!

  6. So pretty, Lora!! I love the sweet wire cloche filled with colorful Easter eggs and the tulips!!! Made me think of going out to the Tulip Farm out in Aubrey, TX, a couple of years ago now. Redoing the antique mirror was a great idea! It looks amazing in black. <3 Enjoying being on the PC tour with you again this month. 🙂

    Happy almost spring hugs to you,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I got that cloche as a white elephant gift this Christmas, believe it or not!

  7. Hi Lora, I love this mantel. I wish I had thought to bring a watering can into my mantel. I may have to borrow that idea! And, the Easter eggs and that mirror is perfect! This is one of my favorites! Happy Day! Laura

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laura! I was looking around the house for something else with a spout to fill in for the white pitcher, and there it was-my newest watering can! I scrubbed it up and gave it a coat of poly so it was mantel-worthy:)

  8. Lora, I absolutely love what you’ve done. That mirror is gorgeous, and the transformation is really perfect! (I’ve actually been doing research and have thought about using MMS paint for a furniture project, so thanks for the demo.) I think my mantel needs a bit more color like yours, so I might keep playing with it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’ll be adding a few more pieces to my mantel, too, Crissy. You should definitely try MMS paint; it is like no other-I love it!

  9. I love, love, love it all. The eggs are genius and I also really love the tulips added to the mix. So much pretty color and different textures. Well done.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliments, Marty! It is definitely getting me in the mood to spring decorate the rest of the house!

  10. I think your mantel looks great just as it is. This makes me want to get out all my Spring things!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, Vikki! Thanks:)

  11. There are so many great take aways on you mantel like the mirror and the watering can, but using the excelsior grass filler with the eggs is brilliant! Love it Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yep, when you don’t want to spend anymore money and don’t want to make an extra trip…fill up with cheap filler!

  12. I wish I could get my sticky fingers on that mirror! It’s fantastical! Your mantel is so happy, bright and cheery – Love it! Great tutorial as always. Thanks so much for joining in too. I adore you style! Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, friend! I’ve had that mirror forever and am loving it’s new little black dress;) Thanks for be our fearless leader! Love your hops!

  13. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Happy spring mantel,it has everything , pretty, colorful, and painting the mirror was really wonderful. A rabbit would be cute.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, he would…now if I can only locate one:( Hanging in the move-or-not-to-move balance is really cramping my decorating style:( I may have to buy a new one;)

  14. Julie Briones says:

    Your mantel looks so fresh and pretty, Lora… I def would put something to the right of the watering can. And you have me thinking about pink ceilings now… that’s a genius idea! Love the shape of the mirror, too! Pinned! Love hopping with you!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Julie! Definitely would recommend the pink ceiling; I’ve loved it for years!

  15. WOW! I love what you did with your mirror. It really pops on your mantel, which I love that as well. Such a pretty Spring mantel. The touch of pink flowers added a softness. Love it Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That bit of black just really pops all the colors, doesn’t it? I love black with pastels!

  16. I love what you did to the mirror and your mantel looks so fresh and pretty!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Pamela!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so ready for springtime colors! This challenge really got me going:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Katie!

  17. Your mantel looks beautiful decked out for spring, Lora! My favorite part is the vanity mirror that you repurposed. I love that it stands on its own and that you can easily move it around to use in other areas of your home.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love those old mirror frames, Paula-with or without the mirrors. I use them all around the house for everything!

  18. Lora

    Love and I couldn’t agree more, love the mirror transformation. I see bits of the blue and it adds a nice touch.

    Another great job. Oh and the eggs in the cloche perfect touch.

    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! My spring juices are flowing now!