Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Mantle

Despite the fact that we have not been snowmobiling ONCE this year, 
I am actually so excited for spring! 
I've noticed new sprouts on trees and plants, new green grass growing around the construction zone in my backyard, and my new puppy just wants to lay outside in the sun! 

Although I'm not decorating a bunch at my house right now due to my extra-curricular studio activities, I did decorate for one of my favorite clients last week and brought spring in with a Bang! Legacy Retirement in South Jordan has been a client of mine for about 5 years now. 
I get to go there and change their mantle and large bouquet in their grand salon for the seasons. 
The clients are great and I often comment on how much I love my job after spending a day there. How often does someone get to go to work and have everyone tell them 
"Thank you! Thank you!" or "How lovely!" 
Its not often that we get to feel so appreciated, so every couple of months I have the privilege of getting paid to do something I love and have multiple compliments while doing it...
doesn't get any better than that!!

So just for fun I thought I'd share a little spring with you today.
Hope it brighten's your day like it did mine to do it!

Here's a step by step progression..
Starting with my base of greenery...
Then adding a bit of lighter spring colored greenery...

Then comes the smallest flowers to create the flow....

Then comes the fun stuff :)

 And then I'm off to spruce up the bouquet in the grand parlor...

It's really hard to get a good picture of this one, with the widows behind and all.
I even closed the blinds!
Guess I should learn to be a better photographer.
I'll have to do that in my free time :)

Happy Spring!


  1. Wow! That is am amazing mantel... So incredibly festive, bright, exuberant and light hearted!!! I get happy just looking at it =)
    Thanks for linking up and sharing. Happy Spring!!

    1. Thanks so much! I love knowing that you feel happy looking at it! Mission accomplished! Thanks for stopping in and for hosting me in your Spring Mantle party! :)

  2. Your spring mantel is fabulous, what an inspiration and thank you for the tutorial! I'm not so inspired with my mantel lately, but maybe now I am! Wow, you have a mantel party, didn't know, this is my first time visiting your blog and I'd love it if you come and drop by mine.

    1. I'm so happy to hear that I helped inspire you! It's great to have you stop by and even comment! I'll have to check out your blog :)

  3. There is nothing better than doing something you love and getting paid for it. To top it off you get lots of appreciation, what a blessing. You do a great job, I see why they love it.

    1. Yes, it's SUCH a blessing! I say all the time how much I love my job! Thanks for your kindness and support as well! :)

  4. Love this mantel! It makes me smile.


    1. I did my job well then! If I can make someone smile I feel I've done what I've set out to do! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  5. Oh, my goodness! Your mantel is just amazing! I love it! You'll have birds and butterflies trying to come inside and play in the flowers.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. So happy that you love it Shelia! The clients love the butterflies also! :)

  6. Hi Meg, thanks for popping into my place the other day...it looks like you have a couple of very nice displays! Love the progression shots. It's also good to hear that you have green sprouting about. It is a blessing to be able to do what you have a passion for...Spring definitely, is in the air.

  7. Love it! I looked around your blog and I love your sense of humor! So glad I found you!