Spring Week: a simple spring mantel

spring mantel graphic
Today is my turn for Spring Week – and I’m sharing my new spring mantel. Spring is a big deal in my neck of the woods. First everything starts coming to life, flowers start to pop out and the cotton candy tinted trees all around my house just look so pretty. But, as beautiful as they are, they don’t hold a candle to the real reason that I love this season. Easter is one of the very few holidays that I decorate for and celebrate full tilt. As a Christian, this time of year is so important to my family, so I wanted to honor that this year.

IMG_6067 These three crosses were a little something special that Mr. SCC made for me out of some barn wood scraps. Bringing the wood back to life for another season was kind of fitting to me.

IMG_6068Some simple crosses with a little kickstand. Nothing too fancy.
IMG_6082Mr. SCC also rescued this little nest last fall. Abandoned, he plucked it out of a tree that fell and brought it inside. A pitcher of ruffled tulips adds a little extra touch, don’t cha think?

The color & texture of them caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to bring them home.

IMG_6089A little something simple – but keeping it simple means that we can focus on the elements – and the reasons behind them.
spring week Hope you’re enjoying Spring Week! Make sure to also visit my friends Liz, Kellie, Shelley & Charlotte – we’ll all be sharing spring ideas all week long – then on Friday it’s YOUR turn to share with a big linky party!
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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. Love the crosses! The whole mantel is great!

  2. Thanks for sharing your mantel and illustrating what this time of year is really about.

  3. This is the prettiest spring mantel ever! Love the colors, the tulips and the meaning behind the rustic crosses! Love it all!

  4. it’s just beautiful.

  5. Love the Mantel, Gina! And the crosses are perfect!

  6. That is a very pretty Easter display. Lovely!

  7. I love your spring mantel. Beautiful!
    regards from Holland,Pascale

  8. Love your Spring mantel! I think it’s so amazing to have an actual birds nest to display in your home! Beautiful!

  9. Gina, it’s GORGEOUS! 🙂

  10. I love this!! Hope you can link up at my turquoise lovin’ party!! (Accept all projects) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/03/its-that-time-again-time-to-share-our.html

    • Also wondering where you got the ceiling tile from…it looks like metal and I have been looking everywhere for one of those…

    • Hi Sara, I got that tile at a flea market a couple of years ago, but I’m pretty sure it came from Hobby Lobby. It was a horrible pea green color – but I spray painted it the teal.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. What a pretty mantle! I love it, Gina. And, you have kept the true spirit of Easter alive there. xo Diana

  12. Gina, this is beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shellia 😉

  13. Gina, the mantel is beautiful. I love the crosses but that aqua piece is so great.

  14. Your mantle looks so lovely. I like the wooden cross and of course the sweet little bird nest.


  15. I love the touch of Turquoise. Everything piece blends well together.

  16. Hi Gina, I LOVE your mantel. Love the colors, love the cuteness, love the beauty, and love the true meaning. Well done!

  17. Gina, your mantel looks beautiful! I love, love, LOVE the crosses. I don’t know if you’ve seen my cross collection–I’ve shown it a few times on my blog. While I have all kinds of crosses from all over, I don’t think I have any handmade ones! (At least no really handmade ones–you know that some things say “handmade” when that means they were mass-produced by hand.) Anyway, these are just beautiful. Absolutely stunning in their simplicity. And good point about their representing something new being made from what was old! Thank God for new life, right?

    Bless you!

  18. Love the crosses, Gina. I knew you’d think of some good uses for that pile of lumber you told me about. And, where’d you find those tulips. They are gorgeous.

  19. Hello Gina,

    Thank you for sharing. I love,love the crosses with their simplicity. Have a peaceful and happy Easter week.

    Best wishes and blessings


  20. It’s gorgeous, Gina!
    I may or may not have to copy it.
    HUGS, me
    P.S. Pinned it!

  21. I love the wooden crosses. May I Pin them on my Pintrest?

  22. I love this…so simple yet meaningful and the colors are wonderful. I love the turquoise metal tile combined with all the other textures and colors. And I agree that this is a time on the Christian calendar worth decorating and celebrating.

  23. Your mantel is simply beautiful and I love the crosses. Mr.SCC did a great job. I’m happy to be your newest follower.

  24. Everything about this mantel is FABULOUS! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. Gina,
    What a fabulous mantel – full of meaningful things. How nice to have those barn wood crosses made for you and that found nest – perfect!

  26. A truly significant mantel and decorations. We see/hear too much of the Easter bunny and nothing about the reason for Easter. I believe in God, not a big religious person but I respect the cross and reason for Easter. Too many of us tend to forget about Jesus Christ and what he did for us all.
    Your little crosses are so beautiful in their simplicity. We don’t have any old barn wood but we do have some beat up pallets so will see if hubs can make some of the crosses. They look fairly easy to make. Thanks for sharing your beautiful mantel and display.

  27. We had a row of pine trees between our property and neighbors in KY. Every year there were nests that fell out of the trees when the wind blew like crazy and I’d keep them. Had about 3 or 4 but when we left had to leave them as they tend to disintegrate when handled too much. Hated to leave them but I’ve managed to acquire other ones I’ve purchased here and there. When I see a nest somewhere I have to buy it. We don’t have any trees big enough yet here in CO that have any nests yet.

  28. I, too, love the crosses. The focus on Jesus, the simplicity of your lovely display… who knows? You may have inspired me! 🙂

  29. Beautiful! And no Easter bunnies! 🙂

  30. I absolutely love the simplicity of your mantle, and have just added barn board cross to my list of the things to make!

  31. So simple yet breathtaking!

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