Radiant Orchid and a Simple Easter Mantel

Typically, I’m not a person who uses violet tones in my home décor; however, Easter is an exception.  When I decided to use Pantone’s color of the year Radiant Orchid my thrift store stash came to mind.  I knew it held candidates for a good paint make-over.


The stash yielded a wooden vase and a vintage wooden pedestal fruit bowl.  Here is how I used them.

Easter Mantel

The wooden vase freshly painted with Radiant Orchid holds some lovely spring branches and

Pantone Easter eggs

the wooden pedestal fruit bowl holds ordinary plastic Easter Eggs.

I struggled with how to decorate the mantel for Easter this year but when I found the white picket fence garden borders at the thrift store, inspiration struck.

Pickets and birds

The picket borders are just propped up on the mantel.  The little brown iron birds are from Hobby Lobby’s Spring collection which is now 40% off.

Birds on picket

One Bird

I fell in love with these little birds the moment I spied them.

Easter Bunnies

The Easter Bunnies have been around for quite a few years.

Easter Eggs 2

I tried to keep my Easter décor simple and non-breakable.  My two-year old granddaughter loves to handle everything so some of my Easter pretties will not be coming out this year.

Easter eggs

I’m glad you stopped by today to see my simple Easter Mantel and how I used Pantone’s color of the year.  Be sure to come back soon and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here.  Thank you for visiting!



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