Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Summer Mantles

Here is my "inside" mantle for the summer. It is very simple with a coastal flair.

My all time favorite summer thing is ferns. I put one inside an old crate I picked up at an antique store years ago and put it inside the fireplace.

I added some fern fronds to my blue jars.

I pulled out our shells from last year's beach vacation and put them in my Hemingway Hurricane.

This is a driftwood garland I bought at Home Goods last year on clearance and I just laid it out on the mantle. So that is my no cost, quick, summer mantle. Hope you like it!

Here is my mantle out back. This is my favorite one to decorate!

I used several things I already had and bought these paper lanterns at Target in the Easter clearance aisle. Wave Petunias came from Home Depot, and I bought the Mason Jars at various garage sales. They have a tea light in them. With all the colors going on, I decided to use a white window to hang my sign from. It says, "The earth delights to feel your bare feet." It looks so pretty lit up at night.

Hope you are enjoying summer! Thanks for stopping by.

I am linking up to The Lettered Cottage Summer Mantle Party


{northern cottage} said...

how wonderful to have this display outside! so pretty & fresh!

moxiemandie said...

The lights on the second mantle are so fun! :)

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I love your idea of the old window. The light and reflection look so nice during the summer.

Lisa Montsion said...

I love your blue jars.