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Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Mantel

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Happy Monday, friends!  Can you believe that summer officially starts in three days ?!  This year is flying by!

I've been busy, busy continuing to refresh my parents' home and look forward to posting more pictures soon.

For now, I thought I'd share our summer mantel.  And, I'm sure you're not surprised one bit that it has a coastal theme to it!  You *might* even notice that the wall color has changed, too! 


Starting on the left ... I kept the soft, white flowers in our cream vase, but added Manzanita branches for a bit of depth, texture and coastal feel:


I found this cute boat at Home Goods ... I like the neutral color, vintage look and how it pops against the mercury candle holder in the background: 


This whimsical print is from a local store ... love that it adds a pop of blue right in the middle of our mantel-scape!


Adding coral is such an inexpensive way to pop coastal elements to your space.  I stacked this one on plates I had on hand just to give it a bit of height.


Annnd, I just can't seem to "retire" my mercury candle holders.  I love the shiny touch that they add to another otherwise neutral palette.  Peeking through is an oversized sea fan ... you guys know I love layers!


Lastly, down below ... I added rolled up vintage maps to an urn I had on hand.  Because I didn't have that many of them, I then rolled up inexpensive craft paper and tied a burlap bow around those as well ... they make a great filler and help the maps pop:


And, there ya' have it ... our summer coastal mantel!  Thanks so much for taking a peek.


And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by, sweet friends,

Becca

I'm linking up with:

The Lettered Cottage/Summer Mantel Party
Savvy Southern Style/Wow Us Wednesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures



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42 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Becca, this looks great. I love that sail boat. Must check my store for one. Great print, too.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Becca, your summer mantel looks great! I love the sail boat and the coral. Pretty!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, my friend, this looks so pretty! Love the coastal feel. you've motivated me to get started on mine!

Gale Joy said...
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Gale Joy said...

Becca...I love your summer mantel. It is very coastal and summery indeed!

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks just so beautiful my friend! I think the rolled up maps are my favorite part and you are so wonderful about showing how simple things can have a big impact! :-)
Hope your Summer is off to a fantastic start!
Vanessa

Val said...

Summer Love. What a gorgeous mantle.

Pamela said...

Becca loving your mantle! It reminds me that I need to change mine up sometime soon. Hope your weekend was great one!:)

Karen said...

It's beautiful Becca! I love the mercury glass mixed in with the coastal elements. I want that sailboat.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Perfect for the Summer months, Becca! I love that sign!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, I love your mantel! The sail boat and tour sign are amazing! You always shine in the decorating department! Great coastal feel!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Becca...

Love, love, LOVE your summer mantel, my friend! You have done the "coastal" theme beautifully! Love the elegant look and feel of the mercury glass paired with the "natural" coastal elements...it's perfect!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful summer mantel with us! I'm always inspired when I come to visit!

Have a marvelous Monday, dear friend!

Chari

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the mantel, it looks fabulous. I like that you keep the silver touches, I think they add so much interest. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

Cristina Garay said...

I love your summer mantel! That sail boat is my favorite!

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

GORGEOUS Becca! You always have the prettiest mantel =) I love my mercury glass too... it's hard to hide away.
Happy Summer girl!

Debbiedoo's said...

Gorgeous Becca! So pretty for summer. I love the boat, very cool find!

Gypsy Heart said...

Great look! I like the pop of blue and I don't think I'll ever tire of my mercury glass.

xo
Pat

beachcomber said...

what a beautiful summer mantel! love the silver things in there.
x

sissie said...

Hi Becca,
I love your mantle. I'm feel the same as you about mercury glass. Mine never leaves the mantle.

hugs
Sissie

Susan said...

Hi - I'm visiting from Layla's summer mantel link party!

I love your mantel - I especially love the little sailboat, and the sign. Gorgeous!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I've been looking for a boat. I love yours. I like so many of the elements you've incorporated: the floral stems, the coral, the maps...it all works so well together. Beautiful mantel!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Robin from highpointcircle.blogspot said...

My favorite mantle of the party! I love it. Your photos are great quality too!

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous, Becca! What a surprise- YOU with a nautical mantle???!!! I love it- perfect for the summer months- xo Diana

CAS said...

Looks great, Becca! I really like urn with rolled maps -- super-clever idea.
CAS

Jemsmom said...

Well, well, well... how do you do it??? You come up with something totally different all the time. You are a ROCK STAR!!!!! I love the boat, the maps, the mercury...or you could say "all of it"!!!!! Gorgeous! I will be in MB the week of the 4th! Let's do lunch!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca your summer mantel looks beautiful!! Love the boat!! I never get tired of seeing those pretty mercury candlesticks!

Kristens Creations said...

Your mantle looks beautiful Becca! Love it!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Becca,

I LOVE your mantel! Those rolled up maps are genius! I am totally copying you for the upstairs display!

Thanks for the inspiration my talented friend!

blessings,
karianne

Susan said...

Becca, I love the nautical look of the mantle. All the silver is just gorgeous!

Revi said...

Beautiful - elegant and still a bit of whimsy! Love it for summer. :)
-Revi

Brooke said...

I love your pretty summer mantel! That was a really smart idea to add the rolled up burlap as a filler in with your maps. And I LOVE that sea fan!

Wanda said...

Very pretty mantel! I love the mirror!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This screams summer. Great job as always. I'm staying to check out the room you designed for your parents!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your mantel, so pretty. I guess it is time to take my easter eggs down :)
XO
Kristin

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness Becca! You out did yourself. Love the boat pics, boat and the entire thing. Gorgeous job girl. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, Your mantle is beautiful!! Love the summer look. I just posted my coastal themed mantle too.

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I absolutely love the rolled up maps. Fantastic idea!

TINA said...

Love your summer mantle. The rolled up maps and the sail boat give such a great nautical look.

L said...

Love it, Becca. Every little detail. The vintage maps what a great idea. I always enjoy your pretty posts. =) Hope you're having a great summer.

Kelly said...

You've done a great job creating a summer vignette on your mantel. Love all of the textures and soft colors you used.

mischy said...

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I can really feel that its summer with your design. Its refreshing and summery indeed. I totally dig that coral reef. Got to find one like that.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

So pretty, Becca! Love all the layers- the plates are a great idea! I have one of those mercury glass pillars too :) love! Have a great weekend.