Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Mantel

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,


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

The Lettered Cottage