My Summer Mantel 2013


So I'm a girl who loves Summer Time,  how about you?
Summer just seems to be so laid back and easy going,  it's all about playing and having fun.


During the Summer months I like to pretend I live in a Beach House.

I  bring out every seashell, every glass bottle and every straw hat I own.... which is kinda a lot.

This is really the first time I've decorated my new Mantel.  And I have to admit I'm kinda in love with it.  It really does feel like there should be an Ocean outside my windows.


I picked up this old wooden box from a yard sale up the street.  Only 1 dollar! I thought it was really cool.  I brought it home and placed it in front of my fireplace.

There is some red writing on the sides,  it says, "Shell Aviation Gasoline".
I also loved the old rope handles.

Then I thought I'd share a few more pictures of my Living Room.

I still plan on painting the walls an airy color and I'm going to paint my t.v. hutch in probably a fun bright color.

One room at a time.  I should be finished up with my boy's room soon.  Excited to share that with you.

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Summer.  So let me be the first one to Wish you a 
Happy Summer!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Your mantel looks amazing! You've done such a great job of layering! Your whole living room looks beautiful! I'm excited to see what color you paint the armoire!

  2. Love your mantel and the layering of items is very pretty. Your room looks lovely and airy. I like how you have added some texture to the softness with the wicker chair, driftwood mirror etc. Looking forward to when you share the armoire painted too. Ours is currently blue but I'm thinking of changing the colour or doing another blue.

  3. beautiful, I can almost hear the waves of the ocean. Hugs P.S. I invite you to link this post to my Thursday hop ( you can still join in through Saturday)

  4. So pretty! I love the hat hanging off the picture frame! Thanks so much for sharing at The Inspiration Exchange - pinned! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)

  5. Can't wait to see the armoire painted a fun color! Love this room! ~kim

  6. Perfection! So pretty and fresh for the summer !


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