I wanted to thank all of you who left me sweet 'early' birthday wishes! I'm turning 47 tomorrow and plan to spend part of the day at one of my favorite places, our local flea market!
Now that it's officially summer, my favorite time of year, I've switched our mantel to lighter summery look.
(To see my spring mantel go here.)
This summer one kind of took on a subtle beachy/coastal theme without my intention!
I kept the silver candelabra here and added an ironstone pitcher that was my grandma's...
You can never have too many ironstone pitchers, in my opinion (or ironstone anything, for that matter!)
I brought back the chippy door/board from my dear friend Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) as a backdrop, and hung on it a thick twig wreath...
...then placed under the wreath a couple pieces of weathered driftwood that I had stored in the basement.
I kept the silver monogrammed urn (which last time several of you said the 'P' should stand for 'pretty'! I like that idea!)
I had filled it with 'moss' and eggs for Easter and I liked the look, so I just replaced the colorful eggs with neutral ones and left it.
Lastly I added a tall white lantern that I purchased at a home store/boutique with a gift card I got for Christmas.
Inside the lantern I placed a chippy wooden candleholder and candle.
I left my burlap banner up...and that completes my new summer mantel!
As always, I kept it simple.
But I like the sort of whitewashed, beachy vibe that it gives.
I think that it's calm and soothing. (And makes me wish that I was on a real beach! Sigh.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hopefully next time I'll have some treasures from the flea market to show you! :)
Have a wonderful week :)