Summer mantel 2014.1

Can you believe I hadn’t changed my mantel since Earth day? While I loved having all the globes on display, it was time for a change. I have always dreamed of living in a house on the beach, but since that’s probably never going to happen I can still decorate like I do. This Sea Side Mantel is my nod to the beach. And one of the great things about living in Las Vegas is that we are only 4 hours from a beach. WooHoo! Weekend trips!

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Let’s start with the wreath. I made the wreath a few years ago by wrapping twine around a foam wreath then I hung a sea star from the center. It only took about 15 minutes and I love how it turned out.

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Who would’ve thought this vintage looking sign would cause such a controversy in my home. Half my family likes it and half doesn’t. It reminds me of learning the hula in Hawaii so I love it. I really wanted a hula lesson but I almost missed it. The hotel we were staying at had lessons in the morning but we already had an appointment so I thought I had missed out. Later in the day we went on a waterfall hike. They were giving hula lessons by pool area so while hubby swam I hula-ed. It was so much fun! Since I’m the decorator, it stays up for now. And if you know me, you know the whole mantel could be different next week anyway.

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I won the big piece of driftwood at an auction and it’s one of my favorite decorative pieces. The shell ball was purchased in Hawaii.

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I have a set of 4 of these dessert plates. I think the seahorse is my favorite, there’s also a sea star, shell, and ship’s wheel. I wrapped the top of the bottle in rope and added a sea star.

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I made these rope wrapped vases last week. You can see the full tutorial in this post.

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I made the Sand Dollar Wall Art a few years ago and I still love it. You can see the full tutorial in this post.

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The last thing I added was the burlap ribbon as a garland. I had bought it for Thanksgiving last year but never used it. I think it fits perfectly because it looks like part of a fishing net.

Do you have a Summer mantel? What do you think of the hula girl?

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Amy | The Happy Scraps June 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Leanne, I love this! That Sand Dollar Wall Art is to die for, and I really love the drift wood.
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Gail June 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Your piece of driftwood looks like a flying angel(head to right, wings on top, feet to left) to me

Holly @ Bits of Everything June 4, 2014 at 9:45 am

Fun mantel! I need to get a little more creative in my decorations. :)
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