Summer Mantel

As you all know I enjoy changing my mantel quite often, but I had a hard time changing it this time. I really loved my May mantel and the way it brought the room together. It had a really natural and outdoorsy feel that was perfect for May. For June, I wanted the mantel to feel casual and relaxed, like a Summer breeze.

Summer reminds me of travel so I used the map garland I made last year.

The fan came from an RV my hubby is working on. The RV had 2 of these fans and he had no use for them so I took them. Isn’t it awesome! I have several colored bottles. I love the blue ones. The rope balls are perfect for a Summer mantel and so easy to make.

The frame is leftover from the May mantel. I won the subway art last year at a blogger get-together.

I can’t for the life of me remember where I purchased the fish bowl, but isn’t it adorable?

I wrapped the vase in twine years ago. I love the texture twine adds.

The space above the mantel was too empty and needed something, so I found a small wreath form in my craft room and wrapped twine around it. Then I attached the sea star to it using the same twine. I love how it turned out and it only took about 15 minutes to make it.

This mantel cost me absolutely $0 to put together. It’s rewarding to be able to shop my house and find objects that I love displaying.

I have a great idea for the fireplace that I’m excited to show you later this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Karah @ thespacebetweenblog June 18, 2012, 6:46 am

    I love all of the texture, too. And just the right pop of color with the word art. Beautiful.

  • Morgan June 18, 2012, 6:48 am

    I love this mantel! Its super cute, the twine looks amazing on the wreath! What a great idea.

  • northern cottage June 18, 2012, 7:24 am

    ohhh so soothing and serene! LOVE that FAN!!

  • Karen June 18, 2012, 7:54 am

    Love your mantle, all of the elements flow so beautifully. I may try those twine covered balls. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Athena at Minerva's Garden June 18, 2012, 11:09 am

    This is so pretty and summery! I really like the banner for the mantle made from maps–I did a larger-circle version that I put above the mantle–I like them both, and it adds that summer travel-feel to the arrangement.

  • kristen duke photography June 18, 2012, 12:47 pm

    It was SO fun to see you today at Studio 5!!! Glad we got to chat…I am loving your mantel!

  • Christina June 18, 2012, 3:14 pm

    Great idea, I have not changed my mantle theme in 12 yrs, oops did I just say that! 🙂

  • Susan @ Afford Your Passions June 18, 2012, 5:49 pm

    I’m visiting today through Layla’s Summer Mantel Link Party!

    Your map garland is adorable! I just love it!

  • sharon June 18, 2012, 6:43 pm

    It doesn’t get better than a summer breeze. Summer makes me think of travel too…love that you included the map garland. The subway art really sums of the idyllic days of summer.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  • Kami June 19, 2012, 10:04 am

    I LOVE your mantle! So fun! Those fans are awesome!

  • Grace June 26, 2012, 12:25 pm

    I love it! So summery! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Grace

  • Claire June 27, 2012, 8:38 pm

    This is fabulous! So much texture and so many fun elements working together beautifully.

    Visiting from The 36th Avenue 🙂

  • The Style Sisters June 28, 2012, 8:30 am

    This is so fun! I love the wooden shutter as the backdrop!! and the fan and the bottles all covered in twine! You put together a great mantel!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share your ideas with us!

  • Angela June 30, 2012, 10:50 pm

    Very pretty and summery! 🙂

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