Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spring Into Summer.....My Mantle

Ahhh....summer time......
There are so many things I love about summer....

1. I was married to the love of my life on the first day of summer
2. Our first born made her arrival in summer
3. Lazy days and family vacations
4. Late nights spent under the stars
5. (I've said it before) No all...we live in the South, that's just how we roll when the heat rises!

With all of that Summer love going on, I thought it was time to freshen up my mantle. This year, since we won't be going to the beach, I thought I would bring a bit of the beach to us....

Taaa Daaa....

Here are a few close up's
Can you believe these beauties came from my yard this morning??

I got this idea from the one and only Layla at The Lettered Cottage....I added a picture of my hubby and our little one, it was his very first time seeing the ocean!

I had to include a wedding day picture (also known as the happiest day of my life)...and a few books to read this summer

This old (FREE) window got dressed up with a little homemade beach garland, the black and white print was a gift when we got married

Here it is from Spring...into....Summer!

So...What do you think? Does it feel like Summer?

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  1. Love it! Love the window and the flowers! Thanks for sharing.

    ~Jess @

  2. LOVE it! All of it! Definitely feels like summer! The photo inside the glass jar is the absolute perfect touch to make your mantel personal and meaningful! You're wonderful!

  3. I love the pic in the jar!

  4. Great sunflowers and I like your "beach" in the fishbowl! Very cute.

  5. It sure feels like summer to me, Carmella. I love the fishbowl idea!

  6. So pretty...the flowers are beautiful! Have a great weekend

  7. So charming~ I love it! It's a wonderful Summer mantle~ thanks for sharing this at FNF this week :)

  8. Oh yea, it feels like summer. Casual and light. LOVE those sweet black eyed susans! Thanks for linking up the inspiration,
    xo Debra

  9. That old window is super neat! I love the jar too! AND I'm jealous of your flowers! :)

  10. Your Summer Mantle is Sweet~ I Love the Fish bowl Photo, Perfect....

  11. I love the pop of color from the flowers AND I'm off to add a starfish to my mantle!

  12. This is a gorgeous summer mantel! I'm featuring it tomorrow at Saturday Shout Outs! Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!


  13. Great mantle, love the summery feel. The window is gorgeous.

  14. Such a summery fun mantle~ love the pic in the jar... so sweet! THank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week :)

  15. Very Pretty, love the pic in the fish bowl...Sooo cute!!!

  16. very sweet mantle & those flowers are so cheerful! Coming by to say hello from Feathered Nest Friday! xoxo, tracie

  17. Beautiful mantle! So jealous of your gorgeous flowers. And I love that photo in the fishbowl!
    Hopping over from Rook No.17

  18. So beautiful! I love the way you layered the rustic window frame with the ocean photo. Your flowers are gorgeous, and the whole vignette is so artfully arranged. Well done!

    Such a pleasure to have you on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!


  19. Love your mantel..., and your memory keeping vase is awesome. I've seen many jars, but have to say that for some reason the round shape is perfect.

  20. Picture in the jar is very creative.


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