Last week, I shared a beachy tablescape (Cliek here to see it), and now I'm taking that beachy look to the mantel.
It has been so hot this week, I was ready for some soft cool colors on the mantel. I used the plates that I used last week on the table (Shoreline Collection, Home Studio).
I filled vases with seashells we have collected on beach trips and added faux white, whispy flowers. I thought these lanterns looked like they were made from driftwood that was formerly painted white but had been beaten by years of waves.
I also scattered some of our shell collection along the mantel top, and added my sand castle votive candle holder.
Can you see the sailboat, sailing past the window?
Or maybe I'll just hold one of those seashells to my ear. I have a faux seashell that belonged to my mother. It has the Lord's Prayer printed on it. I have wonderful memories of sitting quietly while Daddy held it to my ear so I could hear the ocean in it.
Thanks for coming to feel the ocean breeze with me.
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