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Monday, July 13, 2015

SUMMER BEACH MANTEL

 
Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Last week, I shared a beachy tablescape (Cliek here to see it), and now I'm taking that beachy look to the mantel.

Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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).
Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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.

Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I also scattered some of our shell collection along the mantel top, and added my sand castle votive candle holder.

Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Can you see the sailboat, sailing past the window?

Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I can almost feel the breeze from the ocean. I think I need to get one of those sleep machines with ocean waves to use in this room.

Beachy Summer Mantel-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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.



This post is partying with Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Something to Talk About at 2 Bees in a Pod,  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House, Table It at Rustic and Refined, and You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe with an E.

3 comments:

Christine Graves said...

Love it laurie, it makes me miss South Florida. Ok, not the humidity, but the beach definitely! You did a great job!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, love your mantel and the beachy style. The window with the sail boat print behind is a special touch. Love the shell plates. Enjoy and stay cool. It's very hot here too and it certainly is summer.
Hugs, cm

Chloe Crabtree said...

I love your mantel and the coastal feel it gives. I am stuck in the oppressive heat in central Florida and could really use the beachside breezes. Your mantel is so pretty and peaceful and gives that beachy vibe. I think I would just sit in a comfy chair, look at the mantel and pretend I am at the beach! I would be so honored if you would stop by and share this at my pretty new link party at Celebrate it Sunday!