Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Mantel

Today while I was dusting I decided to change up my mantel and give it a summer twist.  Does that happen to you?  While you are supposed to be cleaning you decide to "redecorate?"  I have done that for as long as I can remember! My mom would send upstairs to clean my bedroom and the next thing you know, I was pushing furniture around and you could hear the sound of a hammer, etc.  Not sure my room ever really got clean, but I did do alot of rearranging. Ha ha! Still at it after all these years!

This picture shows my coffee table with it's draped rag rug and bowl of vintage croquet balls.

Twiggy grapevine wreath, spray painted aqua, encircles a flowery print.  The two vases were my fun TJ Maxx purchase last week.  They hold sea shell orbs nestled in netting.  Creamy books and a bronze dog finish this part off.

Deep golds, sage greens, and winter reds have given way to cream and aqua!

Close up of the croquet balls and the little rocker that was mine as a child.

It's always fun to change things up for the season.  Now, about that cleaning........

Wishing you happiness,



  1. Jane - Your mantel looks very summery. Love those sconces. I do the same thing when I am suppose to be cleaning up - turns into moving things from one place to another for a different look! Happy Memorial Day!

  2. beautiful! Hopping over from the newbie party XO

  3. I always seem to make more of a mess when I start to clean because it leads to rearranging and redecorating which means pulling out boxes and so on - lol. Your summer mantel is lovely :)

  4. Beautiful! I love the pops of blue! :)

  5. Very pretty Jane...looks like summer! thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  6. It looks soooooo pretty. Love the pops of turquoise. Such a cheerful color. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty