Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Beachy Mantel

With the 90 degree weather all this past week, I figured it was time to pack away the spring decor and redo the mantel for summertime. I started with these apothecary jars that I found at Marshall's for only $11.00. I dipped into the kids' sand table for the sand and added shells that we collected on vacation last year.

To the left, I kept my big bird cage and added some yellow and gold tones plus a little beach plaque from my decor stash.

On the right, I reused my spring flower sprigs in a tin bucket that I pulled from the end table. I snagged the conch shell from our bathroom and little Dollar Store bird from the bookshelf.

Then I added a garland to the front of the mantel. I took 4 strands of jute string and wound it together, then tied on sand dollars and star fish that I got at Christmas Tree Shops. A simple beachy look in about 10 minutes! (Now I can cross it off my to-do list!)

For the dining room table, I changed out the centerpiece and added several canning jars with candles and a taller canning jar with more shells from the beach.


A few quick updates for a more neutral, calm, beachy summer mantel!
I think I'd like to change out the throw in the basket and maybe add a beachy decorative pillow or drift wood pieces.... I'm not sure yet. I'll be looking for inspiration next week when we head to the beach!

Linking up here and here


  1. Your mantle looks lovely! Coming over from Coastal Charm! How do I follow you?????


  2. Everything looks so beachy & beautiful...well done!

    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.


  3. That is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing. I found your mantel post through the Organize and Decorate everything linky party. Come and say hi back I love bloggy friends. And please Vote for me on my blog thanks it only takes 2 seconds I promise

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  4. I love your Summer mantel especially the shell garland. Thanks for linking to the party.

  5. This is so cute; I never think to decorate for summer. Thanks for stopping by to add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  6. Love your beachy style - great job!

    I'm visiting from the Blog Party/A Vintage Summer today - hope you can come over and say hi sometime :O)


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