Summer Mantel

Lately I have been so busy that I have pretty much ignored my own home.  I have been doing projects for the shop, some projects for the blog, and trying to get through the end of the school year recitals, parties, graduations, and more.  Well, last week, I decided it was time to focus on my own home for a few days.  First I got the laundry caught up and actually put it away.  Then, I painted this dresser with homemade chalk paint.  Finally, I decided to give my mantel an update!  I started by hanging a metal basket full of geraniums…I love the huge pop of color on the simple white frame!

I made this really cute chalkboard banner to hang across the mantel.  I had bought some adorable wooden premade banner pieces from Pick Your Plum last month and spray painted them with chalkboard paint.  Isn’t it just adorable?  And…I can change it anytime I want! 

I took this glass vase that I found at Marshall’s and filled it with a little sand, some shells from last year’s vacation, and a candle.

My mom gave me these adorable glass bottles that were used in a lab.  I love sticking different plants in them for a little pop of color!

I broke out one of my julep cups and plopped a handful of mint in it…what else would you put in a julep cup?  Then, I added some shells and sand to my trifle dish.  You know I had to sneak my gold boots in there!

Doesn’t it just scream Summer?  Literally?

I love that Summer is just around the corner…I cannot wait to spend days at the pool and evenings on our patio!

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