Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summery Mantel

A few days ago I decided it was time to switch up our mantel. After seeing my aunt's summery/beachy decor at her house for my cousin's going away party, I had my inspiration!  
First of all, look at how cute this little curtain is that she added under her kitchen sink!





I also happen to work at Pottery Barn and we sell big hurricane vases, shells, and starfish.  I knew I could recreate the look for less, though.  Don'tcha love how I just told you you could create a look from PB, the store I work at, for less.  Awesome salesperson (;


Anyways! Here's what I came up with for our mantel:


Fresh hydrangeas from our front yard:


A painting I did added height to the mantel, along with some pretty yellow roses from the yard, too!


I bought these shells on sale at Michael's and filled a glass jar we had at home.  I put it on top of a candle holder to get it up thee a little more! It looks like one piece, and I like that! 


Our PB birdie sits near my great grandma's clock: 



Summer mantel complete! Ya know, halfway into summer. Better late than never! (:


Have you done anything to spruce up your mantel for summer?
Have a blessed day!
Love,
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24 comments:

  1. fresh hydrangeas make any room feel alive and summery! love it!

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  2. Love the touch of fresh flowers. Haven't done a summer mantle this year. I am actuall liking the clean look of just the elongated candleholder by itself.

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  3. I love hydrangeas. The mantle looks so fresh and pretty.

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  4. Its so pretty. I love the summery details!

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  5. It looks so beautiful! Perfect for summer. And the flowers are amazing! Love it!

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  6. Looks amazing! Great eye for that :)

    I loove pottery barn...just not the price tag attached to it! It's always fun to copy tho

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  7. Pretty! Those pink hydrangeas are REALLY pretty!!!

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  8. You can never go wrong with some freshly picked hydrangeas!! Looks good!

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  9. Super cute Michaela! You are so talented!!

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  10. That looks sweet! I especially love the seashells, I have huge collections of shells at home waiting for me to move so I can display them!

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  11. That is beautiful! I love anything with a beachy type theme or flowers :-)

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  12. Fresh flowers make me swoon! Looks beautiful my friend. I have a few picture frames, candles, antique glass bottles, and a sparkly bird on my mantle! According to the show "Portlandia," us Oregonians love to put birds on things:-) xoxo

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  13. nice work!! and i love recreating expensive looks for less :)

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  14. I love the mantel...so quick and simple, and the hydrangeas are gorgeous! You work at PB, too? It's a pretty fun job, I work in visuals so I don't have to be a great salesperson! (c:

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  15. On my imaginary mantle, I am making it beautiful and summery, like yours. :)

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  16. Love the shells in the vase with the roses! Lovely :) XO

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  17. I sure hope that PB doesn't see this post. : )

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  18. i love hydrangeas!

    and sand and shells in vases is a perfect touch for summer! :)

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  19. Dear Michaela,

    I was wondering if you could help me. I just got married last day and finished nursing school two months. Now, thats all done and over with I have ALOT of free time on my hands. Me and my husband lived in a two bed two bath apartment. I wanted to do so reading now that I have free time I know that you are still in college I was wondering if you know of any design books which I could read? Thanks for the help and I love you blog!!
    Elizabeth

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  20. Dear Michaela,

    I was wondering if you could help me. I just got married last day and finished nursing school two months. Now, thats all done and over with I have ALOT of free time on my hands. Me and my husband lived in a two bed two bath apartment. I wanted to do so reading now that I have free time I know that you are still in college I was wondering if you know of any design books which I could read? Thanks for the help and I love you blog!!
    Elizabeth

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  21. It looks amazing! Great job pretty lady! I love the flowers :)

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