Summer Mantel

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Summer Mantel

 

Do you change out your accessories for the seasons?  My family room has a nautical vibe in general so I love adding a little more summer in here.  I took down the Spring items from the mantel and switched it out with some nautical decor.  I wasn’t even going to do a post on this, because I didn’t think I had enough summery things for the mantel.

I pulled everything summery I could find from all over the house and put it on a table.  Then I just switched things around until I found a vignette I liked for a summer mantel.

Summer Decorating

 

I love the little summer bunting.  I found the bunting pieces at Michael’s.  I strung them together and added the letters with a chalk marker.   I had picked up a whole box of sea fans on Ebay awhile ago for a great deal.  I’ve used them for several projects already.  You can see them here in my family room and more recently here in this project.

sea fans decor

 

I propped them up with some starfish.

Summer Bunting Banner

 

Summer decor

 

 

The little piece of coral is from our vacation in NC last year.  We went to Topsail Island and found this walking on the beach one morning.  I put it in the little terra-cotta pot and held it in place with some sand we brought home from our vacation to Bermuda several years ago.

nautical decor

 

 

Coral Reef

 

I finally picked up some wall decor for the blank wall above the two chairs on the right.  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that over the weekend we went to a giant Spring flea market here in NJ that we go to every year.  They have tons of antiques and crafts.  I came home with a couple of nautical pieces, I plan to do a gallery wall and still need a few more things to fill in.

beachy room

 

 

beachy family room

 

We also spent a little time working on our little downstairs half bath this weekend.  We started that project LAST August!  We removed the builder grade medicine cabinet back then and added a new mirror.  Now we are working on adding some plank board.  Hopefully we can complete that project before NEXT August!

 

12 thoughts on “Summer Mantel

  1. Beautiful room and styling! I love your summer theme mantel, It has such a nice clean look!
    It would be great if you stopped by my blog and joined our Something to Talk About link party each Monday!
    Have a great week!
    Karen

  2. I love those sea fans! Your living room feels like a nice vacation home.
    I totally understand what you mean about starting a project one year and finishing it the next! There is always a project going on in the house.

  3. I love the summer touches you added to your mantel – so pretty! And that coral – what a lucky find! Thank you for stopping by to share at the Talented Tuesday Link Party – hope to see you back again this week!

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