Monday, June 11, 2012

virtual summer mantle

This summer, instead of creating a new mantle, I tweeked elements from my spring mantle which I love so much and don't want to part with just yet.  However, I've seen so many great new things in my favorite catalogs that are just begging for a good knock-off, so I thought I'd share a few virtual mantle ideas in case you have an itch to try them.
Photo Sources:  Ballard Designs perched birds, steepled birdhouse, calypso bottles, & Suzanne Kasler postcard mat
I would love to see a huge wall version of that postcard mat!  

Photo Sources:  Pottery Barn ocean pier sign, Ballard Designs Wellies planter, PB Bristol lanterns
I saw some cute lanterns at Target today for $5 & $10, and I bet you could find some cheap rubber boots at Goodwill to spray paint.

Photo Sources:  Pottery Barn painted American flag & wood buoys; terrarium from BH&G
I've never done a red, white, and blue theme before, but this is really speaking to me.  I can see a huge pallet flag, like this one at Jess' Journey through Life, Love, & Motherhood.  Hop on over to see how she did it...

Any takers?  I really hope someone will help me live out my dreams.  PLEASE send me a link if you do it - I want to pin!


Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Ah, great ideas, Tisha!! I'm working on my "summer" mantle this week, too -- won't be drastically different than the spring, but it's fun to add a little something else. :)
Thanks for sharing!
xo Heidi

Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor said...

Awesome ideas! Lowe's has small red lanterns too for cheap. I was just thinking I should get a couple. I love using what I have though.

Eclectically Vintage said...

I actually just found the world's biggest lantern at a garage sale for $7! I was patting myself on the back and it's now happily sitting on my patio. And that postcard mat is fabulous!

reFresh reStyle said...

I want all of the above! Love it all :)

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Love the virtual mantle idea, that would be way better for me!


Jess said...

Tisha, Thanks so much for featuring my Pallet Flag. That one was actually a gift for my Daddy, and I still haven't made one for myself. That should be a project this Summer.

Jeanette said...

I do love that Ballard Designs birdhouse. I plan on doing a "similar look" very soon. Isn't is great when you do a design and you don't want to part with it yet?

Sarah Beth said...

Found this at Home Stories A2Z. We recently purchased a home with a fireplace and I can't wait to decorate it. I have a feeling I will change it every month =) I would love it if you checked out my blog.

Danielle said...

great ideas! I love summer mantles....oh well everything summer!!!

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