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!