My poor, beautiful mantle is always neglected in the summer. Fall, Christmas and winter are prime mantle-time. But summer? Not so much.
But this year? Much mantel love.
That glorious driftwood sailboat came from my friends at White Flower Farmhouse. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’ve put it in at least 17 places in my house, but this is my favorite spot. If I had a piece of beautiful coral, it would be up there too. Maybe I’ll snag one when I’m at the beach.
I love the way the empty frame highlights the stonework without being heavy. That frame was picked out of someone’s garbage about a year ago. A quick coat of white paint and it was ready for business.
Psst…A little secret for those of you who ask how I keep my house neat with little kids around…If you look closely at that last picture, you’ll see what I mean about the power of selective cropping.
Do you want some more summer mantle inspiration?
Summer mantle ~ Blooming in the South
Bottles and blooms ~ Secret Notebooks
Vintage bottles ~ Secret Notebooks (again)
Summer mantle inspiration ~ Delightful Home