Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Mantel

Wow, I cannot believe it will soon be July 4th! This summer and year is going by way too fast. So before summer gets away from me I wanted to show you my summer mantel.  I will have to show you how I transferred the font onto the chalkboard in a later post. 

This saying on the chalkboard is one of my favorite "new" to me sayings. It reminds me of the ocean for some reason. It's calm and relaxing!

I found this bucket in the dollar section at Target. I put shells in the bucket to pull it into the rest of the decor.

I found these glass candlesticks at a thrift store years ago and bought candles at the Dollar Tree. I added some twine and burlap to the outside of the candles.

I bought this starfish in South Carolina last year while we were on vacation. I tied some sisal rope to the middle and used a tack to attach it to the top of the chalkboard frame.

I think these coke bottles are my favorite! I also bought them at a thrift store. I think they remind me of sea glass. 

This seashell is very special to me. I had an aunt that lived in Florida that passed away a few years ago. Back when I was still in Junior High we drove down to see her. She had collected these big shells throughout the years and had them displayed in her flower beds. She told my sister, cousin and myself to pick a shell out to take home with us. I picked this shell it was the only shell like this and wasn't like the other shells. She told me it was a very rare and a hard to find shell. So every time I look at this shell I am reminded of the story my aunt told me and feel very honored that she let me have it!  

I found this green glass float at Goodwill. I love the color! 

I hope you all have a great 4th of July! I will be spending mine with my little family.

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  1. Muy friend Melissa i love love summer mantel ,,,great Job !!!!

  2. Wonderful shouts, "Summer!", and yes, it's flying by!

    Your aunt sounds like she was an incredibly special person in your life. I'm glad you have something so pretty to remember her by.

    Happy 4th!


  3. That looks amazing - great job!

    I can smell the summer breeze already!

  4. Love the chalkboard and old bottles!
    Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

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