My {Summery} Mantel

After finishing my Summer pennant banner I was inspired to Summerfy my whole mantel. Summerize? No? Moving on! Since everything else Summer related I have done thus far has been blue and yellow I figured why not keep going?!?
Here’s the whole shebang!
The first thing I did was prop up a cream and blue oar against the old chippy window in the back. I then decided to make a small yellow chalkboard to hold a fun little phrase. I have more for sale in my Etsy shop! I perched the yellow chalkboard on top of an old sand colored book, because who doesn’t like reading a good book by the water? These electrical insulators came out of my stash; I thought the colors looked great on the mantel. A sweet starfish finishes this side of the mantel off.
I added a couple more books to warm things up a bit; they are both bound in pretty shades of blue. What’s a Summer full of fun without a camera to capture it all? I plucked an old Kodak camera off of a nearby bookshelf and placed it on the books. An old blue mason jar is filled with some pretty sea glass and fluffy white hydrangeas spilling out the top. I added a glass buoy that I picked up recently and called it finished!
How about some more photos just because I am lovin the Summer mantel?
Linking up to these great link parties!

P.S. I would love if you could head over to Time to Shine Tuesdays and link up your craft, recipe, or idea!!!



  1. it looks great, courtney! i especially love the touch of the camera- i think it is perfect!

  2. Your mantel looks super cute! I love how you used yellow which is such a fun color! And the old oar is very cool too! Looks very nice!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  3. I luv your mantle and the camera is awesome.
    Don’t forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.

  4. Love your mantel! And I think the camera is the perfect finishing touch. I have been dying to find an old chippy window frame like that. So jealous! =)


  5. It’s so cute! I love the color palette and the fun addition of the camera and chalkboard. Your stuff always looks great!

  6. Very sweet and very summery! Makes me think of days spent at the beach and those long summer nights on the boardwalk! Love it!

  7. This mantel is just simply gorgeous! I love the chippy window and the camera! It is just so summery and pretty! Love every detail. So well thought out and designed.

  8. so VERY cute!! Love your style~ thanks for sharing!

  9. What a cute mantel! Very nice!

  10. What a pretty arrangement! Makes me ready for a trip to the beach!

  11. fabulous!! love the colors…and the old camera!!!

  12. You did a fabulous job! I love how it turned out. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

  13. I love the blue and yellow! Everything about this screams SUMMER to me. Great job.


  14. Hi! I just found found you through Tip Junkie. I love your mantel. So summer-y and beach-y 🙂

  15. The mantel looks great. Love that camera too!

  16. This is too cute! I love the blue and yellow together and your pennants are adorable!

  17. Love this! The colors are gorgeous and the camera really helps balance the light colors. Awesome.

  18. Love your blue mason jar!

  19. Love it! The camera was a great touch!


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