My {Revised} Summer Mantel

Last year I created my first Summer Mantel. I love it, but I wanted it to be just a bit more substantial. There needed to be more to it. So I bought a couple more items and tweaked the arrangement of everything on my Revised Summer Mantel.

It’s not a secret that I love my old cameras and since I believe in decorating in 3’s, I decided I needed another camera to add to my collection. The good news is that I have a booth in an awesome antique/handmade store and finding treasures like this are sometimes easy. This time it was very easy. I love my new camera!
 I am a BIG fan of vintage looks but I haven’t gone nuts with too many vintage pieces in my home. So I love that this mantel has given me an awesome vintage space. It gives me the feel of a 50’s beach movie.


I know there aren’t any major changes happening here, but I am even happier with my Summer Mantel then before.

I find so much joy decorating my mantel. I’m sure some people find the idea of changing their mantel for different holidays and seasons daunting. For me, it’s a fun way to express my creativity and keep things fresh.

If you want to see my other mantels you can check out my Year Of Mantels post.

Linking up to these great link parties!!!


  1. Love it Courtney! And loved your family pic from the other day. What beautiful children! Thanks for sharing. x J

  2. love the mantle, i love the old camera’s- my favorite!

  3. Love the old cameras. What a pretty mantel!

  4. Love the pops of yellow and the old cameras.

  5. It’s so pretty!! Very summery. I need to get more creative with my mantel- it’s almost always the same!

  6. oooohhhh – i like-y!!! 🙂

  7. Wow! How creative! And the cameras are perfect. Don’t we all take more pictures in the summer? I just happened on your blog via Pinterest!
    I don’t have a mantel…maybe I should create one too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. This is gorgeous! I pinned it. 🙂

  9. I love it!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old cameras!! That’s something I would have never thought to display on a mantel. This is very much inspiring me to get my little mantel decorated! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 If you happen to want to stop by a tiny little party, I would love for you to stop by and share you ideas at my new Throwback Thursday party!

  10. Saw your mantel on the CSI Project – love it! The color combo is one of my favorites, and the old cameras are so cool!

  11. So I picked my two favorite things from the CSI Project link up and it seems they were both yours. 🙂 The vintage cameras is such a unique idea for a summer theme!

  12. I love how you used vintage cameras in your decor for summer. I doubt that you’ll want to take this down when the season changes!

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