This post was most recently updated on September 23rd, 2019
I did a little mantel finessing again today. I won’t call it a “spring” mantel. Instead, it’s my “waiting for summer” mantel!
Where I live, spring comes late. A local Facebook friend wrote on FB awhile back that here we have 3 seasons: Summer, Fall, and “Misery” which was kinda funny because it is soooo true! “Misery” is basically a 4 month stretch (from January to late April) of cold, damp weather which varies daily from snow to rain to ice pellets.
Here, Winter and Spring have little distinction. Our grass turns green in early May, and we have the typical spring flowers that begin to peek. But our trees don’t begin to bloom until June.
So I basically live for summer to arrive! That’s why you’ll notice a few little summery touches on my mantel – like the starfish and the sea urchin. Just my little reminder that summer is coming :-).
I’ve also included my recently created ‘number art’ on my mantel, a combination of special numbers. It was so easy to make! Perhaps I’ll post a little tutorial on that soon.
Until next time, happy summer decorating!
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Post-script (May 14th): I’m so happy to tell you that this mantel was featured over at the CSI Project!
Love your mantel! It looks so fresh.
I'm stopping in from The Lettered Cottage. I'm completely coveting that wire dome with the bird on it!!!
adorable! i hope summer comes soon for you! here in georgia it has felt like summer since march! (not rubbing it it. i am not the craziest about summer..) i like that round little silver thing. is it a shell or something? it's super cute : )
This is really fun! I love the number art!
Beautiful Mantel! Love the Little plants in the pillar holders. Great Idea!
Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage says
I love this mix with the greens and natural elements. Very Pretty!
Serendipity Chic Design says
I am madly in love with the whole thing…I am especially adoring the glass pedestals you have the plants on….
Rachel Noelle says
I LOVE your mantel!!;) Rachel