Summer Mantel: A fresh new look

Last year I decorated our Mantel for Summer with a fun, whimsical feel. The Pinwheel Garland was so fun, I just had to bring it back this year.

I’ll have to admit I was struggling a bit with the Mantel, I had so many ideas and not really sure which way I wanted to go. So I decided to stick with the color theme. I love the white on the Mantel, but also wanted a pop of color. I had the large candles already, so I shopped the house for other similiar colors, and found some more orange, blue and green, which also went really well with the Pinwheel Garland.

I have created a couple collages to show you the step-by-step process…

  1. First thing, I added the Pinwheel Garland {tutorial on how to make them HERE}
  2. Then came the large pieces on the ends. On the left I added a stack of vintage books and a small lamp.
  3. The other end, I added a large clay pot.
  4. Then came a creamy white vase {that belonged to my Mother}
  5. Ivy from the yard in the clay pot.
  6. Ivy added to the vase at the other end too.
  7. 3 orange pillar candles nestled in a shallow white dish
  8. A small orange tea pot for a splash of color
  9. Some Aqua Mason Jars to bring in the blue
  10. A cream color bird and bright colored votive candles
  11. Plastic grass and a wire chicken with plastic eggs for a little whimsy
  12. Another Aqua Mason Jar and more candles

Have you decorated for Summer yet?

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  1. I love those orange and blue shades, and your mantel really made me smile because of the happy colors and pinwheels. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks for stopping by Liz! {great name} 🙂
      I’m thrilled you like my blog!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    That is so much fun! I love the orange and blue set against the white, with the fresh greenery. And the pinwheels – yay!!

  3. Whitney Ulrich says:

    Your mantel is beautiful! Great job I pinned it of course. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  4. I Love it! I have a ton of mason jars around my house. I love them, especially the blue ones. I have the same birdie too!

  5. I always love your mantels! This one has such pretty colors and the mason jars are the perfect touch. Your mantel says SUMMER!!

  6. What a fun way to fresh up your home for summer. I especially love the garland.

  7. That looks great! I looovvveee those mason jars, I decorate with them everywhere in my home

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