Every season I decorate my mantel. I just can’t leave that fabulous horizontal real estate alone! I would love to be happy with what I put up there and not change it for awhile, but that is not the case! This spring I tried something a little different than I have ever done before! For the rest of the year am only changing out a few things and leaving the most of the mantel just as it is… for a whole year! Here’s a look at my recent mantel and how I changed it out to create a summer one! So easy! Why didn’t I think of this before?
I have to giggle! Can you see the box of K-cup coffee box behind the chair? Bobby keeps some of his papers in it. Ooops! This got away from me!
Spring mantel 2017…
Summer mantel 2017…
The clock, shutters, candles, books and black bench have all remained the same. I took down the pitcher of flowers and added 2 pots of real orchids that are not blooming right not. Instead of the white egg finial, I put another pot of orchids on some books in the center of the mantel under the clock!
I shopped StoneGable for something green and organic to put on the mantel for summer! Orchids bloomed on my dining room table this winter and instead of throwing the orchids out after they bloomed I wanted to see if I could keep them alive. So far, so good!
Take a good look under the black bench, our house mouse still sleeps there. We found him sleeping on the mantel of our first house and he has been sleeping happily on the mantels of all three of our homes ever since.
I also removed the chippy architectural corbel and replaced it with a white wooden star. I have 4 large wooden stars in different sizes that find their way around our home all throughout the year! I like the star as a salute to summer and the stars and stripes!
I love decor that takes under 10 minutes to create and looks like I’ve been decorating a whole lot longer!
What easy summer look are you creating?
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