Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Summer wanna be mantel

Yes, I'm well aware it's spring still. But I was aching for some summer in my life. Besides, who can resist some seashells, beach signs and rope balls? I know I can't! I could have and would have added much more to the mix but my faux mantel can only fit so much. Truthfully I think I maxed her out and I'm waiting any day for that (heavy) beach sign to fall on our t.v. Mr. P probably likes that idea since we seem to be the only ones on the earth without a flat screen!



The tray is from Hobby Lobby, I turned it around and hung a starfish from it kind of like Beth and Layla did with theirs. It's simple and cute I think. At first I thought it looked like Patrick Star hanging there lifeless, I've overcome that out of the passion to decorate though. High five.



The other beach items came from my recent trip to Home Goods. :) Why oh why don't we have one in our town? That store sucked me in. Alright well there you have it! My fast forward to summer faux mantel.

Yeah I have the tacks up still from Christmas.. What about it?

Did you enter the giveaway yet?

Don't forget to stop by Beth's for the partayyy.


22 comments:

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

LOL :). I have tacks from Christmas still up too! Never know when you might want to hang a starfish from one of them, right? Love your beachy vignette. That tray is great! Thanks for linking up.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Rachelle..that looks great! What a nice way to bring a little summer into your spring! :) I just spruced up my mantle for spring (also with Home Good goodies!)..love that place!

http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/04/mantle-makeover.html

-heather

Christa Terry said...

Funny you should mention Home Goods - I saw a sign in our local thrift for 50 cents that read "ORCHARD FRESH," and thought, what the heck! My kitchen needs more signs.

But I envy you for having the time/energy to decorate seasonally. I have enough trouble just making things nice!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it, I'm so ready for summer !

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Rachelle you ROCK! Thanks for stopping over to check out my mantle!
-heather

Jenny said...

I love it! I have some seashells in apothecary jars, but haven't decided what else to do with my mantle to put with it.

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

That is a great idea to turn the tray around. Very simple and sweet. I am new to blogging check it out when you get a chance. http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I likey!!! Had to laugh about your Christmas tacks. But only because I still have Christmas lights up on the house. Love your blog!

Bird said...

Darling, just darling! :)

Following you cute blog!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous summer vignette!! :)

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Love the summer mantel. I have the hardest time changing my mantel. I love the way it looks now and I'm affaid I won't like it quite as much. Dumb hu? You definately brought summer in to your home.
Brooke

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Hey Rachelle..thanks to you, I realized I was spelling mantel wrong (was spelling "le".)

Is it Disney week yet....I can't wait! :)

Michelle said...

Everything looks great and I love the hanging starfish.

:) Michelle

jen said...

so cute -- i think this is the first time i've stumbled upon your blog -i love it!
got the same summer fever going on on my mantel - www.mimibellaboo.blogspot.com

Kimmie said...

I can't believe you murdered Patrick.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Hi There,
I would like to provide a link to your great party in my Link Party Directory at Tools Are For Women Too! I am glad to do this for followers of my blog if they will link up to my party as well called, Modern Craftswoman Monday . Please let me know if you are interested. I can be emailed at toolsr4women2@gmail.com if needed. Have a great day! Rory

Richella said...

Oh, I laughed at your reference to Patrick--we went through a very long SpongeBob phase here at our house. :)

I like your beachy mantel. When you think of the beach, what beach did you mean? When we lived in Michigan, we were completely landlocked. . .but the shore of Lake Michigan is so pretty! Is that the beach you mean?

Hattie said...

I LOVE that beach sign! And I think the hanging starfish is cute. Very pretty :-)

Nancy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Nothing wrong gearing up for summer. Looks great!

Nancy

Petie said...

Very cute! Love the reference to Patrick Star!!! Like you I am so ready for summer... Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

Pink and Polka Dot said...

aahhh a girl after my own heart! love it!

Wendy said...

Looks great! I too am so ready for more summery decor and home goods ugh, be still my heart!

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