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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Mantel

I had not changed my mantel since Spring.
 I guess it was in need of a little change.

A simple mantel.
More beach shells.
I am not quite done, I am thinking maybe some hydrangeas instead of the orchid. 

Oh my, a little more blue.

I found three of these frames and I just love the look of the faded worn blue edge.
A picture of my daughter and youngest son playing together on Long Beach in Canada.

Don't you just love the vintage blue mason jar filled to the top with buttons.
Buttons, buttons, you can never have too many.

A little ironstone pitcher.
To me they are the perfect accessory, they look great anywhere.

Here is the urn that matches the one in the previous post.
I will eventually fill it with sea shells also, but for now.
Baseball is life.

Thanks for visiting.

The Lettered Cottage

I am joining The Lettered Cottage for a Summer Mantel Party.


  1. More shells! Wonderful. Also loving the mercury glass candlesticks.

  2. I love the beachy vibe that the shells & blue frame give your mantel :-) Also love the bit of sparkle with the candlesticks. And the baseball glove & ball in the urn is truly one-of-a-kind! :-) The perfect accessory for a baseball-loving family :-)

  3. Hi Alaina,

    Love your summer mantel - it is so beachy chic and cozy looking! You may have inspired me to do some decorating over here too. :) Wishing you a beautiful fun-filled summer with your family!


  4. I think that is the absolute perfect frame for that adorable beach picture. I love the look too, and yes, you do need some hydrangeas, and you know you've got them to spare, woman! Alaina, do you have any of the fun, new ever-blooming hydrangeas that flower ALL SUMMER? LOVE THEM.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to summer! I love the little coastal elements! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing this with us!


  6. Love your change up....I can just feel summer looking at it. :) chris

  7. This is a lovely light look for summer. Love the beachy theme!

  8. I love your urn and the different ways you fill it! I'm your newest follower-love your blog and your style!!
    must love junk

  9. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Fourth!



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