Well summer is officially here and to celebrate I’ve decorated my mantel with a beach inspired, coastal theme!
I grew up near the beautiful sandy beaches of a sparkling clear northern lake and we used to live near Virginia Beach, so I have a huge love for sand and sea, shells and driftwood!
Everyone in our family is a ‘beach baby’! Every summer since my boys were babies we spent days on the beach making sand castles, splashing and swimming, chasing minnows and collecting beach glass….we’ve even camped once on a beach for a week, that was so much fun!
Having a beach inspired mantel brings back all of those fun family summertime memories !
I kept several items from my spring mantel: the crystal votives, the white pillar candles and candlesticks, the mercury glass candlesticks and the mercury glass votives….my husband’s military pewter mug filled with dried boxwood clippings from our yard is staying too!
To add a touch of beach decor I ‘shopped my home’ and added some starfish, capiz shell spheres, some aqua blue and teal colored candles and sand filled candle votives. The only items I purchased were these beautiful driftwood spheres – I think they are pretty fabulous!
I love lighting the candles to give my beach side mantel a soft calm glow….
Decorating my mantel for summer has me dreaming of the beach and the sound of waves lapping at the shore! I hope it has you dreaming of the sand and sea too!
I’m so thrilled to be joining 12 fabulous and talented group of ladies for our ‘Fun in the Sun’ Blog Hop, Linky Party and Giveaway! Follow along as we make, bake and create a total of 13 fun summer themed projects, decor and recipes, that you can make too!
On June 27th the Linky Party begins and you can enter to win a Kindle Fire HD!! So mark your calendar!!
Wouldn’t it be fun to relax by the pool or on the beach reading the latest summer book release?
On Monday, Stop 1- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shared her stunning DIY Pom Pom Paper Lantern:
Tuesday Stop 2- Sand & Sisal shared her stylish Simple Summer Centerpiece.
Wednesday Stop 3- Fox Hollow Cottage shared her fun Aloha Summer Wreath:
Stop 4- Adventures in Decorating shared her Summer Porch:
Stop 5- Setting for Four – that’s me!!!
Stop 6- Debbiedoo’s
Stop 7- French Country Cottage will be sharing her stunning Summer Tablescape:
What a line up of creativity!
…..Follow along on my Mantels Pinboard!!!! Spring, summer and holiday mantels galore!….
~ ~ ~ ~