Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer on the Mantle

It's summer and that means beach time!  Since I'm not in California anymore with access to some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere, I have to improvise and do what I can to bring a bit of
the beach to my family room mantle in Tennessee!  This summer, I kept things simple and used
a lot of my "thrifty finds".
 
 



Window was free, found by trash in an alley
 



 
 
Sailboat picture was a yard sale find, cost: $5.00
 


 
Small mercury glass candle holder, Kohls on sale after Christmas, $4.00
 
 



Tall mercury glass candle holder, Marshalls on sale, $8.00




 
 
 


  
Life preserver, yard sale, $3.00
 

 
 
Till next time......
Rebecca
 
 
This week I will be partying at:
Monday
Tuesday 
Wednesday
 Thursday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Friday
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

30 comments:

Olive said...

Oh wow, I love the chippy window. It ties it all together. I almost killed myself gilding shells and have not got my big ones out. xo, olive

Jen said...

I'm in love with that window with the picture on it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Those windows just scream beach to me! I love your life preserver, too. What a steal that was!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Lovely and fresh mantel, that old window is wonderful!
Enjoy summer, lucky you! I'm in winter and I don't like cold days at all...
Besos!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your mantel...so unique! That window is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Leslie said...

Sea stars are my favorite! Your mantel is so pretty and is perfect for the summer months. I noticed the picture of Lucy and Ethel at the top.. so funny! Love those two and watched them every night when I was growing up. Classics!

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping over! Yes.. born in Los Angeles, grew up in Agoura/Westlake and we moved the WA state 14 years ago So fun to come across your blog. I'll look forward to following along! leslie

Michelle said...

I love the way it all came together. Looks great.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Happy summer! Gotta love those freebie windows and after Christmas sales. Your summer mantel is looking lovely!

BECKY said...

You summer mantle is simply elegant! Just love it!
Have a wonderful week!
Becky

Jemma said...

Everything looks beautiful-a great Summer vignette! I also enjoyed you sharing with us where you found your treasures and the cost.
Visiting from Tweak It Tuesday-
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love how you layered the picture on the old window!

Katie Clooney said...

Rebecca!! I love your blog too. I'm putting you on my blog roll. LOVE the mantle!!! And I just want to squeeze sweet little Kailyn's cheeks! Have a wonderful 4th!!

Sue said...

This could not be more perfect. Most especially the fence idea. Then, the window and all the accessories are perfect. I am a new fan.

Bev Carter said...

Love old windows and yours looks great with the picture. I also love the picket fence around the fireplace.
I am a new GFC follower.
Have a wonderful week,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

That vintage window was free? What a wonderful find! Your mantel looks really beautiful!

must love junk said...

I love this look! (I've always wanted one of those life preservers!)
Susan

Krisztina Williams said...

So pretty! I love the nautical tough with the starfish.

~Krisztina @ krisztinawilliams.com

betty p said...

That chippy window is sure a great find! I think you did a great job bringing our California Beach lifestyle to your home mantel in Tenessee. I am your newest follower. Would love for you to follow me back at Maddiebellahome.

Jann Olson said...

Great summer Mantle Rebecca. Love that preserver! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Pamela said...

Love your summer mantle!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Looks wonderful! I love this theme! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Katie Mansfield said...

Hi, I am visiting and following from Dwellings.
I love that picture hanging on the window. It looks so cute, chippy and graphic.
Love it.

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Such fab mantel décor! I love the way you hung the picture on top of the window frame... great idea! I sure wish I had a mantel to decorate, you did a lovely job!!

Art and Sand said...

Love your mantel.

I just BOUGHT my first window and paid $35. I thought that was great because the only other one in the antique store was $75 and the windows I saw in Montecito for sale were $850.

And, you are right, California has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Ann said...

Simple perfection. Love the fireplace "screen."

sew sweet vintage said...

Super chic beachy! Love it:) Pinning

Sarah Adams said...

Hello! Love this post and your style! Just found your blog and joined! Hoping you will join me back at livinglaughingandloving-sarah.blogspot.com
Have a great day!

Babs said...

Your mantle looks great. Would you believe I also have the same candle holders from Kohl's. LOL

Cathy Compeau said...

Beautiful mantel!
I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cathy