Happy White Wednesday.
I've been waiting for a nice day to take pics of the family room and mantel, but so far it's been grey, grey, grey.
I find taking pics of my mantel difficult at the best of times. I don't know if it's because it's a corner fireplace, or justy my lack of skill but the pics never seem to look as good as the real thing.
Anyway...here is my beachy summer mantel, yeah I know it's kind of early but I've had my spring mantel up for a few months now and I'm ready for a change!
I don't know if you can tell, but we painted the family room a color called silver streak by CIL paints. It's a very pale blue/grey and looks very fresh in the room.
I've kept up the driftwood candle holder from the spring mantel shown here, but removed the greens and twigs.
Love this lantern that I got at homesense. I had visited PB and had an idea of what I wanted, without the PB price, and found comparables at homesense for a fraction of the cost. The shells and starfish I've had from previous years.
You may remember my post about getting this vase at GW complete with shells. I've added a few more thrift find shells along with a candle. The candle is getting shorter and my shell collection is getting larger! It is really magical at night when the lights are low and all the candles are lit up.
I found this old paddle at Aberfoyle a couple of years and have yet to find a spot for it. It's just standing up beside the fireplace for now.
Hope you've enjoyed my newly decorated mantel!
Thanks for stopping by and
I'll be linking up with:
Good Life Wednesdays @ a Beach Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a shoestring Decorating
Show and Tell Friday @ My romantic Home
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