Friday, July 25, 2014

A Late Summer Mantel



Well, dare I say the words, summer is slipping away. It'll be August in mere days. Around here, since we homeschool, we say that it's summer till mid September, just 'cause we can! After Wednesday's camper crush post, you can probably tell that I'm feeling a might bit adventurous and I wanted our mantel to be a bit adventurous too. A little while back, I wrote about our late spring mantel, and honestly I've had that one up until now. Usually, I do a summer mantel with lots of beachy items that I've collected, but this year I was so in love with my cow print in all her glory, that I just left the mantel as it was all these months. I was finally ready for a change, and since I have adventure and campers on the brain, I've been collecting some fun pieces to reflect my adventurous spirit. 







I decided to leave up our old "barn door" that we made because it really helps to lighten up all those dark rocks. I also left up the white banners, the more white, the more bright- a great decorating tip for renters! I found the white paper fans and thought they added a little bit of whimsy. This look will keep me happy until I start to feel the cool crispness of the fall air, and then it'll be time to think about Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays. I'm sooooo not ready to welcome any of that yet, so I'm going to stay adventurous for as long as I can! Thanks for stopping by today!

Source List

"Let's Sleep Under The Stars" print:  by Katie Daisy at Etsy
"Everyday Is An Adventure Embrace The Journey" print:  by recipe for crazy at Etsy
"VW Bus" print:  by Lemonade Makin' Mama at Etsy
Metal Ampersand:  Habitat for Humanity Restore
Banners handmade by moi

17 comments:

  1. I always love what you do over there. Very inspiring!

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    1. Just have to have a little fun over here to stay sane!

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  2. Ah! I love this mantel. It turned out adorably. I might have to steal some of these ideas when I re-work my mantel! Thanks for the ideas. (Stopping by from #thatsfreshfriday)

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  3. I love your cow print too! I want one:) I do love this new mantle scene though. So pretty! Make sure you link it up this week:)

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  4. Opp's I think I commented on the wrong mantle! haha! I love them both!!

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    1. You are such a sweetheart to come and visit! Have a great week!

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  6. Ooooh I love that old "barn door" and the Katie Daisy print is my favorite! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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  7. The new look on your mantle is very cute. I love the graphics you chose. Can't wait to see what you do for fall. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  8. Love your late summer mantel! You picked some beautiful prints!

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  9. I am amazed at how the pieces come together, Amy. The barn door you made is one I've still got on my 'to-do' list but haven't done yet. Sadly, I think it's going to wait until next year because here in Seattle, summer is slipping away too quickly.

    Thank you for linking up at the #SHINEBlogHop this week.

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  10. I love your mantle. I am in love with the sleeping under the stars print! Thanks for sharing at the party this week and hope to see you again this week. Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Thank YOU Theresa for hosting such a fabulous link up! Thanks ever so for visiting!

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  11. I love your mantel, especially those prints.

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