Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Love Mantel

I think I've mentioned before how much I love joining themed linky parties mainly because they get me off my tush to get a project done. Kevin & Layla of The Lettered Cottage are having a fun one this week and the theme is Summer Mantels.

The SUMMER banner is made up of mini-sand dollars I purchased at a garage sale.

When I spray painted this lamp, I also painted the cord with the intention of using it to "write" something with it. That's how the heart shape came about.

The "vases" came from a restaurant. They are apple juice bottles that I took home with me after the boys drank the juice.

The German glass glitter L-O-V-E came from my sweet bloggy friend, Anita, from Going a Little Coastal.

I won them in a giveaway she had for her one year blogiversary celebration. Here are a few of the other goodies that came in the package.
When I saw this vintage grain sack, I had to smile. I grew up eating rice for dinner every night, so it is very appropriate to have it displayed in my home. 

The cut glass tray and silver plated creamer are perfect to play up the gray and white on my night table.

Thank you, Anita.  I'm having a lot of fun with with all the treasures.

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Jen said...

Lovely :) I have the same starfish - brown instead of white. I like the white better!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Jen, the starfish was originally ORB. I just spray painted it white this afternoon!

- Brittany said...

Yanet, Wow, that is such a creative and unique idea! Love the cord heart. Thanks for sharing.

Brittany

Amy Kinser said...

Love the little sand dollars. What a cute idea. All is very pretty.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh how cute it all looks! I can't believe how fast you got it all together. How great it is to see it all in your home.
I love the banner you made and thought they were buttons at first. I love the the tiny sand dollars! That mirror fits great in that opening. I have my eye out for coral. Love that kind.
Thanks for the bloggy love :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That is so pretty Yanet! I love the sand dollars spelling out summer! And how cool is that painted cord!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is the personification of summer! I love what you did~and that heart you made from the cord is so original!

I really like the mirror on the bottom. I might have to steal that idea. :)

Jessica said...

totally cute!! i love how you did this! it's so creative! i am kind of coveting this display here!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

yanet, i love that!!! so bright and happy and beachy!

Ashley said...

I wish I could do cute things with our mantle. There is a 52 inch flat screen mounted that only leaves me 6 inches to work with. There is some vine thing up there right now but I do have a plan up my sleeve!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your sign!!! I want to make one now. So don't be surprised if I do. But then, don't be surprised if I don't. I'm known to be a procrastinator. And summer may wiz by before I get around to making my own version.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

A fabulous vignette! Love the large wire starfish..., and what a great idea to do something creative with the cord -have to keep that in mind!

Peggy said...

Yanet, where in the world did you get your lightbulb? I love it! WE have been looking for some interesting bulbs and I think these would definitely fit bill. Thank you so very much!

I love what you did with your lamp.. who would have thought to spray the cord as well in order to use it as part of the decor!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

So pretty! Your pop of red (and the clever cord idea) is so fun!

Donna

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

I absolutely LOVE your mantel! What you've done with the lamp cord is beyond brilliant. I never in my life would have though to do something like that! I hope you'll come share at the A2D Sunday Link Party!!

Ty and Whitty said...

This is beautiful and so inviting for summer. Thank you so much for sharin I love it

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michelle said...

I love your mantel and that sign is adorable! You are so clever my friend, how cool to use the lamp cord like that. :) Congrats on your win, your treasures are beautiful!
XO

Brittany said...

I love the mantel!!! Such a cute idea! I think I may have to change mine up a bit for summer now! :)

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Leanne said...

This is one of the cutest mantels I have ever seen. I'm hosting the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party through friday and would love for you to join the party if you get a chance.