Friday, July 5, 2013

MY SUMMER MANTLE


Hello, there!
I hope everyone is having a marvelous holiday weekend!

Today, I am sharing with you a few changes I made to my mantle decor.
I am trying to light things up a little for the summer months.

Some of the items I used I received as birthday gifts (my family knows me well) and I also added the flower pot with boxwood wreath I finished last week. You can see those two posts here and here. The clock has been up there for years now. We love this clock and I always try to work around it when changing the decor.

This mantle is so big, it always turns out to be a huge challenge for me.
I am almost a "little scared" of changing it for the different seasons. LOL

And, after many trips up and down the ladder, this is what it looks like now.
I hope you don't get bored with so many pictures! 






Love my new jars! A gift from my daughter!



I added these little yellow bottles I found at Kirklands on sale for $3.00 each to give a little pop of color to the mantle.



I painted my old vase and gave it a new look with a burlap bow and some new flowers I bought at Michaels for just a couple of dollars during their Memorial Day sale.







This iron piece is always present on my mantle, I just changed the decor on it as needed. I love it because it doesn't interfere with the clock.




Love the design on the lantern!








I hope you enjoyed the changes on my mantle.
I will be back with the features from this weeks party.
Until them, enjoy the rest of your weekend!






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29 comments:

  1. Oh my I am in love! Everything is so pretty and perfect!
    Hugs,
    Sandra
    The Adored Home

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  2. So beautiful. I love the apothecary jars and the lantern. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  3. it's beautiful Maria Elena, I love how you have styled it! :-)

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  4. I always feel intimidated by my mantle, I admit I don't know what to do with it most of the time, yours is classic and elegant! Love it...you have great taste Maria Elena! Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. That is an amazing mantle. I mean AMAZING!
    You really are talented, and you have a great eye for design!
    Have a great weekend,
    Tammy

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  6. Your mantle looks gorgeous, Maria Elena!! You have a real knack for decorating!

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  7. I love what you did to your mantle. I wished I had one. That clock is so pretty.

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  8. Your mantle looks really great and summery. I love the accent pieces your daughter gave you and the pop of yellow is like adding a bit of sunshine in the house. Love it! xo Diana

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  9. It is very pretty, and just right for summer. I particularly like the jars your daughter gave you.

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  10. Very beautiful...as usual! Love the jars your daughter gave you and your right, that clock fits perfect there.

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  11. Hi Maria Elena,

    Your summer mantle is cool, calm and perfect for those days when it's just too hot to sit outside! Love all the shades and textures of white, refreshed by the greenery!

    Happy Sunday!

    Poppy
    PS: Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my last post!:)

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  12. It looks beautiful! I love the stone on your mantle. Lanterns are one of my favorite things right now. :) A burlap bow just makes anything better, doesn't it? :) I've been trying to incorporate burlap into my decor more and more. You did a great job!

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  13. Maria Elena...oh my goodness what a beautiful summer mantle! Love your jars! Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events.

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  14. Hola Mra. Elena!
    Your jars with pedestal are making me SWOONnnn....!!! Hermoso regalo de tu hijita. La chiminea esta muy linda, la has arreglado perfecta para el verano en EEUU. Gracias por venir a mi casa y por gustarte mi shawl-runner! Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  15. OMG, your mantle looks gorgeous! I bought that same lantern at Kirklands, love it! The jars are fabulous and the topiary is beautiful. GREAT JOB! XO, pinky

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  16. I love your summer mantel! I like how you added the ribbons and bows!

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  17. Your mantel look so pretty! It's light & airy & perfect for Summer!

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  18. Lovely, the pop of yellow is refreshing!

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  19. Hi Maria Elena! Beautiful mantel! (I'm afraid to admit I still have my spring fantel up!) But, holy moly, you need a ladder to get up there? Just how big is your fireplace? And boy, am I jealous because I don't have one at all. Not even a little one! I hope you're staying cool down in Texas (no need for a fire now, right?) and enjoying your summer so far.

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  20. I love those jars and fillers!! The burlap bows are so cute too!!

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  21. So pretty and I love the touch of yellow. The lanterns are so fun filled with the balls, great idea. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Great job! Very pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  23. Ooh I love it all! That iron piece in the center is a favorite! I like those glass bottles- they draw your eye in. I haven't changed my mantel but I keep doing seasonal changes on my round burlap covered table.

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  24. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  25. Just beautiful. We are buying a house with a stone fireplace, so I will be borrowing many of your ideas!
    Eilis
    my-heart-lives-here.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh your mantle has a bright and airy feel to it. Each piece you chose fit together nicely. I love the clock too!
    Please visit me sometimes.

    Cindy
    Cynthia's Vintage in Virginia

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  27. Very beautiful! Love the white with the pop of yellow and greenery is always so refreshing. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. beautifully decorated....been on vacation...so overwhelmed trying to catch up with all the posts...argggg

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