after hosting jeannett’s shower, i knew it was time for a little mantle update.
i am still loving our tv cover that my dad made for us – it is so much fun to decorate!
i knew i wanted to have a beachy look because that is just so summery to me, but i also wanted to incorporate color. i found it really hard to do the 2 together, so i still went pretty mild with the color. the turquoise ball jars are an easy way to add both a beach element and some pretty color. the stones inside this jar were found on our property while we were building our house.
turquoise and aqua candles added a bit more color as well. i love the picture of sean in the frame. it was taken on our honeymoon at pipeline on oahu.
over the years of living near the beach i have collected tons of seaglass. and whenever i needed more for a project or decorating, i buy a bag from walmart (they have everything there!). i’ve collected the smaller blue bottles and jars for years from flea markets and estate sales.
totally not beachy, but a little bit of color, i added in my newly repainted owl
a galvanized bucket of seaglass and a pretty starfish
the striped frame has migrated all around my house and it seems to work everywhere. it is falling apart and has no glass, but i still love it!
the orange fabric was left over from jeannett’s shower and i love the pop of color, slightly off-centered.
3 simple banners: one using a vintage card game, one with store bought sand dollars hot glued to twine, another with paper doilies folded in half and stapled over yarn.
super simple, nothing fancy
i need to add flowers from our yard up there as well to add some more color!
i can’t imagine how i’ll incorporate 4th of july decor into this mantle, so either i’ll change everything in a few days or there will be no 4th decorates. honestly, i only have one teeny tiny banner for the holiday anyway. do you decorate for the 4th?