I saw Halloween decor at HomeGoods yesterday.
I love fall, but I’m not ready to be reminded that it’s just around the corner. I’m enjoying summer too much!
This is my current summer mantel.
I love having a mantel to decorate — I never had one until we moved into the Blue Cottage two years ago.
I’m always changing things around on there, and I recently added this antique oil painting to it.
My mom gave it to me on my lastest visit to Germany in July. It doesn’t hurt to have a mom with a house full of beautiful antiques.
And I also added a display box full of little tins that usually has a different spot.
Another recent addition are those succulents in white little planters. I found them at T.J. Maxx for $4.95 each and stocked up because I know they will come in handy to have for all kinds of vignettes for years to come.
Why weights? Read about my parents’ odd collection of weights here. My collection of vintage bottles has also been inspired by my father’s collection.
This summer mantel is going to be rearranged again soon for fall, so I better enjoy this — fast.
Here are many more beautiful summer mantel ideas.
Did you decorate your mantel for this summer?