Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Time Fun

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around lately but I just have been enjoying being outside everyday,
after the winter we had I promised myself that I would enjoy spring/summer this year no matter what!
Plus watching the grandchildren and getting ready for my 4th trip to New York City with my best friend
Lynda,we leave on June 20th, can’t wait!
I’m still checking out your blogs though and loving them, so much inspiration out in  the blog world  that
I can’t help being inspired.
So here is my summer mantle for 2014.
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I actually have two versions for you to look at, I like them both…don’t you hate when that
happens and you have to chose which one to go with?
I made this banner it’s burlap triangles that I bought at Walmart, just hot glued them on
the twine and then used stencils that I had (also from Walmart) and used a black sharpie
to fill the stencils in. Did not take long to make at all!
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I needed a summer wreath and remembered this grapevine wreath in the basement, I had
some burlap ribbon and stuck a starfish in it and I was good to go. It’s nice just shopping from
your home sometimes.
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The burlap ribbon is from Walmart too! You see one just opened a hop skip and a jump from
here so it’s so easy to jump in the car when you need something, but go in for one thing and
come out with five!
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Here you can see the burlap bow I made.
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This time I used seashells, I have a ton of them so it’s a little more neutral
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Close up of the vases I filled with sea shells, the filler is of really teeny, tiny seashells.
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Found the terra cotta pots at a yardsale last weekend.
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Have a wonderful rest of the week  and thank you to my newest followers, you make
my day!
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Thanks also for stopping by and visiting my blog!


Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your mantel looks lovely. I think summer is a slow time for bloggers. So much to do. Have a nice trip with your friend.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Your mantel looks lovely. I think summer is a slow time for bloggers. So much to do. Have a nice trip with your friend.

20 North Ora said...

Rondell - Your summer mantel looks great! Love your addition of seashells and starfish.

I do promised myself that I would not complain about the heat this summer after our horrid winter. It is getting rather warm - but that's okay, I'll stay in under the AC.


cynthia lee designs said...

Love both mantels that you shared, but my favorite is the one with the seashells in the glass jars. Have a great trip to New York City!!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- I LOVE your mantel and I am so glad you have been enjoying your summer and just living life outside and having fun. I hope your Sunday/Father's Day is a marvelous one- xo Diana

Debbie - Deliciously Inspired said...

I think your mantel turned out wonderful and love all the burlap. Have fun on your trip.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a pretty, summery mantel, Rondell! I'm glad you are enjoying the summer! The trip sounds fun!

Kelly said...

I love how that looks! The burlap looks so pretty with your seashells and grapevine wreath. You've got a lot of nice texture going against your painted fireplace.

Tanya Anurag said...

I am inspired to grab some burlap from Walmart, thanks to you!

The mantel looks beautiful.. wish you a fun-filled summer.


Debbie said...

Wow! your mantel sure does look like summer time, Rondell! I think all of the seashells did the trick. Love how you put this all together for a fresh look!
I'm glad you are enjoying your summer.

Art @ Home said...

Wow, I love the window and the banner. VERY cute summery mantel vignette!!! :D

Leslie said...

Your summer mantle is gorgeous! I feel the same way about summer ~ after that long harsh winter, I want to be outside in the sun as much as possible.