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My Summer Inspired Mantel

As you know already I’m sure, I love to decorate for all seasons and holidays!  No time is safe!  
And I’m a simple gal.  I like things clean and fresh.
So here is a little look at what I did with my mantel to welcome in the Summer season!

I just shopped around my house again.
I gathered together my glass art framed in recycled farmhouse wood, my milk bottles, coloured glass, and a few other things I had around already. 

I love glass.  Anything glass.  Glass chunks.  Milk bottles.  Glass art.
Look at the colours!  They remind me of water and freshly mowed grass!
I added a little birdhouse from Michaels that I spray painted with Rust-Oleum’s Antique White.
Then I added a little ball I wrapped in fabric (a little project to be posted later…)

Just the way I like it!
Ok, welcome Summer.  You can stay awhile.  I don’t mind.
Thanks for stopping by!
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    Ali Richardson
    May 26, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    So pretty!!!

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    May 26, 2011 at 4:34 AM

    Gorgeous! I love the bright colors – it’s the perfect color scheme!

    Star Hughes Living

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    May 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Beautiful! I love your collection!

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    May 26, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    so pretty! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my “mantel” (top of the piano). this gave me some great ideas.

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    [email protected]
    May 26, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Lovely! I adore the color combination you went with, I love blue and green. and yellow. well I love all colors, but those look great together.

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    May 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    That’s so pretty, I love glass too…the way it sparkles side a candle…love.

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    May 26, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    so pretty! love me some blues and greens!

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    Amy Kinser
    May 26, 2011 at 7:42 PM

    Your bright colored mantel is so very pretty. Love your color choices.

    So nice to visit with you.

    Blessings, Amy

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    Jen @ areafarehome.blogspot
    May 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    I love glass anything! I’m always digging around the house and swapping things out too-I’ll be back for more pretty ideas!

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    May 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Lovely mantle. Love all the colours and your glass display. Glad you added you link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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    {northern cottage}
    May 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    very pretty – I love the white birdhouse!

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    Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    May 27, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    The bright cheery colors on your mantle are wonderful! Love the green and blue in the jars and that pop of yellow is darling! I host a decorating party on Fridays too if you would like to come share sometime! 🙂 Have great weekend!

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    September 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Where do you get the colored glass? Looks nice.

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      A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
      September 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      I found both glass pieces at a local farmers market. And the coloured glass ‘marbles’ are from Crate & Barrel.

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