Layla, from The Lettered Cottage is having a mantel linky party – part of their Home May’d Spring/Summer Link Parties and I didn’t want to miss out. If you are new to blogging, linking up to these virtual “parties” is a great way to bring new readers to your blog.
My mantel needed some “summerizing,” so I added a plate with shells, a print of a ferris wheel (what says summer more than that?) and aqua bowls that I blogged about here. These are all items that I already had in other rooms. I will probably change out the dried hydrangea for some faux branches like these.
The candle holders are from Pottery Barn, the white pitcher is form Home Sense, the shells are from the Christie’s antique show and I did the painting.
The mirror was originally stained brown and I painted it aqua and then black. I was thinking of painting it once again (white this time) but the fireplace is surrounded by white shutters so the black is a nice contrast.
What do you think? Anything I should change/add?
The winner of the House Beautiful: Blue book is Janis from Home Style Interiors. Congrats Janis! Please forward your address to me and I will ensure the publisher gets it. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for another giveaway next week.