|I should be stripping wallpaper in our guest bedroom, but who can resist a Linky party for Summer Mantels?|
|I'm a sentimental sort, from heritage gardening--those plant's that used to reside in my family member's yards--to simple things like pressed glass relish dishes. If it pleases me, is useful, I keep it. This carved Indian is in a whole other category, this guy was hand-carved by my dad. I guess you can tell he was crafted in the 1990s, this is when we used to do craft shows together. The rose color tips on the headdress give the decade away. :)|
|I love cabins by a lake or stream, and I love moose. If I could find a picture with both of them that would make my heart sing.|
|...I added a whole mess of them, filled a couple of vases to their brim with them and added my Nana's little shell box too (This covers that sentimental thing.) ;)|
|Propped a starfish against our photo at the Southernmost point in Key West and draped a string of shells for good measure.|
|Time to put some Chesney on, sit back with a drink in my hand...|
No shoes, no shirt, no problems
Blues what blues..hey I forgot them
The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom
And no shirt, no shirt, and no problems!
|After some Chesney, maybe it was 'the drink in my hand' or the bare wall in the loft--the wall the lighthouse picture had hung--on that gave me yet another round of inspiration.|
|Yes, this one is the keeper. Allie agrees.|
|My pup's watching the mantel makeovers.|
|Since the loft looked so empty without the lighthouse painting. I snagged an unused mirror--vintage--and yet, another heirloom, as a backdrop for this beach inspired mantel.|
Now for some Beach Boys.
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