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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Mantle

All my blogging friends have been posting their gorgeous summer mantles and this morning I realized the summer is over half gone,     Guess I better get in gear if I am going to do a summer mantle before fall gets here !  

I was playing with my birdcages the other day and made a bird condo for the sun room.    I have enjoyed it so much that I decided to do something similar in the family room.    The cages that I didn't use in the sunroom condo were still in the garage so I didn't have to go far for my supplies to do the mantle.
I rounded up a couple of birds and some picture frames .....

I tied my birdcages together....

Hot glued a few paper birds to the "doorway frames"

and I had my mantle done in about an hour!

I may just keep the cages on the mantle ....pick off the birds.....and add some owls for fall!

The cute cardboard birds that I used came in the currant copy of Daphne's Diary.   

The bird condo in the sun room..............................................................Birdcage mantle in the family room

This summer is going by so starts here in about 3 weeks!


  1. Very lovely mantle and the condo is cute too! Some of our kids started school last week and the rest of them start Monday! So crazy that they start so soon. I am going to miss my grands. Today was the last day that two of them will be with me. Now I will only have the baby on Thursdays! They grow so quickly! Enjoy the upcoming weekend! Blessings, Cindy

  2. Love the cages! I would love to go shopping at your place!

  3. Hi Penny! Very creative and cute...a bird condo! I wish we had several weeks before schools tarts, but sadly we begin August 3. Summer went by too fast for me!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

  4. Love those tall and thin bird cages!! I just saw ones like that at Michaels and I can now kick myself for not picking up one!!
    Summer is almost over and I am so ready for Fall and looking forward to Fall decorating!!


  5. It's hard to believe summer is alread winding down....where had the time gone?! Your summer mantle is gorgeous. The whites and lace give it a romantic and fresh look.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

  6. This really looks great! So cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I love the birdcages with the added frames Penny! thanks for sharing with SYC.


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