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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer Mantel

The mantel on the faux fireplace in the master bedroom still had Easter/Spring decor on it.......I think it's about time to put spring decor  away and create a lighter look on the mantel  for summer !

I created a simple floral design in a white wire container by filling it with rolls of thread.....

Then   I filled  my  thread rolls with silk flowers.       You could use fresh flowers by slipping a glass vial filled with water in the hole..... I didn't have any fresh flowers today though.

I tucked a couple of sprays of silk roses under the metal container......tied a bow on the container and my design is finished.   

I replaced the bunny and lamb on the spring mantel with two lamps that I moved to mantel from another area of the bedroom.

   I packed the spring wreath away and replaced it with a framed metal ceiling piece that I found at a yard sale last week end.

 I replaced  the ruffled  mantel scarf  with a combination of Battenburg lace pieces.

Now I need to change the bedding back soon with the new look for summer in the master bedroom!

Where I Party......


  1. Who would have thought that a basket of thread could be so pretty! I love how creative you are! Thanks so much for sharing your decor with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  2. Penny, You have such a pretty style. Love the basket with the thread. It works beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely posts with us each week at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share.

  3. I also love that basket of crochet threads. They make me want to pick up a hook and grab a ball and start crocheting. :-)

    Have a nice holiday ~ FlowerLady

  4. So pretty, Penny!! Thanks for the inspiration with the thread because I have several of the same! I so love your mantels. I will be painting my faux fireplace at the end of this week when I am off for 3 days. I hope I can add some embellishments to it but since it is actually a cabinet and has doors, I may be limited in what I can do. I wish you lived closer so I could borrow H. for his carpentry talents!! LOL!!
    Have a great rest of the Holiday weekend!!

  5. I love the white basket! Your mantel is very romantic

  6. I love the new look, its fun when you can give an area a totally new look. I love the wire basket with yarn balls and roses.


  7. Hi, Penny
    What a beautiful mantel. You always have the lovelies mantel though. I enjoyed stopping by and visiting your lovely blog. Thank you for linking up at Dishing it & Digging it link party. We love having you.

  8. This is so pretty and feminine. Absolutely lovely. I also like the idea of substituting fresh flowers in the wire arrangement.

  9. Love your soft and romantic mantle. I hope you won't be mad to see my latest diy project where I cut up old doilies and lace! LOL You're using the lace the right way and here I am cutting it up and sticking it on my wall...

    Happy 4th!

  10. Ohhh..would you look at that! The three pieces of Battenburg lace look lovely together. So light and summery! :)

  11. Your mantel is so you, Penny. I love the soft colours and the lace is gorgeous! Happy 4th of July!


  12. I LOVE how this turned out! So cute!

    I'd love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J

  13. Your summer mantel is beautiful, Penny! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}. Have a wonderful week.

  14. Dear Penny:
    Yes, I love the square tin displayed there. That looks so pretty. You did a lovely "redo" of the mantle! Thanks for linking and sharing.

  15. This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us all at Family Joy Blog Link Up party this week.

  16. Penny, this is just gorgeous. I love your feminine style so much!

  17. Love the idea of using the thread spools in the decor! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  18. Who knew that a basket of thread could be so pretty!

  19. Your mantel is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Penny your mantel is so lovely with the Battenburg lace pieces and the tin ceiling tile. Love your whole bedroom. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel at Vintage Charm.


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