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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Late Summer Garden Theme Mantel

The stores are already full of fall decor and it's making me anxious to do a little fall decorating......are you feeling the same way?     Well,   I have to admit it's still a little early for me,   so I'll do my best to give the fireplace a new look that isn't fallish.      Maybe the sunflowers are a little!

I'm calling this my late summer garden theme mantel......

Some of the things I did before I started to work on the mantel are......

Took all the greenery off the 3 chandy's to give the room a cleaner look.

I changed out the centerpiece on the coffee table

I made a sunflower topiary for each side of  the mantel

New decor on each of the side tables that are by the chairs

I added a Farmers Market  sign to the existing door on my barn,  then I added a floral wreath print on each side of the door.

I printed off Cottage garden prints to make a banner to hang across the mantel.    The prints are from the July packet that I get from Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique.

I wanted a simple  (simple for  mantel so I only decorated on the ends of the mantel

Here's this end of the mantel.....

and here's a close up of this end of the garden banner......

I added a Secret Garden door to the existing barn to add a little whimsy to my mantel

I put a pink lantern on each side of the door

The lanterns had to get a make over first though.....

Here's some close up's of the other end of the fireplace mantel

And the final touch to my fireplace was to place a little lamb pillow at each end of the hearth......

I always enjoy your visits so much,    please come back soon!


  1. Adorable. I love the barn with the buffalo check. Precious.

  2. oh my word you get more creative every day .Beautiful as always

  3. Good morning Penney, I love the pink lanterns and 3 sheep or are the goats, oh whatever they are they are darling. Love the peaceful look of your living room.
    Please don't rush Fall because right behind it is the awful cold we get. I am not looking forward to Winter again so soon. We just got rid of it in June.
    Thanks for your creative touches they are always enjoyed by me and a coworker.
    Have a happy day.

  4. I just LOVE all my kits from Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique! I always look forward to the 15th of each month when we get a new one! Great idea for the banner! And I LOVE the way you combine farmhouse with shabby chic decorating! So pretty!!!!!!

  5. Everything looks wonderful Penny and makes me smile.

  6. Please share your source for the lamb pillows. Great post, as usual. Love your style!

  7. You did a great job, so many interesting thing to look at.

  8. Penny,
    What a sweet mantle!! I LOVE that you painted the lanterns pink!! So pretty and your banners are always spectacular!!

  9. I love the whimsical accents to your mantel. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  10. Oh Penny, I always enjoy your beautifully decorated mantels. Love those painted pink lanterns and of course, I always adore the inspiring things you make with my kits.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely late summer garden themed mantel at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too.


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