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Sunday, August 6, 2023

Late Summer Mantel

I love summer,   but once August hits...... my mind starts spinning with fall ideas.

I resisted the urge to add a few pumpkins to my late summer mantle decor.....

BUT  I do think the dried sunflowers and  cute pink owl give a hint of fall to my centerpiece.   

The inspiration for my late summer mantel was all the gorgeous flowers that are in bloom in our back yard....

I gave one of my metal houses a mini makeover by embellishing it with some Flower Barn paper prints.

I added an Organic Sunflower sign to the roof of the flower barn....

I have noticed that barns in our area sometimes have signage on the roofs and I wanted my barn to have some too....

The other metal piece received a similar makeover....

It is now the Melody Springs Farm barn....


I am delighted with the fresh late summer look I created for the mantel.    And I am very proud of myself for not tucking a few pumpkins into my!

This is how the barns looked on the mantel in the family room a few Christmas's ago....pretty plain Jane!

In my next post,   
I will share close up's of the sunflower quilt that I have on the bed....see you soon!



  1. Lovely decor for this time of the Summer season, Penny!! Thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week!

  2. I just love these barns and their makeover Penny! I love the roof image and how you breathed new life into them. So cute!

  3. This is so pretty Penny, I just love it! I found you over at Karins Kottage Linky Party, thanks for sharing your talents. I love your warm and welcoming home!

  4. Penny - Your mantel is so charming. I love the barns and the makeover you gave them. Thank you for linking up with Home Imagined.

  5. Penny, I love your late summer mantel!! It is adorable with the little barns on top ~ a little village!!! ;) Very cute! I was very happy to share your mantel (as you know) at Share Your Style #400 this past week.

    Hope you are staying cool out there in New Mexico. 110 here in North Texas today... I'm done, lol!
    Barb :)


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