Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Mantel

I know I've been spending most of my time in the garden lately and my house has been left to fend for itself.
Couldn't have done that just a few years ago when our girls we younger and it seemed that every room always needed to be picked up and organized.

Every day.

Is it still like that at your house or was it just me?

Things still pile up, but the main level of the house stays pretty neat and tidy. 

My mantel hasn't changed since Easter and it's nearly July
Well, I did put away the bunny, eggs and Easter grass...
But, everything else stayed the same.
So yesterday, in honor of the 4th of July, I brought out the flags and changed up a few things to create a simple summer mantel.
It was the least I could do. 

You might notice that the mirror and the twig wreath I made haven't moved...
...since Easter.

I picked some blue hydrangeas and put them in a white pitcher...

Aren't blue hydrangeas the most beautiful flowers ever?

The painting our oldest daughter painted for mother's day looks great on the mantel. I pulled it away from it's former home in the living room bookcases.

I had a few flags left over so I put them in a pitcher full of calla lilies picked from our garden...

Calla's have been a favorite flower of mine since, well, forever; they are so elegant and graceful.

Now that I've finally finished my summer mantel, I need to get back outside...

Been working on re-finishing the deck. 

There's lots to do outside, so the house will just have to wait.

Have a great weekend!



  1. Your mantel looks beautiful and I love the flowers on the table too. Seems like outside is a never ending chore, can't wait to see the deck when you're done. It's too hot here, 116 so not outside doing anything. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi Pam....
    After a long long time I am here and so glad to see your this beautiful post ... Cala are looking great and the painting of popies is heartily awesome ... Mantle look great with all these decor ... Have a nice day my dear friend ...

  3. Love it!! The blue hydrangeas are my favorite!

  4. So fresh and pretty! That painting is beautiful. She is so talented. Blue hydrangeas are my favorite!! I just did my summer mantel, I had left it neglected for too long.

  5. Your daughter painted that??wow, how gorgeous and how very perfect!!
    And yes, blue hydrangeas are just gorgeous. My new "Rio", in its second year, is a real sweetie of a plant: blue but not too big. Just right!
    Enjoy your holiday Pam!

  6. That looks gorgeous Pam! Love the pop of color too you have added. Happy 4th to you and your family. Glad you are enjoying your gardens.

  7. Your mantel is beautiful, Pam! I love the big pops of color! Your daughter's painting is beautiful, as well! Happy 4th!!~~Angela

  8. Sounds like you are very happy working in your gardens...beautiful summer mantel Pam...I so love the beautiful blue hydrangeas!
    Happy 4th to you and your family!

  9. Your mantel looks so beautiful Pam and what a talented girl you have! The painting is gorgeous! :-)


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