Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Mantel

Hello!  Happy Summer Everyone.  I have been on a Bahamas vacation and Moved! since I last blogged.  I am still trying to catch up but I thought I would link up to Layla’s Summer Fun Link Party today because bringing Summer into our house was a first on my list.

I love that our new house has a lot of white woodwork and everything just feels shiny and new and it is…It is so clean.  After my trip I was defiantly in a sea shell, cool breeze mood and I had just the right items to spruce up the mantel.
IMG_6795 I am still considering painting the mirror.  I have had it for a while and I’ve never really had a place for it but here in the new house we decided not to put up a TV in the Living Room and I need something big to cover the switch box and the mirror is a perfect fit.  Considering painting the thatching white and the black boarder blue/green.  Once I pulled everything together on the mantel it look fine, but still thinking on it.  What do you think?  To paint or not?
IMG_6796 Love my old fan. I purchased this last fall at an antiques festival.
IMG_6797 Seashells and my beautiful blue bottle.  The whole scene just feels breezy to me.
Ok…what do you think about that mirror??
Be sure to check out all the other link ups at Layla’s.
I’ll be back soon with my Summer adventures. 
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  1. Hi, April:
    I'm visiting you via Layla's Summer Fun Linky party!

    We have a TV in our living room, but would never consider putting it above the mantel - that height is too high for correct viewing!

    I love the mirror - I might be inclined to paint it white, depending on what everything else in your room looks like - if everything else is white, then keep it the darker color for a little contrast.

  2. lovely - that fan is well....fantastic! ugh (sorry I actually typed that!) lovely summer mantel!

  3. I like the contrast of the dark on light.

  4. glad to see you are blogging again I missed you.

  5. I think painting it white with the coloured border would tie it in nicely. What about the other items in the living room (eg ceiling fan, furniture legs, etc) - are they white or dark?

  6. The fans are dark and the other woodwork is all white. I still can't decide but I am itching to paint something... :)

  7. Hey April!

    Good to see you back...looks like you had a great vacation! I know what you mean about itching to paint something as I haven't much since Luckett's and I just got that new color of chalk paint!

    We should get together soon.