SUMMER-time Mantel

I had a blast putting our summer mantel together…

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thinking about what I love about summer

* BBQs

* Picnics

* Swimming

* Gardening

* Fireworks

* Camping

* Strawberry Pie

* S’mores

* Etc.

 

I wanted to incorporate some of these

{FUN}

Moments

into my

Summer Mantel

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to the right of our fireplace, we have a little alcove/shelf area where I’ve added

my

favorite

phrase!

{my mom used to sing this song to us ALL THE TIME &
I sang it to my babies as I rocked them off to sleep too!}

you are my

SUN

SHINE!!

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I’ve added a vintage metal cooler to the hearth area

just. for. fun

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I used a vintage enamel pan as a magnet board

&

put up this sign…

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WANNA GOT OUT and PLAY?

check out these wonderful

summery recipes
(click here)

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Hope you guys are enjoying your spring/summer as much as we are!

 

Chat soon –

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

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39 comments:

  1. This is amazing!! I love everything about it!! :)

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  2. What a super creative idea...LOVE how it turned out!

    I would LOVE if you would link up your project to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} Linky Party! We're also hosting a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up! :)

    I'm also your newest follower. We would LOVE a follow back if you love our blog too!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

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  3. I've had a hard time leaving your blog. It's a nice one. Glad I found it. It'll be coming to my e-mail inbox from now on. :)

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  4. Your mantel is spectacular {and I don't use that word often!}. I also love what you did with the window!!

    Welcome summer!!

    XO,
    Janie

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  5. Wow, so fun! visiting from the Creative Collage Linky.

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  6. Love your summer mantle! I've been working on mine and wanted it to be bright, colorful, fun, and a bit out of the box of my usual norm like yours. Great job!

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  7. Love this! Stopping by from Someday crafts and pinned it

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  8. This looks so great! Love the banner and strawberries sign! Yeah for summer :)

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  9. How unique and how fun! Love it!

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  10. That makes me wish I had a mantle to decorate! I love all the unique touches you added, and the Go Jump in the Lake sign is my favorite for sure:)

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  11. Very fun, I especially love the window! Take care, Laura

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  12. Love your mantel! Very rustic and pretty!

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  13. love that! the bunting-the marshmallows... all of it is so fun!

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  14. I love your mantel! I love the fun & whimsy of it.

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  15. OMG!!!! I love, love, love your summer mantel. So original and FUN! Looking at it makes me want to jump right into summer (even if summer is too hot for me). Love it!!!!

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  16. coming by from shabby chic cottage-- i love your mantel! it looks so happy and festive. everything i love about summer, too!

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  17. I am so glad you found me cause now I found you. Your mantle is to die for and I have the same jar on my kitchen shelf empty. I hope you don't mind but I have to steal your idea of filling it marshmallows. It is so cute. Love your blog chicky!!

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  18. Really cute! I love that Strawberry sign!

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  19. FUN - all caps - is right.
    Thanks for sharing your fun mantel decorations.

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  20. LOVE everything about it!!! FUN FUN FUN!!!! The window with the sunshine saying is my fav!! THANKS for sharing!

    http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/

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  21. Your mantel is sooo fun! I just love it!

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  22. Love it! Looks so great, I've been trying to get motivated to change out my spring decor and maybe I am now!

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  23. I wanted to let you know that I honor you with The Versatile Blogger award. Please check out this link http://www.deannario.com/2011/05/what-honor.html : ) You're AMAZING !!! Thank you for inspiring me.
    ~ Deanna

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  24. Love love love it all. You nailed it all for the summer fun. I adore it. Going to share it on my C.O.M. FB page. winks-jen

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  25. Oh, this makes me LONG for summer even more! It is so dreary here in the NW and this made me look forward to maybe someday having fun in the sun again. :-) I love every detail and we really appreciate you linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  26. Beautifully done! I really like the swim baskets and just the way everything fits together. You have a wonderful eye for detail!

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  27. I love the "Jump in a Lake" sign. This is darling!!

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  28. Very fun...so many wonderful things gathered that are special about summer! Love it1

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  29. I found you on blogfrog and I am loving your blog. I have a Northern Michigan cabin that I like to decorate with vintage items.
    Renee @ http://reneeschirpings.blogspot.com
    and http://rustic-crafts.com

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  30. LOVE! So great. Thanks so much for your super sweet comments. I could never leave marshmallows out in plain site:) I would eat them all day!!! I absolutely ADORE your mantel, such thought that went into it. Your blog rocks too BTW!! New follower:)

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  31. You made common objects into something BEAUTIFUL! Awesome!

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  32. This is beautiful. I love the fact that you used found things. Great inspiration !!!!

    Kim @ Twigs and Twirls
    http://twigandtwirls.blogspot.com/

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  33. Great display, what fun and it does scream summer to me. I want a display just like this one. :)

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  34. Love this! How fun! Just discovered your blog---I'm enjoying it. :) Blessings!

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  35. I am so seriously impressed with your mantel!! It is so great - all the litle touches you put together make it just fabulous!! I'm so glad you linked it up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-9/ :)

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  36. Love, love, love it. It evokes such wonderful summer memories.

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  37. Totally loving every single thing about this mantle - it screams summer time! Fantastic job - love every detail! Thank you so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I featured this on Sunday! Hope you have a lovely week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  38. Pure loveliness! Thanks for sharing this great post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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