Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bits of Summer...

Just thought I would show y'all my summer mantle. I've really been diggin' green, black, and white lately. I got the mirror from a thrift shop a few weeks ago. It was ugly brass and only $5. The green and white plate came from the same shop. I got the candlesticks at a yard sale. They originally came from Kohl's at $19.99 each. I paid $3 for the pair. While they were nice as they were in their original brown/black state, I knew a coat of Fern spraypaint{inspired by these} would make them even better. The 5 came from a local antique shop. The reverse side has a 6, so when Violet comes I'll just flip it around.

I just love, love, love this plate. I got a set of six of them. Should've gotten the larger ones as well...In case y'all are curious about the ribbons reflecting in the mirror, my children decided to make up their own version of Wipeout and tied a bunch of ribbons to the upstairs railing.

You may not be able to tell, but I wrapped some black and white polka dot fabric around the pot and tied it with vintage green lace seam binding.


Remember when I shared my summer swap package with y'all?? I loved the way my partner put sprinkles in a mason jar, so I put chocolate sprinkles in a vintage flip top jar. I added an ice cream sign, ant from Fisher's birthday party, vintage ice cream scoop from my swap to a $2.50 Target tray. Happy and Summery, I think!!



11 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Love it all so summery and CUTE...

No Ordinary Me said...

Love the mantle and I like how you put together the ice cream sprinkles together.

Amy R. said...

I love your mantle and the green candlesticks are my favorite. The mirror was a steal too! Very summery...

Rebecca said...

Ooo very cute! And I love the sprinkles idea! Oh and those jars, I always pick them up when I see them too. :)

No Ordinary Me said...

I finally got to put my post up of your goodies that you sent me. Thanks again.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

i love the green with the black and white polka dots. very fun combination!!!

Jill said...

Hi Elise,
Came across your blog and love all your cute ideas! I enjoy being creative and planning things with my two girls as well! Have a great evening!

Jill

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I love the simple mantle... it's so clean and the 5 just pops! I too love that color scheme! The kitchen display it too cute! I would have never thought of doing a little "ice cream" set up!

Jen Kershner said...

Love your summer mantle! Love that you hung that mirror off center because it's different it works!

Storybook Woods said...

I love your mantel, it is simple and elegant. oxo Clarice

Kasie said...

what a gorgeous mantel. You're my kind of shopper :) I couldn't help but giggle about the wipeout thing.I could totally see my kiddos doing the same thing. lol