Well the rain has finally stopped here in New Jersey and the sun has been shining with temps in the 80's! So I decided it was time for a summer island mantle.
The decor in our living room has a lot of island inspiration......palm trees, banana trees, animal masks & prints. So when doing my mantle I try to keep within the color scheme if I cant go with theme.
Finally here there was no issue.....sand, shells and glass and I had myself and mantle!
Here is the fireplace wall in the living room
An apothecary jar from Home Goods filled with sand and Ocean scented candle, starfish, seashells and some coral crustation under the glass lid
A glass bowl filled to rim with variety of collected seashells, 2 large shells on display and a palm leaf inside old pottery piece.
Here is our Summer Mantle!
UPDATE: I SWITCHED IT UP A BIT.
Since my little one is walking, I took the glass dish with shells from coffee ottoman and moved it up onto the mantle. I added a few more shells.
Took this big shell from out beachside bathroom downstairs and also switched out the palm leaf for a ocean breeze candle (you can see I use my candles)
apothecary jar top with pieces of interesting beach finds
I think this will do.......for now
Linkin up to this party because I love this couple, their blog and their project ideas.