Blue and Green Summer Mantel

Oh, y’all. It is officially summer in Texas. Not like officially officially. It’s not on the calendar or anything but, goodness! It is HOT! I have lived in Texas my entire life and I’m still a wimp. Oh well. I can cope by decorating for summer and enjoy said decor from the comforts of my own air conditioned home. Can we all just take a moment to thank the Lord for the inventor of A/C?

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Amen. 

Now, on to that decor I was talking about! I’m still so glad we added a “mantel” to our fireplace via Pottery Barn shelf. It has been so much fun to change it up a bit with each season. For summer, I’m keeping things cool with blues and greens.

I put the gold oval mirror back up as an anchoring piece. We have vaulted ceilings in our living room, so I like to have something hanging higher to draw the eye up and to keep the other mantel decor from feeling to squatty in comparison to the tall ceilings. 

Blue and Green Summer Mantel - flea market painting, thrifted mirror and vintage camera, and antique blue mason jar.

I built the rest of the mantelscape around this gorgeous painting. Nothing says summer more than the water! I scored this painting from an online “flea market” on another blog. I love finding unique pieces like this. When you hit up your local thrift store or flea market, take some time to dig through old ugly prints and posters. You may find a beautiful gem like this hiding in there! 

Blue and Green Summer Mantel - flea market painting, thrifted mirror and vintage camera, and antique blue mason jar.

Blue and Green Summer Mantel -thrifted vintage camera, and antique blue mason jar.

 

Blue and Green Summer Mantel -thrifted vintage camera

The vintage brownie camera was a thrift store find from our vacation in Colorado a few years ago. I think it cost me 2 or 3 bucks, which is a steal! It reminded me of taking photos during summer vacation, so it was a must for this mantel. 

Blue and Green Summer Mantel

The rest of the mantel decor consists of pretty glass and live plants. These elements keep the vignette feeling light and fresh. The green sherbet dish is leftover from my knock off dessert stand project, and the blue mason jar is from my stash leftover from our wedding. I have a couple of ivy plants around the house. Every now and then, when they start getting long, I’ll clip a sprig and stick it in water. It will start sprouting roots and you have a new {free!} plant! I am absolutely no green thumb, so if I can do it…you can do it! 

Blue and Green Summer Mantel - created with thrifted and flea market finds.

Blue and Green Summer Mantel - created with thrifted and flea market finds.

Are you in love with summer, or are you counting down the days until fall? Do you decorate your home for the summer? 

Looking for more mantel inspiration? Check out my other mantel stylings here

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Blue and Green Summer Mantel - created with thrifted and flea market finds.