Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Decorating At My House

Summer vacations are just about over, but the Summer weather continues until October where I live so I still have some Summer decorating to do around here.

This past weekend I worked on my mantel adding a few summer elements to the mix.

I have to admit, my home usually looks dressed for Summer/Spring months because of my color scheme, but I still like to shake it up a bit.

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This is a fresh look for Spring, but I wanted to add a few elements that reminded me of summer.

In comes the beach……..

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Glass balls full of bubbles remind me of being under water!

Add a shell and it equals=

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Still simple enough for me without too much going on.

I also had a blueprint of a sailboat framed in a simple white frame, and mat with an inset of black with a white beveled edge.

I wanted the blueprint to stand out so I kept the framing simple.....

Here is a close-up......

 Seagoer 1913

Next will be the addition of a few summer pillows, hopefully they will be coming in this week.
As Always……
to be cont
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this week




Love it Kathysue! Of course you need to change your mantle for summer....right! And add a few new pillows.....!

A Perfect Gray said...

love the blueprint, kathysue. I just had an acrylic sleeve made for mine and I need to post about it. donna

Merlin said...

Girl, do I like that!! Summer ain't over till it's over!! franki

Mona Thompson said...

As always, your home and everything you do looks just beautiful. Have a great week. Mona

La Dolfina said...

Love the new touches!
So fresh!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the summer looks like your at a beach cottage...

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great looks! I have three glass balls, small, medium and the large one is exactly like yours. (also an antique one that was my Grandmother's) They are somewhere, on display, most of the time. Sometimes I display one, and other times all three. Gee I never thought of them as being underwater? You amaze me. Two of them are now sitting on top of crystal candle sticks that are two different heights. The large ball is on the table and the other two are where you would place a candle .....if you were "normal"!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You know I love it, Kathysue...perfect in every detail! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

Elizabeth Day said...

Beautifully done!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

The mantel looks fantastic! I love those glass bubble balls. They're beautiful and perfect for the beach look.

Our weather stays pretty warm through September. So, I'm not ready for Fall decor yet, either.

michele said...

the blueprint is awesome badawesome, kathysue!



Becca said...

Fabulous, Kathysue! I love your blue and white plate (pops beautifully against your lovely summer mantel), and the nautical blue print is awesome!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Did you say October? I am so jealous....for one more year. Love the summer mantle.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE you latest pieces! You always keep thing fresh, Kathysue.
Happy Wednesday.