I love this old lantern I bought a few years back. It sat outside one winter and it was enough to age it to perfection.
Summer time is the perfect time to work on making memories with those you love. Carefree long days, lush nature and beautiful pink sunsets. Oh how I love summer…
Every aspect of the Mantel is homemade. The blue mason jar, the little sail boat and the shell display. Every corner of our house has a little touch of me…
I often use inexpensive elements but when placed together, they form what I hope is a cohesive and welcoming setting.
I’m happy with the way it turned out and hope you like it too.
So, what have you been up to? I have some time tonight and hope to catch up with all your beautiful creations.
Thank you so much for stopping by…I hope you are having a great Monday !
liking at this wonderful party, and also here thank you for hosting.
I love the shell displays and the shell garland! So simple, but makes a huge impact! And it’s so pretty & summery!
So pretty Lucy. If I had a mantle I’d definitely want it to look like yours :o)
Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the beach theme! You did a wonderful job of bringing it all together!
Jaime Lyn says
I adore everything about your mantel!
Cher' Shots says
I love this entry! It made me realize just how autumn-ish my rooms still look. Time for a few slipcovers and summer pillows to surface!
‘hugs from afar’
Everything looks beautiful! Love the colors 🙂
Sweet Young Journey says
Oh Lucy, it beautiful! I was just thinking about changing up my mantle. I love yours!
Hope you have an awesome week!
big hug, Cheryl
Your summer theme looks gorgeous. I love this idea. I think I want to give it a try. Time to pick up some more shells.
So pretty and beachy! I did my summer mantle today and I had so much fun doing it! Puts me in the mood for the beach!
Lucy-That looks beautiful…fresh and clean and summery. Please, please, please tell me you did NOT handcraft all those shells. I am thinking that you are going to need a 12 step program if you did!
What have I beem up to? 5’7″ last I checked but I may be shrinking at this age!;>) Other than that, I am trying to keep ahead of SweetCheeks and Co. and all their messes–I love every mess! Hugs and hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Your mantel is the pictue of summer! I LOVE the shells in the white frames. And your banner of starfish and shells puts this over the top! I would love to try my hand at this project.
Such an inspiring visit!
I love that you made all of these things – that is so special! I adore seashells too, every single one, even the broken shards are irresistable. The combination of all those treasures is pure joy. In truth, it looks just the way I want my house to look! ~diane
The Cranky Queen says
Love all the shell items that you made! I want to go to the beach now! Thanx for sharing. Just wonderful…You inspire me. tiffany
Love, love, love!! Please tell me how you did the Mason jar and sailboat!
– Jenn @ Social Salutations
A Rosy Note says
Love the shells in the frames, Lucy. That seems like a great project to try 🙂
These are so beautiful, what a great idea! Your mantel looks perfectly beachy. 🙂
love your beautiful creations you really made the seashells stand out I have a box of shells somewhere around here I am going to try my hand at this come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com
How simple and elegant. I love it!
I love your blog and I love your stunning pictures.
Wow, how many readers you have now. Congratulation!!!!
Love your summer mantle and love that all of it is handmade. Love your seashell shadow boxes. the newspaper for the background is so unexpected and really makes the shells pop.
Sadly, I haven’t been doing any home decor or sewing lately. I have been up to my third fave thing to do….photogrpaphy.
I received your message and emailed you. I also tried to fix the no reply blogger thing. Hoepfully it’s working out right .
Ohhh now that is just gorgeous! Love it!
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love love love the beachy theme and your pics are sooo pretty – bt how do you get the hole through the shell without shattering it?
Beautiful Details says
What a fabulous way to display your special finds from the beach! Your blog is so inspiring! Can’t wait to see more. PS: Love your garland too!
It’s beautiful, I love every single piece!
It’s beautiful! I love that boat, so cute!
love these shell pictures, and would be so happy if you’d stop by Craft Schooling Sunday and share some of your amazing projects…..we’ve got a nice group of crafters, but no one with your kind of style!
Mandy @ thetinkersmuse says
/sigh i just love your beach theme SO much! everytime i look at it i wanna curl up in a chair on the porch by the beach or something…
Erin @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage says
Gorgeous mantel! I’m a sucker for shells and anything beachy 🙂
I featured this post on my “Inspiring Finds of the Week” post at 3 Meadow Lake Cottage…
Ann Porteous says
What is the white wood board behind? did you make? I want one!!! Love it!
- Brittany says
Lucy, your mantle is absolutely beautiful! And how special that everything was made by you. Thanks for sharing.
Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)
Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says
Hey Lucy! I just love your beach themed mantel. I wanted to let you know I featured your sailboat today! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
I found your shell project via Pinterest! It’s wonderful! 😉 I featured your project as one of my “pinspirations” for the Pinterest Summer Challenge.
Harry and Ilona says
We (My wife and me)love your post We ‘Shell’ have a good summer. The creations displayed are similar to the 3 dimensional Seashore Art we are creating. We love all of your creations.
I came across your blog because I was searching for Seashore Art to find similar pieces of art we are creating. If you wish you can visit us at Seashoreart.blogspot.com and have a look. maybe you can leave us a meaningful comment. Have a splendid Shell Summer.
We stay in Melkbosstrand Cape town South Africa. We live right at the beach.
Harry and Ilona Mulder