I’m so glad that you are here. I so appreciate you . Do you ever wonder “How do I decorate my mantle for summer?” or, “What do I put on my mantle to create a lovely farmhouse feel?” Well, you are in the right spot. Today, I am sharing how I created an elegant farmhouse mantle for late summer. Oh, what fun.
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Shopping my home
One lovely thing about French Country Farmhouse style is all of the vintage items, greenery and candles that is used for decor-it makes the house feel like home. When I want to change things up a bit around the house, I just walk around the house and “shop” each room and see what strikes my fancy, and that’s what I use as my inspiration and I create my design around it. When my granddaughter comes over, she loves doing this too. After she goes home, I walk around the house and see what she has “redesigned.”
I love decorating my mantle and changing it every now and again. I felt like it really needed an update for late summer. After shopping my house, this is what I came up with-vintage books, greenery and vintage brass candlesticks.
The “before” is fine. It’s simple. It’s elegant. But, it is definitely NOT spectacular. So, a refresh was definitely needed.
I love a huge mirror above a fireplace mantle, it makes a great starting point for great decor and it really grabs your eye as you walk into the room. This mirror would be a great choice, as would this mirror. I also like to hang a gorgeous wreath on the mirror. I hang my wreaths on my mirror with a clear command hook. I used this white one, so that you could see it for this post. I like to change out my wreaths for the seasons. This wreath is so pretty.
I used my vintage urns (this would be gorgeous with greenery or florals in it.) with some faux ferns in them on both ends of my mantle. Then I gathered 11 brass candlesticks of all different styles and sizes. I always use an odd number when designing with mutiple items. I love this brass candlestick, and this one, too. I put a brass sphere atop of some vintage books tied with some twine. Then I poked in some beautiful fig leaves and faux plum branches amoungst the candlesticks. The greenery really pulls it all together. I couldn’t find the plum branches that I used, but these branches would look great as well.
Home Tour of the Week
I am starting to feature a “home of the week” each Saturday. You are absolutely going to love the home that I chose for this week. It is an ocean inspired cottage on a Canadian isle. It is amazing. Wait until you see the butlers pantry.
See this amazing home tour here.
Hugs and blessings to you,