Simplified and Updated Summer Mantel

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Monday lovelies!  Yesterday, I decided that I had looked at my old spring mantel (as seen here) one too many times and it was time to switch it up a little bit.  I still loved my hydrangea box and the way it fills that space beneath the TV, but the bloom banner needed to go.

Before:  Fresh and lively for spring.

After:  Simplified for summer!

Basically, I just removed the green candlestick holders, lantern, and bloom banner and replaced them with a couple of old Reader's Digest books and a wire pear (found at Goodwill last year).

Nothing too dramatic, but definitely cleaner and more summery.

Linking up with Layla!


  1. it looks so pretty! i love the pop of yellow! we have our tv above our mantel, too- it's the best spot for it but oh i wish i could put some art or a mirror up there!