Here's a look at how I've decorated my mantel and fireplace area for the summer season.
With the many rainy days and the abundance of mosquitoes we've had around here lately, we've actually spent a lot of time in front of it.
Thus, I've tried to create a summer time feel with a cozy twist.
Yep, the fire is lit!
You'd expect the fireplace to look like this in the summer but the cool days lately have meant that when inside escaping the rain, we don't just leave the fire off.
Nothing makes you feel cozier than sitting by the fire on a rainy day. And these chairs we got a few years back from Pier 1 Imports make me feel happier about staying inside too.
But we must pretend we are outdoors enjoying summertime activities.
Like having a refreshing beverage.
Perhaps it was to remind us of what season we are supposed to be in... I made this S U M M E R banner with letters glued to starfish shapes.
I attached it to the curtain rod below the mantel with tape.
This curtain rod has come in so handy for adding seasonal décor and of course, hanging Christmas stockings.
Here's a summertime friend...
I scored two of these ducks years ago when a co-worker was cleaning house and wanted to get rid of a few things.
I placed them alongside a blue mason jar lantern that I filled with shells and glass beads.
White metal stars were tucked in here and there.
Beach grasses speak of summer...
...as do starfish
A burlap daisy was attached to the faux candle on each side of the mantel.
They mimic the design of the starburst mirror.
These twig-like lights add a bit more ambiance to the hearth area.
So the scene for summer is also set indoors and...
...unless the summer weather around here improves and the mosquitoes abate, you'll find me spending more time here.
Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss