I wanted to do something a little different
this year for the summer mantel.
Instead of the usual "cottage garden chic",
I thought I would go the beach!
I dug out some shells and this cool picture that
belonged to my dad.
This was my inspiration, blue and white, the ocean...
Filled a glass vase with shells gathered when we lived
near the ocean in Washington,
Stacked some sand dollars in a bell jar.
Moved some shutters in front of the fireplace opening.
I even changed out the wing chairs for the navy striped ones.
Bring on the Summer!