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Easy Ways to Spruce up Your Summer Mantel Decor

Have you got an hour? Heat-up your mantel decor and set the scene for the lazy days of summer with vibrant summertime accents and color!


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“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

Anne Shirley Knows Everything

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been thinking along the same lines as Anne Shirley of late, wondering what it would be like to always be June. I’m ready for summer to arrive with it’s long, lazy, hot days. I long for mornings with nowhere, in particular, to get to, and late dinners on the porch, listening to the cicadas chirp. I’m eager to sample fruity, dripping popsicles, to visit county fairs, and enjoy days swimming at the lake, basking in the sun.


It’s not time yet

We have a few more weeks before we get to June – it’s a busy time filled with more activities than I can count. I know it’s still May, and I see the date on the calendar, but try as I might keep my head in the here and now, my mind is firmly in June.  The one bright spot to this? It may still technically be spring for a few more weeks, but that doesn’t mean my mantel decor has to say “spring”!


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Lucky me, I’m teaming up with several of my blogging friends to bring you our Summer Mantel Decor. Lucky you, you’ll get oodles and oodles of mantel decor inspiration! Let’s get started.

Summer Mantel Decor Inspiration

I kept things super simple, adding pops of color and some of my favorite things.

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In all truthfulness,  I wouldn’t love an endless summer vacation – there will come a day in the next few months when I will be yearning for boots and sweaters. But that day isn’t today. Today, I’m with Anne.

“All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

I’m looking forward to a fabulous memory-making summer! In the meantime, be sure to visit my friends for more inspiration!

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How to Make a DIY Gold Sunburst Mirror

Got an hour? You can make this easy-to-make gold sunburst mirror with magazine pages for major decorating impact wins and lilttle effort!


Many, many moons ago.. aka: a few years ago.. when I started down this blogging road, I created a mirror, out of rolled up magazine pages, hot glue, beads and gold spray paint.

It was the first thing I’ve created that I shared with you, the first real post I ever wrote – the one about having immediate writers block doesn’t really count – and I was so proud of it. I had created the mirror for my daughter’s bedroom – she so wanted a sunburst mirror. She still has it hanging today. I think maybe five of you saw it, all of whom I’m probably related to. Thank you for loving me that much!

Fast forward to now. Once again, I’m re-decorating my daughter’s bedroom – decor around here has a short life span as we move through the tween years! A few more of you are reading and following along – I appreciate you all just as much as I did those five readers – and more than a few of you have asked me about this mirror that I had created all that time ago. Luckily for me, when I made it, I had put together a tutorial.

It seemed like a good time for a flashback!
Thank you for asking me about it.. it was so fun to go back and look at where I came from. It was especially fun because I realized the picture of the mirror is actually upside down on the original post… most excellent! But really, a walk down memory lane made me really appreciate the growth this blog, and I, have seen since then. That mirror and sharing with all of you.. that’s why I started this blog in the first place. You are the best readers a girl could ask for!