Breezy Summer Mantel

Keratin treatment to tame my frizz – check.

Flip flops replacing leather boots – check.

Miracle suit to suck in all the stray flesh – check.

Lightening up my mantel for summer – check.

This turtle was obviously too slow crossing the road.

Found him on ebay.

Vintage seascape – the artist carved his name into the canvas –

anger management for that guy.

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Here’s to the lazy days of summer.

Linking Here:
The Lettered Cottage – Summer Fun Link Party
Home Stories A to Z, Mod Vintage Life, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Savvy Southern Style, Uncommon, No Minimalist Here 
From My Front Porch to Yours, 52 Mantels, At the Picket Fence
French Country Cottage, Common Ground, The Charm of Home
The Vintage Farmhouse, Redoux, Too Much Time on My Hands    
Funky Junk Interiors, Remodelaholic, DIY Showoff 
Get Outta My Head Please, A Stroll Thru Life 

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  1. Love your mantel. Check.
    Glad you finally washed your hair. Check.
    Was a little worried about you having a you-tube version of “I’ve Got You Babe” 🙂

    Happy summer mantel day!
    🙂 me

  2. Love your mantle Kelly! Great score on the turtle shell on ebay! You know that if you ever want more, you just have to call up ‘Turtleman”….ever heard of him?
    He catches live snapping turtles in the swamps with his bare hands! Yep, no kidding!! He’s been all over TV lately, that’s how I know (not that I catch live snapping turtles myself! HaHa!). Have a great week 🙂 Heather

  3. She sells sea shells by the seashore! I wish I lived near the beach! Baskets of shells…better than baskets of vegetables!


  4. Loving that mantel you pulled together with your fabulous coiffed hair and flesh moving body suit and flip flops in place …

    And I’m trying to figure out how you found a turtle shell on ebay … like did you actually type in that search term …. and if you did, what inspired you to …?



  5. your mantle looks perfectly summery! and i am with you- i need the miracle suit, but i am still holding out, waiting for the long swimdress to make a comeback.

  6. I’m trying to imagine you searching for “dead turtle” on eBay! Love the fan…love the basket of shells…love the mantel!

  7. Poor… poor Mr. Turtle.
    Hope he is happy gracing the fab Summer mantle.
    Hey, it could be worse 😉

    I totally have the exact same white basket.
    We have such good taste 😉

  8. I LOVE the beachy mantel. It looks amazing.
    I have a real hard time trying to use beach pieces in my rooms as we live hundreds of miles from water. :))

  9. I love your summertime collection, your mantel is summer perfect. Now about that miracle suit the sucks in extra bumps….I’ve just got to find one of those!

  10. Your summertime mantel is fresh and inviting. Every element has so much character…especially that old fan. Great Job!

  11. Thanks for the inspiration! I was just rearranging and changing up my ‘mantle’ for summer and I have an old fan too — never thought of using it there! Yours looks fantastic.

  12. It looks like the perfect summer day all rolled into one on your mantle. I so need to get with the program. My mantle doesn’t know what season it is. There are too many unfinished projects around here that cut in line and the poor mantle is left to remain seasonless all year. I will just live vicariously through everyone else’s gorgeous changing seasons mantles. Don’t be looking for me to win any mantle link up parties anytime soon.

  13. Love the turtle shell and the painting! My grandmother had a fan like that, brings back memories of lazy summer afternoons at her house.

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