Are you all ready for summer? Have you got great plans to the sea-shore or the lake? How about some fun camping, hiking, or picnics? Standing on the front steps of my house as I look west I have a great view of The Great Salt Lake. The sunsets are pretty incredible over the lake. So, I decided to add a little of this beauty to my mantel and around the house.
Of course my little mermaid came out for the summer. I painted my mantle a lovely light blue and hung a paper book garland to bring the color of the sand to my seaside vignette. These great blue bottles came from my favorite junk shop Lost and Found, they add some great color to the mantle. I think they still have some sand in them. lol
I stuck a starfish in the top of one of the blue bottles for fun.
I brought out my little octopus out for some deep blue sea fun.
Here some seashells and birds are perched on some old paint blue books.
I used my vintage Ball jars with seashells in them and starfish to add some deep blue sea life to the mantle. I always have to have a piece of lace added some where.
My little TINY stole the show. Can you believe that I tend my four grands in my little nest and they hardly ever mess with my pretties. My children were the same way, I guess I have trained them well. lol
I added this sweet book The Ghost Ship to my coffee table, it’s one of the books that I am reading to my grands this summer.
Mary Higgins Clark is the author. So it is very well written and Wendell Minor is the illustrator, the pictures are beautiful. I just love children’s books.
To join in the fun my two little grand daughters and I painted our toenails blue. They are a tad messed up because TINY kept walking on them.
To change the subject I just have to add something to my brag book.
This is Nathan my youngest son, he is a Fireman for Unified Fire Department in Salt Lake County. He just finished testing for his advanced EMT and passed it with flying colors.
His next step is paramedic school and then nursing. I am really proud of him, he is also a great son, husband, and father of four darling children.
Let me know if you have anything fun planned this summer and what you have done to bring it indoors. Have an amazing week!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies