Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Decorating the Summer Mantle

Did you know that Sunday was the first day of summer? The peonies have burst, the grass is green and the sun is hot. My fav season. Time to get rid of the spring mantle and give it a summer splash.  I decided to decorate this season with some gorg prints from Minted.
I’ve told you about Minted before (fab holiday cards) and they have gorgeous artwork. I knew as soon as I saw this beauty, it had to be on the mantle.
It’s called “Float”. It reminds me of my Nana. We belonged to a fabulous summer club when we were kids in Halifax, NS and she would float in the pool wearing her latest bathing cap. This is what the artist, Betty Hatchett, says about her piece: 

There's something to be said about relaxing and letting go of fear's impulses. It helps us rise to the surface - in water, in painting, and in life. I wanted to capture that peaceful space when fluid, transitory water supports us, as a metaphor for learning to rest in the middle of life's shifts and transformations.

Isn’t it so peaceful? Beautiful.
I also chose this one, Ethereal, as I just love the softness.
 When choosing Minted prints, you can opt to have them framed or un-framed. I decided to go with the weathered barnboard frame. It feels summer to me!

In Winter, I don’t mind a heavier mantle, it feels warm. Summer…needs to be light, fresh, spacious.  I paired the prints with a few pieces that I had around the house and voila…a fresh.fabulous.sophisticated summer mantle for 2015.
At the same time that I chose the above prints, I couldn’t resist choosing a couple for the basement gallery wall when it’s all done, as well as, a print for the cottage gallery wall that I want to do in the kids’ room. Stay tuned.
I know you'll love what you see on Minted and so I've got a code for 10% off :) Woot! Happy browsing. Use the code: KEEPITBEAUTIFUL10

Happy summer my friends!

Keep it Beautiful.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Minted. All words and opinions are my own. They produce high quality, beautiful products and I want you to know about them. I love pretty things and Minted definitely makes them. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that support this blog.


  1. Those prints make the mantel! The ones you chose are PERFECT for summer. Love it!

  2. These are great ideas. I need to get rid of my dust collectors and do this.

  3. I love the aqua. Serious mantle envy.

  4. Your mantle is BEAUTIFUL! Love the color scheme!

  5. I like the pop the prints bring to the mantle vignette, and love the way it has all come together. So fresh and pretty... I can almost feel the summer breeze!

  6. I love the prints and I love your driftwood bowl :)

  7. What a beautiful mantle. I love your new "Float" art!

  8. I love the colors and the touches of water colors. Perfect for Summer decorating.


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