A Summer Mantel

Thursday, June 17, 2010 |
I decided to freshen up my fireplace mantel with the warmer weather.  I love things that look like they belong outside.  I found this... hmm... I don't know, what would you call this?  It was on clearance at Homesense (have I mentioned before this is my favourite store!!)  Regular $29.99 on for $11.00.


I found these cool moss balls at the dollar store.  I got all these balls for $1.00!  Yes, I have been seeing all the crafty and creative ones around the web lately, but for one dollar, and I didn't even have to make them  I grabbed them.


On one of my thrift store trips I found this planter pot for $1.99.  It's a nice bronze colour.  I knew I could use it.


So I stuffed the moss balls into the... (no seriously, what do I call this thing?)



I had just enough moss balls to fill "it" (the glass thing with no name) from top to bottom.


Ooooh, I'm liking it.

I had this fake plant from Ikea in my bedroom, until I painted my room, and then it no longer looked good in there.  But I love the plant and it has found a new home.


See, it fits perfectly!



Okay, a small change, but fun, and something I can bring out each spring and summer to freshen up my mantel.  It looks so natural, I don't even remember what I had there before this!



Yay Summer!

What do you think?  Do you like my little set up?


10 comments:

the thrifty ba said...

im headed to my dollar store asap! it looks great!

M.O.T.B said...

Looks great!!!!!!!!!!

Christy said...

Great job! I am so missing my thrift store trips with the kids out of school.........

McCarthy Designs said...

Great display Charity! It looks lovely and I love the glass dome thingy with no name! xx

Kindred Spirit said...

This is lovely! I'm enjoying your blog because this is so much my style as well :D

Mama Hen said...

What a great blog! That looks so pretty! I am here from Friday Follow! You have a new follower! Come and visit Mama's Little Chick.

Mama Hen
www.mamaslittlechick.com

Laura said...

How pretty! And what a great tutorial. I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

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Have a great day!

amanda persinger said...

I am all about this blog!!: )
Can't wait to dive in when I have more time...
following you from tta

Ann On and On... said...

So cute! You're blog makes me smile!

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