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A Summer Mantel With Thrifted and Foraged Finds

by - Tuesday, June 01, 2021

And just like that, June is here. I love June because it always brings that first, long-awaited taste of summer. 

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And with that comes a desire to freshen our homes and bring a bit of summer indoors. Today, I'm joining the Seasonal Simplicity summer tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie and sharing my summer mantel. 

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To me, summer is all about easy living so that's how I've decorated my mantel. I've put together this mantel vignette using art and books I already had, plus some thrifted finds and plants foraged from my garden. It's fun to create a look on a $0 budget!

The art is a piece called Let's Go from Minted. I first used it in our tropical dining room transformation. It has a feeling of escapism, inviting you to run away and embark on an adventure. After months spend inside our homes, I'm sure we all have that feeling these days! 

forget me nots

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These blooms were forget-me-nots I had foraged from the garden a few days ago. Sadly their pretty tiny blue flowers have disappeared but I still like the spare, still-life quality of their branches. The older I get, the more I appreciate both the living and dying of plant life. There's beauty in all of it.

I found both of these vases at the thrift store. Oh how I miss going to thrift stores! We are still under lockdown so for now I'm resigned to shopping online. But of course, I wouldn't find anything as special as that vintage green vase online. It even has a hole in the back for drainage.

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I've put another thrifted milk glass vase on this side of the mantel. Here, my momma pilea and baby pilea add colour and energy with their bright green leaves.

A hanging basket filled with faux flowers sits behind. Sadly, the basket has never looked quite right so I won't recommend it. The mister is a favourite accessory that is both functional and pretty. I totally consider it a beautilitarian decor item.

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I've moved the living room furniture around and have our cube ottomans sitting on either side of the fireplace. And DEAL ALERT: I just saw that HomePop has these ottomans on sale for $84 USD on their website which is an amazing price. They are really great quality, nice and solid with ample storage.

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A striped pillow from Tonic Living (you know I'm a fan of mixing patterns) and a throw from Rainsford Company add texture and contrast to our neutral living room.

Such simple changes just right for the season. I hope you've enjoyed my summer mantel with thrifted and foraged finds!


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This week I'm joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series! Today we are all sharing our summer mantel decor ideas with you. Be sure to check them all out by visiting the links under the images below.
   





 

 

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