Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Mantel with Sunflowers

This time of year I'm captivated by Sunflowers.
They are the symbol for late Summer, relaxation, casual dinners al Fresco, 
and all things French Country...

and I love to have them taking the stage on the mantel.

I'm not one to change up a mantel much when I've found what works.
This mantel is taller than I am, and to move things around I need a step ladder.
So I'm happy to keep the "basics" and work with changing out the faux flowers
and a few of the accessories in the center.

My Wolff Pottery clay vases from Restoration Hardware are a permanent fixture, here. They're just the right size for a nice full flower display without becoming overwhelming. But they're heavy, so I don't change them up on a whim. It takes some planning and muscle. Especially when I can't decide, then keep tweaking.

up and down, up and down...

One thing I did want to add were a few of my pieces of white pottery.
Some are Matte and some are Glazed.
Most don't have any markings,
 but a few say USA, and I think one is Hull.

other side...

I finally have most of my ironstone and white pottery gathered in one place,
 downstairs, so that made it easier to pick the few to use up here.

 Not much change in the rest of the Living Room...

Here are a few pics from past posts on my Sunflower Obsession.
I think this only scratches the surface!

if you'd like some wonderful Inspiration.

I'll be joining in here:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane

Have a great weekend, everyone,


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