Happy Monday! I finally switched up my fireplace mantel décor over the weekend. Until yesterday, we were still staring at lanterns filled with Easter eggs (not real eggs, thank goodness).
The hubster is particularly tickled with my new summer mantel-scape because it didn’t cost a dime. I just used stuff I already had on hand.
I love my tobacco basket so much that I display it almost year-round! It was a very good score on eBay last year. It reminds me of the time our family spent living in the South. So in addition to being stylish, it offers nostalgic value, too.
On the left side of the mantel, I filled my lanterns with a Walmart candle, collected seashells and starfish I bought last year on clearance at Boscov’s Department Store.
The right side has more starfish, a yard sale basket filled with clearance silk flowers, and a lantern I got for free with Pottery Barn rewards points.
Overall, I’m pleased with the look. It exudes my style … simple and understated with a natural vibe inspired by the outdoors.
I’m linking this up to The Lettered Cottage.