I love being a part of blog hops. I really like peeking into other people’s homes. My darling friend Taryn Whiteaker organized this summer mantel blog hop and I am so excited to share my blue & white summer mantel with you. A big welcome if you are here visiting from The Happy Housie :) Krista’s mantel has me missing the beach!
Like most of my decorating, I went for the simple look and shopped my house and yard because summer should be easy.
My secret garden is bursting with white peonies! I clipped quite a few and added them to my mantel. They are one of my favorite flowers!
If summer had a color scheme I think it would be blue, green, and sunshine. If our summer had a theme so far it would be “gardening and reading”. A whole lot of both have been happening over here!
Willow branches were the perfect final touch. Luckily no one has moved into the house next door yet or they would have seen a middle aged woman dangling from a giant willow tree trying to cut some branches. Shane trimmed it last year so I had to climb pretty high to get any, but it was worth it.
The next mantel on the list is Ashley from Cherished Bliss! Head on over and check out her darling mantel decor. I’m loving all that greenery!