It may seem odd to share ideas for a fireplace mantle during this time of year, but as it’s usually the focus of the room, you shouldn’t ignore the wonderful display opportunities.
Here’s how I took one of the mantles at the shop and transformed it for our transition to summer. I started with a framed window screen, which I turned on its side. Added a few rosemary topiaries, some candles stands made from porch railings and topped with succulent candles in terra cotta pots.
A summer picture of a bee and flowers on canvas.
A vintage ceiling tin-look frame and we’re done with option one.
Birds always work.
A few more additions and there you have it.
Now you just need to look around the house and garden to put together summer mantle you can enjoy.
Thanks for the indulgence!