If you’ve read or followed my blog for any length of time you know that my dream house is a cute little Cape Cod cottage by the sea. Fortunately, here in Portland we are sandwiched only a bit over an hours drive from the beach to the west, and the mountains to the east. We have the best of both worlds readily available.
My summer mantel is inspired by my love for the sea.
An oil painting done all in shades of beach-y grays and a beach sign hang above the mantel.
A driftwood tea light holder made by my son in law sits centered on the mantel itself.
Sea shells and small bits of driftwood fill an apothecary jar. A blue sea star gives an unexpected pop of color.
Next to it is a shell topped bottle with a vintage label.
A basket with a glass hurricane and candle inside sit atop a stack of vintage books, with a wicker ball by its side.
He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.
printed out in French on a vintage looking card is perched in the prongs of a vintage flower frog.
I’m so ready for warm summer days, and hopefully some of them will be spent by the sea!