I guess I should begin with a small apology. I took an unscheduled break from blogging and in the process I guess I worried some of you. I really am sorry. I'm fine...all is well...no need to worry!
I can't believe I missed the entire month of May from blogging. I never intended to take a break. It just sort of happened without my knowledge. Really. I've been so busy, busy, busy, it's almost been to the point of ridiculousness.
Now I want to say....thank you! Thank you for your emails inquiring about my whereabouts and if everything was ok. It's nice to know that I was missed and that I was in your thoughts.
♥You girls are the best!!♥
How about I share my Summer mantel with you?
I wanted to go with something a little fun & whimsical this year. And for once, I didn't care about trying to match the colors to the living room couch or the area rug. I just did what I wanted to do and enjoyed myself doing it. Ha! No rules!
I didn't buy anything for this mantel display. I had everything on hand...except for the baseballs. Those were courtesy of my husband. I promised to return them to him after Summer was over. Scouts honor.
Sorry about the reflection in the mirror. You all know how much I hate the ceiling fan. But the pictures on the opposite wall are quite visible in the reflection too. Oh well.
I just love that big jar of baseballs! We are big fans of baseball in this house. There is always a game being played or being watched on TV around here. Would you believe I bought that jar for $5.00 at a tent sale? I think it was a steal!
The left side of the mantel. I bought the sailboat last year at Michaels.
The right side of the mantel.
I whipped together the banner for some fun color.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today. I'm hoping to return to blogging more regularly now. I don't know that I'll ever be able to catch up on all that I've missed with all of you, but I will be over to visit you soon.
Swing into Spring at DIY by Design