I've really enjoyed all the summer changes I've seen on mantels this week. So of course I've been inspired to do something with mine. I tend to make more changes on my hearth because there is more display space there, and it's a good height for it. About two feet. It's also deep and at least six or seven feet long. My mantel ledge is only about six inches deep, so it's much more limiting.
I always have shells, but summer seems to demand them. And my white ironstone collection is just begging to be seen in a new light.
I couldn't have imagined that potted hydrangeas would last so long. They make hot house cut flowers seem all the more extravagant. But they have brought a lot of enjoyment to the house since they arrived on Mother's Day.
I've found a number of different cachepots to pop them into, both inside the house and out on the patio. But today they are sporting one of my favorite matte finish McCoy pots.
A cast iron garden urn rounds out my new arrangement.
I'm going to call its color French Grey and pretend I'm hanging out in a French country house.
More grey in a tin tile as a backdrop. I don't know how this turned post was originally used. But I like its sculptural quality and repetitive lines. Lots of texture makes white more interesting. And a new season just makes me want to see something new! How about you?
Thanks for all your inspiration!
Ciao! for now!
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