I Dig Gardening Summer Mantel


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Recently I received the cutest gift from my thoughtful friend, Carly. She gave it to me at our Bible study one evening and I could hardly wait to play with it! The following morning, this playful summer mantel came together almost effortlessly... 


I dig gardening summer mantel



Actually, the gift included three items...

I dig gardening summer mantel



...of course I love them all! Isn't it meaningful when a friend knows you so well? The shovel canvas and burlap garden themed signs couldn't be more perfect with the picket fence I crafted from yard sale salvage back in the spring.  After placing the tall shovel in the center, I used a thumb tack to secure each mini sign in place on the fence.


I dig gardening summer mantel



Next, I added some bottle vases of purple cone flower (Echinacea), a yard sale watering can and Bunny Foo-Foo, also from a yard sale and nick-named by Ginger Grand.


I dig gardening summer mantel


On the other side, a birdie bud vase, some herbs and a few gorgeous heirloom seed packets I bought on clearance and tucked away. Let's be honest, I'm not likely to plant turnips or mustard greens but how divine are those graphics--did I buy them just for the pretty pictures? Guilty as charged!



I dig gardening summer mantel


Here's a view of the full mantel:

I dig gardening summer mantel



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I dig gardening summer mantel


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8 comments:

  1. I dig it too! Definitely perfect gifts for you! They look so cute styled on your mantel. As for the seed packets, the graphics are wonderful - I'd have bought them for that too (I've been known to buy wine because I just liked the label!). Bunny Foo-Foo is still my favorite bunny, I've seen. Adorable!
    :-)
    Cecilia

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  2. That's one of the cutest mantel vignettes I've seen, Cecilia! The fence salvage really makes it, but the gifts are totally adorable.

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  3. Love your Bunny Foo-foo and he looks so comfortable and quite at home with your Summer mantel. So pretty and refreshing.

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  4. Love your mantel. It reflects your summer gardening perspective.

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  5. Cecilia, you just have endless ideas, love them. Thank you for sharing at SYC! xx Jo

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  6. Totally addicted to thrifting and love these garden projects for mantel
    Maria

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  7. Cecilia, it is absolutely darling! Love a garden themed mantle and you pulled it together wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. Hi Cecilia, just hopping back to let you know you will be featured tomorrow at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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