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Simple Summer Mantel With Texture

peonies wicker mason jars on a summer mantel

With the cleaning going on of the items that I rescued from the condo renovation last week I came across this vintage…
wicker picnic or wine basket. It gave me the impetus to clear off the mantel in our master bedroom and do a bit of summer styling today. For summer I’m keeping it simple and always with florals.

summer mantel styling
peonies on a mantel

So much can be achieved by using florals and textures for interesting vignettes.

simple mantel decorating

I decided to use some old frames that I had painted a few years ago behind the floral arrangements.

french pink picture frame
One in pink and a fabulous French frame in grey.
french grey frame
This basket has a warm honey finish that looks lovely with the peonies. I’ve placed the peonies in some bottles inside filled with water (of course).
peonies in a basket
And you can never go wrong with Mason jars for floral arranging.
mason jar with peonies
Speaking of Mason jars, I’ll be working on a couple of new chandelier orders for clients and I’ll share those with you soon.

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  1. Darrielle Tennenbaum says:

    Love the fresh and clean look!

  2. Michaela Staňková says:

    So beautiful Janet,love your flowers and detail photos !!! Enjoy your day ! xoxo

  3. Your decorating is very lovely…I like the frame with the flowers so much..
    Greetings from Germany

  4. Beautiful! Love the empty frame, I know I have a couple somewhere…I need to hunt them down:)

  5. OMG, Janet, we are so on the same page with our mantles. Yesterday I scheduled a post for next Tuesday about mason jars and greenery on my mantle. I love blue mason jars and have collected several over the years. I have a picnic basket that I may have to bring out. Great idea as always.

    1. This post is 4 years old Carol, but mason jars are so timeless and definitely always a pretty accent!