Our Summer Mantle (via Kirkland’s)

Our mantle naturally seems to get a change of decor with the seasons.  I may be a little late with the Summer Mantle, but there’s nothing like a gift card to Kirkland’s to get your summer decor inspiration on!  (And I’ll be excited to announce a GIVEAWAY to Kirkland’s opportunity for YOU tomorrow!)

Lucky for us there is a Kirkland’s not too far from our house, so after dinner out on Friday, the whole gang headed to Kirkland’s for some summer decor.  On Saturday morning, I got busy changing out the Spring mantle for this new summer version.

As soon as I walked in the front door of Kirkland’s, I spotted this awesome pale aqua and white chevron vase.  It was on sale for just $29.99!  It set the tone for the entire mantle because I then picked up a package of vase filler cylinders in natural colors to go with it.

I ended up adding a few shells that I spray painted gold, and also added a touch of aqua and light blue spray paint to compliment the colors in the mantle.


I found the “Peace Love and Sandy Feet” painted block at Barnes & Noble last year.  They have some similar blocks out this year with different sayings.  I bet this would be a pretty easy DIY project.


The ombre candles are a Michaels find, which perch on top of clear glass candle holders.
And while I was at Kirkland’s picking out these new mantle pieces, I found this adorable pair of pillows with red coral on them.  They are the perfect addition to our living room for the summer.

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  1. July 23, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    The mantle looks great!! I am definitely going to Kirkland's today to see if they have that vase. And such a great idea spray painting the shells. Can I ask you who you got your curtains from? They are beautiful. Have a good day! – Mary


  2. July 23, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Love that chevron vase! I was just in Kirklands and didn't see it–I'll be going back:)

  3. July 23, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Oh, I love it! Looks pretty easy to re-create too. I have a very tiny thin mantle and I just have NO idea what to do with it.

  4. July 23, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    I love that vase! Might have to make a trip to our Kirkland's today. Love the entire vignette.

  5. July 23, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    So pretty! I love the vase! This is great inspiration for my, at the moment, blank mantle!

    Sarah at tuckerup.blogspot.com

  6. July 23, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    It's been a long time since I have been in a Kirkland's. Usually, I can find a lot of great stuff though. The chevron vase is very pretty.

  7. July 23, 2012 / 3:57 pm

    Oh my I love that vase! Its perfect, color & design & all. The pillows are beautiful too. Your house is so be achy…do you live near the water? I forget what state you live in.

  8. July 23, 2012 / 5:27 pm

    Love the idea of spray painting potpourri to match your current color scheme for summer! A great way to re-use a batch from fall…even blue pinecones would be cute! Thanks for the tip!

  9. July 23, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    It looks so beutifull,love your house and you blog,
    A viewer from Madeira Island that really admire what you do in your house.
    Thanks for sharing

  10. July 23, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    I love the colors. I seriously never would have though of spray painting sea shells. I think they are so pretty just the way they are, but you made them look great. The colors in your home look so comfortable and inviting.

  11. Dream Mom
    July 23, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    LOVE the chevron vase! The mantle looks great and it looks like it really fits your home. Love those candles too! The pillows were a great addition as well.

  12. Karen At Home
    July 23, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    I am in LOVE with that Chevron vase!! Will be heading to Kirkland's very soon!

    Beautiful Mantel!

  13. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    July 23, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    Your mantel looks beautiful. Love the aqua color and the chevron vase is stunning. Hugs, Marty

  14. July 23, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    I LOVE your summer mantle! Baby blues and turquoise are my favorite colors to decorate with. That little sign is cute, too!

  15. July 23, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Love the coral pillow and the vase!

  16. Michelle @ Ten June
    July 23, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    It's official. I NEED that chevron vase. Headed to Kirkland's today!! : )

  17. Michelle @ Ten June
    July 23, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    PS. Great job on the mantel, it's adorable!! xo

  18. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    July 23, 2012 / 4:51 pm

    So super cute. I love the paint colors you used. Really pretty, Megan!

  19. July 23, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    What a neat idea on spray painting the shells.

  20. July 23, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    The spray paint is a great idea, I may steal it to spice up our entryway! Perfect summer colors 🙂

  21. July 23, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    Beautiful! I love the chevron vase.

  22. July 23, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    LOVE the vase and the price! Hmmmm there is a Kirkland about 30 minutes from my house… wondering if they will have it, too!

  23. {Hi Sugarplum!}
    July 23, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    Good job spending that gift card! You found some great little treasures! 🙂

  24. July 24, 2012 / 2:35 am

    Looks great!! Love the vase and pillows!!

  25. July 24, 2012 / 12:10 pm

    LOVE it!!! I just posted our mantel and I was digging my mostly monochromatic look but I'm loving your pops of color! Maybe I need to bust out some paint!

  26. July 24, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Fabulous mantel. I love that vase!!! Also, I love how you spray painted those orbs, it really brings it all together. 🙂

  27. Anonymous
    July 25, 2012 / 2:13 am

    I liked Kirkland's on Facebook!

  28. July 25, 2012 / 2:36 am

    I love it! I spray painted some shells silver a few weeks ago but, I love how you painted the orbs too! I'm def going to go back for the bag of orbs I saw at Ross and give a bit of color. Thanks.

  29. July 25, 2012 / 4:27 am

    Oh! Love all things beachy like this!

  30. July 25, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Love the idea to spray paint the fillers..

  31. August 3, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    The teal and brown combination is really great. Thanks for the ideas.

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