For me, summer decorating has a lot to do with patriotism and Americana. There is something about decking the house in red, white, and blue and stars and stripes that just feels warm, fun, and nostalgic to me. I've just started the process in preparation for Memorial Day. Hopefully I'll get the rest of it out soon. Today I thought I would focus on my piano "mantel" in honor of the summer mantel linky party going on right now. So, without further ado, here it is:
I've kept a lot of the elements from previous mantelscapes, changing out a few items here and there to freshen the look and keep it in season. For spring I changed out the red berry garland for this one in creamy white. I added a dried hydrangea blossom because even though it's dried, I think it adds a light and summery feel to the area.
And lastly, some patriotic Americana- a painted flag with the Pledge of Allegiance printed on it. I love this simple piece.
So that's it. Nothing fancy, but I think it fits the bill!
Here a couple other spots:
The top of my hutch:
The front door:
This is a work in progress. Hopefully I'll add to it soon!