We are all jumpin for joy over here for summertime. The list of goodness is so yummy and fun:
A good book to read.
Sand between your toes.
Cold lemonade gulped down in silly straws.
Cut off jean shorts.
Especially road trips to North Carolina.
July 4th…the stars and stripes
Blackberry cobbler with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla
The great outdoors.
All the elements came together in this July 4th mantel.
Books are great for layering. The baseballs are my kids and one is OLD. It is my uncle’s little league ball…signed by all his young teammates.
Sand makes a great anchor for festive flags. I used striped straws to line the jute rope for the stars and pom pom garland.
The license plate is a reminder of pending road trips. Especially our big trek to North Carolina. Fun car games are sure to ensue.
The folded flag is from a friend who flew it in Afghanistan in our honor. The eagle is always such a strong visual reminder of the freedom we are so blessed to enjoy. The little bird’s nest is a found treasure. My son found it for me. He knows his Mama’s heart well. The pedestal and junky accents are from recent junk outings.
All the summer necessities in one spot…
Well, except the cobbler and ice cream. I’m still working on that.
This little lady isn’t on my mantel, but I love her just the same.
Here are a few tips on the garland so you can enjoy all the elements of summer in your own home!
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened by a yoke of slavery. Romans 5:1
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