A Sailboat & A Mantel

9:59:00 AM

First today I want to thank
Cheri for her sailboat inspiration...

and then I want to show you mine...

I made these from authentic driftwood 
found on the beach... by me.

I screwed the mast into the boat, added a piece of hanger for the boom, then using an old piece of curtain, I slid the wire through the hem and tied the top with a knot. 
The top knot even looks like a little pennant.

I put these lovely sailboats on my 
mantel along with some other found beach treasures...

An old fishing weight...

An old authentic Marseille knot, 
painted shells, and beach sand..

an old fisherman to watch over the sea...

 and an old metal "something" that I found
at a garage sale and turned into 
a mirrored porthole with a salty old rope found on the beach...

All together they made a great 
summer sailing mantel...


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  1. That looks great Susan - love your beachy mantle!

  2. Love this...so creative. You have inspired me to see my driftwood collection differently.

  3. Love that it's handmade ...it turned out great! Xo

  4. Love your sailboats! So creative! Loving the mantle display!


  5. Love your Summer sailing mantel...it looks great!!

  6. Love the mantel. I need to go the ocean again it fills my soul!

  7. Beautiful mantel! I love your little sail boat...it looks perfect there. I found you on 504 Main. Thanks!

  8. I swear there is nothing you can't make!


  9. Great mantel! Your boats are super too!


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