A Nautical Mantel

6:00:00 AM

Living near the water, a nautical mantel is a given....

with a little bit of rusty things thrown in for good measure...

Ahoy Maties!

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  1. Don't think I've ever seen coral and rust in the same place before :) I like it!

  2. So nautical!
    Love what you've created Susan!

    Deborah xo

  3. My husband and i live near a lake too,its across our house ( well, its the Netherlands, water everywhere).
    I sailed many years.
    Love the sailboat you made.
    I want to make a very very small sailboat of a very very small wooden shoe.
    Still thinking, how to do that.
    I love your blog and since now i am a follower.
    You make wonderful things.

  4. Very nice mantel! I love love the old rusty wheel you have. I hunted for ones exactly like this but couldn't find a set so had to antique my own for a coffee table I was making. Here is what I ended up with.


  5. Used to said and love your mantel. So refreshing, even in this awful heat. Soothing color combination. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love the photos.
    New follower from Boost my blog Friday. Hope you follow back.

  7. Love, love, love everything you have displayed! Wishing I had a mantle right about now!


  8. This is a beautiful set up! I am a new follower from the friday hop. hope you would stop by and follow back. http://tootsabellarose.blogspot.com/

  9. this is fantastic... where did you get that anchor material for the pillow? this is exactly what I'm doing in my living room :)

  10. I love all things beachey! Check out my post today about how to make your own blue ball jars.

  11. Very cute! Love the scrabble tile. Would not have thought of that. Fun!

  12. Love it! I really like the rustic wheel and the scrabble tiles too! Great job! :)

  13. So pretty! Love the pops of navy especially.

  14. so perfect...I just love it! Thanks so much for sharing with Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop, I am co-hosting this week and I am so happy to see you there!


  15. SO SUMMERY AND ADORABLE LOVE IT ALL. I really love the scrabble summer and the anchor pillow.

  16. oooh i luv luv this...
    I'll be honored for you to join our linking party every Wednesdays at http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html

  17. That looks beautiful. You have inspired me - nautical will be my next mantel theme!

  18. Susan, What a pretty nautical mantel! The scrabble tiles and rusty wheel are wonderful additions. Thank you for joining the Open House party this week.

  19. I absolutely love your mantle! I love the way the rusted gears look next to the coral and sail boat! ahh.....I wish this was my mantle! Found you from blue cricket design hop and following!

  20. Your mantle looks wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Love it! Seriously; every single element. Gorgeous!


  22. Gorgeous! I love the grey boxes and the Scrabble tiles are so cute! If you get a chance, I would love to have you link it up at my linky party, The Creative Spark.
    Jenn :)

  23. It looks fabulous! I love the boat and your use of scrabble letters! So cute!
    Thanks for linking up to this week's party!

  24. It looks great! I just bought 8 of those sailboats to use for centerpieces for our beach community's party. CTS? 90% off the other day. I wish you lived near so I could borrow yours, I am one short! :)

  25. I LOVE your mantel! Looks great! I'm visiting from Organize and Decorate Everything! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  26. I love it all. Your candle holders, the scrabble summer tiles, it is just perfect. Thanks so much for linking up;)

  27. This is fantastic! I found you through Organize and Decorate's link party and I'm totally inspired by it. I would love it if you could link this up to my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday.

    Newlyweds on a Budget

  28. Darling mantel and I love the little sailboat. It's all so fresh and summery.

  29. Such a great mantel, the addition of rust is great!

  30. This is so pretty! I love the mix of colors and textures! The Scrabble letters are such a fun & unique addition!

  31. love the sailboat, where did you it?

  32. Very pretty! I love all the special little touches you added and love the nautical theme. Doing my son's bedroom right now with a nautical look. So cute!!

  33. This is so pretty! I love the scrabble letters mixed with sail boat! Gorgeous mantel for sure! XO, Aimee


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