Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer On the Mantel

I love to decorate for the holidays, not just Christmas.  I guess it's the former elementary school teacher in me that liked to do bulletin boards.  I decorate the whole house for Christmas, inside and out, but for the other holidays or seasons I'm relegated to the front door and the mantel in my family room.

I've been captivated by the faux coral that is out there now.  I bought a few pieces for my bathroom from Pottery Barn and you'd swear they were real.  Recently I saw more in Home Goods at a very reasonable price so I decided to buy a few more and decorate my mantel with a summer theme with the coral and a quilt of mine from a few years ago called "Ocean Treasures".

If you click on the picture for a bigger view you can see that I've quilted all sorts of sea critters into it, whales, sharks,  shells, pelicans, etc.  It was made of free form curved piecing cut into blocks and set on point.


Martha said...

What a beautiful cool and relaxing summer scene this creates. Like being on the beach without the terrible heat and sand!

Vivien Zepf said...

Love the look!