Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Seashell Summer Mantle & Catching Up



Here is my "seashell" mantle for the summer. The white shell shaped vase is from Sandy. She found it when we were out shopping. It's perfect for my vignette!

Let's catch up...Monday-Wednesday, I was helping at summer Bible camp at church. I helped with snack time for 96 kids! That was interesting! Grand girl helped too. Tomorrow we will be finalizing the menu for daughter's wedding!!!  It's just 2 months away! We want to have another garage sale within the next couple of weeks...so that means going through more boxes...I rearranged the living room...not sure how well I like it. The TV is in the way! LOL!! I asked hubby if we could have just 1 TV and he laughed!!! We don't like too many of the same shows. We have one in the living room and one in the family room.  Got my haircut and it's not quite the way I want it....not dropping the weight as I want to....and today was Mark's funeral. His 2 boys talked about their dad and how Mark's christian life was a blessing to them! The song "I Can Only Image" was song and that brought tears to my eyes. SO, really life is GREAT! and I am so BLESSED!

It is a perfect summer day and the doggies will enjoy their walk tonight!
warmly,
deb

27 comments:

Susie said...

You sound like you are very busy at this time. 96 kids wow. And a wedding around the corner. Hoping everything goes smoothly. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Deb! I always admire your mantle displays! ♥

Linda said...

You're a busy woman. How wonderful your granddaughter is able to help you with bible school, it's a great experience. The wedding will be here in no time, I am sure. Have fun!

boopnut said...

I always love your mantle Deb! You sure are busy! How fast the time is going and soon your daughter will be married! And a garage sale too?
Hugs,
Deb
P.S. Love "I Can Only Imagine"

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Deb 96 kids for snack attack LOL! You are an angel! I bet you are getting so excited for your daughters wedding. Good luck. It will be beautiful.
Kris

Debby said...

That is my favorite song. I always think of when someone passes.

Debby said...

That is my favorite song. I always think of when someone passes.

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet mantle!! And, a busy week! So exciting that the wedding is getting closer! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your mantel is perfect for summer, Deb...and those two months are going to fly by!

Cranberry Morning said...

That song, 'I Can Only Imagine' is so moving. For the Christian, there is hope that is beyond others' comprehension.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your mantel is so cute, I did a beach / summery theme on our buffet, I'll do a post soon! Lol How exciting for the wedding getting so close, it will be so lovely! Busy busy!! :) Have a great day! xo Holly

Into Vintage said...

I wish I could be at your garage sale ... dreaming on. :) Hope the wedding planning is going smoothly and can't wait to hear more about The Day after it arrives. :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Just yummy... Beautiful mantle. Your life sounds a lot like mine... lots going on and the weight isn't piling off onto the floor as I think it should.

How exciting... an upcoming wedding. Such a special day.

Blessings to you,
Spencer

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your mantel! I'm enjoying some blues and shells in my cubbies right now! Only two months to the wedding...it will be here before you know it. Life is busy and I'm glad you are taking the time to enjoy your blessings. Hugs, Linda

Shirley Hatfield said...

I feel like I know your mantel almost as well as I know my own...lol! I love the ways you change it up for the seasons...such a fun canvas on which to work your magic! =D

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Deb, your summer mantel is gorgeous. I love the shells and the beachy display. I also have this going on this summer and am enjoying it. Sounds like you had a busy week.
So sorry about your friends passing. My sympathies to you and his family.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs and Blessings

Marissa said...

You sound so busy..
your mantel is so pretty I love the shells I have so many shells living in the Gulf of Mexico you collect quite a few since the beach is 15 min away.
I hate funerals but I love that song I can only imagine it always brings tears to my eyes too.

Patti said...

Hi Deb! I love your mantle! I Have a box of nice shells in my classroom, and just the other day I thought, I need to get them out of there. What a super cute way to decorate your mantle! I have a similar vase, but it is pink. It would look cute with shells, too. Hope your weekend is fun!

Libbie Doyle said...

Well I saw your hair & I think...it looks perfect! :) 2 moths!! Ahhhh! That IS coming fast!

And the shells for summer Deb...perf!!! I only can handle decorating for Christmas...I wish I had your skills but I'm just thankful when we all get through a day alive ;)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I still have patriotic decor on my mantle. I keep thinking I'm going to find time to switch over to summer and haven't. It sounds like a very busy time for you and yet you were able to assist with VB school. An emotional funeral. Thinking of you!

vivian said...

LOve your beachy mantle. Ive been doing all my beachy decorating too. .hopefully this weekend I'll get some pictures posted. Im leaving all this beach stuff up til I decorate for halloween.. changing all this stuff up every couple months is a huge job! lol!
have a great weekend my friend
xoxo
vivian

Annette said...

You are a busy bee. The mantel looks great...very summer! Wish I could visit for the garage sale. You really have a lot on your plate. Don't worry about the weight, just enjoy the moments.

Theresa said...

Love the SUMMER Mantel:) Seashells bring the beach to you home! Have a blessed day, I will be praying for Mark's family! HUGS!

Connie said...

You are a truly busy gal. When did you ever find the time to set up your lovely mantel. So pretty.
Have a great week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

librarylady64 said...

Such a pretty mantel display. Love the shells and vase! Sorry for your loss. Wedding is getting close. Went to one this last weekend. Posted about it on my blog, they had a Beauty and the Beast theme.

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Oliva Ohlson said...

So sorry about your friend.

Your seashell mantle is so pretty and makes miss the ocean so badly!

Garage sale? When?