Monday, May 9, 2011

Beachy Spring Mantel

The mantle that my husband built a few months ago was looking a little lonely since I took down the easter decorations so I spent a few minutes this morning giving it a little spruce up.

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I had a whole bag of seashells in the garage from when we lived in Okinawa, Japan.  I also found some rope in the scary garage and decided to make a little seashell garland.

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I just used some small clothespins to attach the seashells.  I thought about hot glueing them but that would have taken TIME!  Cute little starfish from this place called Starfish beach.  I miss the warm beach.

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Love the little seashell ball.  I have a bunch of the seashell balls but have left them packed because a certain toddler likes to throw them.  The little green glass thing is hand blown glass that we watched get made at the Okinawa glass factory.

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Two more of the Okinawa glass balls.  The black sand is from Iwo Jima.  My husband went there in 2005 with the Marines for the 60th Anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima.

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The picture hanging from the mirror is one I took when we went to Cape Hedo.  Cape Hedo is at the northern part of Okinawa.  It's where the East China sea meets the Pacific Ocean.

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Now I'm just wishing it was warm enough to go to the beach!  The best part is that the little mantle update was free!

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 Hope you had a great Mother's day.  I slept in AND got breakfast in bed!