Elegant Summer Mantel in the Dining Room

An elegant summer mantel using candlesticks and milk glass found at a thrift store.

I'm not kidding, everything I am going to show you in today's post is from a thrift store.  I wanted to show you how a little vision and savvy shopping can create a simply elegant look on a dime!  I'm hoping this will get you inspired to hit up your Goodwill or Salvation Army and make your own mantel scape. For cheap, friends!

I'm lucky enough to have this mantel in my dining room.  We actually have not used the fireplace yet, mostly because our dining room was our kitchen and full of boxes all winter during our reno, but I can picture what it would be like to have a gourmet meal with a roaring fire in the background!  If it's me cooking, it won't be gourmet, but it would still be a beautiful setting.

I love thrift store shopping.  It's kind of addicting once you get started.  You just never know what treasure awaits around the next aisle.  I have the usuals that I look for every time I go and some of those things are staples in my home decor.  These are milk glass, antique brass candlesticks, and vintage silver/ brass pots.  All of these are very versatile and can be used in all kinds of ways in your decorating.

This is a mantel hop, so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see lots more summer inspiration for your mantels!

Elegant Summer Mantel 

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This mantel started with this gold mirror which was $10.  It's in great shape and sets the stage for the rest of the items I added.  (Even that brass fireplace tool set was thrifted!) I like how the mirror reflects the light from our large window across the room.  In front of the mirror, I used mismatched candlesticks, milk glass vases with pretty white roses, and two little pots to round out the display.

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One of my favorite things in this dining room is our Claire Chandelier from Ballard Designs (LINK).  It really is elegant and beautiful

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If you'd like to read more about how I turned a hutch top into that Green Painted Hutch Cabinet, you can follow this LINK, here.

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Click below to see the other inspiring mantels my blogger friends put together!

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To life feeling like home!

XO,

 

 

  1. The mantel is often the focal point of the living room in winter, but it can be hard to know how to decorate the fireplace once warmer weather arrives. Thanks for sharing an amazing stuff.

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  3. himalayan says:

    Your dining room is very beautiful. You have decorated the mantel so beautifully.

  4. Wow Amy, your summer mantel is simply gorgeous and that chandelier is more than awesome. I have also added a new decor item on my mantel and that is Himalayan salt lamp. This lamp has made the mantel more beautiful with its beautiful look and warm glow.

  5. Amy, Your mantel is just lovely! So great that you used all thrift store finds. I’m swooning over that chandelier! Thanks for hosting!

  6. Amy, your dining room mantel is absolutely gorgeous! You styled it in such a classic, classy and beautiful way. Love the combo of the brass with the milk glass and what a special room for your family to enjoy! Thanks again for hosting such a fun hop.

  7. Amy – your summer mantel is gorgeous! The brass and milk glass pair so well together.We love that we are thrifty sisters – and that you share how gorgeous these finds can be displayed. We just know how beautiful this fireplace will be when you can light it up in the fall and winter!

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