Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Mantel

This month I am much quicker off the mark with my monthly mantel.  I was determined that it would not be the end of the month before I completed it and before I shared it with you.  So yesterday I had a bit of a play and a fiddle - and to be honest I have had another move around since I took these pictures, but the elements are the same so I didn't photograph it again!

The eagle eyed amongst you will recognise the strawberries from last year.  You can read my post about them here.

It was always my plan to have strawberries in June for my mantel.  The sunflowers that I am making will come next month.

So here it is!  What do you think.


I get asked sometimes what I do with my garlands at the end of the month.  Well this proves the point.  I keep them and use them again.  Either for another mantel, or I give them away as gifts - explaining that they have hung on my mantel for a little while - or I use them somewhere else.  For example my valentines hearts are hanging on the bookshelf in my office.  Nothing is ever thrown away or wasted.


Of course there has to be the obligatory sideways on view each month too!  I really do have no idea why I started this, but I did and now I keep on doing it.  You know how these things go!!!


See, these are the cute little strawberries!!!  Aren't they lovely.  I loved them last year and I still love them this year.


Oh, and a pile of strawberries too!!


These two little pots are tealight holders, but of course they go with the strawberry theme so on the mantel they went.


This butterfly is meant to hang off a jar candle, but it works just as well on my favourite amber glass vases.  I do love these vases!!


You can also see the owl on the far left, which is also meant for a candle and the silvery bird on the right.  The clock and the little fellow next to him - he is called Tamar and is a good luck charm - are always on the mantel all year round.  This month every single thing on my mantel is something that I already had or had made before.  I didn't even make anything new.  It shows that you don't have to spend money to do something like this, just gather similar things together and change them around from month to month.


I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at refreshing your own mantel for the start of summer!  If you don't have a mantel how about dressing up your coffee table or a shelf somewhere.  Or your kitchen windowsill?

You can see the previous months mantels here:-


Happy mantel decorating!

Amy

55 comments:

  1. I lived the strawberries last year and I love them this year too. I really woulduke to make some actually

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  2. Those strawberries are adorable! Sadly, I don't have a mantel - it sounds such fun rearranging it every month. Looking forward to July's. xx

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  3. I Love crochet strawberries! :) I rather like strawberries and cream too! happy Sunday. x

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  4. they look so cheerful! I bet they brighten up your days x

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  5. Amy, absolutely beautiful!
    I love these strawberries!
    xo

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  6. the strawberries are perfect. love them x

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  7. I really like your display this month. The strawberries are lovely and you did such a good job on them - I find the amigurumi crochet so difficult. I have a plate and candle shade in that design, so I love your 2 tealight holders too :-) xx

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  8. This is so pretty, and such a good idea. I do theme mantels from time to time i.e. Autumn - lots of pumpkins which can take a Halloween theme as well, Christmas, winter, etc, but not month by month. Hmm, now that is a good idea!

    Helenxx

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  9. Those strawberries look delicious - I feel you should add a jar of yummy clotted cream to your mantel too! 😃
    Happy Sunday, lovely Amy , hugs xx

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  10. Perfect! we have just had strawberries and pancakes for breakfast. Jo x

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  11. Strawberries are perfect for your June mantel! Xx

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  12. The strawberries are beautiful and it is definitely strawberry time of year - my favourite! I love your butterfly too, what a good idea to be able to move him around xx

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  13. I do love your beautiful strawberries....perfect for your June mantel! Happy weekend, Amy!
    Helen xox

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  14. Super strawberries! Have fun x

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  15. Those strawberries are my favourites on your mantel this month. They're so cute! Just perfect for a summery mantel display. X

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  16. They are lovely strawberries Amy and just the right time of year to display them, the strawberries are yummy just now. :) x

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  17. A lovely display. I can't believe it's strawberry season already.

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  18. Allow me to be another strawberry admirer, Amy...they are so pretty, and perfectly summery for the June mantel. Love that silver birdie, too. xxx

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  19. Oh, Amy, the strawberries are really cute and all the other beautiful objects complement so well your June mantel!
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your sunflowers next month. Have a lovely new week! xx

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  20. Those strawberries are so adorable Amy. I do love how you decorate the mantel each month. I should really make more of an effort in my house. X

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  21. Your strawberries are so wonderful. I especially like the little pile of them, it adds so much to the whole mantle. Well done my friend.
    Meredith

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  22. The strawberries are really well done! Strawberries is the perfect decorating element for June. Do you have strawberry festivals in England? We have them here, usually with local churches. Enjoy your Sunday :)
    Wendy

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  23. Lovely June mantel Amy. Very pretty and seasonal X

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  24. Strawberries are perfect for June, the tea lights are adorable. What is the painting above the mantel?

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  25. Hi Amy :)

    Those strawberries are absolutely precious!

    Loved the pictures of your garden too.

    Don't give up on the bread making. It took me a whole summer to get it right ;)

    xo,
    rue

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  26. Lovely strawberries !! They helped me decide what's for dessert this evening ;-) !

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  27. These have to be the cutest strawberries I've ever seen Amy and they look wonderful on your mantel! Such a great idea to change things up each month and thanks for sharing the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  28. These have to be the cutest strawberries I've ever seen Amy and they look wonderful on your mantel! Such a great idea to change things up each month and thanks for sharing the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  29. Gorgeous mantel ! I love strawberry !

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  30. So pretty. Love the little pile of strawbs which are perfectly complemented by your tea light holders.

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  31. Love this month's mantle design, the strawberry theme is perfect for Summer :)

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  32. Love your crocheted strawberries! They look great on your mantel. We have a mantel in our living room, but we *live* in our den and so don't look at it much. I only change it twice a year.. Christmas and the rest of the year. :-) My dining table is what I switch out a lot. Enjoy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  33. Where has the time gone, strawberry season already...Love the tea light holders.

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  34. Your strawberries are so cute and are perfect for June! I wish I had a mantle.

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  35. I love the idea of monthly mantel but as I took the Easter decorations down only last week (!) I know a monthly mantel is something I could never achieve! I love the strawberries.

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  36. I do rather like the little pile of strawberries!

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  37. Lovely Amy, they are bright and cheerfully....
    Amanda xx

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  38. I love those strawberries! So cheery. :-)

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  39. Your June mantel is very pretty Amy. I love those wee crochet strawberries.
    Marianne x

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  40. Lovely! The strawberries look delish! :o)

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  41. Oh they are so sweet! Those strawberries are adorable, i'd love to do a monthly mantelpiece, but i'd end up forgetting haha xx

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  42. I always think of June and strawberries together! Lovely mantel and I love how it changes with the seasons.

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  43. I love it-perfect for June-especially those strawberries and pretty butterfly

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  44. Love the strawberries, the fruit of June.

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  45. Strawberries are just PERFECT for June! :-) Your mantel looks so cheery!

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  46. LOVE the strawberries so very much!!! They are so darn sweet! And your ceramic tea light holders are perfect for your vignette my creative friend! Here is to more making this week! Nicole xoxo

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  47. When we think of June we think of strawberries here in the UK so I love your strawberry-themed mantel - just perfect. Have a lovely week, Amy!

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  48. What a lovely mantel - the strawberry garland is adorable. Xxx

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  49. You've probably mentioned this somewhere before ... but is that a painting of Tarr Steps?

    I love the owl :)

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  50. Wow, is that nice!
    Have a great new week

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  51. Love, love, love the strawberries!
    Leanne xx

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  52. Love the strawberries. Have a great week, Amy.

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  53. Looks lovely Amy - just love the strawberries ... and with Wimbledon soon they fit perfectly!

    All the best Jan

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  54. Those strawberries really are cute. I love them. x

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  55. Love it! So sweet and inviting.
    Amalia
    xo

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