Mantle Decor || Roadtrip!!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Hello friends! Hope your summer has been so great! We’ve been checking off our bucket list and enjoying the sunshine! Have you taken a vaycay yet? We are so excited to be heading out on our road trip next week! First trip as a family of 6! (besides moving…but that doesn’t count in my mind because we didn’t stop anywhere fun on the way! Also, we had alllll our stuff with us…that won’t happen this time…but it will feel like it! 😉 )

I was getting tired of my 4th of July mantle decor and knew I couldn’t leave it that way while we were off galavanting through the U.S. so here’s what I came up with! A great transition between summer and fall decor: Roadtrip! I just gathered things from around the house (and “borrowed” some camping gear from my hubby :-D) and I’m loving how it turned out!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

It might be considered more camping/wanderlust/outdoorsy than road trip…call it what you will. I layered in lots of colors, textures, and fun vintage items!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

The banner I made myself, most other things have been picked up over the years at antique stores, flea markets, or were gifts.

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Picnic basket from Journey…and no I’ve never used that coffeemaker…it looks a little like lead poisoning on the inside.

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Love my husbands vintage Coleman lantern…does it work? I think so??? But either way, it looks fabulous on the mantle!!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

This sign was a gift from my in-laws when we moved to Ohio and I use it all the time! Actually, they gave us that old toy projector and the hiking guide books! They have great taste and an eye for awesome antiques!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Again the toy projector, hiking guides…and those wood pieces are from the tree in our front yard that blew over at our Ohio house! The camera I picked up at a flea market.

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

When decorating your mantel with road trip/camping items, flannel is non-negotionable item. There must be flannel 😉 and maps. And travel reads. And that suitcase is worthless for anything but decor. And it smells like a musty attic….but it looks on point!! That Roadside Americana book contains quirky and cool roadside attractions…we will be stopping at our fair share of those on our great adventure! Can’t wait!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

 

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Well, I think that about wraps it up! What’s on your mantle right now? I’d love to see it! I certainly enjoy “shopping” my home and putting together something fun and unexpected!

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Mantle Decor || Roadtrip! eventuallycomplete.com

Hope your summer finishes well and soon we can all look forward to pumpkin spice everything!!! Woohoo! But first…I need a vacation 😉

Looking forward to posting about our trip here in the near future! Summer on friends!

Press on!
Jaimi S.

One thought on “Mantle Decor || Roadtrip!!

  1. Jaimi – just thought I would share how you can rid of the musty smell in the suitcase (or anything else that has an odor to it – like old furniture and room that’s been closed up too long). Go to the fish supply dept of walmart, target, wherever – and buy the charcoal filter refill (it’s like $3). I just set mine in an old suitcase I bought, and leaving it sit with the lid closed for about a week and then the odor was gone and I could use it for it’s intended purpose (storing my Dad’s old scrapbooks from his military school days). We bought a used sofa for the man cave, and it smelled musty from being in someone’s storage. I put a new charcoal filter on a towel underneath the sofa, and in two days, the odor was gone. And for sure – always keep the charcoal where the littles can’t get to it.
    Changing the mantle out with different themes is a cool idea – and it looks great!

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