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!
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!
The banner I made myself, most other things have been picked up over the years at antique stores, flea markets, or were gifts.
Picnic basket from Journey…and no I’ve never used that coffeemaker…it looks a little like lead poisoning on the inside.
Love my husbands vintage Coleman lantern…does it work? I think so??? But either way, it looks fabulous on the mantle!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!