a burlap wreath and magnolia leaves make a light, simple, fresh and natural summer fireplace mantle
Recently I made a burlap wreath inspired by Lori at Girls in the Garden's Ballard Design wreath. (You can read how I made this wreath here) I have to say I LOVE my burlap wreath and decided to keep the mantle decorations simple, natural and fresh using only a few items and Magnolia leaves picked fresh from our beautiful trees. Had to keep my recent Redneck Wineglass birthday present up there too - faaar right. :)
Both bloom extensively and effusively and there's nothing like the smell of a magnolia bloom wafted on the warm summer breeze! Too early for blooms yet this season, this bloom is from last year. But look at those beautiful, glossy leaves. That's what I wanted to use.