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Simple Summertime Mantel & Vintage Jar

This past Saturday morning I was in a baaaaad spot. I was stuck at home with the kids, no cash for yard sales, and a solid 15 minute drive to the closest ATM–which at the time seemed completely daunting with two kids in tow. So what’s a girl left to do but scour the house for loose change. I was literally gathering quarters and dimes from the most random places when I stopped myself and realized I mean, who does that? Really. I was like an addict desperate for my next fix. It was ridiculous. Needless to say it didn’t happen that day. But I’ll be better prepared next weekend. Lesson learned, my friends. So what does that have to do with today’s post? Well today I’m sharing a simple summertime mantel and the star of the show is a lovely old old vintage jar I found while out junkin’ recently. I’m so excited share with you how I styled this purdy little jar on our mantel. Pieces like this one are what make me a crazed yard sale addict! And I’m ok with that.

Simple Summertime Mantel and Vintage Glass Jar
Vintage Glass Jar

How perfect are these sweet little peaches for summertime?! I adore this jar. Borderline obsessed actually. I did some Googling to find out more about it, but I didn’t come up with much. So if you know how old it is please tell me in the comments below! I think there’s just something so beautiful about a simple glass jar like this. I have several of them now–you might have seen the one I’m using in our master bathroom to store bars of soap. That one has a special story, so take a peek if you missed it. And if you’re curious about those yellow flowers, they are from Hobby Lobby.
Vintage Style Summer Mantel and Vintage Glass Jar

Now onto the rest of the mantel. I wanted this look to be super simple and easy, with the focus really being on the old jar and those cute peaches. Nothing fancy happening here, which is the way I like it.

Summertime mantel and Vintage Decor

Vintage Style Summer Mantel and Old Glass Jar

Vintage Style Summer Mantel and washboard

Simple Summertime Mantel and Vintage Glass Jar

Vintage Style Summer Mantel

Old books. Because I can’t style any mantel in life without using old books. And spindles. These two items are perfect for bringing a bit of symmetry to any mantel look.

Summertime Mantel Vintage Style and Old Glass Jar

Simple Summertime Mantel and Old Glass Jar

Summertime mantel and fireplace with vintage decor

So there you have it! Easy breezy summertime mantel. And a perfect spot to show off my new jar. I tell ya, there are few things I enjoy more in this life than the thrill of finding new goodies while out junkin’. Call me crazy, or really boring, but it’s seriously one of my favorite things to do. Have you found any awesome pieces recently? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about your junkin’ adventures. And be sure to track me down on social media, you can find me sharing all the things on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. xoxo

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The Comments

  • Julie
    June 9, 2016

    Love your mantlescape! Gives me inspiration to revamp a little spot in my house. I love the thrill of the hunt, I’m completely hooked! Found a lovely wool rug the other day for $22. Thanks for your post!

    • Sarah
      > Julie
      June 9, 2016

      That’s an awesome find Julie! Thanks for stopping by and happy hunting!

  • Becky
    June 9, 2016

    That is a really cute find. I love the peach detail. Your mantel is really pretty. I have so much fun changing out things on mine too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kim
    June 10, 2016

    Love the mantel. I’m always looking for ways to update mine. I find it difficult to come up with ideas but you’ve given me a few. And great junkin finds recently old baskets and old braided rug. Love your posts thanks for sharing.

  • Susanne Stewart
    June 10, 2016

    I love your jar! I got some of their yellow spring flower stems last weekend!! Your mantle looks great!

  • Jane
    June 10, 2016

    You really know how to work your magic! I love the jar (could they be apricots?!) and I never would have guessed these weren’t real flowers! Love, love everything—you inspire!


    • Sarah
      > Jane
      June 10, 2016

      Thank you so much Jane!

  • Kathie
    June 13, 2016

    i feel the same way about junkin’, sarah!! i inherited it from my dad. my mom says that he and i would go out every trash day when i was just 2 or 3 years old. i would stand on the seat next to him with my arm around his shoulder (this was back in the mid 50’s before seatbelts but somehow i survived!) there’s nothing more fun than scouting around on trash day and you find the most amazing things. and yard sales and estate sales – my heart goes pitty pat. enjoy! it costs almost nothing and you are saving pieces of history….

  • Chupacabra
    June 23, 2016

    My sweet sister gave my this vintage window frame for Christmas, and ever since I thought it would look so pretty with some little bottles of flowers hanging from it. Summer was the perfect time to try it, all the little blooms are from my garden, and it inspired a new Simple Summer Mantel.

    • Sarah
      > Chupacabra
      June 23, 2016

      Definitely! Sounds like a great idea.