Dressing Up For Summer

by Sherry

I wanted to make some changes in our family room and bring in some summer decor. This gorgeous canvas art piece from  Easy Canvas Prints was just what I was looking for.  I have always loved this vintage shell print from the The Graphics Fairy  so when Megan of Easy Canvas Prints offered me a free canvas I knew immediately what print I wanted to use.

Putting this print on canvas was no easy job because of the odd size and me wanting to keep the printed text on the top and bottom.  Megan worked wonders and achieved just the look I wanted. The photos don’t come close to showing you how vibrant the colors are.  Thank you  Easy Canvas Prints for this wonderful
gift!  Please take a moment and visit their site by clicking on my sidebar.  They can create a family portrait on canvas or just use your imagination and they can make it.

 

The urn is freshly painted and I added a glaze and a combination of brown and red paint to create the rust spots.  My hubby says the shell bottle I made looks like an alien from the side!
Added a couple of antique architectural pieces.

 

The Italian vases were a gift from my husband several years ago and they are still
one of my favorite things.

 

 

 

I love the canvas with the transferware and urn of shells.  It definitely feels brighter and lighter in the family room.  Now I am working on the mantel. This is always a challenge because the mantel piece is so narrow that it is impossible to layer things. It always feels to me like a row of little soldiers all lines up.

 

I recently won a $50.00 gift certificate to  Every Patio Furniture  from Stacy at Red Door Home.  The other giveaways I have won have all been more for me.  My hubby is excited this time to pick out some new grill accessories for him.  I am such a fan of Stacy and her blog.   If you are not familiar with Red Door Home you must stop by but be prepared to drool. Thank you Stacy!

There is still time to link to the Open House Party.  I hope to see you there.

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28 comments

Sherry April 28, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Sherry,
This is beautiful! Love the canvas print and the shells. This is my kind of decor! Thanks for linking up, I'll Be back later!
Sherry

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Bloggymom April 28, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Love all the shells. The blue urns are beautiful.

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Shelia April 28, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Hi Sherry! Everything looks beautiful and those vases are so gorgeous! I've never seen anything like them before! Love all of the shells too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions April 28, 2011 - 3:12 pm

The canvas turned out great, Sherry! What a great idea, too, for those graphics Karen shares. It's a nice size for your table, too.

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Red Door Home April 28, 2011 - 3:16 pm

Your summer table is perfection! Mirror, baskets, shells – I love it all.

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AntiqueChase April 28, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Love your "summer"…!!

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High Street Cottage April 28, 2011 - 3:42 pm

I love it, Sherry!

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[email protected] April 28, 2011 - 3:50 pm

I love seeing the shells on so many things. It's a nice summer theme.

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Pamela April 28, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Everything here is gorgeous Sherry!
I love the blue Italian urns…so stunning!
Great idea of putting the shells in the urn!

I have always found decorating a mantle a challenge! You said yours is too narrow . My old house the mantel was so huge it swallowed everything up that i put on it!

Your home is so beautiful!!
Pamela xo

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Richard Cottrell April 28, 2011 - 4:41 pm

Shells are always good for summer. I got mine other the other day.Thanks for sharing, Richard at My Old Historic House

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting April 28, 2011 - 5:37 pm

BEAUTIFUL Sherry! I love it all!! Martina

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Debra April 28, 2011 - 5:42 pm

That looks beautiful! I love your canvas. I will definitely pay them a visit. 🙂

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Olive Cooper April 28, 2011 - 6:38 pm

Sherry, the print and shells with the urn recall the beach in a very upscale way…love them. ♥O

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At The Picket Fence April 28, 2011 - 7:16 pm

Hi Sherry! Those italian vases your hubby gave you are just gorgeous! And it is sooooo dreary here that I will live vicariously through your summer-y decorating to help brighten my spirits! 🙂
Vanessa

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Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage April 28, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Fantastic re-do! I love that canvas! I have that image saved to my harddrive waiting for the right thing to use it for! Great minds think alike! I'm having another yardsale Mothers' Day week-end, weather permitting! The last one paid for my kitchen reno, this one will pay for some new landscaping (hopefully)! Hope you can make it! Good luck on selling your house!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) April 28, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Stunning. Your entire vignette is gorgeous. I love your canvas print, it is so pretty. The urn is beautiful and I love that bottle that you made, plus the transferware vases are so pretty. I drool over that mirror when I see it and the table. Both are lovely. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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Erin April 28, 2011 - 10:10 pm

Love this vignette!!! I do love the canvas, and I think the colors are gorgeous, so I can only imagine how much more so in person! Stacy does have a fabulous blog and I think she's pretty darn nice too!

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The enchanted home April 28, 2011 - 10:37 pm

I just loooove your summer inspired table..so well done! The vases are stunning..your hubby has good taste! The shells are a nice touch…very beautifully done! Looks like a magazine ad!

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A Vintage Vine April 28, 2011 - 11:34 pm

The canvas is perfect….I am loving the color and the shell theme….I used one similar recently..GF rocks for great free prints! I always frame her stuff…Looks like I need to try putting them on a canvas…Thanks for sharing!

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lvroftiques April 28, 2011 - 11:38 pm

Those lidded vases are KILLER!!!! They'd be some of my favorite things too *winks* And the canvas turned out great! Vanna

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Cindy April 28, 2011 - 11:43 pm

Wow Sherry, I love your vignette!

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Sherry April 28, 2011 - 11:49 pm

Thanks for linking it up!
Sherry

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At The Picket Fence April 29, 2011 - 7:37 pm

Thank you for linking up all of this loveliness to Inspiration Friday this week Sherry! 🙂
Vanessa

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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage May 1, 2011 - 3:52 am

Hi Sherry~ Love your pretty canvas print~what a great piece and love your vases too~they are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at FNF 🙂

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Maya @ Completely Coastal May 4, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Shell print on canvas looks fabulous!! The entire vignette is so nice. The bottle is cute -I see no alien there, haha!

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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made May 5, 2011 - 2:33 am

Beautiful summer arrangement! Gives me hope that warm weather IS really coming! Love those vases (keep them AND the hubby!) Thanks for posting!

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Becca May 5, 2011 - 11:12 am

Love your coastal vignette !! The canvas is awesome … your mirror is beautiful, too !! Alien? What alien ?! 🙂

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style May 8, 2011 - 1:13 am

Sherry, I love the look of your new summer vignette. I still am in love with that table. Wish I could find one like it. Thanks for sharing this at WUW.

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