Vintage Gas Can

Independence Day Mantel and a Trip!

I am so excited I feel this Independence Day is especially for me!

I know it isn’t, but I feel like it is. Why you might ask?  It’s really hard to get Mr. C to take a trip.  He loves being at home and it’s like pulling teeth to get him out. Well, we were sitting outside this morning enjoying the beautiful weather….when I did a search for, can’t tell you now it will give it away!

Well anyways, we are leaving tomorrow morning for the weekend away.   Now that might be nothing for you, but trust me…you have no idea how hard it is to get Mr. C out!

I am so excited, did I mention that? The place we are going to is freakin cool, where we’ll be eating is beyond freaking cool and what we are doing,well who knows.  So wish me happiness this weekend.

Oh, by the way, this Sunday’s Best is on, and hope to see you there.  I’m pushing it back to 4 P.M… we might not be home early!

But before we leave I wanted to share with you our Independence Day Mantel.

Warning, I think somethings wrong with my old Nikon, cause it’s been taking some funky pictures!

Independence Day Mantel

You know how I roll by now, thrift store finds, garage sales and flea markets is where my treasures are from.  Can’t beat the prices!

Vintage Window

The window was a freebie, a house two blocks up is being renovated and I scored 9 of this beauties.

The blue and white quilt looking piece is actually a casserole cozy cover, when I spotted it for a buck I knew it was being used for my mantel.  The mason jars I found at garage sale for $2 bucks, couldn’t pass them up! And no painting!

Vintage Books and Mason Jars

The books were scored last weekend at the BEST garage Ive ever been to in my life.  I can’t wait to share with you the treasures I found!  I went back 3 days in a row…each day they brought out new stuff!

Independence Day Mantel

I used bandanas like I did for our Patriotic Kitchen.  Red bandanas were tied around the candlestick to provide more color. On top of the candlestick is a matching cup to the enamel coffee pot with a candle inside.   The ironstone creamer as a fabric ball inside.

Vintage Casoline Can

I added a recent flea market vintage gas can and another fabric ball.

Vintage Gas Can

A simple, Independence Day mantel!

Hope all of you have a great weekend!

Please stop by and share you creativeness at Sunday’s Best, Sunday, 4 p.m.

Also, be safe!!!!


  1. says

    Your mantel looks really pretty, Cathy! I love the books and the flags in the mason jar. Simple, yet a wonderful patriotic look. I can’t wait to see what else you found at that garage sale, it sounds like it was the garage sale to end all garage sales! : ) Happy 4th!

  2. says

    Pretty mantel! Good for you guys for getting away this weekend – especially for getting your husband to agree to that! But why is it a surprise where you’re going?!

  3. Addie says

    No!!! I am sorry, “the best garage sale ever” will be at my house when I am dead!!!! My kids already joke about how they will just open the doors and let people freely take what they want. So there is less work for them to haul it away….no appreciation for years of treasures!!!!
    Have a happy 4th!!!!

  4. says

    Love, Love, Love this mantel. My hubby wants me to throw away my old window pane in the garage. All it needs is a little white paint (I really want to get that done soon) and it will be mantel ready. The blue cups on the candle holders with the candles placed inside are genius for that patriotic look. Love it!

  5. says

    Your mantel looks adorable. I’m new here, so while you’re away (have a wonderful time) I’ll be reading more of your blog. It all looks so cute, and I’m a garage sale type person as well. :)

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