Layla and Kevin's Summer Fun Link Party is still in effect (those guys know how to have a good time!), so I figured I'd share our foyer bookcase for summer while we're at it.
So, to really check this out, you kinda have to stand far back. 'Cause I went big this time. I've been wanting to do something cool with the two vintage oars I won in a giveaway from Frugal Farmhouse Design this time last year. I'm considering hanging them above the couch in our family room (and taking down the black ledge shelves) but for now I decided to break them out for the summer foyer bookcase. I knew I wanted them on top, leaning against the wall (we have a lot of open space there since its two stories). I was hoping I could cross them over each other in a "X", but they just wouldn't stay:( After playing around with them a bit, this was the best and safest (don't want them falling down on the ol' toddler!) formation I could come up with.
Next up, I added the vintage glass fishing float that my mom got me last year for Mother's Day. I love the color it brings to the vignette, plus it helps rock the nautical vibe without being too over-the-top cheesy. I wanted some more brown and wood here, so these old letterpress printing blocks (from my first ever trip Brimfield) did the trick. (Plus, they are for our wedding anniversary, July 29th, which is right in the middle of the summer.)
driftwood that I found on a beach on one of our summer visits to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Behind it is a smaller version of the brushed silver shadowbox frame from the mantel with another Vintage Printable seashell print (I made sure to choose one that had some blue and green in it to coordinate).
Lastly, I just had to switch out the books on the bottom shelf for new ones in sea foam and green, and I felt like everything (color, shape, size) was balanced:)
Thanks again, Layla!! The weather here has been HOT (like in the 90s) the last few days, so I'm finally feeling like summer is here, yay!