This is the very easiest way you can give your mantel a Summer update. Buy a pineapple, or two, or three. Stick the tops in some water—preferably in some pretty little containers:
Instant Summer! Right? I think the tips of mine are turning a little brown because they’re under an air vent. Nevertheless—they’re fairly easy to replace.
By the way, my little collection of milk glass seems to have found a permanent home on our mantel. Even if your mantel is pretty shallow, you can still group together several smaller pieces for impact.
My dad taught me this trick that you probably already know. . . Just put the top of the pineapple in water, wait for it to root and then plant it in soil. It’ll grow a beautiful, tropical plant:
Can you tell I’m still trying to convince you that pineapples are trending?