Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Welcome Mantel

After taking down the Christmas mantel décor earlier this month, I decided to embrace the seasonal weather we are having and created a

Winter Welcome Mantel

 
Come have a seat by the fire while I show you the details.
 


On the left side of the mantel, I've perched a snow-white owl (found last year at a local boutique) on a black candlestick. Some greenery, snowflakes and a "Winter Welcome" sign add to the theme.

In the middle of the mantel, I created a "Gone Skiing" (so us!) sign on the computer and put it in a frame and tucked it along with a ski ornament into some birch pieces.
 
This picture below is a better shot of how the birch pieces are laid on the mantel with white mini-lights underneath.
 
 
On the right side of the mantel, a little snowman is inviting you to enjoy winter's welcome.

    After Christmas, I hate taking down all the lights so I always leave some on the mantel and around the mirror and work them into whatever seasonal décor I've got going on there.


Below, you can see how I hung snowflakes at various heights from the curtain rod under the mantle.

 
 
More birch logs are placed in a brown box on the hearth.  White mini-lights, a snowflake and part of a ski pole are also tucked inside.
 
This fireside hearth lantern is given a "birch accent" with a candle riser inside.
 
 
 
Hope you've felt the thrill instead of the chill of
Winter's Welcome!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be linking this post to these terrific blogs:
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style




14 comments:

suzyq said...

So lovely to see those gorgeous snow flakes.....we are experiencing a hot summer here in Australia at the moment. Somehow, after what I have heard on the news I'm guessing many of you are sick of seeing snowflakes!!
Suzyq

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I adore your wintery mantle, love the idea of leaving up the cold snowy winter decor...I left up some sleds on my coffee table and some old wood pieces by the fireplace...good to pay winter it's do,,,loved the post...

allisamazing said...

Your winter mantel is lovely! I love the owl!

Betty W said...

You did a beautiful job decorating it. Love the pillar candleholders and the owl.

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful! My mantel is stuck in that dull -after Christmas-before spring-phase. Thanks for the inspiration!
-Shelley

Nita Stacy said...

I love your winter mantel! It's fun to decorate with snowflakes for January! I'm with you...I decided I loved the twinkle lights inside my fireplace so much...that I've left them there and might leave them from now on. Oh...I might take out over summer just for a change...but love how they light up my fireplace. Twinkle lights are always good.

Ornate Splendor said...

Wonderful Winter mantle! Love the "gone skiing" sign and the snowman and snowflakes. Well done! Hugs, Catherine

Kathy Olson said...

So cute! It's a nice way to celebrate the winter season after taking down all the Christmas things. Loved it!

tablescapesbybev said...

Love this mantel. Those snowflakes are perfect!

Christine Vandormolen said...

very cozy...luv it...Christine from Little Brags

From the Old InkWell said...

You've created a wonderful winter wonderland on your mantel. The lights and birch logs on the hearth are a great idea!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! i love the owl! i am ready for winter to be gone though so i think i need a winter go away mantle! ;)

Debra Oliver said...

Love this!!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh what a pretty winter white mantelscape!I also love the stone work of your fireplace...looks gorgeous! Love the snow flakes hanging under the mantle and the lantern on your hearth create beautiful ambiance:)Well done! Hugs, Poppy