Setting tables and creating mantelscapes. Those two activities have quickly moved to the top of my ‘Love To Do’ list TWSS. That makes me the most pathetic and boring person on the planet. But looking back through my overload of Mantel Posts, you people seem to love pathetic and boring! (Last year’s Winter Mantel was one of the most popular.) I happen to be quite smitten with my simple Winter Mantel this year!
I decided to regenerate some of the items from the recent Pink Christmas Mantel, and just evolve it in to Winter.
The fresh magnolia stems dried beautifully, so I gathered them in a clear vase and set them alongside the reindeer.
I yearn for clean and fresh after the Holiday decor comes down, so I polished my collection of silver candlesticks and clustered them at one end for more impact (and good height).
The tapers are a moody gray-blue I picked up from the Pottery Barn outlet ages ago.
Simple, clean and crisp…just like the feeling of a cold, snowy day.
|Are you imagining naked lounging on the sheepskin, in front of a fire? You are now. Freak.|
I wasn’t ready to pack away all the DIYs from Christmas, so some stayed behind as Winter decor. The Boxwood Wreaths are drying just as beautifully as the magnolia. They have retained their color, but gotten a little thinner. Fortunately I created them with green wreaths, so they’ve stayed looking full.
Hopefully the Snowy Pine Cones will bring us some real snow mojo this year! (Say that three times!)
It’s not a full-out Winter assault, but subtle enough to signal the colder season.
Did you pack up all your Holiday decor, or do you let some of it hang around for awhile?
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