Friday, January 8, 2010

Winter Mantle

Seasonal decorating adds a lot of character to your house. It helps me enjoy the season a little more too. My winter look consists of silver beaded garland, tall silver trees, glass ice skates, candles, clear snowflakes, glass and candles. I filled the hurricane on the far right with Epsom Salt to make it look like snow. The rest of the stuff are things I scored on after Christmas clearance sales.








I love these ice skates. They are my two very favorite ornaments that I am re-using for Winter. Now if we can just get a for real snow day!

All the silver, white, and lights make me happy. Strands of white lights are $ .30 at Wal-Mart right now. I bet you have something you could spray paint silver and sprinkle with glitter.

Take some flower vases that you are not using right now, turn them upside down and top them with white votive candles.

Blue accents would be really pretty too. I wanted to spray paint twigs from the trees outside and put them in a vase filled half way with Epsom Salt (snow) but I ran out of room. It's cute though, really cute. Whether it is a centerpiece for your kitchen table, the top of a bookcase or a mantle, a little touch of Winter indoors is peaceful and serene.

I just added this post to The Inspired Room Winter Ideas page.

11 comments:

Lauren said...

I am loving the set up! Such great ambiance!

marietta said...

Anna... I lurrrvvvvveeee the painted white brick. It's perfect. Did you do it?

Alison said...

Beautiful! I LOVE it!

Geidlbots said...

You are making me tired. I just took down all our Christmas decor and never considered winter decor!! It is so pretty. I would really like to get my house back to normal and then I can think about more decor! Christmas+illness=a mess.

Anonymous said...

BEE-YOU-TI-FULLL!!! I'm impressed.

And your yummy menu items are all home runs...can i pick which ones i get to join you for?

ok good thank you. i'll be there for all of 'em.

Did your hubby just faint? haha

Here's a fun tip for some great cookies - the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips - oh wow they make the BEST cookies!!!

Love YOU!!!

Y'Mama

Karen said...

Your mantel is gorgeous. This one AND the Christmas one! I love the big snowflakes and the giant Christmas ornaments in the last one.

Karen said...

Your mantel is gorgeous. This one AND the Christmas one! I love the big snowflakes and the giant Christmas ornaments in the last one.

The American Homemaker said...

that looks so pretty :)

the Fosters said...

The mantle looks great! Lovin it! I know you are having so much fun decorating your new home!

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I hopped over from The Inspired Room. Your blog was a great find!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your mantle is so pretty! Thanks for linking!!