Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winter Mantel 2016


My 2016 Winter Mantel doesn't
 beat around the bush,
it doesn't mince any words,
in fact, it's hard to miss
what it's all about.
In our home, we have an appreciation for SNOW and I've made it the theme for my winter mantel in a not so subtle way.




Yep, SNOW is front and center.

It all began with wooden letters that were painted white, a set of mini-skis and a few decorative snowflakes.


Some snow covered pine cones add a rustic touch.

Evergreens and snowflakes in a birch covered vase were placed on one side of the mantel.

A white moose stands in the spotlight thanks to the white mini-lights I have running along the back of the mantel.

A snow-like white feather boa and these faux snowballs create a wintry feel.


Although the items are meant to be cold in appearance, I like the contrast of the warmth from the candlelight...

...and from the fire below.

The cool with the warm tones help convey the feeling you get coming in from some outside fun in the snow to the cozy fireside.

Let's take a look at how I decorated the hearth area of the fireplace.

Snowflakes were hung from the curtain rod that is attached to the underside of the mantel.

A chair with a snuggly throw is ready to curl up in.

Wow! A bucket of snowballs amazingly doesn't melt when set next to the fire.

Some vintage ski poles are propped next to an urn filled with birch.







Some night time views...

It's great that we can see the real snow outside the front windows as we enjoy the coziness of the faux look inside.

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
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The Scoop at Stone Gable
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
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Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Talented Tuesdays at Home Remedies
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Winter Blues at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Northern Nesting
What's It Wednesdays at Ivy & Elephants
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
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Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
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Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

18 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful mantel decoration Lori. You used such perfect and each pretty elements to evoke the Winter season inside.
Your room looks like it came right out of a magazine.
FABBY

Carolyn said...

That is so beautiful...looks so cozy there by the fire!

Carolyn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, so perfect and your snow balls are fabulous.

Julia said...

Your mantel and hearth make me want to snug up with that blanket and read a book! Beautiful!

Julia said...

that would be 'snuggle' up!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I loove it! The birch logs, the ski poles, the snowballs, it is all fabulous! I did a "snowy owl" winter mantle this year. You might like it:) Stay warm and cozy!!! Our snow is coming all day Sat. into Sun......

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have created the cutest winter mantle and fireplace area. And you absolutely won me with your adorable bucket of snowballs, seriously how cute is that????

Hope you are staying warm and dry during this snowstorm.

Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for popping in and for your sweet comments about my winter's eve tablescape! : - )

BTW- I am your newest follower!

Calypso In The Country said...

This is such a perfect winter mantel! Love the mini skis and the snowballs!
Shelley

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Those snowballs! So cute! Like the ski poles to! Very cute mantle!

lifeonkayderosscreek.com said...

This is so pretty, warm and inviting. The snowballs are such a cute touch!

Marie Blackburn said...

What a pretty winter mantle! Just love all the elements you used to decorate it. The faux snowballs are a great touch too, especially sitting by the fire!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Winter mantel at my Show and Share Party...love those snowballs.

Blessings,
Linda

Chatfield Court said...

Love your winter mantel Lori. With the fire and candlelight, it looks so cozy and inviting. The snowballs are pretty fabulous too.

The Charm of Home said...

What a fun and warm mantel! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Mimi said...

Lori, your snuggly throw in front of your fireplace makes me WISH for snow! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

Carol said...

This is so charming, and looks so cozy by the fire. We are already looking at planting pansies and geraniums here in the AZ desert, so no time to do a wintry vignette!

Carol

thepaintedapron.com said...

Love Love Love your winter family room Lori, prettiest I've seen! The bucket of snowballs is adorable, and everything looks so cozy! I could happily spend the winter in that snuggly blanket :)
Jenna

Pat Cantwell said...

Lori,
Absolutely beautiful, dear one!!!
I l o v e SNOW, so this is something I would immensely enjoy!!!
The fire glowing is mesmerizing against the SNOW featured backdrop out~of~doors!!!
Fondly,
Pat