Monday, January 16, 2017

Ski-Themed Winter Mantel

This year, my winter mantel is dedicated to my husband's love of downhill skiing.  While we both enjoy the sport, he has a real passion for it and makes every effort to get to our local ski resort as often as he can.

As a Christmas gift this year, our daughter had this very special sign made for him.

He was thrilled with it as the words sum up exactly how he feels.

And I loved it because of its rustic design and of course, I wanted to incorporate it into my winter mantel.

First thing I brought out was this ski decoration and it was placed beside the sign.

I put together some frosty arrangements for each side of the mantel.

I hung snowflakes from the metal wall-art that replaced the mirror that usually hangs over the mantel.

Below the mantel, more snowflakes hang from the curtain rod.

On the hearth, I placed a wooden crate filled with birch...

...and a black lantern with a few snowflakes inside.

The snowflake lanterns have battery-operated lights inside.

When lit, they create a cozy glow at night.

A similar effect is created by the twig lights I placed on the birch.

For any locals who ski ... might recognize the name of the black diamond run on the sign that was buried under the snow in the previous pictures ;)

Now, it's time to hit the slopes!

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  1. Wonderful mantle, and gorgeous pic of the mountains!

  2. Wow - I do love this! What a thoughtful present your daughter came up with. I love the snowflakes you added below the mantel. You've created a theme that takes your thoughts right to the mountain and skiing! Love the evening shots- perfect!

  3. I love it! The smaller skis are perfect too. Where did you get the snowflake lanterns? They are fabulous!

  4. How fun. And how creative. I love your Wintery Mantle. I hope you'll come over and visit the Fabulous January Party. Link up and add the party to your list!
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  5. Lori, your mantel is beautiful! It looks so cozy and bright at the same time. It is perfect for Winter! I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

  6. Beautiful ! Hugs and blessings , Cindy

  7. How beautiful, Lori! I love the sign. What a thoughtful gift. Your mantle looks gorgeous! Enjoy your day! Maria

  8. What a perfectly splendid mantle for skiing buffs! It's so whimsical and cute with its snowy awesomeness! Love all the snowflakes!

    I used to ski, but that was long ago in my youth. : - )

    Now I just remember it fondly and am glad I didn't break my body from all my falling. LOL.

  9. Very pretty....I love the peacefulness of it!

  10. This feels cozy over the web I can only imagine what it feels like in person. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  11. Beautiful! My family of skiers would love this! Your stone on the fireplace is gorgeous and I love the lit up logs!

  12. Lovely Mantel. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to see you again next week.

  13. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  14. I love your winter mantel and all the elements you incorporated into it. Loads of inspiration in here!

  15. Hubby and I haven't skied in years, but we do like to snowshoe. We have so much snow this year that we should ski. :) The sign is perfect and I love the frosty bottles. I started putting away the rest of my winter décor and am pulling out Valentines. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. This is really so clever and cute. Just love it.........
    and looks like Winter for sure.
    Enjoyed my visit.

  17. I love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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