Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Mantel

This is the mantel that I used for Christmas, but since it didn't have any red in it, I decided to keep it for the duration of winter.
It is full of woodsy, earthy colors that go perfectly with my sofa and the rest of the room.
I know some people miss the bright Christmas colors, but I felt like my rooms were more calming when I put all the red Christmas decor away for another year.  I like the calming effect of winter whites, winter greens and the rusty shades of brown.
All I need to do is replace the evergreens every once in awhile with clippings from the pine trees outside to keep it looking fresh.
Wooden sleds, ice skates and rusty snowflakes carry on the winter theme.
I love to change my pillow covers and look for any excuse to do so.  New winter covers complete the winter white/woodsy effect. 
A few lit candles, a comfy knit throw, a mug of hot chocolate, and a good book make  the winter nights go quickly and quietly.
Linking with
The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell 


Lucille said...

Such a beautiful and comforting decor. All that is missing is a nice cup of hot chocolate! You have such a knack for putting the right things together! Take care!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your mantle and warm colors. Such pretty pictures, love the shots with your pretty!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your mantel looks beautiful! You created such a cozy corner!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Very pretty and serene.

Nature gives us such beautiful decorations, doesn't it?

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty! It is perfect for the season, I love the colors you used.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Just beautiful!

Gone Country said...

Your winter mantel is lovely! So many times we think of only decorating spaces for a holiday rather than a season. Yours will last you through the winter season and remind you of winter even though you're comfy & cozy indoors!

I like how you photographed it as well.

Ginny said...

Very pretty and calming. Thank you for sharing.

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