Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Mantel 2013

Hello friends!

I wanted to share my Winter Mantel with you today.  

Like many of you, after the Christmas decorations come down, 
I'm left scratching my head, 
trying to figure out how I want things to look.

As many of you already know,
my mantel is always a challenge for me.

Here is what I came up with:

Everything I used I already had on hand,
except for the mercury glass hurricanes.
I picked them up at Michaels, this past weekend,
on clearance, for only $3.80 each!!  

How do you like my snowman pillow?
Yes, I sewed it myself.  
Not perfect (as I'm a beginner), 
but I think he's sweet anyway!

I love this photo above.
It just screams winter to me.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Winter Mantel today.

Wishing you a wonderful, toasty warm day!

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Barbara Eads said...

I love your winter mantel. I tend to leave mine the same year round except for Christmas. I also like that tiny tree. It looks real. The blue, silver and white are the perfect winter colors!

Victoria said...

Your winter mantel is too pretty and looks perfect! I think you did a wonderful job on your pillow too, looks very professional:)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Great deal on the hurricane lamps Gina, love the pillow too so cute! A great winter mantel!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooo pretty Gina!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gina...this is just perfect for winter! You really hit the jackpot with the hurricanes! Your pillow is darling, too! :)


NanaDiana said...

I love your winter mantle, Gina. Great job on the snowman pillow. You don't look like a beginner to me! xo Diana

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

So bright and cheery. Love the little balls of yarn. You have a beautiful mantel and fireplace too.

Debby said...

Perfect for winter. Love the mittens and the yarn and the colors.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

It looks absolutely awesome, Gina.

It looks wintery, fresh and crisp, love it.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love the blues and the whites!!
Lovely Gina!!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh I think you did a fabulous job-so pretty and yes wintery.

chateau chic said...

Love your winter blues, Gina! Very soothing and calming.
Mary Alice

Janet said...

Everything looks so pretty! I especially like yout little mitten garland!

Pattie Taylor said...

Looks good Gina, Your better than me I took everything down and put the same thing up that's there for summer. Happy New Year


Shelia said...

Hi Gina! Well, honey, if your mantel is a challenge for you no one would know! It's gorgeous!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bliss said...

Your snowman looks like the ornaments I made, so of course I love it.


jeanetteann said...

I did enjoy that Gina,it's lovely. So cooling as I am sweltering here. Well done on your cushion it's lovely.xx

Sherry said...

Very pretty Gina! Your mantel is perfect for winter. Great job on that adorable pillow.

srpprcrftr said...

Very pretty and wintery looking, great combo of colors and finishes. Love, love your mantel. You ought to do a tutorial for your adorable snowman pillow. So cute and very nicely done.
OH doggone it I forgot to check the candle holders at Michaels last week when we were there, shoot. Things go so fast too if you don't grab them up quick. Ah well maybe I'll find something I can't live without next time we go to town.
I do still have a few mercury glass hurricanes I bought a few years ago. Didn't put them away, keep them out all year so I can rotate them around the house.
After holidays seems like I'm stuck in a hole midway somewhere, what do you decorate for? Your wintery mantel gave me ideas, thanks.

Debbiedoo's said...

So pretty and so simple Gina~

Debbie said...

I love it. Comfy, cozy with a touch of the January blues.

My mantel is currently naked. I'm looking for inspiration.

Jo May said...

Gina my dear blog friend,I am in love,with handsome Mr Snowman,and yes these photo's are screamn' January winter weather,and I hear it loud and proud.I also took down Christmas and missed it so much I found myself wishing I'd left it longer.Now what??...the blue is perfect,but I left my red dishes for Valentines,my question is,How to incorporate the red dishes so as not to look like Christmas?
I'm going to dollar tree and pick up some "heart" platter's,etc.
btw I love those mercury glass,you sure got great buy.Mantel is perfect!!
~JO @ LoblollyLane

Maria Elena said...

Gina, your mantle looks sooo pretty! Love the pops of blue against the white and your pillow id fabulous! It looks store bought! Very nice!

Teresa said...

All screams Winter but in a cosy and elegant way. I'm fan of your style :)
Thank you for sharing! And congrats on the pillow. It's lovely and a nice touch to this "space".

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Another beautiful mantel Gina! The snowman pillow is adorable! Your a natural at sewing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Love, love LOVE the little garland. I might have to steal that idea from you!


Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I tried..but I could not pick one favorite thing! I like it ALL! My mantle says to ask you to come visit.

Kerry said...

I like the mitten garland and touches of blue (my fav color!) I so need to "winterize" my mantel...it's quite bare at the moment, thanks for the reminder!

Inspiredbeautyofcourse said...

Absolutely perfect. Simple but so lovely. Great job.


Kerin said...

Cute, cute.
Love the little mitten garland.... great addition!

On Crooked Creek said...

This is breathtaking, dear one!!! I love the blue and white mixed with the silver hurricanes!
What a fantastic purchase price!!! I agree your photo of the glass hurricane is stunning!!!
I adore your Snowman pillow!!!
I have one I bought years ago on an after Christmas $ale at an Antique Shop where there are a lot of Primitives!!!
Remember, I'm pretty much a Traditionalist...but this Snowman pillow is one I bring out first...long before Christmas and leave out until the Robin's return in Spring!!! I have a feeling that may be how you feel about your Snowman Pillow, too!!!

kitty said...

Cute mantle, Gina, and I love the mitten garland...so sweet. Great job on your smowman pillow, too. I need to check out Michaels and see what they have left.

ImSoVintage said...

Love your winter mantle and your snowman pillow is adorable. Great job.

Linda Primmer said...

Such a cozy mantel and cheerful. I love the white. It's so clean and fresh.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the winter mantle! I'm going to have to make myself a "faux" mantle so I can join in the fun!
The mercury glass and the icy blue is just perfect!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great winter mantel Gina. You are inspiring me to get busy and design something for my mantel.

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