A Winter Mantel

I’m loving my simple winter mantel right now. Seriously- every time I walk by I think how much I love it – which is something considering how simple it is. Maybe after all the holiday decorations, I was just ready for something quiet and beautiful.

Actually, all of these things were a part of our Christmas mantel: I left the pine cone topiaries where they were and just grouped all the mercury glass together in front of my newly painted window frame.

How easy is that? I simply edited what I had and eliminated lots of holiday decorations, and voila! A pared down winter mantel.

I love seeing the candles lit- the warm flames against the cold glass…like our warm homes protecting us from the frigid air outside.

Or something. That’s as close as I get to waxing poetic around here.

How do you decorate in winter?






  1. love the window frame!

  2. I like your winter mantel. It’s really simple and elegant ;) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

  3. Thoughts for the day says:

    Looks awesome, I haven’t even finished with the taking down Christmas yet. Perhaps I should do some valentine hearts?

  4. I really like the window frame in the background. I think it helps show case your silver pieces. Nice arrangement!

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