head diy Design Fanatic: Winter Mantel

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Mantel

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I think it's  difficult to decorate after  Christmas and before the anticpation of Spring....meaning January.
Some leave wreaths or little trees with  pinecone on them. That could work as long as you just have a few.

I  pulled together a few accessories together from all over the house. 

The large white vase with bare branches had ornaments on it for Christmas. I thought I'd keep the branches up for Winter.  

I saved the pine branches and pine cones from our Christmas centerpiece. 
See the large blue Ball jar on the right?

Southern Belle Magazine had a post on their Facebook page awhile back that said 
"Why not start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome things happened that year." 

As you can see, there's already a piece of paper with something written on it. 
Can't wait to see what great stories and events it will be filled with. 

What fun things do you have planned this year? Any new things you're trying or doing? Any resolutions?
No resolutions here, but I am back on a lower carb diet so my skinny jeans will be a little more comfortable. Seems they "shrunk" a little bit from all those good Holiday goodies. 



  1. Your mantel looks gorgeous. I love hte champagne bucket with the greenery. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  2. This is gorgeous. Yes, very warm this weekend. We put out 73 bags of mulch and need a few more. Now raining all week.

  3. Very pretty! I'm ready for a revamp of my mantle but I can't decide what to do. I'm well now & getting back on the exercise/eating good bandwagon!

  4. I like it! I am still working on my mantel. Maybe I need to head out and get some branches!

    It was warm here on Saturday but by Saturday night through today it has been below freezing!

  5. Hi Pam- we did have the warm up here but were back to the temps that are more normal. Your mantel looks great! I'm still working on my ideas for mine. I need to focus! I think at this time of year were all anxious to try something new! The jar with notes is a good idea! Sometimes we need to be reminded that a lot of good does happen but we tend to dwell on the negatives.

  6. This is gorgeous the champagne bucket is a favorite and that bird is adorable!


  7. Looks great! I have to get some photos up of my winter mantel. I love the jar idea, I've seen that somewhere else too. I have to remember to do that..and to polish my champagne bucket! Yours is so shiny!! :)

  8. Beautiful winter mantel! I love the idea of the empty jar to be filled with notes!

  9. Your winter mantel is just lovely, Pam!

  10. What a beautiful Winter mantel...luv that jar idea.


  11. Your mantle is lovely and I am so eyeing your silver champagne bucket! I love that! The jar of memories is so neat! I would love to try it, but know that I would totally forget to write anything down. I am so bad! My plans this year are just to organize and decorate on a budget!

  12. Love your 'Winter Mantel'. It is so peaceful and serene. I am your newest follower and look forward to reading your future posts.
    Have a Nice Day,


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