Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Mantel



(Thank you to One More Time Events and Knick of Time for featuring this post!)

Hi, everyone!  I just got the last of my Christmas decorations down as I'm finally starting to feel better.

After enjoying all of the holiday decor around my home since November, I was anxious to put it all away and start with a fresh, clean slate.

I decided to start with my mantel.  I wanted a lighter look so I kept up the chippy white door that I had up for my Christmas mantel, here.

On one end I placed this worn, enamel pitcher...






...and filled it with dried pussy willows...






Then I hung this dried lavender wreath that I got last year on the door as a focal point...






Next I added 3 cardboard canisters that I got from my mom (they used to be on this shelf here.)  I like the texture and earthy color that they add.






I layered a couple of old books with a small silver urn that I got while shopping with Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) in Chicago last summer.  She took us to the cutest shop called Tattered Tiques and this was one of my purchases from there.






It's monogrammed with the letter 'P' which has no significance to me...I just liked it!






On the other end I placed a silver candelabra with a tag made by a friend hung on it...






And finally, I strung up my burlap and rhinestone banner again.






So there you have it...my new winter mantel!





We've been spending a lot of time in front of the fire (as you can see by the ash that I neglected to clean up before taking pics...oops! I could've cropped it out, but instead I'm keepin' it real :)






The temps have been in the single digits and they're heading for below zero!






Hope you're keeping warm in your neck of the woods!






Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!





I'm linking to these wonderful blogs:  Cozy Little House
                                                        Coastal Charm
                                                        My 1929 Charmer
                                                        Knick of Time
                                                        A Stroll Thru Life
                                                        One More Time Events
                                                        Savvy Southern Style
                                                        Ivy and Elephants
                                                        Common Ground
                                                        Jennifer Rizzo
                                                        French Country Cottage
                                                        No Minimalist Here
                                                        Revisionary Life

62 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the door and banner and how you kept everything super light!

    Happy New Year!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  2. Hi Susan,
    The vignette is gorgeous as always. Love the urn you got while on your visit here in Chicago last summer. I think the P stands for Perfect. It fits in that space perfectly! Love it all. Looks great.
    Kris :)

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  3. Susan- It looks great. Freshened up for a fresh new year. You said the P has no significance to you? Yes, it does! It stands for PERFECT! It is the PERFECT PIECE! hahaha- I just now see that that KRis above me said PERFECT...okay- I am changing mine to PLEASED You are PLEASED that it is the PERFECT PIECE. xo Diana

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  4. Looking pretty and I comforted to know I am not the only one who buys random monograms. I have lots of monogrammed linens too. xo, olive

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  5. Looks so pretty!
    Oh...and I love your new header!

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  6. You create the best mantels, Susan! I always love seeing what you come up with...and this one is no exception!!!
    Mary Alice

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  7. looks perfect, love the little silver monogrammed piece!

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  8. Oh, I like it! Love the cardboard canisters. And you can't go wrong with that door. Chippy and earthy is good. Great look!
    Brenda

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  9. Forgot to say I like your new banner.
    Brenda

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  10. I really love the cardboard canisters...the texture is great. Your mantel is beautifully done.

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  11. Ash or no ash, it's fabulous. Actually, I wouldn't have noticed because I was so distracted with your beautiful vignette. Love every element!

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  12. Beautiful and simple - as always, I love it.

    I made some changes to our house ( not done yet) and one shelf in the dining room was created with you and Kris in mind. I decorated my white shelf with metal bits and pieces and very little color which is quite different for me. I love it.

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  13. Love your mantel. It's always so nice to start over after the holidays with a clean slate.

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  14. This is so pretty and perfect for the cold winter months! I totally fell in love with your banner and I am left with tons of burlap from making them as gifts. Would you mind if I borrowed the idea? The rhinestones add a nice touch of elegance.

    Sorry you were down for the count. No way to end or start a year. Hope you feel better with each day. It's freezing here, too. 9 below right now but warming up to 0 tomorrow!

    XO,
    Jane

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  15. Very pretty mantel with natural elements to warm it up. It's the perfect place to sit on these cold winter nights!

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  16. I love every single element of your beautiful new mantel vignette! Now I have to go looking for pussy willows!

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  17. Your mantel is lovely - I like it all. I so wish I had a fireplace both for the mantel and the heat. High of 32 today in Dallas - Yuck!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  18. It looks nice. I love that banner and may borrow the idea as well. It is freezing here too. Stay warm and cozy.

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  19. The burlap and rhinestone banner is adorable. Your mantel looks so cute. It looks like a wonderful place to stay warm!

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  20. Susan,I love what you did with your mantle. Love the pussy willow and of course the dried lavender. That silver piece you got when with Kris is a favorite of mine. Glad you are feeling better.

    Cynthia

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  21. I am so envious of your Winter Mantel for many reasons, one being that you always find the most beautiful combinations of items and your mantel switched from Christmas to Winter as mine is still donning the Christmas glitters!…and I love the juxtaposition of the burlap and "diamonds"..the diamond in the rough banner…just beautiful!!

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  22. This is beautiful! It all looks so fresh and vintage - love it! Hope you're enjoying the New Year! Hugs, Leena

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  23. the lavander wreath is definitely my favorite!! I would make one if I didn't kill every single lavander plant I bought so far...

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  24. Love your winter mantel...so pretty!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. Beautiful mantel....love the patina!

    xoxo
    Kathelen

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  26. Wondering if the dried lavender still has a nice scent???

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  27. You are an expert at playing with colors. Lovely! XOXO

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  28. I so love the way you have decorated your mantle,it's lovely.

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  29. I love all the different textures you have going on. That wreath is just beautiful. Happy winter. Alaina

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  30. Susan, I love your mantel, and your personal flare. Love the lavender wreath, but wonder..does it shed every time you move it around? Kris said she thinks the P stands for perfect, but I think it stands for Panoply ;) (hint, hint).
    Staying inside today, that's for sure! Brrrrr!

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  31. Love the mantel and the colors are great. Hope you can come by and share it at One More Time Events…http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/01/transforming-christmas-into-valentines.html Tammy

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  32. Your mantel looks beautiful Susan!! LOVE the lavender wreath on the door along with all your other pretty accessories!

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  33. So glad to hear you feeling better. I looks like your decorating skills are as good as ever. I love your winter mantel. It's fabulous.

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  34. It looks FANTASTIC...you have given me inspiration to change up my humdrum mantel and see if I can get as much charm as you did......:)
    here from Cozy Little House.

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  35. Susan ... WOW ... I really like this Mantel. Gives me inspiration for mine.
    Found your Post on Knick of Time.
    Blessings for 2014 and forever.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  36. Your winter mantel looks so pretty! I love the neutral colors and textures you used together.

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  37. Lovely. Like the header too! Stay warm if that is possible..

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  38. Oooooooooh you had me at lavendar wreath. :)

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  39. So very pretty!! Your mantel is gorgeous!! Have a wonderful day, Lori

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  40. Hi Susan, love the earthy look! The P definitely stands for 'pretty'! I love the cardboard canisters! Glad you're feeling better. Not too cold here lately. Stay warm my friend!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. Gorgeous winter mantel!! I adore the chippy shutter! What a great piece! I am working on my mantel too and it is just not coming together!

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  42. Isn't it a wonderful thing, after feeling sick, to have the energy once again for decorating? Loving your mantel and especially that pot with the P!
    Hugs
    Becky

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  43. Susan,
    I am quite smitten with your chippy white door above the mantle, dear friend!!!
    Your layering, blended with varying textures and the monochromatic color palette, is quite soothing!
    It's been double digits for today on my side of the Prairie...but still quite chilling!!!
    Keep those home fires burnin'!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. Your mantle is lovely with the soft white and naturals. Very winter, yet a pretty winter (not that cold stuff I'm seeing outside my window, which is pretty but with conditions -- like you have to shovel it!) Really beautiful!

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  45. I love, love, love it. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  46. from the natural colors
    to the chippy charm
    and the glint of silver

    i love everything about
    your winter mantel

    i've brought back Fridays Unfolded
    and would love for you to share!

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  47. Hi Susan,

    Your mantle is perfect for winter - looks great! I am in Columbus, Ohio and it really has been cold!

    Would love you to visit, just posted my winter decor today - took a little time off after new year started.

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  48. Inspiring! Now that I'm inspired...I just need TIME. :) Happy New Year, Susan.

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  49. Simply beautiful- you have a real gift for that, Susan!

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  50. Thanks for the little nudge to get my "just took the Christmas down" mantel to look pretty again!

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  51. Looks beautiful! Love the wreath and the silver urn. You know, that "P" could represent Pat. Lol
    I hope you're staying warm! Our temps are better, although nothing like what you experience, and we had sunshine today. That seems to always make everything better!

    xo
    Pat

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  52. What a lovey mantel! It's so serene and perfect for Winter! I adore the monogrammed silver! Have a great weekend!

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  53. I love chipped paint and enamelware! Gorgeous :)

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  54. Your mantle looks beautiful! Love your chippy piece!
    xx
    Anne

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  55. Hi…. Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at One More Time Events….Thank you for sharing! Hugs Tammy

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  56. Beautiful mantel, Susan! Thanks for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'm featuring you tonight!

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  57. Lovely, simplicity! Thank you for sharing. Kari

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  58. Oh this is pretty too Susan! My mantel has been empty since Christmas. I have not been inspired. Maybe today? I love the paper canisters. Love the rustic look! And the chippy goodness.. I think the P stands for pretty!

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