Sadly, I don't have any Christmas decorating to share yet
so I thought I would show you how 
I changed up our mantel to give it a wintry feel.

I used natural elements with a little blue mixed in.
I liked these branches from our yard since they have little buds on them -
plus they are free so I definitely like that!

It needed something more, so I just made this simple little garland 
out of twine and string - things I already had on hand. 

Next to the fireplace is my blue chair and this little stool 
that I got for $12 at a barn sale recently.

{ i would like to paint both items a more subtle shade of blue
but that's for another day - someday - maybe -
when I finally get around to it }

For Christmas, I will probably just add a couple things for the season - 
keeping it simple.

I hope to have some holiday decorating to share with you -
hopefully sometime before Easter : )

My daughter's birthday is this month also -
that means a sleepover at our house with 9 girls - YIKES!
(Why did I agree to that?)

~ i hope you are all enjoying the season so far - fa la la la la ~

~ ~ sharing here ~ ~


  1. Sigh! I wish I had a mantle! Love the blues and whites - very pretty for the season!


  2. Very pretty--and I love the branches! I have some branches, but right now I need something to put them in. :) Good luck with the sleepover! Dee :)

  3. Beautiful color on the chair and stool . . . sweet mantel decor . . . enjoy the season

  4. Oh, I LOVE this! So simple, but stunning with the pops of gorgeous blue!
    (Good luck with your slumber party:)

  5. I love to use bits and pieces of nature to decorate, this time of the year especially. The blue looks so pretty. I have blue mason jars that sit on my dining room table for most of the year. Soon I'll be filling them with vintage Christmas balls!! : ) 9 girls??? Oh my goodness!! My son's birthday is this month as well. He wants to see a new movie that's coming out. I'm sure we'll end up with a bunch of boys sleeping over as well. : )

    ~ Wendy

  6. Your mantel is looking oh so pretty. I love the natural elements you've added and the pops of pretty blue. Gorgeous combo.

  7. I like the combination of blue and white on your mantel. The natural twigs in the pitcher give it a wintery look for sure!

  8. The pop of blue is beautiful - great bargain on the little stool! -- Jan

  9. Joanne, is a beautiful Winter mantle! I love the twigs and the blue bottles. I can see that you could easily add a little Christmas to it and be ready to go. I love the chippiness of the blue chair and would not want to paint over it. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC.

  10. Hi Joanne, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.


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