December 4, 2013

GIVING MY MANTEL A WINTRY FEEL

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 ~ ~



11 comments:

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

    Jeanine

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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

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  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!

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

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  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.
    hugs,
    Jann

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

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