I am excited to share my winter mantel with you today. I have had this mantel pretty much done since 3 days after Christmas – I think all my “I am itching to get the Christmas décor down early” mood was just that I was itching to decorate my mantel (or something!) again!
In past years when I have done a specific winter-themed mantel, I have LOVED leaving some Christmas lights out (white lights on white wires). After taking down the Christmas stuff and all the pretty lights, the living room always seems so dark. So it is fun to leave some lights up to illuminate the (faux) snow.
So let’s talk through everything you see…
- Vase and sticks – Michael’s clearance
- White feather tree – Michael’s clearance several years ago.
You saw my mercury glass owl on my Christmas mantel (Ross or Marshall’s find?) and I was excited when I found the baby brother at Kohl’s on after-Christmas clearance for like $3.
On this side of the mantel, I hung some of my Target clearance snowflake ornaments that were on my tree this year from the hooks I keep in my ceiling. I originally put the hooks up to hang these red lanterns on last years Christmas mantel. They are white so they blend in with the ceiling and I use clear fishing line to hang things from them so that disappears too.
- clear glass tree – $1 yard sale find
- mercury glass candlestick – $1 yard sale find
- mercury glass tree – $1 yard sale find
- white wire lantern – $1 yard sale find
—are we sensing a theme here?? I am ready for yard sale season again!
And of course you saw how I made my white feather wreath in this post.
I LOVE this wreath! Can’t wait to find a space for it in my house after I change out this mantel.
Oh and the hearth. I enjoyed decorating the hearth for fall and Christmas so much that I kept some of the same things for winter. The white yard sale stool stayed along with my DIY sweater pillow and DIY placemat pillow to create this cozy little corner.
And I kept my little sled on this side with some lanterns and a basket.
Loving the all white theme.
And those curtains… still love them! This picture shows you how I can now pretty much decorate my mantel pretty much any way I want and it will look great with the curtains. If I still had my red curtains it would just not be the same. My goal is to make the permanent things in this room very neutral. And then bring in some fun color in accessories and in things I can change out with seasons if I wish.
So there’s my winter mantel! All silver and white and lots of yard sale and clearance finds.
Do you decorate your mantel for winter or do touches of Valentine décor right after Christmas? I think I will go all out for Valentine’s this year since I got this one done so early. I enjoy coming up with new things and shopping my house to redecorate my mantel.