Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I have been teasing you for a few days with pictures of my winter mantel…  But no longer… today I am revealing it all!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

The vision for my winter mantel started back before Christmas when I saw Donna at Funky Junk Interior’s Christmas mantel with illuminated old windows.  I knew right away that I wanted to use old white windows and white Christmas lights as the basis for my winter mantel this year.

Funky Junks window mantel

I ended up using a lot of my winter/snow stuff for a wedding I helped to decorate for at church this past weekend so had to wait to decorate my mantel until then.   After decorating for the wedding, I LOVED the white, green, and silver and knew that I would incorporate that into my mantel as well. 

decorating for a white winter wedding

So here’s what I came up with!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

It is one of the most simple mantels I have ever done and I absolutely LOVE it!  I love the symmetry, I love the whites, creams, green, and browns…. and the candlelight… oh the candlelight!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

mercury glass and candlelight

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I kept the hearth part fairly simple as well.  A snowflake placemat pillow from last year and a Pier 1 pillow grace the yard sale bench with a silver lantern on the floor.

placemat pillow on yard sale bench on hearth

My $5 flea market sled is on the other side topped with a mental bin of firewood and a yard sale pinecone tree and clearance white feather tree.  I sprinkled faux snow all over everything…

yard sale sleigh on hearth

The mantel display is created by 2 large windows with no wood panes in the back and another window with wood panes in the middle front.  White Christmas lights on white wires are behind and in front of the windows and covered in faux snow.  (I love to pick up those bags of faux snow on after-Christmas clearance – usually 50¢ a bag or less and perfect timing for winter decorating!) 

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I hung my DIY feather wreath in the center and then tucked bits of greenery from the yard among the snow.  Simple white candles, small candles in glass jars, and 3 mercury glass votives are spread along the mantel.  In my opinion the white, creams, greenery, and mercury glass are just stunning together!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I get questions every time people see my curtains… so here’s the tutorial for those.  Yes, I painted them and I LOVE them!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

Simple items, nothing new.  Came together perfectly. 

mercury glass candles

I was planning on creating a Valentine’s mantel but I am not sure that I will want to take this one down any time soon! 

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

More fresh greenery actually leftover from the wedding, a simple mercury glass candle holder found for $3 at Kohl’s on clearance, and a white platter from my kitchen made a simple and pretty centerpiece for my coffee table.

simple mercury glass and greenery centerpiece

And I couldn’t leave you without some night shots.  I turned off all the lights last night and just sat amazed!  

Here’s with candles and Christmas lights on.

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

And just candlelight. 

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

We are so turning off all the lights and having a date at home – maybe games or dinner by candlelight in front of the fireplace later this month!

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

I think I may be leaning towards going more simple with my mantels this year… we shall see! 

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

Winter white + green mantel dressed in candlelight

Hope you enjoyed it and found some simple decorating ideas!  Hope to share a simple repurposed winter wreath with you next week along with more in our organizing series. 

Comments

  1. Hi Christina,
    I love the winter mantle…..simple, yet very beautiful, especially the candlelight shots! Thanks for the inspiration – I am working on my winter mantle today……
    Blessings,
    Lanita

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I believe a bit of red here and there in the appropriate places would make a Valentine’s mantel for you with not much effort. Stunning!!! Love it!

  3. I love all the little elements!!! I agree with the user Deb..incorporating just a few red touches would help transition Valentine’s day but it looks stunning as is! 🙂
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  4. Love it. It is just gorgeous.

  5. Kelly Palmer says:

    I think this is my favorite mantle that you have done. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Wow! I love it… I love everything about it! You did amazing!

    Blessings!
    Sherri

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