Winter Mantel…

After all of my Christmas decor has been taken down and stored away, the house feels a little cold and empty. I miss the twinkling lights and greenery that once adorned most of the rooms in the house. I especially miss the decor from the fireplace mantel as it is a main focal point in our family room. Do you feel that way too?

After Christmas the mantel becomes a clean slate to decorate for Winter…another fresh start 🙂 I typically gather up natural elements that I already have on hand and pick up the rest from my yard.

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bust

I’ve had this “Baby it’s Cold Outside” chalkboard for about seven years now. It is cold enough here in Atlanta (currently 29 degrees) that I usually keep this out for part of the winter. And by the way, this isn’t really a chalkboard – it’s black foam board that I cut to fit in this frame. It keeps the frame very lightweight and the foam is easily changed out throughout the year with seasonal and party phrases.

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustI love this deer bust that I purchased from Decor Steals back in September. If you like him, be on the look out. Decor Steals often repeats deals-of-the-day and he might become available again 🙂

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustFresh cotton in a vintage loving cup…

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustA variety of pheasant feathers in another vintage loving cup. I love how there are no two feathers alike. The pinecones are from my yard…is it a sign of good luck if there are two pinecones on one twig? I sure hope so 🙂

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bust

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bust

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustI left just a bit of greenery out with two small juniper trees…

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustI have had the wooden candlesticks for some time now. I love how they tie in perfectly with the other natural elements.

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustThis wooden base was a fresh cut from the bottom of our Christmas tree last year…

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustEven though it is Winter, I feel like this mantel is so warm and inviting. I guess the roaring fire in the fireplace helps too 🙂

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bust

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bust

Winter Mantel Decor - natural elements of twigs,wood,  pinecones, cotton and feathers enhanced by candlelight and deer bustDo you have a mantel that you decorate for Winter? We would love to see it! Stay warm and cozy-up in front of the fire.

 

xo-Vicki

 

Comments

  1. says

    Hello stunning I’ve been expecting you! This looks amazing and just the kind of place I want to snuggle up. Totally pinning!

  2. says

    Vicki I LOVE your fireplace mantel. Oh my gosh great minds think alike and I swear I had never been in your home and saw that before…lol. Love the deer bust, the feathers the pinecones and LOVE it all. I’ll grab the Baileys and be over later for a hot toddy later. have a great day, Lisa

  3. says

    Beautiful winter mantel…I could just cozy right up in front of that fire too! I can’t believe your chalkboard is black foam core board. That’s a great idea!! I’ve had one heavy chalkboard fall off the wall so a lightweight version would be awesome.

    Hugs!

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