Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Frosty Winter Mantel

Something about Winter. 

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” 
― Edith Sitwell

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 
― John SteinbeckTravels with Charley: In Search of America

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt
away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” 
― George R.R. Martin

Now that you are in the Winter mood, on with our Frosty Winter Mantel.

Keeping Winter alive in the home after all the Christmas decorations are put away is fairly simple to achieve.  Here are some examples of the Winter items we used which we had on hand, and did not have to buy anything.

Frosty, snowy elements such as branches with glitter or snow on them. 

Glass jars with snow in them. Snowflakes. Greenery with a kiss of snowy frost is lovely.

Milk glass vases with frosted twig branches. Twig wreath with a sparkly touch of crushed crystals. White candles in mason jars.

Simple milk glass vase holds a snowy twig and a frosty piece of greenery.

          We placed a milk glass vase on each side of the mantel.

Grateful for mason jars! In our home we use them as everyday
drinking glasses and for a multitude of other things, like on our Winter mantel we just added some snow and a candle for a lovely Wintry look.

Twig wreath that has been dusted with crystal glitter is  home for some gently fallen snowflakes to rest.

Straight crystal twigs are placed in a tall jar with  a bed of freshly fallen snow.

Just a little white garland around the mirror and a few icicles for a Winter feel.

Frosty, snowy and sparkly greenery laid across the mantel with snowflakes nestled in.

Time passes by all too quickly not to enjoy each season God gives us.  Bring the Winter indoors with the things you have on hand or take a nature walk and see what you can find.

Here's wishing you a healthy, happy, creative, memory making Winter and New Year!

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness,
But who can bear a broken spirit?

Proverbs 18:14

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  2. i love this! to keep things simple, my holiday look is snowflakes, too.

  3. Your mantle is so pretty! Love the winter snowflake theme!

  4. Very pretty and inspiring. You and other bloggers with their gorgeous winter decorations will start a new season of decorating. Just loving it.
    Happy 2013 and whatever it brings to your life.

  5. Beautiful mantel! Love all the snowflakes! So lovely and wintery!

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  7. I love your winter mantle!! Very pretty!


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