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03 January, 2011

My Winter Mantel

IMG_5051 Adding a mirror to my mantel has opened up a new world of possibilities for me, so I decided to try creating a winter look. You may recognize most of what is there…my music-themed projects from my Christmas mantel!

IMG_5050 Of course, the garland and lights are gone, as well as the burlap stockings. And my plates are back…naturally!

IMG_5055 The sheet music wreath is still hanging over the mirror. I love it! It was a lot of tedious work so I want to get as much use as possible out of it!

IMG_5044 The mercury glass candlesticks and the Pottery Barn knock-off music candles are still there, too!

IMG_5052I have also kept the little snow birds, grouping them on some of my silverplate…a porringer and a wine caddy turned upside down to add a little height to the arrangement.

IMG_5054 I moved a pair of topiaries from the hutch to the mantel. They were flea market finds…$9 for the pair…whose base was sprayed silver to match my silver and cream dining room theme for Christmas.

IMG_5051 Total cost of this new look for the mantel…free! I just reused things I already had! It has taken a while for the neutral colors to grow on me, but I think I am starting to like it. It has a cool winter look that suits the month of January and seems fresh and clean after all of the Christmas clutter. I am sure that my signature Proven├žal blue and yellow will come back with the warmer months, but for now, I think I’ll keep it this way!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my winter mantel!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Party
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Beth at The Stories of A 2 Z for the Winter Mantel Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!

52 comments:

  1. Debbie, your mantel looks great. Love the white birds and silver mix. You know you can link to my party, too. You did redo your mantel. Have a good one!

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  2. Love it Debbie! This really speaks to me, I love the neutrals and you know I love the sheet music. Hope you are off to a great New Year! Hugs, Kat

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  3. Hi Debbie. The mantel looks great. I think you did a wonderful job pulling together everything in a non-Christmas theme. The silver and white is still very pretty. Linda

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  4. Debbie, it looks wintery! Love the white and silver mixed with the sheet music. I'd leave that wreath up as long as possible. It is gorgeous! I admire your talents, Debbie. I wish I had your ambition.
    Our mantel is back to its look of simplicity ~ just some antique boxes and wooden pears with French faience vases on the side. I need to work on a more creative winter mantel.
    Enjoy the first week of January! ~ Sarah

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  5. Debbie, What a nice, clean theme for your mantel! I can't even think of decorating anything right now- I'm in the midst of cleaning everything out of all my shelving units, drawers, etc. etc. Yikes- What a mess! I am ready to purge and sell it all. I would really like to get rid of two rooms of furniture and am thinking of advertising it soon. Then I can paint and go hog wild with buying new stuff. I wonder if I'm dreaming? Stranger things have happened~ LOL In case I didn't already- I'm wishing you a Happy New Year to come! Sue

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  6. Love your winter mantle, you always have such a lovely vignette!

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  7. Deb you know how much I love your home and your mantel is no exception. I love that wreath and I think it is a wonderful addition to your winter HOme!! xo Kathysue

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  8. Happy New Year, Debbie! OH, I love your mantle and the mirror is wonderful. I don't blame you - I'd keep that pretty paper wreath up as long as you want to - it's beautiful! Love your two little topiaries too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Very pretty, Debbie...it really looks perfect for winter. I haven't done anything with mine yet, there is a lot pf inspiration here!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. The wreath is wonderful, Debbie, and I think it's a neat mantlescape. Nice to have a change. I've been thinking of one for mine, but I'm still not up to doing much.

    Happy New Year...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. This is gorgeous I love every detail! Your home is one of my favorites!

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  12. Your mantel looks wonderful, Debbie. Love it!...Christine

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  13. I really like it! The good thing about that wreath is that you can use it after Christmas. I think it would be super for Valentines day as well with something red or pink on it. Happy New Year Debbie!

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  14. Debbie,
    I adore the elegance the silver and white have given your mantle!AND. . .I agree. Christmas was lovely, but I've put it all away til next Christmas. I, too, am enjoying the white of the season On Crooked Creek. Maurice, and I, are secretly awaiting our first snow! Thank you for such a lovely post. Inspiration galore. . .and I'm still enjoying your sheet music wreath!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  15. So Pretty! Again, I Love those snowbirds and may have to try making some if I find the right birdies. They are so pretty and I LOVE glitter. I am still ripping down Christmas Decor but will be redoing my mantle in a few days.
    Looks great!

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  16. I love mirrors about mantels! It creates so much space and light! You found a pretty one there!

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  17. Just so very pretty Debbie!

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  18. I love the clean lines and recurring theme of your mantle. Gorgeous.

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  19. Debbie ~ I love using things from Christmas just because it's winter and the house looks so sparse when everything comes down. Great job. It looks fantastic!

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  20. Debbie, I love your silver and cream look. Your candles are wonderful, I need to try and do something with a few I have. Love the topiaries. They are wonderful and what a great find. You have inspired me to try and use more of my silver around the house. I've been playing around with it. Fun so far. Thanks for joining TTT. Hope you're having a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Amazingly unique and beautiful!

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  22. This is beautiful Debbie!! I am in LOVE with thaT WREATH!! It is just stunning!

    Lou Cinda

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  23. Debbie it is clean and sparkly and it screams winter! I like it a lot.

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  24. I love the look of your winter mantle. Beautiful!

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  25. HI Debbie! Happy New Year to you! Your winter mantle is just right. I have thought of putting a mirror on mine too. Trouble is I have such high ceilings...they do present a problem. Love the snow birds and your sheet music wreath and candles.
    January again...where does the time go?
    Donna

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  26. Hi Debbie...

    My friend, your winter mantel is lovely! I love all the mercury glass and your music paper wreath is fabulous! Love the pair of topiaries...they're perfect! Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel with us, my friend...I think it's ready to see the winter through!

    Warmest wishes and Happy New Year, Debbie!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  27. Love it! I especially love that you just reused items you already had-how awesome to create a whole new look like that!

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  28. I don't think there's ever a time when that wreath won't be pretty there. Love the look: neutrals are growing on me too. In certain areas of my home. Will never give up my reds, I'm afraid. Oh, and all the other pretty colors. Your mantel looks fantastic!
    Brenda

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  29. Your wreath & mantle are fabulous, Debbie. I need to find out how to do that wreath, I love LOVE it!!!

    Pop by for our CSN GIVEAWAY.
    Have a beautiful New Year
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  30. Beautiful, as always. I'm still in love with those sparkly birds! Sally

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  31. I love all arrangements with birds! And the topiaries are great! You've added your special touches and made it beautiful! ♥

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  32. Debbie,
    I'm still LOVIN' those music note candles...your mantel looks great!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  33. Awesome mantel! I especially like those little snow birds. ~Marlee

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  34. great look, I did visit pottery barn this holiday season and saw the great looking candles and fab look of the year, youve got it!!! love the sheet music
    kate :)

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  35. I love your winter mantel. I changed my Christmas mantel to a New Years mantel. Now I need to change it once again to a winter mantel. You have given me some ideas. Thanks!

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  36. Debbie,
    Thanks for visiting On Crooked Creek today! Always warms my heart when I see your smiling face on my page! I'll be stopping by soon!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  37. Debbie your mantel looks superb!
    You really do the best mantels around, thanks for sharing and I get so many ideas from you!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  38. We like FREE! your mantle is gorgeous. I am loving the winter whites right now.

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  39. Hi Debbie!
    Your mantel looks wonderful, very wintery. I have left a lot of my silver up to reflect the winter as well. It's always so clean and pretty looking!

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  40. Beautiful mantle! I finally found some hymnals and will try my hand at a wreath this year!~Ames

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  41. Hi Debbie~ Wow... love this and especially loving the wreath... might have to try and make one of those too- it is soo pretty up there in front of the mirror! Your mantle is warm and wintery at the same time- Love it. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  42. Your mantel looks lovely, Debbie! Very festive! Just became a follower!

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  43. Love your mantel...that wreath is my favorite...♥♥♥ it!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Debbie.

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  44. How gorgeous is this! Love that music page wreath, it's exceptional! Thanks for today's lovely sighs. :)

    Donna

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  45. This looks great! I'm a bit sad about taking down our Christmas decorations,so maybe I'll come up with some seasonal decor too.

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  46. it looks beautiful! i especially love the birds!

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  47. Debbie, it looks beautiful! I knew it would - it was beautiful at Christmas time. I can't believe you got those topiaries at such a great price. That music sheet wreath really was worth all of the trouble - it is just fabulous! Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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  48. This turned out so nice, love all your touches! Inspires me to do mine, still have Christmas up as I enjoy it so but am ready to make the change.
    Linda

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  49. I love the music page wreath and covered candles. It's beautiful!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie