Christmas has ended, but I still couldn’t quite part with a few of the elements I had used, so I decided to incorporate them into my winter mantel! Some of them are new to me, but still along the natural theme I used during the holidays.
Among them are deer, moss and mercury glass with a few pinecones thrown in for good measure! I started out with the idea of tying pinecones and mercury glass acorns to twine to create a garland. It has a simple, stark wintery look, I think.
At the center of it all, my favorite new find…a fabulous deer head pedestal bowl! It came with two big candle holders, one of which you can see in the background. And best of all, the price…$18 for all three pieces! And they are heavy, too! Woo hoo!
You’ve got to love this guy! Isn’t he (as well as all of his siblings) a handsome fellow? I love the addition of deer to decor this season…as long as nobody got hurt. What can I say…I never recovered from seeing Bambi’s mommy get killed!
Inside the bowl…moss rocks from Dollar Tree (at five for $1.00…you read that right!), more pinecones from my yard and my mercury glass acorns from Walmart last year. I love a little bling with natural elements…a fun contrast!
On either side, the over-sized candle holders sport mossy ‘brains” since I didn’t want to use the huge candles they would require. I like the look of more moss on the mantel and I have other plans in the candle department!
And here they are…my $3.00 bargain faux birch wood candles! I bet you think I finally broke down and bought the ones I have been drooling over at Pottery Barn for the last two years…no indeedy! I happened upon these at Kohl’s for 75% off plus I had a 20% off coupon! A real steal so I bought the last four! Start the car! They are perched on my mercury glass candle holders from last year…lovin’ me some mercury glass!
To top it all off, a simple twiggy wreath from Hobby Lobby…bought with a 40% off coupon, of course! They had several sizes and this one came the closest to what I needed. I just had to give it a little hair cut so it wouldn’t overwhelm the mirror.
And where is the staff?…you ask. Our scheduled co-hostess Miss Kitty found a spot of sun on the painted chest on the other side of the room and is in her usual Who me? I am a part of this vignette pose. Who can blame her…it’s been a pretty day after several days of cold weather.
And there you have it…my mossy, deer populated, sparkly winter mantel! I hope you like it. I am going to enjoy another couple of months of wintery weather (yes, I am one of those weird people) as the fire in the fireplace sparkles in the mercury glass! Won’t you join me in some hot cocoa? Ahhh!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my 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!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Gloria at Potentially Beautiful for the Winter Mantel Party
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!