A Wintery Mantel

After I took the Christmas decorations down this past weekend, I was still in a winter spirit, so I came up with a “winter” mantel.
One of my favorite decorations is a crystal garland I picked up when planning my wedding.  I didn’t end up using it for any wedding decorations, but it’s come in very handy since then, especially at Christmas, since it reminds me of ice.  Plus, I like it enough to stretch it across as many seasons as possible.

I used it this year in the Christmas mantel:
Garland close
And I decided to keep it out for a while.
Now in its new mantel-scape, it works perfectly with my mason jar hurricanes (one of which actually has pine cones in it)…

It’s a great transition item between the two (decorate-able) sides of the mantel…

and it adds some sparkle and texture to our beautiful rustic fireplace.


Best part?  I used only things I already had, so it was a free project! Smile

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  1. I have that ice garland! I've always kicked myself for not buying more than one b/c it always looks so wimpy where ever I want to put it & now I can't find it anywhere! 😦 Your looks lovely! I love winter mantels!Sorry i haven't been by in a bit- I've been wayyy behind on my google reader lol trying to get caught up!


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