Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My Winter Mantel On A Snowy Day

We are having a beautiful snow day today!

Not a major storm, just enough to make everything white, soft and oh so peaceful. 
Don't you just love how quiet it is when it's snowing?

My favorite place to watch the snow is from my sunroom. 
There are windows on three sides and the light is always so beautiful. 

This year when I packed up the Christmas decorations, I decided I needed to celebrate winter with a little snowy decor.

 I wanted something really simple and natural.

Remember when I made about a million (only a slight exaggeration) frosty pinecones?

And you can check out my ruffled sheet music wreath tutorial here. I used a combination of pages from different hymnals on this one and it gives a nice variation in color.

I'm really loving the mantel in shades of green, gold and silver. 
It took only minutes to put together with things I already had on hand - the very best way to decorate!

The cotton stems add softness and give the feel of fluffy white snowballs.
And the mercury glass candles add a lovely glow in the evening!

I think I got my wish on this beautiful snowy day!

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Unknown said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of keeping decorations for winter! I always get sad after I put the Christmas stuff away. That cotton is such a great addition, too! My Grandma is from the South. I think I'm going to have to add some to my decor to honor her. :)

Thanks for the inspiration!


Leslie Harris said...

Wow. I love the snowy landscape, there's something so peaceful about it. I've never lived in the snow but seeing it through your windows gives me an idea of how cozy winter could be. Today it's sunny and people are riding their bikes at the beach in shorts...isn't that crazy?

Vintage Paint and more... said...

So pretty, Sharon. I love doing a little winter decorating as well. Love the cotton balls and all the pretty pinecones. Cathy

Cassie Bustamante said...

you mantle looks awesome, but i especially love the snowy outside! it's so beautiful!

Twice Nice said...

So very pretty! I mostly ignore my mantle, but yours is quite inspiring. Love the cotton balls mixed in the greens!

priscilla said...

Beautiful snow photos ! Love all your winter decorations .. That cotton is perfect !

Anonymous said...

So many pretties! That snowman made me giggle : )

Robin Johnson said...

I love snowy morning like your having today. it's always so pretty and peaceful!

Your mantel is perfection for this time of the year. It's always so hard not to want to jump right to spring, but winter will be with us for a while and I think your decor is perfect for it.

Hetty said...

It looks so beautiful Sharon and I think you had way more snow than we did in Virginia! Love your winter decor, your mantel is so tastefully decorated!

The Painted Drawer said...

So pretty and love your wreath!

My Repurposed Life said...

oh yes, I do love how quiet it is when it snows! Beautiful winter scenes and I love your winter mantel and decor Sharon. sooo pretty!


Laurel Stephens said...

The transition between the snowy outside photos and the cozy inside photos say it all! What a warm cozy room, Sharon. I could curl up here in front of your fireplace looking out at that gorgeous scenery all day long. That wreath was made for that brick wall, they're perfect together. I love all your vintage touches here and there, but really, the showstopper for me is your mantle. So beautiful! Oh, and I love the pops of cottage color in this room, the yellow, blue, red, and green. Did you make the snowman runner yourself? It's darling!

Debra said...

Just Beautiful!

Unknown said...

BEAUTIFUL snow pictures--stay cozy! Cynthia

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Beautiful!!! You are so good at all those little touches that make a room feel so cozy and special.

And your outdoor photos... Gorgeous!!! Did you get hit with the latest east coast storm? Hope not.


Simply Suzannes at Home said...

What an amazingly beautiful Winter wonderland! WOW!!
And you mantle is so pretty! I love the cotton boles. They look like snow ball puffs!! Great idea :0)
Stay warm sweet Sharon!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

What an amazingly beautiful Winter wonderland! WOW!!
And you mantle is so pretty! I love the cotton boles. They look like snow ball puffs!! Great idea :0)
Stay warm sweet Sharon!