Simple Winter Mantel

As I've said before on here, my mantel is my favorite space to decorate.  I revel in coming up with a seasonal statement that I can plan my whole room decor around.  After the excess of Christmas, I was excited to go simple with my winter mantel.  At least, simple for me!  We'll see how long this lasts, lol.  

I first started by taking absolutely everything off of it.  I wiped down the surface and sat with it empty.  Instead of putting back up what was there before Christmas, I always like to go to Pinterest for my ideas.  It gives me inspiration or a jumping off point to begin my decorating project.  I usually end up picking ideas from a variety of sources and then tweaking it with the items I have and what works for our decor.

This winter, I concentrated on greenery and rustic wood with a touch of mercury glass.  

Simple Winter Mantel

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I actually didn't buy anything new for this project which was awesome!  I reused pieces and parts from around my home and previous seasonal decor.  The skiis were purchased in the Target dollar spot last year, the mercury glass votives are from my dining room along with the wooden cake stand which I got from Gable Lane Crates.  The three trees and the glass jar with pinecones were used in my Christmas decor. The mirror and window are both vintage.  My tobacco basket has made many appearances all over the house.  I bought a set of two sizes through Decor Steals last year.  

I created symmetry on either side of the mirror by elevating one of the trees on the cake stand to match the height of the basket.  Layering the mirror and the window adds texture and interest.  

The cute wood slice garland is a DIY project that I will be sharing with you on Monday, so be sure to check back!

P.S. Don't miss my winter mantel from last year HERE.

To life feeling like home!


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  4. Emily says:

    Your mantel looks fantastic, Amy! I love the trees & your banner! And thanks for linking up with our Merry Monday party 🙂

  5. Love the mantel..simple yet beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Wonderful Wednesday:) Your link will be featured at our next party so I hope you will stop by to see it and share with us again! Hugs- Christine at Light and Savvy.

  6. Vanessa says:

    This is so sweet and I love the window and the cozy feel of your mantle. I do miss not having a fireplace. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  7. I love how simple it is but elegant. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  8. Katrin says:

    It’s beautiful, so cozy and warm!! I love the little wood slice garland!!

  9. Rhonda says:

    I love the simplicity of the mantel. The trees and skis really bring it to life. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  10. Melissa says:

    Love your mantle Amy! Thanks for sharing it at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

  11. Roxanne says:

    You knocked it out of the park with this mantel decor, it’s perfect!

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  13. This is winter perfection! I love it, so many great details. I really like the neutral colors.

  14. Fantastic, love it all! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling sunday, great to reconnect in 2017!

  15. I just love what you did, and you reused everything? Good for you! I am always looking for new ideas as well, and the pinecones in the jar is perfect and one I am going to borrow for my own mantel.
    Thanks for sharing on Share the Wealth Sunday!

    Tracy Lynn

  16. Amanda says:

    It looks great, Amy! I love the wood slice garland!!

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