Hard to believe all the madness and hustle and bustle are over and we are onto a New year. Happy New year!
It always seems to go by so fast, but this year was super fast don’t you think?
Even though it seems we start here in October when it comes to seasonal decorating it pretty much goes non-stop from one Holiday to the next.
After I took down our Christmas mantel everything looked so blah.
Today I figured I would share some simple Winter mantel decorating with you.
Sometimes the simplest of ideas can even be inspiring. I tend to get the winter blues so I need to be inspired myself and keep busy this time of year.
You may notice our fireplace is a black distressed color. That I did a year or so ago and you can check out the before and after Painting the fireplace surround.
I don’t have much in terms to show you but a few pictures. I used pine cones I have had, and some other pine cones that I spray painted a few years ago.
The winter garland I left up because you really could not even notice it much on my Christmas mantel this year. The Christmas ties mostly covered it.
I left the dollar tree sparkly snow flakes from the dollar tree and added a Winter green wreath to the copper fireplace screen. I know many of you have asked me where we purchased that. It was so long ago, I honestly forgot. I think if you google it though there are other screens very similar.
I left the splashes of red I have in the family room. It will be an easy transition into Valentines day.
I sadly had to take down my Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I was going to decorate it for Valentines day like I did last year, but all the lights just went out on it.
I didn’t have the patience to replace them at this point and I think my husband and the boys were totally over looking at the tree. You have to remember I had it up since Halloween. I did a Halloween tree, a Thankful tree, and then transitioned into the Snowman tree. They were OVER.IT.!
I just purchased the pillow cover at Pottery barn marked down. I am keeping it around for just a tad longer to enjoy considering I just received it a few days ago.
I am in Valentine crafting mode now. So far I have two crafts down and probably a few more to go to share with you.
I just shared my Valentine salt and pepper shakers a few days ago.
Check out my All thing Valentine archives from the past.
70+ Dollar tree Valentine decor ideas.
If you are not a regular here, I sure would love to see you back again.
Happy New Year Debbie – I’m in the process of taking Christmas down today – reluctantly !
I think keeping it as a winter mantel is a wonderful idea – I may have to rethink what I’m doing now !
Your winter mantel is lovely.
I still have our Happy New Year decor on the mantel from our New Year’s party. I need to start thinking about an idea for January before I move into our Valentine mantel.
It looks fab Debbie and will carry you through the rest of winter:)
I love to see a little winter decor after the hustle and bustle of Christmas – something to brighten up the long winter ahead. Your mantel looks fantastic! Jane
My mantel is bare right now since I took down Christmas today. Thanks for the inspiring ideas! My creative juices are dead right now after the un-decorating work, but your ideas will be appreciated tomorrow when I start all over again. 🙂
Happy New Year, Debbie Dear and I love your winter mantel! You’re always the most creative one! Here’s to another year of blogging with you.
You’re always a sweetie,
Absolutely gorgeous:) I love it!
Your mantel is so unique and beautiful. Just curious about what inspires you with your ideas??. You always have such great ones and love how you put it all together.
Thank you Deborah! That is a great question and I am really not sure what inspires me lol! I just do what I like. I think I have always been a tad different and maybe eclectic in a sense. Some crafts I do I am inspired when I see something on pinterst no doubt. However, I never replicate them. I think everyone has a unique style and whatever you do, you just make it your own and put your own stamp on it.
New here. Really enjoying your blog.
Love your fireplace screen! Can you tell me where you purchased it?
Hi Chris, I mention in the post, that I bought it so many years ago, I truly forgot. If you google copper fireplace screens you may be able to find one similar.:) Thanks.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home
Your winter mantel is perfect Debbie! I have been thinking about my mantel and how to decorate it as well. Happy New Year!
I’m with you – I need things to cheer me up in winter. Your mantel looks great – simple, but very lovely! I have mantel-envy – love your black distressed one every time you show it! Happy New Year, Debbie!