This is the mantel that I used for Christmas, but since it didn't have any red in it, I decided to keep it for the duration of winter.
It is full of woodsy, earthy colors that go perfectly with my sofa and the rest of the room.
I know some people miss the bright Christmas colors, but I felt like my rooms were more calming when I put all the red Christmas decor away for another year. I like the calming effect of winter whites, winter greens and the rusty shades of brown.
All I need to do is replace the evergreens every once in awhile with clippings from the pine trees outside to keep it looking fresh.
Wooden sleds, ice skates and rusty snowflakes carry on the winter theme.
I love to change my pillow covers and look for any excuse to do so. New winter covers complete the winter white/woodsy effect.
A few lit candles, a comfy knit throw, a mug of hot chocolate, and a good book make the winter nights go quickly and quietly.
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.