Now that all of the Christmas decorations are put away, I finally got my act together
to create my winter mantel.
The challenge is always the same for decorating my mantel.
Spend as little money as possible and make it look beautiful.
So you might notice I re-use a lot of the things around my house, especially pitchers.
I added a creamy colored candle on a white stand and surrounded it with little pine cones.
And since I live in frigid Upstate NY, where there are no flowers in bloom, I decided I'd make my own. I got this idea from this month's issue of Country Living. It's quite simple. Just make pom-poms from yarn and hot glue them to sticks. Place them in vintage bottles.
A basket of antique fabric balls adds more texture.
My newest purchase (which I'll share about in a couple of days). . . a milk glass bowl, which I filled with pine cones.
Ta-da! My winter mantel for 2011. Hope you like it!
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