Winter Mantel

Usually at this time of year I'm stumped about what am I'm going to post about? I was thinking what's wrong with me? everyone else seems to be able to come up with a great idea? I diverted my "blank" post problem to reading my Feedly Page (like Google reader) and the first post I read was Kim's @ Savvy Southern Style - A Gathered vignette.

I was so surprised to see Kim was feeling about the same as me, WOW, I don't feel so bad now!  If Kim can "frett" about a post, so can I! My inspiration came when I was creating a vignette for my Winter Mantel.

Winter Mantel

I just started grabbing winter looking items and I had the old broiler pan bottom that I used at my first booth to display my booth number.

Wanting another simple project (haven't been feeling well) and just not up to spending tons of time on it. I also have a whole boat load of Christmas decorations to put away.

Winter Mantel

I used hydrangeas on both sides, I just love the look of them.

Winter Mantel

Winter Mantel

All need now is some more snow, oh wait, it's snowing outside.

Hope to see all your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best #54 tomorrow, Sunday, January 6th.



  1. Wow, that was so clever and very creative of you...the broiler pan bottom!!! What a BEAUTIFUL Winter Mantel, I just adore the sheet music too!!

  2. Very pretty winter mantel! I love the use of the hydrangeas! I'm kind of the same way. I think that all of the bustle and activity of getting ready for Christmas and posting about it numbed my brain. I have a few ideas for posts though. I just need to get my rump in gear! Hugs, Leena

  3. Cathy,
    I love your winter mantle. It will be awhile until I get done with taking down Christmas and decorating for Winter and Valentine's Day. And I so wish I had room so I could have a mantle to decorate!!


  4. Wow it is absolutely gorgeous! :)

  5. Such a cozy mantle! Love it. Love the hydrangeas. They dry so well. Love the music sheets behind. What a great idea. Hugs, and happy new year to you.

  6. Hi Cathy!
    Your mantel is gorgeous with your sheet music in the background and the lovely white touches.
    I'm so glad you shared!
    Blessings and a wonderful week ahead,
    Carolynn xxx

  7. Oh that is soooooo cute! I love it, esp the picket fence part! Adorable.

    Okay, one of my New Years resolutions is taking the time to leave more notes for my blogging friends! I always read posts in a reader and it makes it hard to leave a comment or two. But I do not miss a post! Love seeing the things you share and your lovely home. I wish I had more time to blog, but I work part time at our local library. I wanted to share with you my new blog, just opened this week.... it will be for my vingage and digital work... including printables you might enjoy. I also have my home and garden site, This week I am doing a look back to my spring garden.

    Hope to be able to connect more in this new year. I am spending less time on Facebook and gave up twitter and everything else. A girl needs time to create, decorate and GARDEN ya know!

    God bless....Brooke

  8. Just beautiful, Cathy!! Love it. Featuring you today at The Tuesday Ten. Thanks bunches for linking up yesterday!

  9. You did a great job on your winter mantel. I think a lot of us are feeling a bit stumped after all the stimulation during the holidays. I like pulling out the dried hydrangeas in January too.
    Mary Alice

  10. that chalkboard is just darling, cathy!! beautiful mantel:)

  11. Your mantel looks beautiful! I love the chalkboard and hydrangeas. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. So sorry I am just now visiting! My first week back at school after 2 weeks off wore me out!!! LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. It's lovely! I like the the wood fence and who would have thought to use a broiler pan? Genius!


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