Winter Woodland Mantel
I do love decorating the mantel in winter scenes…winter truly is a season I love. I’ve always spent the most time outdoors in winter. Since I lean to be hot in warm weather!
My family growing up was in the masonry business. You worked hard in the warmer weather to have enough money to last through winter. So we vacationed in winter.
We skied, sledded, hiked and enjoyed the winters. I love the fresh brisk air across my face. My dad would say…” you won’t be cold if you dress right”! I rarely remember being cold in winter even though there would be icicles hanging from my eyebrows and eyelashes.
During my childhood, you had to be tough since weakness was never allowed.
A few days after New Years I headed out to JoAnn’s and scored some woodland ornaments at 75% off! I love the expression on the birds face. The transition from Christmas to Winter was easy.
I love seeing the mantle light up at night. It’s so peaceful and calming. The fairy lights and white beaded garland helped achieve the winter feel.
The bird was just too cute to pass up and that face just melted me since it is so adorable!
Dried Queen Anne’s Lace provides texture. Then a winter ornament helps create a winter feel too.
Only one white church remained from the Christmas mantel and all the with the white-capped trees.
I used both birds that I purchased on the mantel.
A wire snowball garland what added along with the woodland birdhouse.
Don’t you just want to peep inside? That’s a deer antler sticking up.
Then when I spotted this adorable wood, pinecone bird I had to have it. So cute!
My winter mantel always starts with the winter painting my Uncle Earl painted in 1980 which I was lucky enough to get.
I just love pulling vignettes together and this Winter Woodland Mantel was no exception!