Tuesday, February 3, 2015

after Christmas mantle

Happy winter all!

The Christmas rush, gift wrapping and entertaining are over.
 Now, it's time to relax and enjoy the snow and cold weather.

The secret to my relaxation is to decorate,


I began a redo,


smooth transition of my mantle.

The artwork set the mood and I couldn't wait to hang it.

See, it's a Christmas gift from me.  During one of my many Christmas shopping sprees, I spotted this piece of artwork at HomeGoods.  Yes, it was a bargain and my personality. I tried  soooo hard to stay focus but if you know me ......  you know the rest of the story.

Take a look at a pretty view in my dinning room. 

Are you ready for more snow?

My inspiration comes from natural and a little glitz

The birds were hanging on my white Christmas tree,
 but I feel they have a winter effect hanging from the branches.

Pine cones represent both winter and Christmas.
  I also use these around Thanksgiving.
It's a lot of fun shopping in your own home?

another in house find

Love this water can.  It's one of my favorite pieces.
You will find it somewhere in my home year round.

How pretty!

Enjoy your winter. 

Thanks for stopping by the Houz


  1. I love this! Pine cones are my favorite, as are ampersands! Thank you for sharing!

    Found you via the "Tuesdays with a Twist" link-up.

    Shaylee Ann | after the manner of happiness

    1. I love decorating with pinecones. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.