New Year New Mantel
Winter presents its own set of challenges when putting your home back to rights. There are the usual suspects of using pinecones but, sometimes it is hard to make it look fresh when the outdoors is anything but. You may not be up to pulling out all those seashells yet either if your area is covered in snow.
Everything is almost set back to normal in our home so, here's a sneak peek with our winter mantel this year. My goal for this season was to not get anything new but to "shop my home". It makes a bigger mess when you're trying to clean up but, I think it forces you to get creative with items you already have.
it was a challenge to get the right mix of nature, and vintage to blend in with my tigers. i pulled up one of the preserved boxwood wreaths to add some green. the green shoe form is an addition to my collection from a few months ago, and a few will be available in my etsy shop when i re-open (hopefully tomorrow)
i used a few chunks of birch to elevate certain items like this antique trophy.
birch works at all times of year. it gives winter the white element.
See you soon for some more winter decorating.
Have a good day,