While planning a winter mantel I knew that I wanted it bright and cheery.
Our winters are long and often dreary so the brighter the better.
On top of that, my stone fireplace is dark which also makes it hard to take good pics.
First I pulled out the little double runner skates which are waiting for my grand-daughter Addison when she is about 3.
Everything on my mantel are things I already had except for the wreath which was clearances for $4.00 and the white berries which were also clearances for $2.00.
So for a total of $6.00 I got a new look that will tide me over at least for awhile.
I like my white birdhouse with the pops of red!
And I do declare that cardinals are my favorite birds!
Especially in the winter, next to the white snow!
And speaking of snow, we have a good bit now and our warm spring like temps are gone.
So I need a little cheering up to make it through a long Wisconsin winter!A red berry garland, blue vase and few nubby red apples.
We actually have a few apples left on our trees that have frozen and now have a very strange earthy look to them.
Adding my white birdhouse lamp also make it brighter and cheerier in here.
The finished look!
There is one more thing though. I would like to find a small pair of louvered white shutters to put up there. The used ones I am finding are as expensive as buying new so I am thinking of asking hubby to make me a pair!
Now on to the give-away!
Thank-you all who came by and left comments and well wishes on my blog anniversary.
I have been trying to get by and say hi to all of you but I am unable to comment on some of your blogs.
Just another blogger issue to deal with I guess...but I will keep trying!
And the winner is.....
my fellow Wisconsinite Miss Keetha!
I used the number thingy ma-jiggy and number 7 was the lucky one!
Heck I may just have to deliver this to her myself!
Keetha has a fun blog, The Eclectic Company and she is always quite the character, go say hi when you can!
And thanks again for all you support and well wishes!
I am joining the following blog parties.
Met. Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Treasure Hunt @ From my Front Porch to Yours