An Icy Winter Mantel

About the 2nd week of January, I start to get sick of winter.  But of course we still have a long way to go around these parts and I might as well embrace it.
So with that thought in mind, I bring you my winter mantel.
Nothing fancy but I do like the rustic look with our stone fireplace.
The only new item is the Thomas Kincaid print I found for $7 at Wally World.  Originally $29, I think $7 is more like it.

Icy trees and pine cones.
White candles and old wooden spools.

A cake platter with a jar of frosty and pine cone candles.

And of course my child size double blade skates.
Now to try to embrace the rest of winter.  

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  1. Omg, I LOVE your winter mantel Cindy!
    I've been looking for a pair of child-size skates for years to decorate. How fun to have your daughter's skates!
    And that print is so perfect.

  2. What a perfect Winter mantle!

    And what a perfect way to move seamlessly, from the sparkle of Christmas decorations, to something also lovely. And by-pass that "empty" look. When all of Christmas is down and put away. :-)

    Who has 2 posts up today...

  3. Such a pretty vignette. I love the ice skates and the painting, everything is so pretty. Great bottle brush trees too. Hugs, Marty

  4. Even though we don't get winter, per se, here, I too start getting tired of our dreary, rainy, foggy weather around the same time. I like leaving up my poinsettias through January as their color brightens things up and our house doesn't look as stark after Christmas.

    Your mantle looks so nice and I love the touches of snow. Lovely!

    Hugs! Eileen

  5. Like the skates on the mantle! I have mine on the sled out front, children skates too.
    Already thinking about when will first dafodil rise up and I know spring is here?

  6. Great job on your Winter vignette. I think they said we would get up to 70 on Saturday - not good, because every year we have a warm spell early Jan. Winter hits hard.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment on the necklaces.

  7. A great mantel...stay warm Cindy

  8. I love it, Cindy! You brought winter in but kept it cozy! I'm going to shop the house today, my mantel is bare!

    Still no snow here. :(


  9. I spy your SKATES up there.


    I still haven't found a pair - - - or a sled either - - - BUT I WILL, oh yes I will.

  10. I have a hard time embracing winter....I don't like the cold. BUT- I DO like your mantle. That print is just gorgeous- I have always loved his work. Love those little skates, too. xo Diana

  11. I love the white against the rock..love the skates, and the painting..llove it all..very pretty! :)

  12. Lovely! Hope it makes winter easier to live with in your neck of the woods! :)

  13. Happy New Year Cindy! I love your fireplace! I just returned home from our trip out west so all my Christmas is still up. I think I will leave a few wintery vignettes around to enjoy for the winter months too. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing with us.


  14. Cindy, I love your icy winter mantle! I hope it helps chase away any winter blues! I'm a total winter person!


  15. You always do a wonderful job at decorating! I love your wintery mantel :)

  16. I do not envy you for a minute....I could stand winter for maybe a week or two...that's it...just long enough to wear a pair of boots and a sweater or two and then back to croc flip flops and my madras shorts.....I always love seeing pictures of your beautiful stone fireplace....

  17. Hi Cindy! Your mantel is so pretty! I need you to come and help me. Mantels are the hardest things for me to decorate. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia :)

  18. Might as well make the most of it--I agree. Your mantel is beautiful.


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy