After I take down my Christmas mantel decorations, I like to continue with a Winter mantel, but have been know to leave my Christmas Mantel up until February. (not this year!!)
I love this special vintage picture, titled "Making Cider", and enjoy displaying it during the winter, otherwise it is stored in a closet.
The color of the frame and the picture itself, goes well with my collection of copper which is also a favorite for a winter-time display.
The copper deer weather vein fragment with the wonderful turquoise verdigris tarnish, sets the color scheme. The small clock next to the deer also has verdigris tarnish. The re-purposed jade color lamp (seen here) and the two vintage pottery vases also carry forth this color.
At first I had my favorite copper candle holder on the stack of books, but decided I needed more light, so replaced it with this porch light re-do ...
but left the natural shed antler horns. The faux greenery in the large copper bucket anchor that end. This started out to be copper and turquoise mantel but ended up with a mix of colors and natural elements.
This side of the hearth is decorated with a big wicker market basket with faux dried hydrangeas; a brown crock vase that has copper tones; old checker board, also with copper tones in the finish; old house column; clock and cement statue.
What a variety !!!
On the other side, hangs this wonderful painting done by my childhood neighbor that I found just recently. Did not even know she was an artist.
The full picture ...
Enjoy the cozy, warm fire ...
Thanks for taking time to visit and hope you have time to check out the other Mantel decorations of 2012.
Other mantels to enjoy ....
Happy New Year
Linsey with The Farmhouse Porch
Anita with Cedar Hill Ranch
Amanda with The Ivy Cottage Blog
Samantha with Crafty Texas Girls