I had already removed the little red truck; some bottle brush trees and snowmen from the full picture above.
THEN ... my Christmas mantel was pretty easy to change to ...
a "shades of white" Winter Mantel
I left the three beautiful white wooden columns on the right for the birds to perch on. The tall one with the finial top is a architectural salvage newel post ... the short one ... just a piece of a column and the third one toward the center was a vintage 1950/60 table lamp.
The two wooden white trees hung around a little longer for a white wintry look. I added a plug-in night light behind the columns.
On the left side, I use two vintage ironstone pitchers, one with white, yellow and green pip berries. The chippy terracotta riser gives height to balance with the tall columns.
Of course, I have to leave my tiny white lights because the mantel is so dark without them.
In the middle under the beautiful carved wooden frame, is a vintage oak-splint market basket filled with faux, dry-look hydrangea. The frame was left empty for awhile, but just had to add my dried artichoke bunch tied with a burlap bow that I made years ago.
(hot glued to the rock)
I had to replace several missing pieces of the splint and paint it white. Hope to post how I replaced the pieces in another blog. I added a string of white lights in the basket and pulled some up into the flowers. Love how the light shines through the basket.
The wooden tree is in two parts and just slides together.
Still enjoyable at night.
Hope you will let me know you were here.
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