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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shades of White Winter Mantel 2016

2016 Christmas Mantel ...
 
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.                  


I found these two fan-shaped architectural brackets in my storage and they were the perfect backing for my antique kitten doorstop. 




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. 

 
To get the aged look, I did a wet-wipe while the paint was still wet. 
The wooden tree is in two parts and just slides together.


More architecture pieces on the hearth.


 
 Still enjoyable at night.

Thanks for your visit.
Hope you will let me know you were here.
Audrey Z. 

Linking to:

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60 comments:

  1. What a charming two cats doorstop. New header too, great collection. Delightful white mantel Audrey, the lights glowing make such an inviting scene. Hope you are both feeling better or at least towards better. Hugs.
    Joy

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  2. I am new to your blog and am enjoying it. Thank you for sharing your decorating ideas and your lovely home!

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  3. Oh Audrey, it looks so pretty! I love the lights glowing through the basket! I love all your architectural pieces.

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  4. Very lovely Audrey.. It's so nice to see you posting! I love both of your mantles.. The glow of your winter mantle gives such a peace and warmth. Have a wonderful weekend..


    Hugs,
    Tamara

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  5. the mantel with all of it's treasures is stunning xx

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  6. So beautiful Audrey--loving all the white and the balance you've achieved in your display :)

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  7. Your mantel is just perfect for these days of winter, Audrey! Each piece is so beautifully placed. I really adore the kitten doorstop. It adds just a light of color and charm. Very lovely! Enjoy your afternoon. ♥

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  8. Kitties in love! I could curl up with a book in front of this mantel to snooze and read - such a serene space.

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  9. That looks really peaceful and cozy! I still have some faux pine greenery and pine cones out - even though it's like spring in Central Texas, I do love the simple beauty of winter.

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  10. Audrey- It looks just lovely. It is really a warm, cozy feeling room and I love the fireplace. Love the basket and, of course, your kitties. xo Diana

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  11. A truly beautiful winter mantel! Love how easily it was to change from your Holiday to winter white with a few changes. Thank you for stopping in and for sharing with us this week at Snickerdoodle. Pinning to share.
    ~Laurie

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  12. What a lovely mantel, Audrey! Love your sweet Valentine header too ;) Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned! Hugs, Cecilia

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  13. I am crushing on your wooden columns!!! Love those!! Your mantel looks great!

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  14. You winter mantle is lovely and I love these sweet details you added. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It's great having you.

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  15. Audrey, I love a mantel that transitions from one season to the next so easily. Your mantel is so charming. My favorite piece on your mantel is the kitty door stop. Thank you for sharing your mantel at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  16. Audrey,
    The white wooden columns work so well with both Christmas and Winter. Thank you for joining Monday Social.

    Judith

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  17. Hi Audrey, Your mantel looks so pretty and peaceful. I bet you enjoy sitting quietly and sipping a cup of tea beside it. Nancy

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  18. So cute. I'm late giving it a look. I bet it looks springy by now. I love the brackets. I'm on the hunt for some nice chunky corbels but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Happy March.

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  19. What a warm and inviting theme, Audrey! Love the dried artichokes in the middle of the frame. It's a great focal point to your lovely arrangement!

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  20. Dearest friend..thank you for coming by today...so sorry I haven't been over here in so long..Bill got sick in Feb and nothing mattered but taking care of him. When things weren't going to get any better, we brought him home for his last 2 weeks. Hospice was a God Send...they were so nice and helpful. David, Stacy and I took turns staying up at night with Bill..thankfully, he suffered no pain with this mean, nasty, fast-growing cancer. He enjoyed being taken outside in his wheelchair until he got so weak he couldn't do it any more. The last week was the most horrible thing we've ever been thru..but he was unconscious most of that time.
    We are doing ok..very hard but we'll make it.
    Hoping your sweet hubby is feeling better.

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  21. Hi Audrey ! This is your friend and fellow Texan Patricia from Corn in my coffee pot! I’ve been away from the blogs almost 3 years now— went away to college at 50. Your blog is one I always enjoyed. Hope you’re well and by the looks of it— with your 2019 photo, looks like you’re still working in the background here on your blog! I was happy to see the new image! Email me and I would love to hear how you’re doing and what you’ve been up to
    . Take care and Happy New year!

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  22. Audrey,
    So good to hear from you!!! I have missed you blogging and I hope you will return soon!! Thanks so much for dropping by!! Wishing you well, my friend!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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