Saturday, January 4, 2014

Winter Mantel 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!

That means the Christmas décor is gone and my Winter Mantel is up!

This year’s mantel was created with a few thrift store finds…

Winter Mantel (front view)

along with some things I already had… which makes for some very

inexpensive décor.

I decided to mix some fabric and texture pieces together and use a cool color palette (gray, brown, blue and cream) for this winter’s mantel.

Winter Mantel

The two light and dark gray solid fabric pieces are from a thrift store that actually sells a lot of scrap fabric for cheap (love that store!!)

I simply cut the fabric up and wrapped them around canvas boards.

Winter Mantel (Inexpensive)

The brown plaid fabric is actually a pillow case (same thrift store) I mounted onto cardboard and you will see an old printer’s type case/drawer tucked behind in the back.

The vase is actually covered in a rolled up sweater vest… another purchase from the thrift store.

I used placemats to add some texture along with a woven piping cord art piece I created for last year’s Natural Textured Rustic Winter Mantel.

Winter Mantel (Side View)

The skinny branches are from some crape myrtle bushes in my back yard…

branches always add that natural element I like!

Winter Mantel Living Room

Fabric snowflakes were hung on some really cool pieces of sycamore branches I found at the local park.  The trees had been damaged in a storm and piled up to be hauled off… (by me… shhhh!!!) LOL!   I love the bark… reminds me of a cow pattern. 

I used some of the thicker branches in an antique metal bucket on the hearth.

Living Room Winter Mantel

And there you have it… my 2014 Winter Mantel!

Now it’s time to just go sit and enjoy… and get warm!!

Don’t let that sunshine in the photo fool you…

It’s VERY Brrrrr outside!!

Stay Warm and Happy New Year!

Linking to:

Beyond The Picket Fence

By Stephanie Lynn Sunday Showcase Party


  1. Looks great Kendra! I love the layers of textures :)

    1. Thanks Laurel!! Lovin' all the creative organization you've got goin' on over at your blog! :)

  2. The cool, monochromatic color scheme creates such warmth! The organic elements really add so much. Love, love LOVE you living room!!! I wish I had just a wee bit of your awesome creativity and decorating skills! Just love it! If you every come to Washington, I'd love to have your input on the old farm house :)

    1. Thank you for your kind words Farm Quilter!! My living room is ALWAYS a work in progress...LOL! As is the rest of my house!! :) Decorating the mantel is one of my favorite ways to get creative. Thanks again for stopping by!!

  3. I love how different this is--I am sharing it tonight at the link party.


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