Sunday, January 2, 2011

creating a winter mantel

so Christmas is down in our little home and just look at my mantel is so sad

i was inspired though when I saw a lovely little mirror at target and i had some Christmas money burning in my pocket. ever come across something that was meant to be in your cart?
sundays and target make me giddy. so i thought i would re-inspire my little mantel.
{roll over the picture for the AFTER}

i changed out 'joy' for 'adore'....i think it is more fitting as we approach february.

and just look at that sweet and perfect...and under $20!

i also kept my little pier 1 kissing ball from being packed away with my other Christmas goodies for that perfect pop of color.
 it is has kissing in the name..once again, this will be perfect come february.

looks like i have something special for my mantel come this february.

as for now, here is my new winter mantel.
i don't think it looks so bare now, but simple & elegant.

and...i could not help myself. here is a snapshot of me {being goofy}



  1. Looks great. We kept "winter" themed stuff up...snowmen, snowflakes. I just can't bear to have it all put away yet 8) Happy New Year!

  2. Oh I love it! We do the same- leave up the wintery stuff. The adore print is SO cute! (:

  3. The mirror is awesome and it looks perfect there, so pretty! I can't believe it was 20 dollars either!

  4. $20 at Target...I know..CRAZY! I saw it today and knew I had to have it. The size is perfect for being versatile in several places. It is not online...I looked, but trust is there awaiting for other bloggers to snatch it up. :)

  5. Great find! Love your mantle..and wish I had one. Can't put pretty things on a wood burning stove! :) I have been on the hunt for a fake one to adorn our luck yet! Happy New Year to you!

  6. I bought that same mirror about 2 months ago and LOVE it! Right now Ive got it over our bed but the scale isnt right. For now Im not caring though b/c I love seeing the mirror when I walk into the room and the shape is just to die for!

  7. Good ideas! I need some when I take all the Christmas cards down...

  8. I love the little changes you made to make your mantel perfect for february.
    the mirror is so cute!

  9. Hi, you have been awarded the stylish blogger award! Stop by and check it out! And thank you so much for writing such great posts:)

  10. My pleasure:) And I am doing the same thing, you may have noticed on your last visit... oops. these tabs drive me crazy!

  11. Looks great! I love how you layered several things. I might need to take that into consideration as I'm redoing my mantle!! Thanks :)

  12. I love it... and the mirror is just perfect. A mantle is on the list of 'must haves' in our next house. Hopefully the shopping will begin soon! I only wish we were going to be moving to your areas... I'd let you do the shopping for me! :)

  13. That mirror is perfect for that spot, E! I love that it fills the spot on the right and makes everything feel balanced but not fussy.

  14. I love all the layering! I don't know how I missed following your blog but I do now! :)

  15. I adore your mantel! I'm horrible at layering. I can only do symmetry. I'll need to take notes from your mantel! And I LOVE that little quatrefoil mirror. So cute! Thanks for linking up girl!

  16. Really nice simple and classic style!

  17. I love your mantel, it has a lot of warmth and coziness. I think the kissing ball is perfect! I left many things out from Christmas and I hope I can use them next month, too! Great job!


  18. E!! How'd you do that rollover before & after?! Teach me, girl! The mantel looks fabulous. The perfect mix of height, dimension, color, texture!


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