You Can’t Get too Much Winter {Mantel}

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter”. That is the quote from Robert Frost that is gracing my post-Christmas mantel. Or, as my husband said, “You can’t get MUCH winter in the winter”. Ah yes. South Texas winters. It was 65 degrees the day I set up my winter mantel, but I didn’t let it bother me much, because I knew we had a couple of chilly days headed our way. {However, the high tomorrow is 74!}.

Winter Mantel

I like to add little touches of winter decor throughout the house in January. It helps it feel less bare after taking down all of the Christmas decorations. Rustic touches, outdoor elements, and layering helps add warmth. 

Winter Mantel

I put the gold oval mirror back up {the same one I used in my Fall and Thanksgiving mantels} and layered an antique oval frame on top. I’m loving this chunky, layered look! 

The mantel display is a collection of wood slices, small chalkboards, blue ceramics, and white taper candles. 

Winter Mantel

I white washed the chalkboard frames so the wood tones were closer to that of the wood slices. I just watered down a bit of white paint and dry brushed it on. 

Winter Mantel

 

Winter Mantel

We have two huge rosemary bushes in the backyard. I haven’t paid these bushes a lick of attention {except to clip a few branches here and there} so I’m not sure why they’re doing so well. That’s my kind of plant! I clipped a few sprigs and stuck them into the blue ceramic containers. A little bit of green {and the aroma} helps drive the winter blues away. :) 

Winter Mantel

 

Winter Mantel

 

Winter Mantel

Does your home tend to feel bare or empty after Christmas? What do you do in your home to combat those wintery blues? 

Have a great day!

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