Monday, January 13, 2014

Creating A Cozy Home Tour- Winter Mantel Idea

I think Mother Nature or Jack Frost are teasing us this year.... and big time. 
Don't you?



I mean, near 0 degree temps last week ......and still NO SNOW!
But she...or he,  did manage to help facilitate a broken water pipe and leave us without water on the coldest morning of the year!


And so the Winter Mantel remains yet a constant reminder of what my kids want to see so much this winter....snow.


Until then, they will have to settle for some faux snowball like balls that I picked up at Pier One last year and used here. And my dollar store snowflakes that are strung with fresh evergreen, from the Norfolk pines that I used in the house for Christmas. 



A few grapevine balls scattered around and the "Let It Snow" sign that I picked up on clearance and also used here.


So, I will keep the sign up through the Winter months,  along with a little wishful thinking that maybe one morning my children will wake up to lots of fluffy white stuff outside.......and no broken water pipes! 


If not, the Winter mantel this year will have to do. 

Enjoy the winter season!



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42 comments:

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Laura, your mantel is beautiful. I can just imagine how it looks in your beautiful cozy room. So sorry to hear about the frozen pipe…Happy to be partying with you today!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sorry about the frozen pipes, Laura! I am with you...if we are gonna get the temps, we should at least get the snow! Love your mantel! Hugs...Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I feel the same way. I want at least one pretty snow day!! Geesh, we can get plenty of rain, but no snow. Love your winter mantel.

Bliss said...

Jack Frost has done more than nip at my nose, I think Mother Nature set him up to take a bigger bite this year. You shall have some snow, next week. I have a vision.

chateau chic said...

Fabulous winter mantel!! Love that you kept some greens which add so much warmth to a room this time of year.
Mary Alice

Christy Our Southern Home said...

Just beautiful! We are not far from you in SC and always dream of at least one good snow per year! Fingers crossed! ~Christy

Kelly said...

That's a cute idea for Winter. You're right, no snow yet! I'm hoping for some too. I don't really like the extreme cold weather, but if we're going to have it, mine as well have some snow to go along with it right? We have a couple of sleds in our basement that have cobwebs growing on them. LOL! There is hope for snow this Wednesday. Have you heard?

Brandi M said...

You should have brought them over to our home in the maritimes last month! It's FINALLY starting to melt - but we couldn't even get out our back door! Haha. Wishing you a 'healthy' amount of snow soon. ;)

Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your bowl of snowballs!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love it! I really need to get my act together and get some winter decor up around here ... Oh, and we had plenty of snow which is now melting and has turned into dirty ugly snow!

Cynthia said...

To be honest snow is not all it is cracked up to be. It makes a mess, especially with pets. It makes everything wet and dirty. It is also slippery and hard to walk at times. Don't mind the cold hate the snow and ice!!! Love the mantle though, Laura.

Cynthia

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

LOL, ONE day of snow is not a LOT to ask for huh? We have some forecast for Thursday but I am not holding my breath. I adore your snowflake garland. So pretty with the fresh greenery. Very pretty mantel, Laura. xxoo ~B

Pat said...

Your winter mantel is beautiful, Laura!!

Mary said...

Laura, I'm right there with your kids and your wonderful mantle and message...wishing for snow! We had the same weather but fortunately no broken water pipes. Love your Norfolk pine swag!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

so, so pretty Laura. Love how crisp the snowflakes look against the greenery, which is just gorgeous.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love your snow theme!!

Atta Girl Amy said...

Laura, I'm thinking your kind of snow is all the snow I want this year. Think you can talk to Mother Nature and Jack Frost about turning up the thermostat out there? I'm ready for spring, even though I do love your wintry mantel.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-How I wish I could send you some snow! We have tons here- TONS and five more inches coming tonight. Maybe we could swap houses for a week?;>) xoDiana

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to hear of the frozen pipes. That is no fun at all.

Lovely mantel. Great to be cohosting with you.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

At The Picket Fence said...

I LOVE your snow-y mantel Laura!! It is the perfect transition after Christmas and is most definitely cozy. We've had some wacky weather here in Oregon too with record low temps so I completely relate. So glad to be part of the tour with you my friend!
Vanessa

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laura, so sorry about your frozen pipe! Your mantel is gorgeous with the lacy snowflakes against the greenery. Love the bowl of snowballs and hopefully we'll see a little of the white stuff this season. Usually if you guys get snow, so do we!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your winter mantel is beautiful. All the elements you chose look FABULOUS against the beauty of the stone. UGH... frozen pipes. We had that once too. What a disaster. I do hope you kiddos get at least one good snow this winter... without the "pipes" thing!
I hope I can come and see your home before Haven this summer.

chateau chic said...

I adore your mantel, Laura! Love that you kept some greens to add warmth, and your snowball theme is perfect. BTW, the corbels under your mantel are gorgeous!
Mary Alice

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

It's really lovely. You did a fabulous job with the greenery Laura. It looks so warm and inviting.

Miss Charming said...

Your mantel is so pretty, Laura! Love the fresh greens. Good luck with coaxing that elusive snow. (We've been having milder days here and my son even wore shorts to school this morning.)

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Laura if you need snow, I have a guest room all cleaned up waiting for someone to shovel mine! And your mantle looks great.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Pretty pretty. Love the greenery- it's so fresh, warm and perfect for winter!!

reFresh reStyle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it :)
Debbie

Shanna Gilbert said...

Your mantle looks beautiful Laura!

thistlewoodfarm said...

You go girl! You know how much I love this house....but I think I love that mantel more. :)

But don't let it snow. :)
karianne

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I for one would love to see some snow this year - as long as it is all gone within one day! lol Your wintery mantel is so pretty, Laura. I had fun partying with you at The Cozy Home Tour this week!

Angela Ryder said...

Looks beautiful Laura! I will wish for snow for you since I know we won't get any!!!~~Ang

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

Laura, so very pretty! Love the simple touches and those snowflakes...gorgeous! xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT!!

Anne said...

Love your theme Laura! Your mantle is so pretty <3

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

We're supposed to get some snow here tomorrow - maybe I could put some in a cooler and ship it down to your kids!!! Beautiful mantel and perfect for winter - hope the kids do get some real snow this winter!

Angie Lawson said...

Oh I just love your mantle!! I totally hear you about the snow! Usually in WA we get snow for sure in January and February, but so far only 1 day of snow. Love your snowflakes and Let It Snow sign. Adorable!!

Samantha Conner said...

I love the bright greenery, perfect for dreary January weather. So happy to be on the Cozy Home Tour with you! :) Samantha

Angela said...

Laura, your mantel is perfect for the transition after Christmas! I love the greenery!
~Angela

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

So pretty Laura and perfect for winter. You pics are amazing too!

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

So cozy for winter. Your home is so lovely ;)
Hugs,
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

Chatfield Court said...

Your mantel looks great and I love the greenery!
Kristi

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