I'm in the process of purging my furniture and accessories in preparation of selling my home, but still can't help myself from prettying things up around here.
I knew I wanted to add some wintry touches to my mantel for January (it's cold up here in Massachusetts!), but I also wanted to keep it simple and modern looking.
I started by leaving the birch logs in the fireplace. They are my favorite tree in the world (yes, I have a favorite) and I love how they add a touch of white. Creeping painted lady also remained.
On one side I left the ceramic birch candelabra that had been on my Christmas mantel. It ties in perfectly to the logs in the hearth.
On the other side I add in some silvery touches (that always seems wintry to me and reminds me of the ice and snow).
The books add in a touch of my accent colors and bring in a vintage feel and the twigs are reminiscent of the trees and shrubs outside right now.
I finished the space with a simple yarn garland. It's my January contributor post at Jennifer Rizzo's blog. You can see more pictures and the simple tutorial here.
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