Throwback Thursday - Winter Mantel | Vintage, Paint and more...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Winter Mantel

Vintage, Paint and more... a winter mantel decor with book page crafts, thrifted objects and diy projects

It's definitely winter here.  We have had a week of rain, rain, rain and temps dropping down to the 30's with wind chills of 20's. Not really my favorite weather for sure.  I am beginning to think we will never see the sun again.  I am not a fan of winter and it actually puts me into hibernation mode when it gets cold.  So I have done nothing since Christmas.   Today I am bringing you a Throwback Thursday post from a couple years. 

Vintage, Paint and more... winter mantel with diy book page wreath,  crafted cone trees and thrifted items

A Winter mantel that I had put together after Christmas with a lot of my Christmas decor I had not put away yet.  (As you can see this hibernation mode is not new to me).  I used all blue and white items that I had either DIY'd, thrifted or already had.  I love when I can come up with something pretty without having to spend any extra money.

Vintage, Paint and more... diy cone trees and thrifted decor for a winter mantel

I kept my white cone trees out that I had DIY'd from buttonhole looping and placed them on some thrifted candlesticks.  Standing one of them on a stack of old books sans covers then tied with raffia. 

Vintage, Paint and more... antique blue bird

This little blue bird is quite special to me as it was one my Mother had when I was young. It always brings a smile when I walk past it so I always keep it out where I can see it daily.

viVintage, Paint and more... book page snowman, faux sea glass vase for winter mantel

 This side has a "faux" sea glass vase that I crafted from a Dollar Tree vase and then stuck some twigs from the yard in it. "Faux" snowballs made from Styrofoam balls wrapped with yarn were scattered about.

Vintage, Paint and more... diy book page snowman, Styrofoam snowball

The snowman is made from a paper back book.  I love books and I love anything with words printed on it so book page crafts are a given for my decor.  I am always looking for new ways to use them around the house.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY painted winter canvas

The center of the mantel is where I placed an art canvas I painted.  I had not painted in quite a while and had a yearn to do so - so this is what resulted.  It does kind of remind me of a winter sky in the Midwest.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY book page wreath, cone trees, painted canvas, book page snowman and faux sea glass vase for a winter mantel

I was quite pleased with this mantel and enjoyed it until time to put up a Valentine one.  Do you put up a Winter mantel or just go straight into Valentine day or just skip both and go on to your usual mantel?  Every year I have trouble deciding and this year is no exception so our mantel is completely bare right now and probably will be for a couple more weeks - at least until I get my motivation back again.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week crafting something you love. 

I will joining the parties listed on the Where I Party page above.  Please go by and visit - I'm sure you'll find lots of great inspiration and projects.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Cathy, your mantle is beautiful and so soothing! I found you through a linky party quite some time ago and have been following for a while. I'm launching my own Five Star Frugal linky party today, focusing on elegant living on a shoestring, and I'd be honoured if you would share your lovely post there. Happy Blogging New Year.. Mimi xxx