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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter Mantel and Simple Snowflake Project...


 I have been packing away the Christmas decorations this week... very slowly...as I have been down with the cold/flu sweeping the whole family right now.  Thought I'd share a few winter changes!  The mantel now celebrates winter!  Remember the big rusty reindeer I showed you at the Bachman's Holiday Ideas House?  This is the smaller size I bought for my home!  Don't you love how branches are used for antlers?



Pinecones add a simple natural element...along with a couple of feather and primitive trees...





I loved my mantel covered with bottle brush trees for Christmas...but am enjoying the simple winter look now, too!


I had a house full of grandchildren this weekend and they helped me with a fun winter project I found on Pinterest!  These cute snowflakes were so easy to make and look great on the windows, too...the kids loved the project!  We just used ordinary printer paper.  You can click HERE for the easy patterns and instructions!

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I'll be joining Debra at The Marketplace over at Common Ground...
and
Linda over at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
and
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Until next time...I'll be resting up a little!

32 comments:

  1. Linda, I love your winter mantle. That rusty reindeer is so cute, I think it just was the right touch for your winter mantle.
    How wonderful you were able to spend time with your grandchildren. What a sweet little project to engage them with.

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  2. Your mantle looks so pretty, that is a neat reindeer! I bet it was lots of fun making those snowflakes! Hope everyone gets to feeling better!

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  3. Snow gorgeous! Love your rusty deer and you can't get anything prettier than a grandchild-made snowflake! :)

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  4. I love Rusty the reindeer. Your mantel looks great.

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  5. It looks nice and fresh for the new year. I think everyone I know has been sick on some level...and the stuff just hangs on and on and on. Your mantle looks beautiful and I LOVE the rusty deer- xo Diana

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  6. So sorry that you aren't feeling so good. I hope you will be feeling better this week!
    Your mantle is great! Love the reindeer:) Makes me smile!
    Drink lots of water!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  7. Hope you feel better soon Linda. Love the snowflakes and your mantel is wonderful. What a cool reindeer that is.

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  8. Your mantel looks great, Linda! And it's always fun to create paper snowflakes, isn't it? Hope you feel better very soon!

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  9. Your winter mantel is great! Love the reindeer! Snowflakes are so cute and fun with the Grandkids!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. hope you feel better soon linda!
    I adore those snowflakes thanks for sharing, think I might sit and make some tomorrow.
    Now for that deer mantle piece. OMG it is so amazing!!! what a great buy!
    Amy

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  11. Even though all the christmas decor gets put away, I too like to keep an element of Winter in the house. That deer is very cool.
    And how fun to make the snowflakes with your children.

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  12. such sweet snowflakes...I remember making some like that when I was a kid! hoping that you feel better soon...the flu is nasty this year!

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  13. Love your winter mantel! I like to have a few winter elements around too after I take down the Christmas decorations.
    I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  14. Love the branches used for antlers, a really neat piece! The snowflakes are adorable too!

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  15. Love your winter decorations Linda! The snowflakes look fun to make...but it doesn't look like you need to "make" your own. Lol. :-)

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  16. Since we've decided to have our belated Christmas at our daughter's house, I took down the decorations this weekend. Now I'm looking at bare mantels and wondering what to do with them. I love the glittery SNOW letters you've got draped across yours and the deer, too!

    The snowflakes look perfect on your windows.

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  17. I think it's beautiful that you brought in a natural element- pinecones. Proves that you don't need to look far to find the right finishing touch.

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  18. We've taken ALL our decorations down and its such a shock! I like your idea of winter decorations... that reindeer is so cute. Love your snowflakes too!

    Remember to take it easy and get well soon :)

    Karen x

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  19. Linda,
    That reindeer is totally wonderful, and LOVE the branch antlers ! Your decorated mantel speaks of beautiful winter -with the great trees and cones.
    Also have been putting snowflakes in paper on my windows very often :-)
    Thankyou for your sweet comments dear ,they makes me glad!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  20. Love your rusty deer! He needs to stay out a bit longer for winter! Snowflakes look super cute and folk, too!

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  21. Love your winter decor! :) And I love making snowflakes. Last winter Tucker and I made bunches of them to hang on the French door windows in the kitchen. I believe we may have to do that again! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  22. Gorgeous and simply elegant, Linda!!! Hope everyone is better soon.
    xo
    lynn

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  23. Hi Linda.
    Love your winter mantle.
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    XO Sharon

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  24. Your winter mantel is perfectly wonderful!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Mary Alice

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  25. I love it Linda! I am catching up today on all of my favorite blogs. Been out of town, and am so behind!
    xo Kris

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  26. I love your very creative winter mantel and that fabulous rusty reindeer. Good to hear you were able to spend some fun creative time with your grandchildren. Hope you're feeling 100% real soon.

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  27. Linda, I love that deer. Your mantle is wonderful.xoxo,Susie

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  28. Oh Linda I'm loving your winter mantel too! I love the tree's and pinecones but I'm in love with the rusty reindeer! He is just tooooo amazing!

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  29. Beautiful mantle!! Love the glittery snow banner! Lovely touches. Excited to find you and follow.

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  30. Beautiful Linda! Love the branches for antlers!

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  31. Love your winter decor. Feels kind of good to get the Christmas put away. Your snow pictures are beautiful. Sorry you got that nasty flu. It really took the starch out of us this year. Hope you're feeling better. Mimi

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  32. Linda love your pictures!!! Hope you are feeling much better now.
    Take good care of yourself
    Claudia

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