A Wreath Is Not Only for a Door. . . A Mantelscape

A wreath is not only for a door.

You have seen them hung on walls, on mirrors, on a bookcase

or a decorative element for a chair.

So many ways that you can decorate with a wreath.

I have used my preserved boxwood wreath in a container in the past.

Today, it is in a container.

2016 Winter Mantel - Housepitality Designs

An antique French bread basket that is.

Preserved Boxwood Wreath in Antique French bread basket - Housepitality Designs

Rather than hanging the boxwood wreath on the shutters,

I decided to place it in a basket for added texture

and the bread basket fit the bill.

Antique French Bread Basket - Housepitality Designs

The tall candlesticks seem to be a staple on the mantel.

Added some topiaries I had on hand and a little greenery.

2016 Winter Mantel - Housepitality Designs

I am into the less is more this year.

Well, as “less” as I get.

2016 Winter Mantel - Housepitality Designs

I am also truly trying to use and decorate with what I have . . .

To re-purpose and refresh.

But that does not count when I have gift cards!!! 🙂

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

I am slowly refreshing rooms after the Christmas decorations are taken away.

Also, note to self: Ask hubby to light the pilot light in the fireplace.

So all I need to do is flip the switch for instant cozy!

Enamelware Bird - Housepitality Designs

Now off to do some more “refreshing”.

Have a beautiful day!!

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  1. Baskets are good for everything even as a wreath support. Looking good!
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    • Thanks Kim….I was happy that I had a “window” of my blog being up to publish today. Blog up and down seems to be the norm this week. Have a great weekend!

  2. I love the touch of greenery, Shirley. It adds a nice touch of freshness to the room. I need to get back to my decluttering. Got pulled away by appointments and stuff. Where did you get your boxwood wreath? I have seen them in a lot of blogs and they are just so pretty!
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  3. Beautiful Shirley! I am a little obsessed with preserved boxwood, it just works in so many different areas! So glad to see your blog back up!
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  4. A fresh pop of green always looks good, doesn’t it? Your mantel always looks fabulous, Shirley:) Have a great day!
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  5. Shirley, I like repurposing and refreshing! Your mantel looks great with the wreath in the bread basket! Hope your issues get resolved!
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  6. So pretty. I posted my mantle yesterday:) Have a beautiful and “refreshing” day:):):)
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  7. Another place that I like to hang a wreath is on a mirror. Clear Command hooks work great for this.

  8. Love the wreath in the basket…..the little birdie is just adorable too!
    Have a great weekend!!!!
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  9. Your did a fantastic job refreshing your mantel! It looks lovely! I love preserved boxwood items; your wreath is fantastic! I love how your styled your table. The bird is adorable on top of the book! Have a wonderful weekend!
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  10. Shirley I love the idea of “refreshing and always love anything Boxwood!
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  11. That looks great Shirley. Cute idea! Love the cute bird. I love to refresh this time of year. Glad your blog is back up!
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  12. Looks great! That wreath is a gentle reminder that beautiful blooms will happen soon! I’m glad to see your blog is back up and running an hope you have no more issues.

  13. The Boxwood wreath looks good in that French bread basket. I too love Boxwood wreaths. Hope you get your blog fixed. I tried to comment on your last blog and it would not let me. Have a Great Weekend!!

  14. I love your wreath in the basket Shirley. It looks really pretty. Hard to believe we are in mid January already and Christmas is here and gone.

  15. Your mantel always looks great Shirley, and I love this decluttered look with the simple greens. The wreath in the basket is very clever!
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  16. I love boxwood wreaths and you’ve placed yours perfectly! Happy Saturday!!
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  17. Beautiful Shirley and I’m with you less is more especially when you have to dust all those items.
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  18. The wreath looks great in the basket. I love your topiaries. Yes, get that pilot lit!!
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  19. The greens on your mantel give a calming and serene feel to your whole room. Love the texture of the basket in the mix!
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  20. Love the green wreath in front of the wooden piece. It adds color and freshness to the room…
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  21. A beautiful mantle, Shirley. But that sweet little bird…I adore him!!!

  22. It looks great, Shirley. I leave my boxwood wreaths out year-round, too. I love how they look!

  23. Love your wreath nestled in your basket on your mantle Shirley! Your sweet bird has a wonderful home and winter nest. ♥
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