Hello Dear Readers!
I hate to admit this but I am still de-Christmasfying the house.
I have two more trees to take down and then call it a day.
The first thing that was removed was the Christmas decor on the mantel.
That came down first as it was fast and easy to “dis-mantel”
The mantel is also the first area that was transitioned from Christmas to Winter.
I knew what I was going to do as I received something beautiful right before Christmas.
It was a gorgeous magnolia garland from the fine people of The Magnolia Company.
I won this garland through a giveaway campaign that they were offering on Instagram. Yay!
Due of time constraints, I could not use it in my Holiday decor;
however, this garland had dried/preserved so beautifully that is was perfect
for the Winter Mantel featuring a magnolia garland.
This particular garland is called Golden Woodlands.
A lush garland of magnolia leaves with accents of pine cones, both natural and gilded.
A feather is also added for that beautiful woodland look.
Other embellishments include gilded leaves and pods.
Because I wanted this garland to be the focal point of the mantel,
I chose a pair of candlesticks, 2 pairs of antique books,
and the ivy topiary remains on the mantel from the Christmas decor.
I originally placed a short pair of candles on the candlesticks;
however, they seemed a little out of place so I removed them and the results were better.
You can see that the garland on the mantel is quite lush
and it was even more lush when it arrived:
The ivy topiary is still going strong and I just love it in the silver ice bucket,
so I decided to keep it in its place as mixing fresh natural elements with dried is a good thing!
The antique books were purchased at The Plantation Shop on Amelia Island just after
Thanksgiving when my hubby granted me the wish to take a side trip on our way home from Florida.
Perfect for the mantel and garland.
My hubby was coming out of his office just as I was just finishing the mantel.
He gave it the thumbs up …. I knew he would like it …. as he loves those warm colors.
Now off to “de-ornament” the trees!
Hope you enjoyed the winter mantel today.
I wish you a most beautiful day …. hopefully you are warm and cozy
and not affected by the winter storms. We were fortunate here as we just had freezing rain.