Winter Mantel Featuring A Magnolia Garland

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. 

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  1. I just love that magnolia garland Shirley. I’m from Mississippi and the magnolia is our state tree so they’re everywhere! I bought a magnolia garland just before Christmas and it was beautiful and lush like that one. I can’t remember where I bought it but I just love it! Mine didn’t have the gilded pods and such though and that really makes yours pop! I’m glad you got your decorations all put away till next year. It’s always such a chore taking that stuff down! It’s pretty to look at but it’s a lot of work! Your home was decorated so beautifully, it was a pleasure to look at so thank you for that. Can’t wait to see what you have coming up for us to see! Have a nice day! ?

  2. Beautiful mantle! I always love your blogs and can’t wait to see your new house and the way you decorate it.

  3. That is a beautiful garland. It’s so full! Now, get those trees down! 🙂

  4. Ron Carrier says

    I love the magnolia garland, Shirley! I ordered the most beautiful, realistic magnolia garlands through Boxwoods in Atlanta and cannot wait to use next year. Real magnolia dries so well.

  5. It looks beautiful! How did you hang it?

  6. That is a beautiful garland. I had a magnolia tree years ago but the leaves were never of the magnitude that they are in the south. This will be a lovely accent for the winter months.

  7. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    What a beautiful garland! Your antique books look perfect with the garland.

  8. Shirley, the magnolia garland is SO gorgeous on your mantel. I was really impressed with the quality when I received mine. I used mine on my island for Christmas buffet. I totally forgot to take any photos. You styled the garland perfectly. Beautiful!

  9. Shirley, I just love those leaves.
    I think their two-tone color is such an amazing treat from nature.
    The mantle garland looks wonderful.

  10. Loved the entire look, beautiful. I’ve used magnolia leaves in the making of a swag with fruit several years ago & the result was just lovely!
    Happy New Year 2019

  11. Hi Shirley! Oh, this is just so beautiful! Everything you touch turns out like a million dollars!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  12. Shirley, I adore anything magnolia, and I love that pretty garland! Your mantel looks perfectly beautiful adorned for winter. I hope you enjoy your day!!!

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