winter mantlescape & other musings

wednesday's snow turned out to be merely a precursor. a second storm came in strong on wednesday night, and we woke up yesterday morning to about 10 inches on the ground. couple that with the cable and internet going out, and i quickly resorted to chocolate chip cookies, a cozy blanket, and a book.

winter mantle

i wanted to share our winter mantle today. it was an easy transition from christmas- you can see that some of the elements remain the same. i moved the wreath from the basement door to the mirror, and added two lemon topiaries-- on clearance at pottery barn this fall. the handmade pewter candlesticks were a wedding gift, and the paperwhites are planted in a container found at goodwill. the owl was a tj maxx find, and has been perched here and there since the fall. i love the peacefulness of it, and the small bursts of color for the dreary days.

mantle,right

paperwhites & snowflakes