I “shopped the house”.… a couple of old books
…a pair of yard sale plates with a snowflake on them that I bought in the summer and totally forgot about!
a blue chicken
And if you have a chicken you’ve got to have a rooster.
Some fake flowers to remind me spring is on its way. Yes I know “they” say you are supposed to have real flowers, and fake flowers are a big “no no” but I like these and they last much longer than the real ones. Who are “they” anyhow? . Besides these flowers look very lifelike.
Something for sparkle. These 2 little deer are something my mom bought when we lived in PA to remind us of all the deer we had there.
Some cozy quilts rolled up in a basket all ready for those chilly winter evenings.
Some little hearts for Valentines Day that I made from an old shirt.
a decoration from Christmas
A garland made from all the buttons off the thrifted shirts I have used to make quilts.
I attached the hearts and JOY decoration to the button garland.
Here is the completed winter mantle.( The photo isn’t very good because I need a new camera.) In real life my winter mantle is much warmer and cozier looking, not nearly as bright as in this photo. I hope you can use your imagination.