Am I Blue... Winter Mantel

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Am I blue, yes I'm blue.
It started the day I lost you.
Nobody ever missed somebody like I do.
Am I blue, am I blue."
-George Strait

So... what do the lyrics from George Strait's song have to do with this post?
...or my mantel?

Nothing really, 
other than I was pondering a title for a winter mantel highlighted by shades of blue,
 the catchy song popped in my head, and I haven't stopped humming it since.
...and after much thought, this was the best I could come up with! :)

For Christmas from a friend, I received a set of three glass candle holders,
 with battery/remote operated flameless candles.
Combined with pretty sea glass pieces from Walmart, 
they became the inspiration for a light and airy mantel'scape.

Simple, blue, and peaceful...
a welcome contrast to the "heavier" mantel of Christmas.

On the coffee table in front of the mantel,
a blue nautical tray carries on the theme...

The Waterford bowl/vase was an estate sale find, 
and the milk glass vase and tray were found at yard sales.
 I "heart" my second-hand treasures!

The old Daisy Churn on the hearth gained a couple of "branches," in it's mix.
They were faux wood picks from Lowe's After Christmas Sale... 50 cents for a set of three.
Can't beat that!

I found the metal basket at Dorcas Ministries Thrift Store, in Cary, 
on New Year's Eve, only $2.00.
Adds another air'ish light touch to the room.

As much as I love Christmas, a simple, clean decor afterwards
 is so refreshing.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Wherever you may be, stay warm!


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  1. I'm in love with your churn! Your mantel looks so pretty. It always does. The blue you've added in is so pretty. Blue is on my radar right now too. :)

  2. So love the blues on the mantel and in the room....I so spied that Dazey Churn...such a great piece...Have a great weekend!

  3. Your mantel is really pretty...and I love your blues. I am on a turquoise/aqua kick and have been for a couple of years....shades of blue are sooo pretty to me.

  4. A touch of bright turquoise always brightens any space! Looks lovely Rhonda

  5. Good morning Rhonda. :)

    Just came to say thank you for your sweet comment about my kitchen and the new sign. You made me smile today.

  6. Your mantle is very pretty. I like the blue sea glass in the candle vases.

  7. I love the touches of blue! And you are so right...after all the fullness and busy-ness of Christmas decor, something more simple feels so much better! Your daughter is that photo!! Hugs!

  8. Hi Rhonda, Your mantle looks beautiful, so calming! Thanks for your visit!! My hubby MADE me that hutch, I love, love it!! I hope you will stop over again. XO, Pinky

  9. So pretty, and you KNOW I love that sea glass!! wink wink
    Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage


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