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!
~Rhonda

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12 comments:

  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. :)

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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 beautiful...love that photo!! Hugs!

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  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

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

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