winter mantel

I’m starting to get into the grove of winter! 

(I can’t believe I just said that!)

It is snowing outside and actually quite beautiful! 
{It’s like our house is in an extraordinarily large snow globe!}

Another reason winter is now going from dreaded to lovely is due to the fact that I’ve

* winter-fied *
the cottage.

{* new word!)

(yes, we actually did install more insulation this past weekend…But aside from that…



has been brought in with décor and color.

Our mantel has been redone with more white 
{and my favorite little pops of red}

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northern cottage mantel pitcher

some little skates in a little red wagon!

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little chairs lined up on the hearth

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my great grandmother’s vintage iron


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and I’ve placed our large chalkboard
{on its side}

in our little alcove alongside the fireplace

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and assembled a few collections of ‘stuff’!

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Go Play
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Are you guys enjoying winter too?

Chat soon -

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  1. I LOVE your stone fireplace and how you have decorated your mantel! It's simple but interesting! I also love the window with the garland! Very nice!


  2. Oh I am loving your decor! It's 70 degrees here but it feels like Christmas after looking at your photos! So stunning.

  3. The little iron and that sweet red chair are adorable.

  4. I love how your decorated for Christmas.


    I'm having a giveaway.

  5. Beautiful. This makes me wish we had a mantel in our home.

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on. Come over and check it out.

  6. Love all of the vintage stuff. I really like the creative! Those little chairs in front of the hearth are great!

  7. Wow! I could gaze at those pictures all day long! I LOVE everything in them! Just lovely!

  8. Everything looks great and festive! I love the window with the swag of snowflakes. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime :)

  9. Your mantle is ADORABLE!!! I love the flash cards!

  10. Aww, love this! Your mantel is so cozy and charming. It is so unique too!

  11. So festive and rustic holiday! I love the ice skates. Thanks for linking up to our Home for the Holidays party! Carrie

  12. I love everything! The folding ruler, the skates, the little chairs....nice work

  13. I am loving all of your beautiful and rustic decor! Such great inspiration!

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment about my holiday tablerunner. :) Have a wonderful day!

    The...Late, Young Family

  14. Wow!!! Everything is so beautiful!! I love it all!! Your stone fireplace looks almost identical to my parents' right down to the alcove off to the right of it!

    Shabby Love

  15. The mantle looks lovely and welcoming!


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