Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter Mantel

We Nova Scotians, like many other areas in the country, are experiencing a very uncharacteristically mild winter season.  We have had very little snow, and what comes down is usually gone in a few days.  We haven't even had a long stretch of freezing days.  There is a cold day and then it shoots up to +8.  I know some of you are laughing at our +8, but we do live in Nova Scotia...right?    +8 is balmy when the alternative is -20.  ;0)

I do enjoy our distinct four seasons.  However, I would never complain if the winter one was a tad shorter.  But those who enjoy winter sports such as:  skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skating need a bit more snow and cold than we have had this year.   Even if it does not look like winter outside, it does inside.  When the Christmas decorations are packed away, then I get out the snowmen, snowflakes, skates, and sled decorations.  We will enjoy them until after Valentine's when I am ready to "hurry spring along".

I filled my jar lanterns about half full with Epsom Salts
 and placed a candle inside.
 See HERE for my post on ideas using Epsom Salts
 including the snowballs you see!

One of my many "flaky friends".

One kind word can warm three winter months.
- Japanese Proverb


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  1. Love that mantle!
    And the wall color!
    It is very close to the color in our master.
    Great job!

  2. I love your mantel and the beautiful red of the walls. White looks so dramatic against it. I'm like you, I leave a few winter things out until after Valentine's Day then I make it disappear quickly so spring will come. Ha! Too bad it takes another 2 months for the weather to be like spring! We do have snow here, not a lot, and more coming tonight and tomorrow. It's not over yet. Have a super day Tanya! Pamela

  3. Oh the mantel looks so wintery against the red walls! Very pretty. Hugs,

  4. Love your mantle-scape! Really love the beautiful red walls! So warm and inviting!

  5. I love visiting here, Tanya, first that red paint color... you are a gal after my own heart! It absolutely pops and makes me feel cheerful. I am looking forward to your soup recipes, I enjoyed the pumpkin and cranberry ones back in the fall. xo

  6. Hi Tanya,
    What a beautiful mantel!! Love the room colour...
    Everything is so cozy and a great place to be curled up in front of the fireplace!!
    Have a great day today!
    All the Best,

  7. This is so pretty and very winter :-)

    Stopping by from Southern Lovely

  8. Very nice home well decorated.

  9. Oh how I love your winter mantel! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day, Gail

  10. I love your mantle. I am your newest follower!

  11. Love the snowman! So cute! A perfect winter mantel!

  12. Very pretty mantel! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I'm following you on Linky!


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