I just love my fireplace. When the days are cold and snowy, getting warm by cozying up on the couch with a glass of wine, a knit throw and the fireplace flickering…it just makes you love winter, doesn’t it? Today I wanted to share with you my winter mantle. I really arranged it differently this year than I have in previous years, and it is my favourite by far! I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I usually decorate for winter first, and then add in touches of Christmas come December (when I feel I can actually start listening to Christmas music). For winter and Christmas the last couple of years I’ve done a cabin theme and have kept things fairly rustic. That just seems to be what Canadian winters are all about! I have stayed with that theme once again this year, because it’s what I like, and I’ve just re-arranged it all for a slightly different feel. Take a look!
This was so fun to set up this year. I decided to sprinkle some pinecones along the mantle, because I love pinecones in winter, and added the flickering candles in for a cozy touch. It’s nice to have a bit of extra light now that it gets dark so quickly in the evening.
When I was setting this up, just for fun I put that little cloche on the left over a decent sized pinecone, and then ended up actually thinking it looked cute!
I picked up these little vintage mason jars (actually really old..haha) from Red Barn Mercantile. The pinecones are from good ol’ Michaels.
I am loving this antler. It’s a shed from a mule deer that I picked up at Red Barn Mercantile. My hubby quite likes it as well. This old lantern you have most likely seen in other posts, as I move it around seasonally throughout the house. It is also from (you guessed it), Red Barn.
These awesome vintage snowshoes I found on a local website where people buy and sell used items, called kijiji. I picked these up last winter for super cheap compared to what most vintage shops/markets sell them for!
I also used an old antique book to create a bit of depth and layering with the candles.
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I hope you enjoyed looking at this year’s rustic winter mantle! I would love to hear your feedback, or what you have set up for the winter season in your home this year.
– – Rachel, at The Porch Light Cottage