Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winter Mantel, 2014...simply COZY...

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

Have I mentioned it's cold here?
(Actually, it is MUCH better this week!!)

I don't mind...it's a great excuse to "cozy" up at home.

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

You may know that I have a little trouble "keeping it simple" when it comes to my mantel.  But that is the "theme" I am going with this time around.

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I bought this old chippy door at the Country Junk Sale this fall.

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

It already had a crusty handle...perfect for a scarf bow.

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

 I have been admiring all of those fun little metal trucks out there...and I found a chippy white one that was "meant for me".

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

These blue jars and canvases turned chalkboards keep reappearing on my mantel...

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I bought the "cable knit" vases on clearance at Target last winter.

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I don't have too many auctions on the calendar this winter...but it just seemed to "fit".

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

This metal foot board was another Country Junk score.

Chipping with Charm:  Chalkboard Easel "Tree"...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

You might recognize this chalkboard easel tree from the top of my Christmas "tree" mantel too.  That metal snowflake was a gift my my husband and kids.  
(They bought it from another booth at Antiques Downtown.)

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I was planning on hanging the tin bunting I used outside in my FALL JUNK VIGNETTE...but I couldn't find it.  I'm thinking it must be hiding under all that snow??

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

So I came up with this hinge bunting instead.

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I just tied 3 hinges together with twine...

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

...added some embellishments.  Locks, keys...

Chipping with Charm:  Hinge Bunting...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

...and button magnets with a winter "message".

Chipping with Charm:  Aqua Ladder for Blankets...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I added this aqua ladder at Christmas time.  It is still VERY handy for keeping those comfy blankets close.

Chipping with Charm:  Stacked junk Snow Person...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/

I couldn't resist adding a little stacked junk "snow person".

Chipping with Charm:  Simply Cozy Winter Mantel, 2014...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/


Thanks for stopping by!!
Stay warm,
Laurel

26 comments:

  1. Hi Laurel I have to use the "C" words with you Clever and Cute!
    Kris

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  2. Your mantel and hearth are perfect for this time of year! I love the headboard as a screen, and the scarf used a bow is so cute! All the details...I just love it all!

    Stay warm! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Auctions make my heart go pitter patter...I need an auction sign!

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  4. I love it !!! LOVE THE BRRRR .. Great job sister. Love all your finds.

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  5. Very cozy Laurel... I love the hinge garland :)

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  6. Your mantle area looks great, Laurel. I have missed seeing you around...glad to see a post from you today- xo Diana

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  7. Looks awesome, love the Winter touches! Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

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  8. Laurel,
    Okay, where do I begin? Love the scarf bow...chippy door...hinge bunting and that aqua ladder! It's always so much fun to see what you have come up with:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. Love your mantel and hearth...so cozy looking!! Love it!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. That hinge garland is too cool! And the bow made out of a scarf. . . amazing!

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  11. Love the bow scarf and that hinge garland!! So cute! And very creative!! Hope you're staying warm and cozy!! xo Holly

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  12. I love all the different elements, but the scarf and the brr are my favorite.

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  13. Oh I hear you. Drove the girls to school this morning since I heard it was going to be really windy then too myself off to the grocery store. Two seconds after stepping out of the car a big gust of wind came up and literally took my breath away. Now I'm home and not planning to go anywhere for a good long while! MN winters can be brutal!

    Love the look of your mantel. And there is so much to love. The truck - amazing - the chalkboards, the jars, the door. It all looks so good together.

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  14. Your winter decor looks beautiful, Laurel! The hinges bunting is a cool idea and I'm so in love with the white truck. The metal snowflake was a great gift from your hubby and kids.
    Have a fun weekend and stay warm!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  15. Laurel, you managed to cram about 50 great ideas into a small space! LOVE the scarf bow, the locks and hardware and I've started trolling for a chippy white truck now. Charm, indeed!

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  16. Your mantles always look so fun and cozy! I love all the creative embellishments and the beautiful layering! :)

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  17. Love the gorgeous bunting, that burrr is so adorable!
    So very creative and cozy, too.
    Warm hugs from Miami,
    Patti

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  18. Love the vintage truck! So cute. I did the same sort of idea over Christmas with the mason jars and pipe bottle trees. So easy and cute.

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  19. I love it all, Laurel...wonderful colors...and the little truck is so cute!

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  20. Very beautiful blog.

    T: Esa Schultz

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  21. I love everything about this vignette. You are just too clever with the way you turn junk into junque. Love the license plate on the hanger.

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  22. Love your Mantel posts Laurel they inspire me!!

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  23. Love it all! Lots of unique, fun junk! :)
    Susan

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