HEARTH ROOM WINTER MANTEL
Christmas dismantling has begun at our house. Remember…we move slow, it may take awhile.
Even though we enjoyed the Christmas mantels, by December 27 we were ready to take them apart and get back to our ordinary rooms and views.
My first new post, after my blog break, is all about the hearth room winter mantel.
It began with…
A Day Trip & After Christmas Shopping
Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, is just about an hour and half drive from home.
The day after Christmas we had a bit of business in Jeff City. While on our way, I asked J if we might stop by The Schaefer House as long as we were in town.
I not only visited once, that day, I was there twice.
After I found several items at the after Christmas Sale, we drove over to Central Dairy for ice cream. Definitely excellent ice cream at Central. There are several flavors to choose from and huge single dips. Booths line the window wall. When you walk into Central Dairy, it is like taking a step back in time.
Fortified with ice cream, we returned to The Schaefer House, where I found a couple more nifty after Christmas bargains.
A few of them are seen, in these photos, scattered around the big farmhouse table in the breakfast room.
A stop at Michael’s on the way home; more purchases added to the bags and bags and bags in the back seat of the truck. Molly just looks at me out of the corner of her eye and breathes a deep sigh. She is sweet and generous, always sharing her space during these little shopping jaunts.
Inspired by candlesticks and ribbon from post Christmas shopping, I envisioned new vignettes all around the house.
Bye bye apple green, silver, and red.
Simple country pleasure, rustic and whimsical.
Perfect for the hearth room.
John Pils print of Historic South Main Street, St Charles Missouri, replaces the mirror and wreath, above the mantel.
I purchased the lanterns at JC Penney a few years ago. I placed a pair of rustic candlesticks from Schaefer House, in each of the lanterns. Two smaller candlesticks, from the same shop, sit beside the lanterns. The wreaths and birch bark deer are also from Schaefer House. I don’t recall where I found the log house.
I wanted the hearth room mantel to have the feel of South Main Street.
More mantel and vignette metamorphosis will be included in the next couple of posts, as we reclaim everyday normalcy in our after Christmas home.
There are three mantels left to makeover…or not.
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