My Winter Fireplace Mantel And Hearth

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It seems like a lot of people like to let the spaces in their home breathe a little after all of the Christmas decoration overload comes down.  I think that I fall right in with that crowd.  My Christmas mantel and hearth was loaded with stuff over the holidays, so I was more than ready for a serene look to carry me through winter.

Maybe you saw this sneak peek that I posted on Instagram last week.  BTW – I’d love for you to follow along with me there, if you don’t already.  Just click HERE.

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The wood and metal piece, that I hung above the fireplace last year, has turned out to be a great purchase for me.  It works well as a really good backdrop for just about anything.  I get asked about this piece a lot.  I got it at Kirklands – click HERE for the link to it. 

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This time of year the woods around my house are filled with evergreen pines, bare branches and pretty pinecones, so that’s what I took my inspiration from.  Instead of a wreath, I tied together two sprays of faux pine branches and three ginormous pinecones with jute twine.  The black and white piece of ribbon gives it a nice little pop.

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An oblong planter from my stash, is filled with candles and more bits of faux greenery.  

I kept the shutters in place that I used for Christmas and added two urns that I purchased at the Pottery Barn Outlet last summer.  I’ve been itching to use them!  They’re filled with white branches from my Christmas foyer and sticks that I cut from some trees around my yard.

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Down on the hearth, I placed two chunky white candlesticks that I purchased on the same trip to the PB Oulet.  Oh, dear I love that place.  The candles have a little jute twine wrapped around them and I added a small twig wreath around each one for added texture.

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On the other side of the hearth, I filled a basket with more faux greenery and ginormous pinecones.  And a wire basket filled with skeins of yarn adds a bit of coziness.

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In spite of the breathing room that I left on the mantel and hearth, the whole area feels cozy to me by the time that throws and pillows are thrown into the mix.

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How about you – do you like to let your house breathe a little after the holidays?

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  1. Ellen Dierks says:

    Thank you Suzy for sharing your home and ideas with us. I came across your blog through Pinterest. I have to say of all the people I followed, you are the one that I consistently enjoy the most. Your decorating style touches me and inspires me. Everything looks so inviting and classy. Every day I look forward to what you are sharing with us. Keep up the good work. I hope others will eventually come to know you and appreciate you the way I do.

  2. I love your style! Where did you purchase the shutters above your fireplace?

    1. Hi Kandy. Those shutters are actually a pair of bifold doors that I cut in half and then painted. 😀 I used the other half of them in my dining room.


  4. Diva Kreszl says:

    Thank you for these inspiring mantel ideas! I am always looking for unique ways to dress up our mantel!

  5. Love this room, so cozy and comforting! I found your site a few weeks ago and love visiting for inspiration 🙂

  6. Your mantle looks great. Holidays are here, fire in the fireplace, family arriving, decorating done, priceless. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  7. Very pretty! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

  8. Carol Elkins says:

    Your mantle is so pretty! I love the simplicity of it.

  9. Your family room is perfect. I love the way you decorated it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. I agree with you on the wood/metal piece above the fireplace. Seeing previous photos of it I think it is meant to be there.

    1. I recently discovered your blog and immediately subscribed. I love your fireplace decor.

  11. The Wooden Plaque is a very nice piece. I do not have a fire place but an item like that could create a nice focal point over a sofa table . Thanks for sharing the idea!

  12. Sandi Stephon says:

    Hi, Suzy,
    I love your blog! I look forward to reading it every day and I save every thing to folders, so I can revisit anytime for all your great decorating tips. I am having knee replacement surgery on Jan. 2 and I will be quickly replacing Christmas decor with winter and your mantle is exactly what inspired me today! Thanks so much for all the great photos and advice.


  13. Brenda Radliff says:

    Such a beautiful mantel. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

  14. Inspiring as usual. My mantle is usually always full, mainly because I have too many things I love to look at. Lol.

  15. I want to take my book and sit in that room with the fire going and enjoy every aspect in this inviting house. Could you tell me about your floors. I want to lay wood flooring but I am having a hard time with product and color. I have 5 dogs and I pay the mortgage for them. Love the color. Help

    1. Hi Rosie. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Our floors are solid white oak flooring and are stained with Minwax stain in their Special Walnut color.

  16. You have a lovely home and I enjoy watching you decorate each holiday

  17. HI Suzy,

    As usual everything is perfect. A true gift you have putting your talents together to make such a warm inviting home.

    Thank you so much for sharing, and giving others your great ideas.

  18. Suzy, I love the winter fireplace! It’s warm and inviting without being overpowering. It fits perfectly in your beautiful home!!

  19. KAThryn ROBERTSOn says:

    You asked us to describe the space in one word. I can’t decide between “homey” and “inviting.” In any event, it feels like a warm fuzzy hug!

  20. Hi Suzy,

    Can you please tell me where you purchased your basket vase? I love your decor!! Thank you.

    1. Hi Jen. The basket on the hearth with the greenery in it came from Target. 😀