Winter White French Farmhouse Mantel


Hi there, Friends! We've been having a colder than usual January here in Texas and I don't know about you, but things always seem a little bare once the Christmas decorations are stored. By layering winter white linens and several thrifted French vessels with fresh and faux florals, I created a simple farmhouse mantel to warm up the room... 


winter white French farmhouse mantel


When Cecilia B visited in October, Audrey at Timeless Treasures graciously gave us both our picks from her collection. Since then I've used them to create DIY lace garland and style a Snow Queen inspired winter dress formTalk about a gift that keeps on giving--once again, I started with another linen from Audrey. The pretty crocheted piece on the bottom looks like it may have been a window valance but doubles beautifully as a runner for the mantel. I love the scalloped edges. 


winter white French farmhouse mantel


I reused the delicate handmade doily garland from my Christmas mantel and it will also transition nicely for Valentine's Day.


winter white French farmhouse mantel


The tureen, pitcher and soup bowls are French dishes from my thrifted collection. Fresh baby's breath and LED candles were added to the soup bowls. I found the faux floral spheres in Round Top during Texas Antiques Week this past fall. Last, the faux lamb's ear adds just a hint of greenery. 


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11 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Love the garland and I must make one with all the doilies I have.

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  2. Very pretty Cecilia ... so glad you are enjoying the linens. That piece of crochet makes a great runner for your mantel. Thanks for the "link-back" on the linens ... (guess I need to get my blog updated a little). Also love the faux lamb's ear greenery. I have been trying to add more greenery in my Winter decorating.
    Hugs,
    Audrey @ Timeless Treasures

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  3. So pretty and calming after a hectic Christmas season. I went back home with you youngest daughter after Christmas and I am still playing catch up.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful mantel at Snickerdoodle.

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  4. Love the garland and a great idea to keep it up for the winter season. I LOVE the little 'Putz' house in the cloche too!

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  5. I love the doily garland! Everything looks so pretty all dressed in white!

    ~Trisha

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  6. Very pretty winter white display. I am partial to using a lot of whites in my own decor, so this really appeals to me. I love the doily garland, too. You don't often see those around and it just adds a unique touch to that already lovely display.

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  7. Just gorgeous. I love how you combined different things in the same palette. Featuring when my party opens up!

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  8. This is so classy and romantic. Thanks for sharing this week at Celebrate Your Story!

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  9. I love the dollie garland, so cute but it is all wonderful!!
    You shared on #omhgww and last week and this week your post is being featured, pinned and shared on Instagram!! Watch for it, share it. Be sure to stop by and share again!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Karren

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  10. I love lace and doilies and was impressed by yours. I've never done much with white so this is a novel approach for me; enjoying it.

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