Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter Mantel 2012

Our weather has been absolutely all over the place lately.

Last Monday, we had a few inches of snow.
By Tuesday night, we had temps in the negative numbers.
Wednesday, showed us a high of 5 degrees.
Saturday, we had a high of 47 degrees. 47 degrees. In January. In Central New York.

This Winter is becoming one of the craziest ever!

All that weather talk aside, it is indeed Winter and time for me to share my Winter mantel with you.

I tried to keep it fairly simple, although simple is not always best for this large mantel.

I was so excited to have recently learned how to make paper snowflakes that weren't rectangular in shape, I had to play around and make that banner.

No matter what the weather, I hope you have a warm (& cozy) day!

Linking to:
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Homemaker on a Dime for Creative Bloggers Party & Hop
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday
Potentially Beautiful for Winter Mantel Party
52 Mantels for Thursdays are YOUR Days

Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Love your mantel. Yes, the weather is crazy. It has been on the warm side in Ohio and lots of sunshine.....not the norm.
    Hope your day is COZY, too.

  2. Gina- That is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of is peaceful and calm.

    Where do you live in NY? I grew up in PA...just across the border from Binghamton/Elmira, NY. My brother still lives in Corning- xo Diana

  3. Gina your winter mantel looks FABULOUS!! Yes, I agree the weather has been crazy!! We had frigid temps for 3 to 4 days in a row then it shot up to 60 degrees yesterday!

  4. I absolutely love your winter mantel. It is fantastic! The silver, white and blue is perfect, and your banner is too, too cute.

    I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt herein Central Alabama! Crazy warm!!!

  5. Gina:

    Love your winter mantel! Your color scheme of blue, white and silver are lovely....Was the banner hard to make, love the snowflakes....I have only made square ones...was it hard to make other ones?

  6. Really fresh and pretty. The snowflake banner is adorable. We've had the same weather. Friday when I left school it was 55. I'm ready for a blizzard...and a few snow days!

  7. That looks so pretty and perfect for winter!

    I think we're having wacky weather all around, it's been like summer then suddenly decided to drop into the low 70's (I know I know, that's not that cold!). Today we had tons of wind but I'm still waiting on some rain!

  8. Gina, It looks need to show us how to make the snow flakes :) Our weather has been crazy too, almost 70 today. But that's one of the things that I like abut GA. Love the silver and white!

  9. I love fairly simple! I 'm glad you are having a better winter than last, I think you guy's got snowed to death last year


  10. Hi Gina,

    Your mantel looks fantastic! I love the added banner and those cute snowflakes.


  11. Our weather is crazy here too Gina, we saw snow all over the ground at the beginning of last week today was almost in the 50's!
    I love your mantel, the snowflakes are so neat and love the banner too!

  12. Love your winter mantel Gina!! I am stuck in a decorating not much has been happening aroun d here!! I will enjoy looking at yours for now :) Have a wonderful week my friend!

  13. The weather has been in the 60's here untill today , it was in the 40's normal for this time of year here .
    Your mantel is lovely !

  14. So pretty. Soft winter. Your setting is so perfect for silver and blue!
    Love the snowflake banner!

  15. We had beautiful sun and blue skies today, but cold....and that's fine with me!!! Some winter is coming next week, upstate New York got hammered last year, we'll see what happens now....your mantle is lovely, fresh and clean!!! hugs...cleo

  16. Your mantle is very pretty, Gina.
    We are in the heat of Summer,but the heat wave is over and we are back to a comfortable mid 20's celcius that is. xx jeanetteann

  17. I can't believe you made those snowflakes! They're perfect! Love the mantel. I'd kill for that fireplace, Gina!
    It's been so warm here in Minnesota, that I can't even believe it. We have practically no snow. And now that it's January, it better stay away. I can't be having that slushy stuff around *now*!

  18. I love your winter mantel. Mine is still empty after Christmas. This week for sure I will be decorating it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Hey Gina! It's absolutely PERFECT!! I love it. I'm starting a weekly link party on Thursday and I would LOVE for you to come link this up. You know how I love mantels :).

  20. Oh Gina,
    Your mantle is totally fabulous!!! I love it all and I ADORE that banner!!! How special that is and such an adorable January/snowflake theme--You are SOOO clever!!

  21. Beautiful.. love the blue and white color palette

  22. Absolutely beautiful mantel!
    Weather here in the South is crazy too. Temps in the 70's! Feels like late spring!

  23. Hi Gina, This is the perfect winter mantel..beautiful!

  24. Wow! I love it. I came over from Homemaker On A Dime, and am anxious to check out more of your blog :)

  25. We are having crazy weather here too. 65 yesterday and 35 and nasty today. Your mantle looks great!

    Would love you to link up to my Winter Mantle party on Wednesday. Come on over.

  26. Pretty mantel. Our weather is crazy, too. Near 70 today and then lots of rain and Friday it is supposed to be in the low 40's. Up and down and then all over again. BTW, I got the ramsign a couple of weeks ago.

  27. I think the weather has been crazy everwhere...Some days it's super duper cold (for us Californians) and others it's in the 80's...I never know how to dress anymore. Anyway, your winter mantel looks very sweet and wintery. This year I gave making paper snowflakes a try and I had so much fun. Don't know if you remember but I put them on my living room windows. I guess I could have left them up until Spring. And it made me feel sad when we took them down along with the rest of the Christmas decor. Man, I should have left them up a little long. Love your pretty blue banner and all the sweet little snowflakes.Your mantel looks beautiful.

    Mucho love,

  28. That is lovely. Coming to you from Sydney Australia, where Summer is about 7 weeks late but has finally arrived. Thanks for visiting me. I am following you now and would love it if you would do the same.

    Carolyn xx

  29. Oh, I absolutely love it! Really pretty! Gina, we have had the same weather issues, -25 one day and -8 the next. Up and down. Makes it hard to keep a good outdoor rink.

  30. I know, our weather is crazy and no snow, although we need it in the mountains but if it stays off the valley floors that is just fine by me. I love your mantel and your photos look straight out of a magazine. Your lighting is so great. It is so pretty and fresh. Enjoy! And enjoy the great weather.

  31. How beautiful! Very well done! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

  32. It's beautiful, Gina! You cut all those snowflakes out? Time for you to post a tutorial! :-)

    Where in central NY do you live? I grew up in Poughkeepsie.

  33. Your wintery snowflake mantel looks so sweet and pretty, Gina! I've been opening our windows here in CA since it has been so nice and warm!

  34. Gorgeous mantle, Gina! Our weather has been more spring-like than January (in northern Ohio!!) I'll take it, though! We'll probably make up for it in February and March! Hugs, Cindy

  35. LOVE your banner and your Mantel is is winter perfection! :) CUTE!


  36. Hey G
    That is a wonderfully Winterized mantle. Positively perfect snowflakes dahling. Love!

    Mine is plundered of it's silver trees and the 2012 banner is gone... it looks berry-berry sad.

    Hope to get some V-day love going soon ;)

  37. Great touches. Perfect transition.

    - The Tablescaper

  38. I love your mantel - just the right amount, perfect! We have had crazy weather here in IN too but I am not complaining.

  39. So pretty and festive! Winter can be so dreary and your bits of sparkle are perfect to brighten things up. I have a party on Fridays. I hope you come by and link up!


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