Winter storm Harper is blowing through our neck of the woods and I’m hunkering down with candles at the ready in case we lose power. I’m also keeping our decor simple while we paint a few rooms and pieces of furniture. In that spirit, I created a transitional mantel to last from winter to spring.
White ironstone lightens up my vintage transitional mantel while a few houseplants soften the look. The plant is Swedish Ivy and is super easy to grow. I have two of them. They grow fairly quickly and trail beautifully.
I’ve also got a pair of baby tears plants and I love their dainty appeal. This one needs a little TLC. The kitties like to eat the leaves.
I always struggle with decorating the mantel after the holidays come to a close. As I thought about what to do this year, I chose a symbolic transitional mantel. The white ironstone is a nod to white snow. The plants are a hopeful look to the coming spring.
The white porcelain flower holds a gardenia scented candle inside. The fragrance is intoxicating.
Right now I’m looking to replace the chairs in front of the mantel. I think I want something a little more vintage looking, so maybe it’s best to wait for the flea market to re-open in March. I really don’t know what I want but I’m open to ideas. It doesn’t even have to be another set of small chairs.
Stay tuned for more updated decorating. I’ve been busy with paint brush in hand and have lots to show you! Thanks for stopping by and if you’re experiencing Snowstorm Harper, stay safe and warm!
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