a timely mantel

Timely mantel

Last week I showed you my sparse and barren decor after all the Christmas decorations were carefully tucked away for the year.
I have slowly started to add some details and tweak some other things.  Of course the mantel is always a go to, fun decorating destination.

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Remember the mantel looked like this?
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To reflect all the time laying ahead of us in 2018 the mantel is now adorned with time pieces, from a collection of clock faces to an alarm clock from pottery barn to waterford crystal clocks gifted to us as a young married couple.

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 Fresh flowers are a welcome respite from the winter gloominess around us.  It has been rainy and gray around here.

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I chose white flowers, keeping it in a neutral palette.  The white tulips are a foreshadowing to the spring season that’s ahead of us.
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I complimented the white tulips with some white stock and pom flowers, using crystal vases to echo the crystal clocks.  Little details like that brings cohesiveness to a vignette which most people won’t overtly notice but will none the less feel when looking at it.

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The last detail I added to the mantel are birch candles since it gets so dark so early right now.  They create great ambiance and they have a timer switch so I don’t even have to think about them.  They go on by themselves and they turn off by themselves.  Best invention ever!

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Time marches on and before you know it I might add some romantic touches for valentines day with some blush toned blooms.
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For now, I’m enjoying this fresh mantel arrangement… and tweaking other details and spaces around our home.  Stop by again soon and see what else happens around here.

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“They always say time changes things, but you  actually have to change them yourself.” 
~Andy Warhol~

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