December 27, 2013

white winter mantel

 

Good Morning Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful, joyous Christmas.  It was a busy week traveling here and there to spend Christmas with both sides of our families, but well worth it to see everyone!

Once Christmas is over, I am so anxious to put all my decorations away.  I absolutely love having it out during the Christmas season, but as soon as we finish our last celebration, I'm ready to start taking it down.  I started with my mantel yesterday.  And I am so very impressed with my paperwhites.  We left for a couple of days, and I expected to find them wilted and done, but so not the case.  They are straight and upright and still blooming, so I changed out the ribbon and moved them to the mantel.





I love the simple, fresh, crisp look...just like I want to start the New Year...simple, fresh, and crisp :)

So, tell me I'm not alone with the immediate tear down of Christmas decorations the minute it's over? 

Have a terrific day!

p.s.  thanks so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday on instagram!  They really made my day even brighter.



7 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity! I am ready to clear out clutter - :) Very pretty!

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  2. Beautiful. I am ready too, except the rest of the family will kill me! It will be happening soon though. Have to drive baby girl back to Texas in a week, and it is getting done beforehand.

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  3. The child in me doesn't want to take our decorations down for weeks!! We'll do it on New Year's Day probably. I love those paper whites. I'm not too flower savvy so they are new to me. Where did you buy yours? They would look great on my mantel as well!

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    1. Thanks Ally! I got the paperwhites at Whole Foods and I have been so impressed with them!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. It looks so pretty! I am dying to take down my decorations too, but I hate how bare everything looks. I am trying to figure out what winter decor to put up now.
    The Grass Skirt

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  5. The paperwhites are lovely! Usually I am slow to take away Christmas, but this year I was ready! Packed it all yesterday. I was tired of all the clutter!

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  6. I'm always ready to get things put away right after Christmas too but our new house is still a little sparse on art and accessories so this year I'm letting the Christmas decs linger a little longer because I'm enjoying the more accessorized look! Love the paperwhites over the fireplace!

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