Sunday Sentiments: A Quiet Wintertime Mantel Vignette…

I like wintertime just after Christmas when we still have vacation time away from work and we can sit back and truly relax. This wintertime mantel vignette reflects this special quiet time…

I have wanted to do a layering vignette for a while with different picture frames. Our mantel top is fairly narrow so I can’t put too many pieces up there but I am pretty pleased with this arrangement. I channeled my inner Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for this mantel who is always decorating with empty picture frames and mirrors!

Here is one of her recent layerings:

Collecting and Decorating: Antique and Vintage Frames

Since I pulled out a bunch of white ironstone and creamware pieces paired with blue and white china in the hutch in the dining room for winter, I thought I’d go the other way with pink and white vintage Haviland Limoges pieces up here.

This chalk-painted frame came from a local thriftshop here in Denton, TX with this lovely print of a vintage colorized photograph. I love the older French-European style clothing of this mother and child and their sweet cuddles. Were they immigrants coming to a New World? Were they still living in their native European land?

To me, everything on this mantel speaks of another time when life was simpler and loveliness and beautiful items were things one wished to share with others when friends and family came to call…

Winter whites with just small florals and a bit of greenery in the little moss topiaries is all that is needed…

A bit of Grace and Peace to you this Sunday evening!

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship falls. A mother’s secret love outlives them all.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Simplicity, a slower pace, vintage peacefulness…

Thanks for stopping by today,


5 thoughts on “Sunday Sentiments: A Quiet Wintertime Mantel Vignette…”

  1. Barbara, thank you for featuring my tablescape part 3.
    And thanks for hosting another fun party. Love the new hearts logo, and the sweet poem from Oliver W. Holmes.
    Have a great week

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