French Country Evergreen Winter Mantel



Today I have the honor of being a part of The Cozy Winter Home Tours hosted by my friend Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home.




If you are just coming over from Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson I would like to welcome you to Welch House!






I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple mantel for winter this year.




After Christmas most people take all of their evergreen garlands down and pack them away. I don't do this because winter has just begun!




I actually used three different garlands to create the garland on my mantel. There is cedar, eucalyptus and boxwood. I added pine cones and fresh white roses for a touch of winter white.




I decided. to wrap cedar garlands around the necks of both of my busts. I think they look festive for the winter months and the pop of gold garland gives a bit of color and unexpected glam.






I brought out my large gilded candlestick holders to display on the mantel as well. They give a nice height to the vignette.




The vintage green velvet chair is a garage sale find of fifteen dollars. This is actually our "Santa" chair. I loan this chair to my husband's work each year so Santa has a fancy chair to sit in as he greets children and photos are taken. The rest of the year it is moved throughout the house. I thought it would look beautiful in front of the fireplace with its evergreen garland. I also added a leopard print pillow. I am loving all of the animal prints lately! They are great "neutrals" in decor, in my opinion.





Candlelight is important in our home all year long, as I love the pretty glow.





This sweet teacup candle was actually a Christmas gift from one of my sisters. She made it! I love the pattern and the idea! I plan to make some of my own.




Here is a close up of one of the amazing fireplace ladies which reside on both ends of the stone cast mantel.







I love the details of my statues.




They are so serene and look amazing anywhere!




The white fur wreath I just found at a thrift store for three dollars! I thought it was the perfect touch to finish off my evergreen winter mantel.




I hope you enjoyed my simple winter mantel! I want to thank my dear friend Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home for hosting this amazing tour! Next up is Katie at  Let's Add Sprinkles I'm sure you will love her darling vintage decor!



Thank you for visiting!


-Larissa













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16 comments

  1. That wreath is perfect. That green chair is also amazing. What a find. Your mantel is gorgeous. It was fun touring with you.

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  2. I always so much enjoy your decor, Larissa. Your mantel is stunning. Adding white roses and pinecones to your garlands adds the perfect touch of winter. I love the story of your Santa chair and I can picture in my mind Santa sitting in it at your husband's work party. That fur wreath was a fabulous thrift shop find.

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  3. Larissa,

    Absolutely gorgeous, you have the best mantle hands down. I love every touch. Your chair us pretty amazing too.

    Cindy

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  4. Your mantel and seating area are gorgeous Larissa! I love how you added white roses to your garlands, the sweet gift from your sister and how you loan out your Santa chair too. I can't believe you found it for $15 - that is so cool. As always your decor is an inspiration! Hope your winter season is a fun one, CoCo

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  5. Gorgeous. I love it all. That chair is amazing and your fireplace and mantel are stunning. I adore that you stacked mirrors too. So beautiful.

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  6. Your winter mantel decor is absolutely gorgeous. Love the Santa chair story! It is definitely a welcoming room!

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  7. Oh My Stars! I never knew winter could look and feel so romantic and cozy. You mantel itself is a stunner but with all of the decor around it's over-the-top gorgeous and so magazine worthy. Pinned. Man, do I love this.

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  8. Larissa, what a stunner! Are all your garlands fresh or faux? They look beautiful, and I love all the different textures and shades of green. $15?!!! What a find. Did you reupholster it? I'll bet Santa is very comfy sitting there pre or post Christmas!

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  9. Larissa,
    Exquisite!
    Love the garland decor on your French busts!
    Truly inspirational!
    Pat

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  10. Larissa, your mantel looks absolutely gorgeous decorated for winter! I am swooning over that pretty green chair! It looks perfect with all of the lovely greenery. It has been so much fun being on the tour with you!

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  11. Baroque French Magic, Larissa. so fabulous; love the statuary!! Happy January!

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  12. So elegant, Larissa! Just love your classic, beautiful style. Using 3 garlands together to get a variety of textures is a great idea!

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  13. Your mantel is absolutely stunning! I love all the layering and greenery. Truly a work of art!
    Shelley

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  14. Larissa, I love your beautiful evergreens! It is a pleasure to join you on the tour this week. Stay cozy! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  15. Larissa your home and style is just stunning! Your photography captures all of the elements so beautifully.I secretly wish I could decorate like you it's so romantic ...and if those mirrors on your mantel go missing it wasn't me!

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  16. You nailed it all! Swoon! Sigh! Gasp! More oo's and ahh's than ever before!

    This is your absolute best photography! Has anything changed or have you learned any new tricks or is it just the white paint and green popping? The details are stunning. WOW! Gorgeous winter ideas!

    Thank you for joining the winter home tours!

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