Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Red Berries



When everywhere I look outside is unending white, my home desperately needed some cheerful color after I removed all the holiday decor. I put together this bright and colorful winter mantel that will stay in place through the frigid month of January.

It was simple to put together with some decor I already had, and the addition of the red berries made all the difference. There is something so simple about the look - red berries, a window frame, red candles and a sparkly tree or two - but the colors bring drama and interest.

I put together these candles with some clear glass vases, epsom salts to mimic snow and small red candles. They will look beautiful and dramatic, when lit on a cold winter's night

Lights on a grapevine tree give some cheer to the gloomy days ahead and look so pretty next to the blanket of snow outside the window.

The holidays may be over, but the decor used in a different way can still bring cheer to your home.

Happy Tuesday - stay warm!


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  1. I like the red berries and candles. Nice to keep some color with all this wintery white stuff around!

  2. Great idea! My mantel is needing some color too:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Hi I like your idea to decorate with the red berries! So bright and cheery!

  4. Could use some cheer in this cold weather. Have a great week.

  5. Oh this is very pretty. Love the idea of using Epsom Salt. I am looking forward to Valentine's Day now that Christmas is over.

  6. I drape vines of artificial berries in various places in my house and love the look!...:)JP

  7. I think the bright red berries add the perfect punch of color to take you through the long winter!

  8. Hi! Not sure if that last comment was published. . so I'm writing again:)

    Love the sweet red berries and they are a pretty pop of color for this cold January day. Hope you are staying warm!

  9. Very pretty, Vicki. My mantel is still bare after taking down the greenery, lights, and stockings. I need to get into the mood to work on decorating it again.

  10. very nice!! I am looking at an empty mantle right this minute. Desperately needs cheering up! No winter berries here that I know of!

  11. And the red is a perfect transition from Christmas to Valentine's Day! The epsom salts trick is brilliant!

  12. Hi Vicki, I love the touch of red with the jars and the Epsom salts. Definitely something to take away the Winter blues! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. i love the red and white
    with the winter berries and jars

    so pretty
    and perfect for
    Valentine's Day

    would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  14. Very pretty, I love the contrast of the red berries against the window frame.

  15. The berries look perfect! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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