Since part of our holidays will be spent out of town this year, I decided not to haul the many, many boxes down from the attic and just decorate small and simple. I got some of my normal January decor out and mixed it with a few new bargans I picked up.
For the mantel, I picked up a few glittery red picks at Michael's for $.29 each and scattered them around my everyday candles and just stuck with a red and black theme. The picks are all red, sparkley apples - an ode to Twilight. =)
At Michael's they had a set of 3 outdoor crystal trees. The bottoms were meant to be stuck in the ground and wouldn't stand on their own so I bought some styrofoam cubes at Dollar Tree and used those as a base for each of the trees. White styrofoam can pass as snow so it worked. Then I bought 3 velvet poinsettias in a cool turquoise with silver accents and poked these into each of the bases to camoflage the light wires. Then I bunched a white tablecloth around all of it to soften the look.
I filled a glass vessel with clear plastic ice rocks, turquoise glass orbs and ornaments. The big silver ornament is from Marshalls and much more inexpensive than I have seen before.
There are crystal and glass candle holders and a large silver candle holder with the same light turquoise candles. Another big round ornament from Marshalls.
The mirror and frame set I bought at Big Lots and filled the frames with pictures of my kids in the snow, which I made black and white and then tinted turquoise or pink in Photobucket.
The feathery, baby Snowy Owl is a find from Z Gallery this year.
And of course, there's a Snow Faerie casting his winter spell on our home.
The complete look.