My Winter Mantel

I have finally finished my winter mantel.  It took me forever and I'm still not sure it says "winter" but I really do like it.  It's definitely not a variation on Christmas which is what I was going for.  The great thing about winter is that there really are no preconceived notions of what winter colors have to be.  That may be the only good thing about winter for me.

The candlesticks are new from HomeGoods.  I found them on the clearance cart for $18 each.  They are really heavy and they add some interesting height around the TV.  I already had the two green vases and you may remember them from previous mantelscapes.  The short blue glass vase was $5.99 at Marshalls and the brown/blue ceramic flower vase was $4.00 on clearance also from Marshalls.  The glass lidded jars were used in my living room Christmas mantel.  I bought them for the guest bathroom but haven't put them to use yet.  More on that soon. 
The oblong silver bowl was a Christmas gift from my mom this year.  I love that I could use it for the mantel, a centerpiece or even as a bread basket!  The fun silver artichoke candles are from a local drugstore, Preston's, here in Arlington.  I love to check out their great gift and home department while I wait for prescriptions to be filled!
Is your mantel still empty after Christmas?  Where are you finding inspiration?