Last Bits of Winter

Good morning to you — and Happy Monday!  It’s been a busy month with a lot of changes in the works, but I am feeling more inspired than I have in a long time.  The Christmas decor is, of course, gone by now and I even have the house newly decorated for Valentine’s Day, which I can’t wait to show you in the coming days/weeks.  It’s a special time for us, with each new season and holiday bringing us new opportunities to nest in this space that we worked so hard for.  It’s a magical time with many blessings and we are so very grateful for each day that we spend in our new home.  We love it when we are here, we miss it when we are away from it, and there really isn’t much more to ask for than that, huh?

With Christmas in the past, we took down all of our holiday and winter decor, but my mom-in-law created some beautiful winter vignettes to savor the season in her home.  We’re in the last days of January and with that means warmer temperatures on the horizon for us Arizonans (70’s this week!).  These are the last days of winter for us and so I thought I would snap some photos of her beautiful decor and share the inspiration.

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This coffee table centerpiece is all about the metallics — from the tray, to the strings of gold beads, to the gilded pine cones, this centerpiece is wintry glam at its finest.  There are also pearls inside of the hurricane, and the candles were made by my mom-in-law who has started a new hobby!

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This dining table centerpiece is in the same room, so the glamour continues.  There is never a shortage of candles in this house — or candle holders!  😉

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This is the foyer table, and on it rests a snowy village scene.  I love the little houses inside of apothecary jars, with decorative snow.  The beaded “snow” on the table also has those little LED fairy lights that you can buy from Target mixed in — very pretty at night.

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A snowball candle… a family tradition.  My mom-in-law has a collection of trays that make decorating so much fun in her home.  This is one of my favorites.  Antlers add fantastic texture and can be used year-round in all sorts of centerpieces.  Decorative snow is an excellent filler.

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 This little niche in the library just needed a festive wreath for a wintry feel.  This is a great area for displaying objet d’art, as shown above, but also for staging desserts or using as a buffet for family dinners — a truly versatile space!

Is your home still decorated for winter?  What “ingredients” do you like to use?

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