January 10, 2019

Winter Decorating


The house always looks a little bare after the Christmas tree and all the decorations are put away for another year.

A few winter decorations add a bit of interest.

Sometimes I just rearrange some of the Christmas things and put away anything that looks like it is only to be used for Christmas.

I am using a lot of silvery greys, blues, and frosted greenery inside the house this winter.


All of the greenery on the mantel was left up after Christmas.  It is faux so dropping needles are not a problem.

I removed all of the ornaments and added a few pinecones.
This arrangement will stay here until I am ready to see some spring decor.

The candles stay out too.  The candle holders on the mantel are green and can work for practically any season.

Apart from the mantel, I prefer a clean and uncluttered look.


The lighted galvanised tin houses were used as a dining table centrepiece over the holidays.

I like that they are plain and not painted to represent a specific season.
I think I will use them more that way and at different times of the year.

I have been having fun moving them around.  I placed one house on top of a stack of books on top of the coffee table.  I like that the colours of the books and the house blend so well together.


Here the houses are used as a centrepiece on the dining table.  The houses are separated by live greenery placed in small vases of water.  The branches will keep for weeks if they are placed in water after being cut.


These tin houses will be seen again, I am sure.


I removed the white cover from the sofa to reveal the blue upholstery underneath.  

We like to use lots of wool throws in the living room and a silvery grey pillow cover adds to the other silvery grey details in the room.


Outside, the bench on the front porch has kept some of the decor from Christmas too.  The blanket, pinecones and snowflake are perfect for winter.

Lanterns are also a favourite of mine for outdoor winter decoration.


The scarf wreath was made last winter and is being pressed into service again this year.

Outside we are using white with touches of green.

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  1. I do that, too. Out with the specifically Christmas. In (or allowed to stay) are the winter pieces. Whites and snowflakes, snowfolk and such. I almost bought tin houses the other day and still might (80 percent off!) but opted for some red and white instead. They didn't have Christmas on them so I added some hearts with putty for easy removal and now have my Valentine village! Now the real job comes -- Christmas is all in the basement -- in totebags and such. Today I will spend time putting it away and bidding farewell to things I think might not be used in the future!

    Thanks for popping over to my place a couple of times recently. I am very behind on answering comments with email but I just love it when you come. And also glad to know you are settled in your new home!

    1. I like your idea of hearts on the houses and we could think of other things for easter, etc. Thanks, Jeanie.

  2. Barbara,
    Lovely winter touches... Your mantel is so pretty.


    1. Thank you for stopping by, Judith. How nice to hear from you.

  3. Very lovely winter arrangements!


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