Monday, January 10, 2011

Decorating with Wintertime Cozies

Winter, Winter!
ice cold hands wrapped around giant hot cocoa mugs
the fresh, clean beauty of waking up to fallen snow
the biting air sensation that reminds me of my modern day blessings
an excuse to just BE, to simply experience the quietness of life
riding around in a toasty warm car

and my FAVORITE parts....
the cozy cozy cozy stuff!!
big blankets,
legs curled under while curled in a couch corner,
fluffy fur,
cuddles to warm up,
mittens wrapped snuggly around every single finger.

It's the season of comfort and coziness. January is new and fresh. After December, I clear out the excess and replace it with soothing whites and winter accents.

In January, Christmas decor comes down, except a small reserved collection of items that can qualify as "all winter long" decor, not just "in December" decor.

A lot of pretty things get overlooked in holiday decor, so reserving just a few to stay in our home beyond Christmas, pulls our eyes to things possibly missed before...

My mantel, all in clean, simple January, silver.

My crushed mercury comes out!

And silver seems to fit just right for the cold months.

Last year during winter, I maintained a lot of white.
This year I flirted with some fun color in the kitchen.

I still have my jars of SNOW out.

Last year's coffee table was all winter white,
bringing the cold and bare nature in.


Lil bit of changes this year...

Ice skates and snow

in an over sized glass hurricane.

Again, I have more leftover Christmas decor. These snowflakes are ornaments that get lost on a tree among other things. When pulled out and used in winter decor, they get appreciated more.

I use a cozy scarf as a table runner for wintertime.

This winter themed muslin ribbon
is from one of my favorite etsy stores: Shabby Chic Cottage.

In this photo, only the burlap potted tree remains from Christmas.

It's a good month
to reGROUP, to reORGANIZE,
and reEVALUATE...
because everybody needs a doOVER.

Lots of cookbooks in a row for cozy winter cooking!

More white with Rosanna dishes...yesss!!
I received Rosanna dishes for Christmas from my parents,
LOVE at first sight.

This calendar is in a not so traditional format
and was on my Christmas wish list from etsy...
thank you Chris!

I used mini clothespins
to hang each month on a long ribbon.

Books everywhere,
perfect for these months that we
cuddle up with a blanket by the fire.

I've mentioned before that I change family photos
with the changing seasons...

My favorite winter decor are my Anthropologie sweater candles from last year.

My Mom gave me some sweater pillows from Pier 1
to match my Anthro sweater candles!

Winter is all about texture,
soft stuff, and getting cozy....

What's this??
Do you KNOW?!!

It's my new Ugg handbag that I went crazy over and wanted for Christmas. Santa LOVES me! This will keep me SO HAPPY forever for at least the next 11 months until next year when I find something else I "must have".

Ballard Designs Snowy Mini Pinecone Wreath

Winter Moments are made for being cozy,
slowing down,
and reflecting on the simplicity that we've lost along the way.

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Jen @ said...

Your home looks beautiful! I love all of the warm accents that you have included. Makes me want to cur up with a good book!



Melissa Miller said...

Lisa your home is decorated so beautifully. You do a fantastic job on every single pretty detail. Love those fluffy white pillows.

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

What Fabulous home decor!!! You are so talented.

MJ said...

Really nice...I love the mixture of light whites & creams with deep wood tones! Awesome decor style!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

It's so pretty and fresh! I love everything:)

Kelly Miller said...

That mantel is breathtaking! I also love the bag but I can't help wondering how you'll keep the interior clean.

NanaDiana said...

Lisa- Everything looks wonderfully winterish and warm....even though there is lots of is warm feeling. Love the bag too! Hugs-Diana

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lisa, you did such a wonderful job with your decor. I loved it all. I don't really do January decorating because it just doesn't get that cold here. Now, watch it freeze! LOL! We are still pretty tropical year 'round except when the temps drop some. Speaking of which, if you get a chance, check out the tropical decorations they used on my house for the garden club tour. I love the starfish ones best.


Sheila :-)

Amy Kinser said...

I LOVE those iceskates! Everything else looks so pretty also, but those skates got me big time.

Jenny said...

Yay! I'm glad you got your purse! Now your wallet will be cozy and warm!

White, silver, snowflakes and iceskates...seems like a cozy winter wonderland to me!

Anonymous said...

Lisa,your home is simply stunning..I love all of the shades of white you use..I could look at pictures of your home all day and that purse is to die for..Gotta love Santa..LOL..Thank You for sharing..

Gina said...

Visiting your blog - love the purse, too! I love the simplicity of after-Christmas decor and yours is so sweet!

Beth said...

Everything looks beautiful Lisa! Love your anthro sweater pillars and your cute pillows. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You really have such a gorgeous home! That Domino book graces my living room too!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a great touch with details...I love it all, Lisa! All of your decor speaks WINTER!


Jane said...

Love the warm and cozy touches...
Thanks for the many ideas...I am using a "winter" theme for Bunco this month...being in FL, my creativity was a bit stagnant. Now...I am brimming with ideas!!!

I sent you an email last week...looking for a resource you ordered the GIGANTIC marshmallows in your S'mores Bar post...and the tiny ones, too. Thanks
Jane (artfully graced)

Anonymous said...

And you are organized! Amazing number of parties you've linked to. I am in awe.

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the ice skates! What a beautiful touch! said...

Those pillows are precious!

I love the slower pace of winter ~ a time to hunker down and reflect. Creating a cozy home for our families is essential!

Wonderful post!!!


Sharon said...

How cozy and wonderful! I'm just starting to do some 'winter' decorating.....odd because we live in Central FL and it doesn't get very wintry here!! But it does chill and that gives us enough reason to light a few candles and break out the silver and white. Love it...thanks!

Unknown said...

Absolutely lovely, especially the ice skates and snow in the Hurricane vase!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a great ideas. I love how it is simple and user friendly for winter. I agree less is more in the winter after all the Christmas decor.
Hope you all are staying warm!

Anonymous said...

Loving all of the Longaberger baskets in your home and how you work them into your decor!

Free Art Printables said...

Very pretty winter decorating!!!

Unknown said...

Everything looks sooo pretty! Thank you for the link to my shop - I love what you did with the ribbon!


Melanie said...

How beautiful! I loved the pics, so cozy and comforting.

Your blog is just gorgeous!!! Love it!


Kristen Andrews said...

what a beautiful home so inviting love the bag too!

The Tablescaper said...

Lov'in all of your winter touches.

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Tonya said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog. I LOVE the way you decorate: such talent! I wish I was better at it, so love looking at your decor! :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So many cute touches throughout your house. I love the Coca Cola crate. The sweater pillows are pretty cool too!

Yanet of 3 SKBs

Simply Bungalow said...

Your home looks warm and cozy. I love the sweater candles and pillows. So adorable

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love your winter decor. You have now made me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a good book and some hot chocolate. And now you have made me want that purse.

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Beautiful winter decor!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love all your WARM winter decor!!!!


Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You have an eye for decor, and I love all of your winter touches.

The Tablescaper said...

Great winter touches - each and every one of them. I love the sweater candles (didn't see them) and the sweater pillows (didn't see them either, are they this season at Pier 1?). Thanks for bringing all of your winter decorating to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Your home looks cozy with lots of special touches...those little skates are so very cute! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Holly Lefevre said...

So when am I coming over for my mocha! S many wonderful things I see that muslin ribbon...the sweater pillow...and done with a touch of whimsy, love and Lisa!

Ruth said...

So beautiful!!! I am absolutely in love with all you have done. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT ALL!! Sorry it's a bit stalkerish! LOL But it is amazing, cozy and draws you in!!


Shellyhectic said...

I just saw the UGHH purse and I am dying!! I am a purse person and I have to have it! Any ideas on where I might find one! Also, I am your newest follower, maybe you could follow back!

The CSI Girl said...

I love the ice skates and snow. Love it all!!! I would love for you to link this up to the CSI project this week. The challenge is winter crafts and decor. This is perfect for it.
The link party begins at midnight on Wednesday through Friday!!! You could win the top prize or the great giveaway.