Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fresh Wintertime Home Decorating

 In the stillness of the winter, our little heart patters for peace after the excess pleasure of the holidays.  The winter months following Christmas bow humbly beneath other celebrated months and breathe quiet simplicity and fresh starts into our lives.

We all organize, set goals, and create a fresh canvas to create another masterpiece new year.  It's an opportunity for each of us to make our house that winter snow painting of a cozy home of comfort!

Time is reset to a refreshing word: BEGINNING. 

passions of making a house a home rest around these walls

 Wintertime is the season of baking in a toasty kitchen 
with the oven heat and sugar smells warming little spirits

White chili, traditional chili, hot chili, mild chili...
just please pass the chili and a square of cornbread too! 

Paperwhites standing in full bloom
in the breakfast sunshine

And new paperwhite bulbs peeking out,
ready for their waltz with winter.

 My sweet best friend surprised me
with this candle with a wick made of wood! 
It crackles as it burns, sounding like a real deal fire.

Ice skates and felted snowballs

Snow covered pinecones
circled into a wreath

This mild winter has me 
wishing for sparkling snow
and a winter wonderland.

A giant pinecone plays peek a boo

Chalkboard messages

A huddle of live greens stand out
during the months of brown landscapes

A jar of fresh handmade soaps by Sarah on the bathtub
ready for a fresh new year!

Fun, bold striped mittens tied around a lamp

And what really matters...

anthropologie sweater pattern candles 
on pedestals 
(just like they deserve!) ;)

And one of my very favorite things! all know it by now!
you better...

please fill my arms with lots of

Because soft cozies rates almost as high as diamonds.  

My always showcased UGG pillow
Double love it.
Titus working hard on a table full of home school stuff 
while Mama teaches take pictures for her blog.

My Pottery Barn heaven cloud that my parents spoiled me with for Christmas!

 Currently reading on this heaven cloud...

And with this
cartful of winter snuggles,
we are ready for sledding days
and fireside game nights!

Pier 1 sweater pillows stuffed in a cart...

My newest pastime is knitting.  
I keep my knitting supplies in an
antique water bucket 
right next to my heaven cloud bean bag.  
This is just SO perfection. ;)

super soft knit hat I made
for my favorite guy for Christmas

However, instead of knitting or other cool stuff,
I spend so much time...being Facebook crazy 
(and blogs and pinterest and...everything else online)

Go ahead, say I have no life.  
Say it's a useless waste of time.  
I still love it. 
So there. 

That's a wrap on winter in our 
home sweet home.

For more:

Snuggle up
and be blessed!

This post is linked to: Jennifer Rizzo Refresh Your Room,  Under the Table & Dreamin, Think Pink Sundays, Seasonal SundaysMet Monday, Making the World Cuter, Tuesday Tutorials and Tips, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tip Junkie, Get Your Craft On, DIY Design, Works for Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Organize and Decorate Everything, Transformation Thursday, House of H, Tablescape Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff,   Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, Frugal Friday, I'm Lovin It, Tickled Pink, Friday Flair, Design Dazzle, Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up  DIY by Design


Blondie's Journal said...

You have all the makings for cold winter nights! Beautiful photos!


Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

So cozy and inviting ... I love all the warm details. said... pretty!

... and yet we've had such an unusually mild winter that I've all but given up on the season altogether. Our forecast is calling for some snow tomorrow - yay!

Just aching to turn on my stove, make something tummy warming and curl up with a good book.

Lovely post - and photos, Lisa.

Barbara F. said...

You almost convinced me that I really like winter! (I don't!!). But you have it covered. xo

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Loved reading this post--made me really think of winter past North....Now since I am in the South, no snow at all!

Love the coffee table along with pinecone planter!

Jenny said...

I absolutely love, love, love that coffee table...

Than handmade soaps are cool too...

You have such a beautiful home and an even more beautiful family...

Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

Gail S. said...

I want your coffee table!!!! When can I come pick it up???? Soooo neat! Thanks for sharing :)

Jane said...

Your home is cozy and inviting...I just want to cuddle up with your PB pillow and cloud. Ahhhhh....

We're actually going to have a couple of chilly days. Yippee! I get to wear my boots again!

Anonymous said...

I love that coffee table and your home looks so warm and inviting..

Becca Ross said...

Everything looks so fresh and clean. Love it!

Also, I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and link up this project. I host a Home and Family Friday linky party each Friday. I hope you'll come link up to the party!


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foreverdecorating said...

Lisa, I am so taken by the mini safe and the cool coffee table. Did you do posts on them? Terry Moore

mama hall said...

love it all, Lisa! you create beauty and warmth even in the middle of winter. :)

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love all the winter touches you have placed throughout your home. Warm and inviting as can be!

Heaven's Walk said...

You have created such a sweet, cozy place to snuggle in for the winter, Lisa! I hope that you get snow soon. We had 8" over the past couple days and everything here looks like a winter wonderland. :) I adore your coffee table, and your unique way of decorating!

xoxo laurie

frugal-interior-design said...

A nice, Wintry compilation. I always enjoy seeing what others do for Winter decorating. I love the random pine cone statements placed about. That pallet-cart turned coffeetable is wonderful. Very much my style!

Ruth said...

Everything looks sublime. So gorgeous and absolutely cozy. Makes you want to snuggle up. Absolutely beyond words amazing.

Holly Lefevre said...

Your posts make me happy! They are filled with love and warmth and kindness. Pinned this to my tickled pink and inspiration boards

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

Aw, so many fun details - especially those sweet ice skates and felted snowballs! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Fantastic photos! Can't wait to show Ted. =)

b. said...

I saw this post the other day when it was 80 degrees out and thought..... wintertime is the last thing im feeling right now.. lol. but the post is pretty and cute and cozy.... thank you for sharing snippets of your life and home... i always enjoy it.

b. said...

oh.. and, thank you for the mention. ;)

too cute.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The clean lines, the textures, the simplicity, the neutral colors - I LOVE it all!

michele said...

serious yum going on here. your photography, eye, and delicious details.

visiting via TTJ and would love to have you stop by kate spade/vintage jewelry giveaway:



Comeca Jones said...

Love it at your place !!1 i am a follower!That table is fantastic!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love your winter decor!! Especially that table!! Stunning!


Chatty Chics said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful is your entire home! I'm so envious! :) Everything looks so comfy and cozy!
PS Come share this off at my place today if you can!

Unknown said...


Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Very inspiring and the ice skates are so adorable too. Excited to be a new follower of your blog. Please link your creativity to my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash on Sunday.


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The Pennington Point said...

Perfection! You have so many time gathered, interesting pieces. That's something we have in it! I homeschool also, so ignoring school and doing blog stuff instead would be another thing we share. I'm so glad I popped over from The Shabby Creek Cottage. I love your winter wonderland where nothing bad ever happens and no children misbehave and everyone is always snuggling....oh sorry. I got lost in dreamland for a minute there. Lisa~

HoneySage said...

These pictures so inspire me to simplify my rooms. I love Winter whites. Thank you so much for sharing!

Eclectically Vintage said...

So cozy - love everything!

Debra Howard said...

It looks really beautiful. I especially like the pretty pillows.

Amy Kinser said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love your your coffee those soft snuggly looking pillows. Such a nice visit. Thanks.

Free Art Printables said...

I love the soaps and the coffee table! What a great space!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Stopping in from Jennifer's and so glad I did, you have a beautiful home!

I LOVE that coffee table...pinning it to my wish list!

Robin Johnson said...

The whole space is full of inspiration. It looks amamzing and I just love all the vintage items you've added for character.

Miss Charming said...

I like all the details in your lovely home--especially the vintage touches. Beautiful job!

Jen Lossing, Artistic Abode Designs said...

I just love your coffee table and your cart full of warm fuzzies! What great and unique pieces. You should link this up over at Funky Junk Interiors! She would love this!

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