Wednesday, January 16, 2013

our house cozied up for winter: a decorating post!

This is WINTER!  The season of ...

Sitting indian style in the corner of my couch, 
macbook on my lap, 
cup a tea by my sock-covered toes, 
cuddled up with my main squeeze.

Cold, dark nights means lots of lazy time.
so there.

photo via slice of life

Inside our home sweet home 
is a celebration of the winter months!


Thank you Brandi for our welcome bear. < 3

Traces of the holiday decor remain through the month of January:

white frosted
baby pinecones
into a circle wreath

Okay SO.
acorns are one of my FAV things to decorate with in the fall.
bold colors in the summer
fresh flowers in the spring
and pinecones are my FAV thing to decorate with in the winter.

Giant coney pine on one end
anthropologie sweater candles on the other

Pinecone pot with paperwhite bulbs!

Winter tucked into corners with shades of white yarn and ice skates

Baby blue miniature felted mittens hanging with long dipped candles

More mittens tucked into bathrooms...

My handmade soap obsession continues.  I will never go back to commercial, store bought soap.
Thank you to Sarah for making me a lifetime believer.  <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">

Finding my big wintertime soap order from
Sarah Lee Soaps on my doorstep was super exciting!

I was able to RE-fill my soap jar!  
Choosing a new scent and different soap before showers is one of those lil life delights. 

No dry skin this winter.

New cozy cozy winter socks!

And what else pairs with cozy winter socks?

Umm, cozy tea
of course.

Fresh, unique, looseleaf Teavana tea.
Nothing is better than this stuff.

My husband is the tea boy in our house.
 He learned all about it so that he could make me tea since I don't do coffee.  

photo via mooreminutes instagram

Every dark, cozy winter night
 he pulls out our tea basket and he 
steeps up some warmth!

For Christmas he bought me a beautiful new tea set! 
Happy girl. <3 p="p">

The handles are so
"classic tea perfect"
just looking at them makes you want to point that finger out

Snowy morning sunrise
calls for 
hot tea
tea cup

oh and maybe a cup of fresh fruit too!

Our Christmas mantel is put away
and replaced with our clean and classic loves.

Because there is plenty of sunshine in the winter too!

And long nights with short days means...
evening puppet shows

And instead of running through the sprinklers at 8pm on a hot July night
the boys are snuggled inside READING.

The Magic Treehouse books are a huge hit in our home!

R & R by the fire

Green matchstick,

Maybe, maybe spending time knitting...

And certainly cuddling up with new books (thanks Mom!) and dreaming...

After rushed hours and short days:
sorting homework, packing lunches,
sorting laundry, and cleaning up messes
 you'll find me just hanging out on these dark, cold nights
 embracing the lazy, relaxed moments of winter.

For more Winter Decor ideas:
Cozy Textures of Winter
Decorating with Wintertime Cozies
Fresh Wintertime Cozy Decorating

This week was the IDEAL time for me to share our winter home sweet home with you BECAUSE I am the Guest Judge on CSI Project's Winter Decorating Challenge.  Click on over for all the fun details and check back on CSI later this week to link UP your winter craft project.  I'm super excited to look at everything and pick a WINNER!

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The Tablescaper said...

Love this post! So filled with loads of cozy images and thoughts! That bucket of yarn almost makes me want to start knitting. Really great post.

Hope you'll share it with Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such pretty pictures! Enjoyed reading and looking at them! I love the winter for all those wonderful things too! Very interesting with the tea leaves! My hubby and I roast our own coffee beans and brew them....yum...We might have to look into the tea too! I love hot beverages in the cold days<3 :) xo Holly

Marti said...

It's all so cozy and pretty. I have quite a teapot fetish lately and would love to know more about yours and how it works.

Barbara F. said...

What a great winter post. Love all your decor and accents. Tea is the perfect drink this time of year. xo

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Such a beautiful, cozy feeling home!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Love it ... so warm and cozy and welcoming!

Is the corrugated metal wall in your house? I love that!

Sinea said...

Love the handles on those precious little tea cups.

New friend from Saturday link party by Six Sisters. :)

Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

Unknown said...

Lovely photos, Lisa--I especially love your new tea set! Beautiful! And I agree, all you need IS tea and warm socks! Thanks for stopping by Day by Day :-)

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Lovely post! Love the pine cone pot. Did you make it?

Pieced Pastimes said...

Love your winter decor - so warm and inviting. The tea set is simply beautiful. I imagine tea tastes even more delicious when you are drinking from such pretty cups. Have a Wonderful Day ~ Suzanne

annies home said...

oh love your pictures and yes socks are very much needed come see what I shared at

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

Love all the special touches. Life really is in the details!
I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share!

Jenny said...

You have such a warm and lovely style.

Everything looks so cozy there!

And I love your new tea cups! Is that a dogwood blossom? Just lovely!

Juf said...

That tea set is beautiful!
And from what I've read on your blog, I agree that your husband is a sweetheart!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

LOVE that teas set, what a beautiful gift. Your home looks SO cozy for Winter!!! It is FRIGID here right now, 14 degrees:( I am cozied up with my cozy socks and hoodie!!! XO, Pinky

Unknown said...

It looks like you really love animals and nature designs based on the photos above. Your welcome display is really cute! I always see rugs with welcome note so that bear is really cool.

-Fillies Beamer