We had our first snowfall on Monday. Nothing accumulated, but it was pure magic. I was in the master bedroom closet trying to organize (arduous task) and came down and saw the big fluffy flakes pouring from the sky and got excited. So, abandoning my closet (I know, I know), I started putting away my Christmas stuff and adding little touches of winter to my home.
Bringing in pine and holly is the perfect way to add that magic, and it smells heavenly. Little sprigs are everywhere.
This is a leftover vignette from Christmas, but I think it looks more like winter than Christmas so, I'm keeping it up.
My mantle in winter white with antique frames, shabby candle holders...hmm, looks a little too white, maybe some more pine sprigs?
These snowflakes stay up all winter. If the real thing isn't there, at least I can still look out the window and see "snow."
On the kitchen table, I use the inside of an old toolbox and change it with the seasons -- in the fall, it's filled with mini pumpkins, gourds and in the winter, pine cones.