Sunday, January 9, 2011

Not Done with Christmas Yet!

 We are still very much enjoying our Christmas decorations (and not ashamed to say so!) so I haven't started my Winter themed decorating yet.  However, I thought I'd join in with Chari at Happy to Design for Sunday Favorites and repeat this post on last year's winter decor.  I'll also be linking up to The Stories of AtoZ's Winter Mantel party.

  Winter Decor Post from January 2010
Long silver branches in a glass vase with faux snow sit on one side of the sofa table.

I used my three large glass hurricanes with silver snowflakes, faux snow and frosted pine cones on the other end of the sofa table.
 




Apothecary jars are filled with faux snow, pine cones and faux icicles. Excuse the dated Hunter Green countertops.  The kitchen is on the list of reno's!

  

  
The following are the different shelves of an etagere we have in our living room.  I've tried to create an "icy" theme on each shelf.
You will soon notice that most of my decor is placed atop my Battenburg and/or cutwork runners and tablecloths.  I think they have a "snowy" look to them.
  

  

  

  

Centerpiece created for kitchen table -  Pine cones, faux snow, faux icicles and a candle in a glass bowl surrounded by an icy wreath.
  

Fireplace mantel takes on a snowy/icy look.  I put white LED lights under the branches but they look blue in the pictures.
  

All of the pine cones you see in the pics are real ones which were given a spray of faux snow (from a can).
  

Yes, that's my tripod you see reflected in the mirror! Oops!
 

Thanks for looking!   Maybe next weekend, I might be able to bring myself to take down the Christmas decorations.  Both Mr. Delight and I love the house all decked out for the holidays with the twinkling lights and glitz & glam.  We are so sad when we have to go back to "everyday"!

13 comments:

Entertaining Women said...

Most of our Christmas came down today. Snow is starting, and Sweet Mister needed to take everything back to our warehouse until next year. I always hate to see it put away, but then I find that I enjoy the spare look for a change of pace. I'm starting to think about Valentine's Day. I admire your winterscape. Thank you for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

Ooooh! I am loveing your winter vignettes. They are all stunningly beautiful..Christine

Amelia said...

So enjoyed the tour of your winter wonderland (even if it was the one from last year). Be sure to show what you do for 2011. Looking at yours gives me some ideas for next year.

Lori said...

I love the icy blue look of the lights. Everything looks so wonderful.

Lana said...

This is such a winter wonderland! Totally gorgeous!!!!!!!!
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Krafty Kat said...

Loving your pinecones and snow- so pretty! Thanks for swinging by and leaving me a sweet comment!

His girl said...

I love, love, love your table scapes. Beautiful! I can't wait to read future posts! Blessings

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

It's such a pleasure to have you join in with the Sunday Favorites repost party this week, my friend! I remember this post...ohhh sooo well! Hehe! I ran across it one of those times that I was meandering through all of your fabulous blog posts! I just love everything that you do and I always get the best ideas and leave sooo inspired! Thank you!

Well my dear, I loved your beautiful winter white and shimmering silver decor from last January! I thought it was simply gorgeous! The white just sparkles and the silver shimmers so elegantly! Ohhh...and I love all that beautiful Battenburg lace! I agree...it looks like snow! Loved all of your beautiful winter vignettes! Ohhh...and I think your winter mantel is gorgeous!!! Again, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful winter's decor with us for the SF's party!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything is so gorgeous!

I'm just the opposite of you. I can't wait to put Christmas away as soon as possible. I love how it looks, but I want order back quickly after the holiday!

Women of Worth said...

Your pictures of the Winter Wonderland are beautiful! We still have most of our Christmas decorations up too! I love Christmas, but we've been so busy....I told my girls we were having a Christmas Tree taking down party on Friday night complete with Pizza! Gotta make it fun! ha ha!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks magical...all the pretty lights and little branches. You really did a beautiful job!

XO,
Jane

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I adore the first picture...so pretty! Good for you for leaving your Christmas decor up to enjoy it! Happy New Year!! Angie xo

CSI girl said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love it all!!! So many goodies to take in. 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.
www.thecsiproject.com

Smiles,
Dee, the CSI Girl