When the Decorations Come Down

January 1, 2019

Those that know me, know my passion for decorating.   I decorate for the holidays, the seasons and any excuse I can find.   One year as I was taking down the Christmas decorations  I was sad that  the lights and shiny objects were going away.  So I decided, Christmas might be over, but winter is still here.  So the trees came down (yes there are multiple), the Santas were put away and I was left with snowmen, sleighs, deer and snowflakes;  thus the start of the winter setting.   


This is the result of my rearranging.  


The beautiful tree and fireplace mantle.   The tree came down (I will share my storing ornaments in another post).  The mantle decorations came off.  See those deer on the hearth, there is a Santa next to the tree.  Santa went away and those deer migrated up to the mantle.  Reminds me of Mommy deer and her babies.













The counted cross-stitch winter sampler will stay.

My Console table was decorated with a bouquet of silk flowers, some metallic trees, a vintage oil lamp and of course a Santa, but now you see him, now you don't.   By taking the Santa off the table, it makes a lovely winter scene. 




















The Dining room table has an elegant deer sleigh but I wanted to minimize the bling for the winter months.   I always cut apart silk bundles.  They come in handy for changing up silk arrangements.  So a simple vase and a few loose flowers.   The buffet is decorated in a woodland motif and I love the colors with the wood, I decided it was going to stay.




My living room coffee table sported a a flat evergreen with silk flowers (somehow I managed not to take a picture of it); I took an older table runner and cut it down to size.   The snowflake candles were originally in the bay window.  The bouquet is from the curio cabinet.  I took the flower arrangement and put one bundle in a vintage vase.  I took the balance of the flowers and added them to the smaller vase for the coffee table, keeping the arrangement low.   My design teacher chiding me about using silk flowers, but truly, I don't know too many who have a budget for real flowers or the ones that have the time to switch them out every few days.


So I hope you enjoyed this tour of my Christmas turned Winter Decorations.   These are just a few of the changes I made.  Now I get to enjoy a little winter cheer until we get close to Spring!

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