Look out world, I’m rested, recharged and READY for 2010.
And broke. And bloated. And bleary-eyed.
After all of the excess of the month of December, I’m always craving the simplicity of LESS in January. Less spending, less travelling, even less COOKIES.
All that said, I think that WINTER is a season to be celebrated. Winter is beautiful (just don’t ask me about this in March, when I’ll be singin’ a different tune).
I LOVE to add touches of winter to our home, but unfortunately I can’t bring that pretty, sparkly snow inside.
Thank goodness for the fake stuff.
Here are my ideas for adding the beauty of winter INSIDE.
Don’t put away those snowman ornaments just yet. Add them to your apothecary jar. Just for the record, I did NOT cut the heads off of these poor guys, I got these cuties for FREE and their bodies were nowhere in sight. I used some fake snow from Hobby Lobby in the bottom. Love those red earmuffs.
Epsom Salt also works fabulously as fake snow. This bag was $3.49.
Add some epsom salt to beautiful aqua ball jars. Drop in tea light candles. It looks like candles burning in the snow. So pretty. (this idea came from The Inspired Room)
Place them next to the bathtub, under that old window that you blogged about, but still haven’t figured out how to accessorize. (Oh, sorry, maybe that’s just me)
There’s nothing better than a hot bath when it’s cold outside.
Remember this burlap covered canvas in the $25 powder room?
Three cute metal snowflake ornaments add a touch of winter beauty.
I changed my monogrammed front door from FESTIVE
To CALM and WINTERY
Even the monogrammed mantle got a flake (sorry, I got a thing for “B”s.
The other end of the mantle got a few more snowmen.
Just a few ways to enjoy winter INSIDE. Where it’s WARM. And there’s hot chocolate.
Just NOT cookies.
How do YOU do winter?
(REMEMBER, TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY IS BACK TOMORROW!)
This post is linked to The Inspired Room’s Friday Winter Home. Great winter decorating tips!
This post is linked to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
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