To winter decorate or not to winter decorate…
That was a real question for a while. Traditionally, once Christmas is a wrap, I like to take everything down and pull the decorating back to bare bones to enjoy the empty sparce look for a spell.
However, once I started undecorating the Christmas tree, I stopped.
“Nooo… you wouldn’t….”
“Oh yes I would!”
So I did the unthinkable. I removed the Christmas touches from the room, winterized the mantel…
…and left up the tree.
You read that right.
After taking all the ornaments off from the original Christmas tree HERE, I thought the tree looked like a forest tree.
We have plants indoors, why not trees? Why just for Christmas? Why not for winter too?
I am my own therapy class right here, folks.
Rather gutsy move, but it’s not like my cats will have an issue with it…
As for the Christmas mantel (original HERE), the branches had to go as they were crispy dry. So chiming in with the forest theme once again, some faux trees, firewood and spray snow helped to play up winter well.
I like how the muted tones play off the fireplace rock.
Tiny mini lights were strung through the trees and behind the lantern having it appear to be lit.
I’ll admit though, it was the spray snow that made it all work.
The wooden snowflake was a gift from my dear blogging friend My Altered State with her tutorial HERE.
Tutorial for the deer head is HERE
The Christmas front window changed a little. Any greens were removed, with crisp black, white and wood sealing the wintery details.
I am SO glad I brought this chair inside. It’s a great place to take in the birds each morning along with two chattering cats.
The snowflake pillow (tutorial HERE) was made with the Winter Graphics stencil.
I even have something new to show you!
Aren’t they perfection?!
What I ADORE about Missy’s store items are the fact that they’re seasonal. There is always ALWAYS something different!
She sent me both trees as a gift! Goodness… I adore them so much.
So I placed them inside a two-sided vintage crate to act as a tree skirt of sorts, and screwed them into place.
DARLING. Thank-you Missy, I adore them!
I also love her rustic stencil technique. They truly have such a vintage feel to them.
I love this little spot so much.
Playing up the wood and black theme, I swapped out one green lettered vintage crate for one with black lettering. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for another for the right side. Or make one.
Happy to report, this crazy little pallet TV stand is still going strong.
The little wooden tray on the trunk coffee table got a new woodsy touch too.
Antlers are so simple, but the starkness of them just seems to work.
I’m pretty pleased with the small winter changes. I think it has the room looking fresh without being overdone.
Now the real question is… can I get away with leaving the tree up for spring too? We may have to start calling it a plant pretty quick…
Have you make some winter changes yourself?