I don't put away all Christmas when it comes time to do so.
I keep out some things that are more "winter" than "Christmas."
Birch, dried Eucalyptus, vintage white linen,
and old mismatched tarnished silver
look work well put together in a wintry vignette.
Isn't this an adorable china chickadee?
My dear MIL gave it to me as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving.
It works together so nicely for winter in a stone tray
with a candle, freshly cut pine, pine cones and faux pips.
I really do love winter.
Save for the fresh produce & flowers
I would trade it for a hot and humid summer any day!
Outdoors, things here are simple and wintry.
And serene. And calm.
I found a perfect use for that chippy metal bushel basket I found!
As most of you know most of our nest is
white, beige, ivory, off-white, taupe, brown and black.
So simple winter whites nestle in comfortably here.
(My home looks like a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallow!)
~~And sometimes just as comforting~~
Cherub angels never go out of season.
Or perhaps this one is just early to herald in
St. Valentine's Day next month?
This cherub is holding a new glass mercury letter M,
a gift from my daughter and son-in-law this Christmas.
Our monogram is MMM.
Isn't that a fun one?
I found an old birch-wrapped hand painted with pines and snow
candle holder and the holder part was a little crooked.
So I created this little wintry bird in nest and
hot glued it all to the top to make it into something different.
It's a terrible picture but I wanted to show it anyway.
I know I sometimes overkill with birdies,
but what else is the lady of Finch Rest going to do?!?
White poinsietta work winter magic
tucked over in a blank spot near the fireplace.
One can usually find a season-friendly nesting bird
cheerfully tucked away
in a little corner somewhere at our nest.
(Even one with a little bit of colour now and then!)
As always, thanks for your visit
and sweet comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.