Friday, January 13, 2017

Transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor

As we put away our holiday decorations for another year, it's easy to transition from Christmas 
to winter decor.  We store our Christmas trees, mangers, Santa hats, and stockings 
but are there some decorations we can leave out and enjoy for a few more months?
Yes, please. 

Outdoors, after the Christmas lights come down, try using some of your garden accessories 
with some left-over greenery in your front porch urns for a fresh wintry look. 


Snowshoes and ice skates slide easily from the holidays into a wintry foyer. 


Table centerpieces are easy to transition. 
Just remove your vintage holiday collectibles and add some pine cones or greenery. 
Antler sheds connect us to the outdoors 
and make us feel like we're in a snowed-in mountain lodge.


I loved adding red satin bows to Ron's silver bells for Christmas this year. 
So much so that I just couldn't pack them away. 
Instead, I took a few out of the windows and mixed them in with my kitchen ironstone.


A grouping of white candles in silver candlesticks
reflects a warm wintry feel in an old dining room mirror. 


The display on the console table didn't change at all after Christmas.
I think the white palette still works well with my ironstone and other white accessories
and I think it looks more wintry than Christmassy.
Besides, it was so pretty, I just couldn't dismantle it.


So, if you love your holiday decor like I do, take a second look around 
and see how you can mix it up to enjoy in the winter months ahead.

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22 comments:

  1. It looks so cozy and welcoming. Certainly a large part of Christmas decoration is winter decoration.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I love that cozy feeling on a winter's night with the fire going. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Pine cones and evergreen boughs with white candles, yes please. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you Monika. I have a white dog too so she looks festive!

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  3. I put my Christmas decor away... I had intended to leave some Winter decor up, but I just starting packing and packing and pretty soon... oops! I put it all away. I love all of the candles and the snowshoes and ice skates!

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    1. Thanks so much Angelina. I have to admit I tucked a few things away in storage this morning. It feels a little less cluttered but still wintry. Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Everything certainly looks wintery in your home - Love your centerpiece!

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  5. I do the same thing Pat. I leave my white and silver trees out along with pieces of mercury glass and my snowmen. As long as it's cold and snowy I think it works great! Love all of your vignettes. I'll probably start transitioning into Valentines next week. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann! I agree, I love white and silver things and they seem to blend into other decor so easily...maybe even Valentines Day! Hugs to you, Pat

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  6. It's all so pretty. I went straight to Valentine decor :)

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    1. Thank you Joyce! I'll have to check out your Valentine decor. It won't be long. Hugs, Pat

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  7. Hi Pat- I am a first time reader of your blog. I like your style - and I adore winter decor. Too many put it ALL away once Christmas is over - not me! I shared my winter living room tour on my last post, filled with white and shimmers and silver and pinecones. : - )

    It stays winter here till the end of March!

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    1. Hi Michele and thank you so much for becoming a reader of my blog. So glad you enjoyed it. I wil have to find your blog and see your winter decor; it sounds lovely. I hope you come back soon. Pat

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  8. I did the same thing! There are so many items that transition well from Christmas to Winter. We have been having 70+ degree weather here and I feel like I need to get out my 4th of July decorations!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. Thank you Lynda. The weather this year seems crazy but I'm not complaining. We had 60 degrees yesterday and more snow is coming on Tuesday! I love the name of your blog. Hugs, Pat

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  9. Pat, You have transitioned your decor very well into winter. I see the repetition of bells in this post which works well. The gold bells are really nice. The candles in the mirror provide a nice sparkle to the room. Sylvia D.

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! I appreciate your noticing all these little things in my room. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Pat

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  10. Great tips. You home looks warm and cozy for the winter with some of the Christmas still on display for winter. I do the same thing. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

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    1. Thank you Katie! It feels warm and cozy even though it's quite warm outside. I know it's not going to last so I'm enjoying it while I can. I'm enjoying Monday Social. Hugs, Pat

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  11. I like how you have kept out some decor for winter into February. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  12. Great tips for the Christmas-to-Winter home decor transition, Pat. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us at Vintage Charm :)

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