Homebody

Why does it feel so good to stay in your pajamas when snow is falling outside. It must be the cozy factor. Add hot coffee, the promise of an afternoon fire in the fireplace, a few hours watching a movie and cozy socks and you get the makings of a hygge infused day…especially when you are surrounded with winter decor.

Christmas is down, Ok we might still have wreaths in the windows,but yes Christmas is packed away for next year. It has been replaced with simple, clean and subdued winter style…never boring, just not as eye-popping as the holiday decor. Inviting, soothing, it makes everyone into a homebody. Come on in and stay awhile!

Colorful enamelware teapots
Bright winter touches
New Years postcards with touches of red
I love cardinals in the winter.
Happy Snowmen
Oh, Winter Joy!

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Winter Appearance

Well, I was planning on writing about the mild winter we are experiencing. Mild temperatures, clear skies…it had been delightful. Winter showed up this week, in a really big way. We had a great old fashion winter storm blow through. School was closed, roads needed to be plowed, sleds and skies came out of storage…and it managed to get our minds of the nightly news. Between hot chocolate and library books I managed to tuck away our Christmas decor and bring out some wintery things to reflect this quiet, more introspective time on the calendar. The goal was cozy and simple, hygge if you will. I must admit it can be a bit addictive, I’m not a huge fan of snow but I’ve enjoyed my cozy socks and warm throw by the fire…and a few days off from work is always nice. My ears are very in tuned to the weather report…

Winter berries and a touch of holly
A simple winter display
Berries and sparkly glass.
Adding brightness on these dark winter days
Cozy kitchen

Inspire me Monday. Inspire me Tuesday . Metamorphosis. You’re the Star. Tuesday with a twist. Wonderful Wednesday. Keep in touch. Beautifully made. Party in your pjs. Wednesday blog hop. Your whim. Share your style. Home and garden. Waste not. Grandma’s House DIY. Vintage charm.Friendship Friday. Funtastic Friday. Grace at Home Thursday favorites. BFF open house. Morning Cup Of Joe. Home matters.Create bake grow. Snickerdoodle. Happiness is homemade. Create with joy. Creatively crafty Senior salon. Turn about Tuesday Saturday Sparks Farmhouse Friday All About Home Flaunt it Friday Pink Saturday encouraging hearts and home Wednesday Centerpiece. Dare to share. heart and souls simple sunday silverado. The Fabulous Party. homestead blog hop traffic jam busy Monday. Love your creativity potpourri Karin’s korner share your wealth

Still Holly And Jolly Over here

My ToDo list says take down Christmas this weekend, and we have moved in that direction. However, I’m not so eager to put it all away yet. My Dining room is still decked out for the holidays even if the Christmas tree has shed its last needles in my home as of today.

I hope your holidays were grand. We spent ours with family. It was pretty magical for the Princess, but I feel like the magic may have reached the end. No matter, Christmas will remain special, stockings will still be hung with care, Santa will eat his plate of cookies and somehow we will find that perfect gift for everyone.

Happy New Year everyone! 2021 was still challenging for many of us, but 2022 is a chance to start again and maybe embrace some of the challenges…I’m going to try!

Stockings hung with care!
Table ready for some fun!
Always look for the joy.
Special dishes.
Goodbye tree. Thanks for all the beauty!
Hopefully a little magic will stay for a while.

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Cozy Christmas Kitchen

The kitchen seems to be the most popular place in the house, Christmas or not. It needs to be cozy, I hope I succeeded. During the holidays it is the backdrop to cookie baking, gift wrapping, advent devotions, gingerbread house making, pie creations and Christmas song marathons. We would probably sit in the kitchen if you came to call. Enjoy this virtual tour!

Our Kitchen fireplace all decked out in red and green.
A baking center stands ready for cookie action.
More Christmas touches
Our family advent devotion ring
Santa matches my plaid French enamelware. The trees are vintage factory spools from Maine
Adding the perfect touch to the traditional gingerbread house.

Inspire me Monday. Inspire me Tuesday . Metamorphosis. You’re the Star. Tuesday with a twist. Wonderful Wednesday. Keep in touch. Beautifully made. Party in your pjs. Wednesday blog hop. Your whim. Share your style. Home and garden. Waste not. Grandma’s House DIY. Vintage charm.Friendship Friday. Funtastic Friday. Grace at Home Thursday favorites. BFF open house. Morning Cup Of Joe. Home matters.Create bake grow. Snickerdoodle. Happiness is homemade. Create with joy. Over the Moon Creatively crafty Senior salon. Turn about Tuesday celebrate your story Saturday Sparks Farmhouse Friday All About Home Flaunt it Friday Pink Saturday encouraging hearts and home fresh farm Tuesday. Wednesday Centerpiece. Dare to share. Doodle buddies heart and souls simple sunday silverado. The Fabulous Party. homestead blog hop traffic jam. Karins kottage

Restful Christmas

It was one of those holiday weeks, one where you realize you haven’t been still in days. Holiday fun is great and I look forward to it every year, but I still need my quiet Christmas time. One reason I decorate our master bedroom is the opportunity to relax among some understated beauty…well, also in the past it kept those truly breakable items away from a toddling Princess. I love to see my vintage Santas and mercury glass antique ornaments each morning. Add some greenery and it is all set!

Simple greens in enamel teapots.
Lovely Santas
Vintage mercury glass ornaments.
Enamel salt box dressed for the season
Seasonal touches on the bed.
When we walk downtown you never know who you will meet!

Inspire me Monday. Inspire me Tuesday . Metamorphosis. You’re the Star. Tuesday with a twist. Wonderful Wednesday. Keep in touch. Beautifully made. Party in your pjs. Wednesday blog hop. Your whim. Share your style. Home and garden. Waste not. Grandma’s House DIY. Vintage charm.Friendship Friday. Funtastic Friday. Grace at Home Thursday favorites. BFF open house. Morning Cup Of Joe. Home matters.Create bake grow. Snickerdoodle. Happiness is homemade. Create with joy. Over the Moon Creatively crafty Senior salon. Turn about Tuesday celebrate your story Saturday Sparks Farmhouse Friday All About Home Flaunt it Friday Pink Saturday encouraging hearts and home fresh farm Tuesday. Wednesday Centerpiece. Dare to share. Doodle buddies heart and souls simple sunday silverado. The Fabulous Party. homestead blog hop traffic jam share the wealth