November 14, 2014

Decorating for Winter

Boy, 68 degrees on Saturday and 12 degrees on Sunday and it only got worse as the week went by. I spent all day Sunday cooking, baking, grocery shopping and acting like a pioneer hunkerin down for the storm.  My day came to a halt when my stove caught on fire. Yip, probably the scariest thing that’s happened to me. So just when I thought I could stay in out of the cold, I spent Monday shopping for a new stove. I cant say I’m sad, I hated the old thing anyway. I just wish it would have happened at  a better time.  I had cinnamon rolls that needed to be baked, a chicken roasting in the oven, and the worse part is I had just spent hours cleaning it.
I got a bad case of cabin fever being stuck inside all week.  I refuse to drag out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean I can’t throw out the fading mini boos and bring in some fresh greenery to liven the place up. I did some winter decorating.


I have come to realize my choice for decorating this time of year is more for winter than Christmas. I usually get a small tree to pot up in a pail or bucket and hang the stockings. But that’s about it. It makes it easy when Christmas is over, I can enjoy it until its time to stock up on tulips. . .


I just love this homely little wreath. I got it from a local vendor at the farmers market this past summer. It kinda grows on me.




And once again, the mantel. I have said it before and I’ll say it again. . . it’s hard to photograph due to the angle. I have had these turned architecture pieces for several years. I just never thought to add them to the mantel. I like the height and their chippy crusty texture.
Until its time to hang the stockings, I decided to hang some vintage mittens. I love mittens, especially homemade knitted ones.





And last. . . my new stove. . .

Sending {{{warm and fuzzy’s}}} stay warm my friends. . . ~d



  1. Hmm, hope this doesn't post twice. Anyway, I love your burner covers. Can't believe I never thought of that, I use granite lids for everything else! I believe we are long lost decorating sisters, already looked through all the archives and I just found your blog maybe 2 weeks ago max. I live in a 100 year old farmhouse on our century farm, so what else but farmhouse style is appropriate? I hate to admit how many styles I've tried, usually at the same time in different rooms, before I gave in to what this old house is comfortable with.

  2. Yaaaaayyyyyy you are back!!!! I am so glad!
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    I'm loving your greenery....that is my favorite part of the holidays. I hauled in some cedar the other day, and I have my eye on a pine tree that needs a trimming.......doesn't it???????
    Blessings to you,


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