All the garland is down - the tree is laying outside on its side like yesterday's garbage ( why does that bother me, it's a tree, but it does ) most of the glitter is packed away -
But here and there, I've left reminders of my favorite holiday - masked as winter decor but you and I know that it's only because I want to hang on a little longer.
I don't decorate for Valentine's day - at all - nada - zilch - a big fat zero - so I feel entitled - I don't even decorate for Easter - except maybe a tablescape - so this is my last big hurrah as far as celebrational ( is that a word ? ) decorating goes........................so for a little while my mantel will look like this
because nothing - and I mean nothing - says winter like a pair of snowy penguins - and some blue and silver berries - I buy three of everything normally - because in my OCD brain they represent my 3 kids - one of
my girlfriends fell in love with the penguins last year so I gave her one to take home - and I NEED IT BACK
IT'S MAKING ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh wait - the penguins can be John and I - just thought of that as I was typing actually -
hmmmm, something doesn't look right - not a true representation -
there that's better - recognize us now?
and if Danni ( who took down Christmas on the 26th I believe )
can have this gorgeous display in her house still
|gorgeous or what? John can you get another pallet from Home Depot please?|
then I - I who would love to keep it up all year round - am certainly entitled to keep these on the mantel
and I suppose a glittery star can be used at any time of the year, right?
first star I see tonight
I wish I may
I wish I might
have the wish I wish tonight
I'm wishing all of you the most relaxing weekend - now that all the hooplah seems to have died down
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Love it. So glamourous! Love your shout out to Danni, isn't she great?ReplyDelete
Just spent the last 7 hours ( only paused for a brief lunch) deChristmassing the house. Now it is decorated for winter. Pine cones, candles, dried magnolia branches , red berries and cotton bolls. :-)ReplyDelete
I DO NOT decorate for Valentine's Day either. Like you, only a tablescape (maybe) for Easter .
Luv your Winter decor . Posting mine in a day or so.
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That's a beautifully restful group.ReplyDelete
A definite keeper,
What a pretty vignette! LOVE that penguin bling!ReplyDelete
Love those penguins... and yes, why not, leave them up as long as it feels right! I grew up with this crazy superstition about getting it all down before the new year.... I rush around getting it all dealt with by the 31st! Nuts!ReplyDelete
It looks so cute, love the penguins!ReplyDelete
thanks so much Deanne- do they look like John and I?Delete
Love your winter decor here! Send some to this warm Floridian, OK?ReplyDelete
I never got around to putting up a Christmas tree this year... Of course, in its place I had a huge pile of presents.... hmmm maybe next year I'll shape those into a tree shape and call it a tree!ReplyDelete
You should get some eggs and make those your "children" and place them near the penguins :-)
I still have the full Christmas display up...procrastinating...I was late putting it up, so I'll be late taking it down, that's the way it goes.ReplyDelete
I saw a cute set of silver penguins salt and pepper shakers and hinted at how cute they would be for the Christmas table...they didn't show up under the Christmas tree. I should know better than hint... I have to spell it out. I could have my own He says, She says dialogues, lol!
Suze- It looks great- I really like leaving a bit of glitz up for winter. I spent all day packing away Christmas, too...and most of yesterday- I will do something for the kids for Valentine's Day and then I will do a bit for Easter, too. I am beat but wanted to pop in before I head off to bed. I baby sat my sweet little grandson this evening and he just went home...he is a chunky monkey and the happiest baby I have ever seen- xo DianaReplyDelete
Just took the Christmas things down last night. I love that you keep up some winter displays! So cheerful when it's gloomy outside : o )ReplyDelete
Good morning Suzan!!! I woke up to this wonderful shout-out...thankyouverymuch! And yes...you keep those gorgeous snowflake votive cups out until you don't need a jacket anymore!! I love those and I want some!! Better make room on that mantel for some Valentines Day items girl!!ReplyDelete
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Of course you are entitled to hold on to the bright and beautiful bric-a-brac of the holiday season, especially if it's as pretty and glamorous as this! Get a tux on that bird (nobody's cheery when they’re freezing their butts off!) and you're good to go!
Have a fun weekend,
My house looks so bare now that I took ALL the Christmas decor down. Wish I'd kept some up so that I could enjoy a winter scape soon. One thing I did do is replace the mirror over the mantel with a painting of a winter scene. That works. I think.ReplyDelete
Oooh, THIS is how I would like to decorate for winter! I haven't started yet since there are still decorations up from Christmas. But soon!ReplyDelete
I took all of our stuff down just before our road trip (and didn't like my beauty tree going to the fire pit, by the way), but I still have a few things left to store away now that we're home again. I have to admit, I was happy to be greeted by my ornament tree that's still out. :)ReplyDelete
The penguins hooked me... lovely display, Suzan!ReplyDelete
thanks so much June!!!Delete
I love the transition between Christmas and Spring ( maybe a peek of valentines) your mantel represents beauty.ReplyDelete
thanks so much Beth XXXDelete
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