Have you cleared out all your holiday decorations yet? Well, I spent my ENTIRE New Year’s Day tearing down every single piece of Christmas decor. First, we started with the outdoor lights, then the tree, then the needles…oh those needles….
Even though we went with a “fresh cut” tree, (instead of one sitting on the tree lot for weeks), it helped a little. Although, I think the only way to avoid the needles is to go fake.
Our New Year’s Eve consisted of an early dinner out with friends and the kids. This year, the big excitement was letting the boys stay up until midnight and then bang pots and pans on the front porch like we did as kids!
I can’t believe both of them made it until midnight!
Anyway, since the holiday decorations were stored neatly back in their boxes in the basement, I had to fill up my baker’s rack shelves again. After all, the shelves were filled with red and all things Christmas before!
This year, I went with wintery earth tones and some pine cones to ease into winter.
Actually, I was inspired by my End of Winter Tablescape from last year.
(I wish it were the end of winter now!)
So, I displayed some of the Royal Doulton china that I have on my shelves in the dining room.
Along with some browns and a few cream candles.
Pine cones always work this time of year.
Yes, I know my little spider plant is a bit out of control but I needed some green so the shelves wouldn’t look too much like the dead of winter!
Most likely, I’ll keep things this way until spring since I can’t see myself doing a Valentine’s or St. Patrick’s Day makeover!
Unless the kids beg me!
Oh, and speaking of kids, today was the first day back to school for us.
And guess what?
My older son is home with a fever!
Oh, I just love this time of year 🙁
Have you done any winter decorating in your home?