Friday, January 8, 2010

WINTER WONDER


My house has seemed so sad since taking down the Christmas decorations. So, I decided to spend a little while this morning on the mantel.  I wanted a natural winter look, something cozy but not fussy.


I just love pine cones, we collect them out of the yard and do things with them all the time.



I love how the candle colors reflect the colors that I am seeing out side right now, with the snow.




My favorite winter decoration is my wagon full of firewood.  I love the textural, and physical warmth it adds to my home.  The best thing about the wagon is the memories of my babies being pulled in it, my heart is glad that it still has a place here.



These are a couple of my winter decorations, but I thought I would share the decorating God has done around here.











I hope you and your family are staying warm...

37 comments:

susan said...

Love your mantel with the pinecones. The outdoor pictures are what drew me in--just gorgeous!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Your mantel is simply beautiful. I love the pinecones too and I am especially loving your wagon of firewood. What a creative wood holder :). And thanks for reminding me that God's handiwork in winter is gorgeous...even if I hate being cold :). Lovely photos. Thanks for linking up.

Sandra said...

Love the use of glass and crystal...plus the reflections in the mirror...very pretty.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Your house is beautiful. Love the wagon!
~Amy

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

What a great way to use those pinecones! Your winter decorations are lovely and those outdoor pictures are wonderful.

Lou Cinda said...

I really love this! The pinecones look awesome and I love the wagon.

I just found your blog and I will be back! I am a follower!

Stay warm!

Lou Cinda :)

Cha Cha said...

Thanks, for commenting on the outside pictires, I was very critical of them. You guys are the best. Thanks to all my followers, each time I find a new one I am always surprized and grateful. Love you guys, Cha Cha

Jenny said...

So simple and perfect for winter!

jenjen said...

What beautiful pictures. I loved looking at your home! Your mantle is beautiful. I love the pinecones. So pretty!!!

XOXO
Jen

Sheri said...

beautiful

Kirstin said...

Beautiful pictures

Bonnie said...

I too love pinecones, I love to fill some of my glassware with them. Enjoyed the scenic pictures....beautiful! The tree and the moon...WOW!

Amy said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing this and linking up with my party. Have a great weekend..

Treasia Stepp said...

Lovely winter decorations. Simple and chic. I shouldn't have packed my pinecones away. I might just have to unpack them again.

this blessed nest said...

cha cha!!!

one day if i ever get to meet you ~ i will give you the biggest hug. i feel like i already know you.

first, your mantle, pinecones, & wagon filled with wood is just so darn warm & cozy.
second, i am so tickled at the before & after of the "dress up photos in pink!" what a good sport he is!!!
third, we are meant to be friends, i just know it...you know i love pennent banners & garlands! my heart skipped a beat when i saw your winter/snow garland banners. LOVE IT!

have a beautiful weekend! btw, you guys got a lot more snow then we did. we just got a dusting...if you even want to call it a dusting.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Looks Great!

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

I love your mantle and the outdoors pics are beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Troy said...

The thing I love about winter decor is it makes me picture a fireplace, a warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Troy

Diann said...

Everything looks so pretty and inviting!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

HI! Thanks for leaving the nice comment on my blog!
-Trish

burlap + blue said...

I adore how natural and neutral your mantel is...very winter-y, and very calming as well! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

That all looks so pretty, I love the pinecones! Thanks so much for your visit, it's so nice to meet you!
~Michelle

Lori said...

I love your mantel!!! It is so pretty! Your outdoor photos are so pretty.. I love the one with the moon showing throuh the tree.. Thanks for the visit, come back anytime..

erin said...

i love the pinecones hanging in the frame!
erin

::cottage instincts:: said...

LOVELY! Gonna have to copy the pinecone idea...imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Leanne said...

Your mantel is beautiful. I love the pinecones in the frame. So simple, but so pretty. I especially love your wood storage by the fireplace. That wagon is adorable. Your outside winter wonderland is the most beautiful of all. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Thanks for stopping by!
Your mantel arrangement is so lovely. I love the rustic touches, perfect for winter. We have snow here too, but just returned from a visit to family 2 hours away and they have over 3 feet of fresh snow, not including snow banks.

asnipofgoodness said...

cozy is for sure the word! love the wagon too, great idea! Thanks for sharing!

This Photographer's Life said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! So nice to make a new Atlanta friend. I really like the pine cones :)

Joyeful said...

The pine cones hanging on your mirror look beautiful--simple and elegant--they bring the outdoors in! Winter looks beautiful where you live--sometimes I actually miss the snow : ) But we are getting plenty cold enough for this transplanted southern gal!

Dianna said...

Great outdoor photos. It would be nice to hibernate by the fireplace for the winter.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

love your mantle...I need to get to work on mine...I have a fun giveaway on my blog...a $100 prize ..comments will be closed on Monday night, but today's entries get extra chances...so stop by and join in the fun.
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Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Love the mantel!!...simple is nice.
The snow pictures are wonderful!!...we've been getting cold but no snow...sigh.

Have a wonderful day!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE the mantel, so so so simply beautiful. You've nailed a really nice look!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

FJ Donna

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

God's a great decorator! Those are beautiful photos!

Your mantel looks just beautiful! I love the use of pinecones.

Manuela

Diane at InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Cha Cha-

I love the pictures of nature. The best decorating to me is when you have a great view of the outside. I love the pinecones too. Very pretty, very clever and a nice way to bring the outdoors in.
My best- Diane

Myrnie said...

Love the pine cones- they make me miss my childhood home in E. Washington- we had huge ponderosa pine trees in our yard. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm bookmarking yours, your pictures are beautiful :)

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