I've posted before about how....empty....the house looks after you take down the Christmas deco. But...lately, I've been loving the "winter" look, as opposed to "holiday."
Here is a shot of our mantel...post-holiday, pre-spring.
I've had this wine bottle with lights inside for a long time....I used to have more, but they burned out. I've been saving wine bottles to make some more, but my cordless drill is not working. Grr.
As much as I don't enjoy the break the growing season takes this time of year, I've been trying to appreciate what it does have to offer.....like this dried flowerhead from my oakleaf hydrangea.
These seedheads were somewhat unexpected....as I was cutting back some of my perennials, I noticed these neat seedheads on my caryopteris, so I cut them off and saved them for a vase.
These dried grass seedheads I just love.
My mom gave this branch to us...well, actually, to my son. It's from a tree in their yard and I thought it would look great on my mantel. : ) So, when he forgot about it, I decided to cut it up and put it in a vase.
To make the sweater vases, I bought an old, off-white sweater at Goodwill and cut it up.
Here's hoping my natural elements will tide me through to spring! It's going to take something.....; )
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