Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cold? Just put on a sweater...

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.....; )



Party Time......
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Simply Creations Link Party at Simple Home Life
Addicts (not so) Anonymous Addicted to Decorating
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop at Homemaker on a Dime
Tip-Toe Thru Tuesday at Crayon Freckles
Sunday Shake-up at Jacque's Soda Parlor
Fabulous Friday at Ohh Baby
Pinspirational Thursday at The Artsy Girl Connection
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill
Sunday Salvation at Sassafras Salvation
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef n Training
Flaunt Your Flowers  at Tootsie Time
What I Wore/What's Up Wednesday at Rae Gun Ramblings

1 comment:

Ashley Marie said...

I think it's gorgeous! I love white and natural colors against the back drop of robins egg blue. It's clean and perfect for the winter/spring inbetween days!

I tried emailing you, I wanted to see if you'd like to button swap with me?

Also, do you forreals link up to all that jazz in a week!? If so, girl, I stand and applaud you! I think it's an incredible feat! I'ma try and join you :D