Do You Decorate for Winter?

Do you decorate for Winter? Until I discovered blogging, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Winter Decor. I decorated for Christmas, and once it was over, things went back to normal. Is it a new thing? Or just new to me? I dunno…

Winter Decor Tour

So, how do you decorate for Winter? Some people just leave out their Christmas Decorations, and put away the Santas and related stuff. Other folks seem to have a completely different set of decorations, that are separate from Christmas. They make snowballs, and icicles, and swap out the greenery. They bring out the mercury glass and the woodland creatures.

Unfortunately for me, all of my Christmas stuff is Santa related, and purchasing separate “post-Christmas” Winter decorations isn’t high on my priority list. Maybe someday.

This year, my “Winter Decor” is simply what I have out, before I decorate for Easter. I specified “Easter,” because I’m not sure if I’ll be decorating for “Spring.” That seems to be a thing, too. When did all this “decorating madness” begin?

Winter Decor Tour

When I was growing up, we decorated for Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. For Thanksgiving, we put away the ghosts and goblins, and added a few pilgrims and turkeys. That was it. I mean, we bought those cardboard cut-out things, to put on the front door, for Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s day. And if someone was having a party, we’d buy cute little salt and pepper shakers, to use in the middle of a cookie tray…

I never remember decorating for every change of season, on top of every holiday. That’s why Christmas was so special.

The only thing we might have changed, that was seasonal, were the bed linens and the curtains. And that was more of a comfort/temperature thing.

Winter Decor Tour

I normally do, decorate for  Valentine’s Day. I put a few little things out this year, but I’m having surgery soon, and I don’t need the hassle. I’ll just transition straight to Easter.

Winter Decor Tour

I just purchased the bird pillows from Pottery Barn. They were like 60 % off on clearance. I got some for Easter, Summer, and Halloween, too. Every time I decorate, I say I need pillows, so I finally broke down and bought some. I’d never pay full price, so it was a good deal. I’m gonna make a trip to Target or Walmart, and fill in with their pillows. Maybe, Home Goods.

Winter Decor Tour

I had no idea what to use as Winter Decor, besides the bird pillows. I kept some pinecones out, and some of the greenery… I brought out my turtle shells, and kept the antlers… And, I added a few little touches of Valentine’s Day.

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

I think the turtle shells will stay out until it’s time for Halloween. Or should I say Fall? Lol!

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

I love hedgehogs! I’ll keep him out, and the sheep too, thru Spring.

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

It’s super hard to take pictures in my living room, I have zero windows. Zero!

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Liesl loves the Christmas tree, but she’s glad to have her spot back, in the living room.

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

If we decide to stay here, in the townhouse, I’m gonna have to change the bottom of the stairs. It’s all builder’s basic, cheap and crooked. I want to put, at least a hint of, a nice stair rail and bannister. I love to decorate, and I want a beautiful warm and inviting home… I can work around some things, but the bones of this place are terrible. I sure do have a lot of fun, trying to compensate for that!

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Maybe, I’ll find some things for Valentine’s Day, on clearance this year, to use next year.

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

Winter Decor Tour

This little fairy is “Not Me.” That’s his name. You know… “Who ate the last piece of chocolate?” “Not me!” We blame Not Me, for a lot of things that happen around this house. Everyone needs a resident fairy!

Winter Decor Tour

And that’s the last of the changes in decor, for now.

Winter Decor Tour

I’m working on my son’s room, and the computer room, so I’ll share those when I’ve made enough progress. Thanks for coming to hang out with me, again! I’d love to know if you guys decorate for winter. Leave a comment 🙂

2 Comments

  1. February 1, 2016 / 2:24 PM

    I always wanted to decorate for Winter. I’m gonna start by copying from you!!!

    • Karen
      February 19, 2016 / 2:56 PM

      The goal is to get a bigger house so I can decorate like YOU! lol!

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