Now that Christmas is over...I took some time to put away the holiday deocrations and refresh my space!
I am sure by now you more than know that I am NOT a winter kind of girl. Don't get me wrong it has it's own sort of beauty...but not the kind of beauty that my heart swoons over!!!1. Late Winter Snow At Ellenwood, 2. Winter wonderland - Snow on tree branches, 3. Snow in our garden last winter, 4. A Winter Snow Tree, 5. DC Snow 4: Winter Wonderland, 6. First Breath of Winter, 7. Winter Snow, 8. Winter Snow and Clouds, 9. Winter Snows - New Years Eve 2007
It's really hard to be happy when the weather is so dreary and cold. Most days my body just aches from feeling so cold all day!! Good thing I have a hot tub!!
I would just much, much, much rather be here....
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But I am here, in the lovely Midwest and do make the best of it! It would just be too sad to move away from all the wonderful friends that I have here! Good friends...truly good friends are just too hard to make...so I suppose that's what vacations are for!! Get out of the cold and go somewhere warm and sunny!!

Anywho...back to decorating!! I love, love, love glitter and all things sparkly!! So this January I thought I would keep up some of the silver balls I used for Christmas, add to it using some of the left over silver wrapped candy I had on hand and throw in lots of candles! Here's just a snippet.....I think it's really calm but still a little sparkly. Candles do make everything happy!

I even kept up the wreath I made for Christmas...I thought it could easily move into January! I also kept my glittered gourds and silver spray painted pine cones!! Simple..happy..sparkly!!!

What are your January decorating inspirations????

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.” Yoko Ono


  1. I'm all over the January white thing, with white candles too. I'm also doing some rich colors too, like eggplant and deep reds, but then again I gravitate toward those colors all year. January to me seems sparse and clean, so I tend to just enjoy the simple lines of my furniture, rather than putting out a lot of pillows and tablecloths.

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  2. Oh yes the glitter and sparkle - not surprised to see that around your house!

  3. I LOVE all these pics. They're making me happy and inspired. I don't really have any January decorations. It's usually just a time to put away all the XMas stuff and maybe move around a thing or two to keep things fresh!!


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