Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'm Just Not Ready Yet

Finding it harder this year to let go of the past.  Specifically the past Christmas.  I usually can't wait to get everything down and put away and for the most part, everything is, but there are a few things lingering around that I'm not ready to take down just yet.

In the Living Room I have a few reminders left of the Holidays.  Can you spot them?

There's the obvious wreath on the mirror I got for 75% at Michaels.

How pretty is that?

A little too Christmas-y though.  I'll have to put in away soon.  Maybe another week or so.

I just got this tartan throw off of Ebay and I think it adds so much warmth to this room for the winter months.

And how about the needlepoint pillow?  I brought that out from another chair for the Holidays as well.

Something a little less obvious are these coffee table books.

Sitting on top is this red and green arrangement brought in from the Dining Room.

In the adjacent foyer is another more subtle reminder.

I picked up this topiary at a yardale a couple years ago.  Does it scream "Christmas"?  I don't think so.

And in the kitchen I've kept some greenery on my hutch as well as a few other things.

Some mercury glass mixed with pinecones and white ornaments with snowflakes on them.

And some more mercury glass mixed with faux cranberries.

The Christmas linens are still stuck in the bowls with winterberry stems.

And I think I'll keep this wreath here all year long, just without the greenery and pinecones.

Snowman apron.  Why not?

Do you still have any reminders left?

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulicious day.



dee dee said...

The decor screams winter!
I love it!
Dee Dee

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your house looks lovely, Kim! I have a few reminders hanging around, too!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Nope!! I never did Christmas last year at all..ha ha!! girl and you know what I didn't miss all the work that goes with it..Oh don't get me wrong I love Christmas and all the decorating..but with my health issue I couldn't do it..and having no children left at home I didn't feel I had too..I love the wreath on the mirror and would leave it there..I hope you have the best day ever my young friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I think it all looks great! Everything works for the winter months and I would also leave that wreath out on the baker's rack all year. It is so cute!~

I wouldn't change a thing!

Lou Cinda :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think it looks Christmasy. I think it looks like winter. I like it. It looks cozy.

Kimberly said...

I love that foyer table....of course I do.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Kim! None of this screams's all perfect for winter! I love the pops of color; and the plaid throw and needlepoint pillows are perfect. Don't change a thing!

Blondie's Journal said...

I know how you feel, Kim. Sometimes we work so hard at something, put a lot of energy into it and then to take it all way! Unlike regular decorating, decorating for the holidays is so short lived.

I love your wreaths, I still have mine up! I figure the red bow makes it okay for Valentines Day! lol!


Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I can see why you didn't want to part with those items just yet. They're all so pretty!

I'm down to the last wreath, but I decided I'm keeping it up... maybe even year-round, cause I'm kind of crazy like that :) If something makes you happy, why not keep it around as long as you can!

Pamela said...

All of mine is down...I think!;) Yours is subtle and more wintery than holiday! I went to a gals house yesterday and she still had Christmas garland wrapped all down her stair case!

Becca said...

I would definitely keep them up while we're still in our winter season! I love all of your embellishments ... the wreath looks wonderful layered on the mirror, too!

Debbiedoo's said...

Your home looked lovely for the holidays Kim! Hope they were good ones.