I FINALLY finished taking down our Christmas decorations yesterday!
Yes, I know . . . it's mid- January; but I just wasn't ready to take everything down and put it away yet.
I'm not sure what took me so long this year.
Perhaps it was because we only recently returned from home from our trip, or maybe it was because I really enjoyed all the twinkling Christmas lights this year (even more than years past).
There's something comforting about their warm glow that I love during the long Winter days and nights, especially when it's cold and rainy outside.
My pretty paperwhites are helping to fill the void though (smile).
I planted several paperwhite bulbs in mid-December, so that I would have flowers to enjoy in January . . . and I'm so glad that I did; because these pretty, petite flowers are bringing extra sunshine to these Winter days.
I planted them in several small clay pots (and in a few pewter bowls) so that I could display them in different rooms in our home.
It's my first year having so many, and I love it! They're so pretty that I could actually see planting more next year. I find their beauty quite refreshing in the absence of Christmas decorations.
Do you decorate AFTER Christmas?
I decorate our home with simple Winter accents through January . . .
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French bread boards
white wool pom poms
lemon cypress trees
hot cocoa bar
lots of cozy blankets
twinkling tea lights
warm charcoal grays and linen
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Oh! We (adopted and) welcomed this little guy to our home about 4 weeks ago.
We named him Hans . . . and have been enjoying him immensely! He's a great addition to our little crew.
Wishing you warmth . . .
during these calm & peaceful Winter days.
LET'S STAY in touch!