Happy New Year!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are off to a beautiful new year.
If you are following the Neutral Winter Home Tour in order, you’re joining me from My Modern Farmhaus. If you missed Jami’s post, go check out her beautiful home looking so pretty for the winter!
2018 has started off slow as molasses for me. I had all of these plans and lists and things to tend to but as of today, I feel like I’ve gotten hardly anything accomplished. Anyone else feel that way? I have a feeling this year will be that way for me due to our season of life, the baby season! We have a 5 month old little girl and she takes up most of my time right now, which I am totally ok with! I sound like I’m complaining but actually I’m just coaching myself into accepting this slower pace for the short term. I have so much I want to accomplish in 2018 so it’s going to require a bit of prioritizing!
First on the priorities list was to take down all the Christmas decor. As sad as I was to see it go, it was necessary because after New Years Day, Christmas decorations begin to look like clutter instead of pretty embellishments everywhere. So I was very relieved to check that task off my list, even though it was only a few days ago. But I did leave a few little touches of Winter around the mantel for 2 reasons….
- I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it next (scheming up a big change) and I don’t like to leave it naked. (Just keeping it real)
- Winter in South Louisiana doesn’t truly begin until after Christmas. (big time bummer). February is usually our coldest month, even though I’m freezing my toes off right now as I sit and write this.
So when Kathy from A Delightsome Life asked me if I would participate in a Winter Blog Hop, I knew in the midst of baby chaos, I would still be up for the challenge!
Here are some shots of my Neutral Winter Home Decor…
Greenery- Paul Michael Company
Big Pom Pom Garland- Hobby Lobby (Christmas section)
Blanket-Homegoods but I linked a similar one here for easy online shopping
(I purchased mine at the Target Dollar Spot 2 years ago and they don’t sell them anymore so I linked one above that I found that is the exact same on Amazon)
Old Sled- Patina Interiors Consignment Store
Wall color- Revere Pewter BM
Mantel color- Moderate White SW
Elk antlers- my husband brought back from New Mexico
During the winter months, I find myself parked in front of the fireplace for hours at a time. Last year I almost caught the ottoman on fire because it sat too close to the fire for so long. Good thing I saw the smoke before it was too late! Here is a view of our mantel at night time. Keep in mind these photos were taken at 10pm when not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…. My favorite time of day!
Well, that’s all for today. You can find me in that white chair by the fire for the rest of the day, surfing the web, checking out everyone’s blogs.
Be sure to check out these other talented ladies who have their homes all cleaned up from Christmas and ready for Winter…