Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Some Winter Decorating (not really)...and a Peek at My New House!

Well, in my attempt to decorate my bare house after Christmas, I was planning on making my house look wintry. Turns out, I just put out some accessories I don't usually have out, pulled in some new items, and just made do with what I have. With the move coming in late February (fingers crossed!) I really didn't feel like doing a decorating overhaul. So, here are some of the things I have done to get me through until we move...

Changed out a couple of pillows on my couch - the center pillow is the leftover fabric from this chair. Right now the fabric is just wrapped and tucked behind the pillow - need to get my Stitch Witchery out and make it a permanent pillow...

I brought out my starfish and used a white platter for this table - I felt like bringing in more cream and white for winter..

I went out in the yard and found some sticks, spray painted them Rustoleum Heritage White and stuck them in this vase. Placing those sticks so they looked right was a pain in the butt - and I was trying to strategically place them so no one loses an eye when they walk by them...

Those books under the vase I found at our local thrift store yesterday. I also scored a coffee table and some milk glass - once I can get my husband to help me get the table out of my car I will post pics.
The tree used to be here - now replaced with a chair from another room and my shell picture. It may look a little summery but we live at the beach so I think it fits - plus it matches my sofa perfectly!
The console table is going to get painted blue as soon as it gets a little warmer - we have been in the 30s for over a week now! Ugh! This Carolina girl doesn't like for the temp to drop below 50! Anyway, I am thinking about painting it blue with distressing and oil rubbed bronze hardware. The look in my new house is going to be a little different and I want to refinish some furniture for it.
Printed this egg picture from Vintage Printable - LOVE that sight. Click the link to check out tons of cool images to print! I am addicted and pretty soon every framed picture I have will be from there!

And one last small touch on the end table - some white balls and a pretty candle put on a saucer from our everyday dishes - that's all for now!

Oh, almost forgot about pics of my new house... here is the front...
Since this picture we the trees out front have been removed and it has been painted white...will get new pics up ASAP!

And the back - now there is a deck below and above up on the 2nd story on the left...hard to explain without pictures...

In a couple of days I will post the coffee table and hutch that I am going to redo - Hopefully this cold-snap will break in a couple of days!

I am linking up to the Friday Winter Party at The Inspired Room! 



  1. Your couch and pillows match your blog background! :) You have such a great way of decorating. Love it! And your new home is gorgeous!! Love all of the windows.

    I have a giveaway going on at my blog right now and would love for you to enter!

  2. Dearest Daughter,

    Your house looks amazing - you did such a good job of decorating "after Christmas". Love the white sticks!! I promise to post a project soon!!

  3. LOVE your winter decor...your home looks outstanding! Your your new home is going to be sooooo much fun...a blank canvas to work with:) Hope you have a great day and try to stay warm in this COLD COLD weather.


  4. Love the little pillow, and your new house looks like it is gonna be adorable!

  5. Love the blue couch! You've done some cute touches. Your new house looks fab!