Winterizing the home has a different meaning to me than putting faucet covers on the hose bibs or making sure there aren't heavy drafts coming through the windows or doors. As important as that is, I enjoy changing out the Christmas decor for items that invoke a white, snowy blizzard!
I wanted to add a new winter accent color in my living room this year. I decided that I'd borrow the turquoise items from the master bedroom (see previous post here).
I added yellow flowers in the bedroom for a splash of color until I return the turquoise accessories.
I love the addition of the turquoise with the green on the walls. My mom gave me a piece of fabric from when I was a little girl. It's a turquoise paisley print with a touch of green. I thought it would be perfect to add to my vignette.
I had a 12" x 12" square canvas in my craft closet. I wrapped a layer of batting around it and stretched the fabric around the back, securing it with hot glue. I propped it on an easel to coordinate with my other accessories.
For the mantle, I placed some round glass vases (from Dollar Tree) on top of my candle holders. With a little faux snow and miniature snow-covered trees, I created little winter scenes.
I also placed one in my lantern on top of a round mirror (again, from Dollar Tree) to give it something to reflect.
I bought some white, glittered letters at Michaels for 99 cents each to spell out "snow". The little white snowflakes are ornaments from my Christmas decor I strung with fishing line across the mantle. I added turquoise colored stones across the mantle that were left over from my daughter's wedding in September.
I went "shopping" outside for some branches and gave them a coat of white spray paint.
We may or may not get any snow this year. Even if we don't, we'll be feeling warm inside our home while we dream of a white winter season!
Happy New Year to you and yours!