The colorful stripes of a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket are burned into my childhood memory, thanks to a great-uncle in Canada. He had gifted one to my parents as a wedding gift, and it came in awfully handy during the classic Chicago winters of my childhood. And while the blanket itself is long gone, I was able to purchase an amazing tote bag using one that had been repurposed! Read more ›
Two words that send a shockwave of fear through me. Ok, well, maybe it’s not that severe. But I really, truly struggle to add pizzazz to our home in January and February.
As I looked through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration, I started to sense the trends that I was drawn to:
- Metal and tarnished silver elements
- Nature- pinecones, blue-green foliage (think juniper and blue spruce), and naked branches
- Neutral plaids
- The juxtaposition between hard and soft
If the last one confounds you, here’s what I mean- think fluffy cotton boll branches in a rusty milk pail. Delicate snowflakes on scratchy tree bark.
So, I collected a few ideas from some fellow bloggers- DIY winter décor ideas using repurposed vintage items, thrift store treasures, and nature’s bounty! I think you’ll find some inspiration here…Read more ›
Creating a winter-ish mantlescape (or really any sort of winter decor) is no easy feat. Too much greenery, or shimmer, or even pops of certain colors (say, red) and it just looks like leftover Christmas décor that you forgot to pack up before shoving everything in the attic. The winter landscape can be beautiful in its barrenness- but incorporating it as décor, well…let’s just say it is challenging.Read more ›