It seems since we are all at home more, there are many blog posts and instagram accounts with decorating tips for us. I have seen many posts about Winter Decorating. It seems everyone hated to put away all the sparkle from Christmas. I can see what they mean....the dark winter days are hard especially in a pandemic and in a world that seems very topsy turvy right now. I do keep out my snowmen for January, then I change up a bit for Valentines Day. I would be lying if I did not admit, I am looking forward to warmer weather and the cheery pastels of spring.
After the Christmas Decor was put away, I was ready for a change. As I mentioned before Marvin and I rearranged our living room. So far we are happy with it. I thought I might share a few pictures with y'all. I always like to imagine the homes of my favorite blog friends but then I am nosy. I am the lady who looks at local real estate listings just to see how the homes I pass by are decorated on the inside.:) I often get some ideas for decorating from the MLS.
The sofa in front of the window.
We live in a middle unit town home so we only have three windows downstairs. One is in the Living Room, One in the Guest Room which is at the front of the house and one right behind my cozy chair in the Master Bedroom. If there is anything I miss about townhome living, it is the lack of windows. However, we do enjoy Grimmwood because of the windows and the front porch. We would not have Grimmwood if Marvin had not been frugal all these years. Buying a middle unit was part of that frugality.
I moved the secretary between the two arm chairs. I also moved all my family pictures to the secretary. The architectural piece on the right of the secretary was purchased at The Willow Tree in Henagar, Alabama. The print on the left belongs to Marvin. He purchased it when we visited a gallery in Santa Fe. It is a print of The Hobbit House from The Hobbit. Tolkien is his favorite author.
You will note my stitching basket beside my chair as well as the blanket basket. My favorite blanket for winter is the Matilda Jane blanket I bought several years ago. The prints here are by our favorite artist, Ray Ellis.
I moved my oils to this little table in front of the room divider. The little brown pitcher was purchased at an estate sale in Chatsworth. Some dear friends( and cousins) cleared out their parents home after their deaths. My sisters went to the sale and Kristi picked this up for me, knowing I would like to have something from the Parker home. I use it to fill my diffuser.
This is a shotgun style house and I purchased the screen to make a room divider. I got a great buy on it from Overstock many years ago.
I got some new greenery for the buffet in the dining room. I moved my favorite blue and white box to this area.
A panoramic of the dining room.
And last, my Winter Vignette on the Breakfast Bar. It is fun to change things up with the seasons. Supposedly we are going to get some snow today. Crazy Times for sure!!