Post holiday doldrums? They hit me me every year. I spend endless hours decorating for Christmas. Our home is simply filled with vibrant color and festive sparkle. Then, all too quickly, Christmas is over. The whimsical mercury ornaments, snow globes, and nutcrackers are packed safely away and the house looks desolate.
Because this is so depressing to me (all of that work for such a little bit of time!) I have started a Post-Christmas Winter Wonderland Decorating Scheme. The silver and white concept is certainly not new. But, it is appropriate for the often snow-laden days in January. And, it weans me off of the exuberant Christmas decorations… a little.
Currently, I have numerous vintage snowmen and winter white pieces that only make an appearance after Christmas. And this season, I am looking forward to adding to my little cache of snowy objects.
Adding sparkly bits like mercury glass candlesticks, gem encrusted votives, and cut crystal bowls keep the holiday feeling alive. Combining those pieces with more rustic elements, such as natural pinecones or branches, keeps vignettes from becoming too theatrical. And, I always add warmth with cozy throws, snuggly faux fur pillows, and luxe window treatments to keep January’s cold at bay — at least visually.
Above are a few of my favorite Winter Wonderland ideas to keep that holiday feeling alive — all the way through January!
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