Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

It Feels Like Winter~Decorating After the Holidays

After taking down all of the Christmas decor 
I always feel a little lost and lonely.  
All of those warm and wonderful colors of the season 
are packed away and I am left with lots of blank spaces.  
I don't quite feel like pops of bright colors yet.  
I want to ease into Spring and enjoy this Winter weather 
and the simplicity of my decluttered spaces.  
It gives my mind something to look forward to 
 and gives me time to plan and dream of the warmer weather.
  Especially when it looks like this outside.
No Pic Monkey here, that is real fluffy white snow!  

I started with the space we spend the most time in: 
The Kitchen Hearth Room.

I left all of the white dishes above the Kitchen Cabinets 
along with the lights and greenery.  
It looked wintery to me 
and I liked the glow the little lights give off at night.
I also left this lantern up above the Dish Cupboard.  
I filled it with some snowy greens and white candles. 
The white bowl that I grew my paperwhites 
in is now filled with pinecones.  
I can't believe how tall my paperwhites were!  
Miss Beaux didn't like the way they smelled 
so she was happy to see them go.
 I filled the inside of the Dish Cupboard 
with silver and white dishes.  
I am really loving the way the silver shines 
with the lights inside of the cupboard.  
I set my little bottle brush trees from the Dollar Store 
on the vintage ironstone.
I love using what I have around the house 
to change things up.  
It is always more challenging and more cost effective 
to scour the house and find "like" items.  
It's like a scavenger hunt!
Here are some "new to me" pewter napkin rings.  
They are the cutest little animal shapes!  
I can't wait to use them in a tablescape.
I mixed the metals by using this Copper footed piece.  
I am crossing my fingers that Copper 
comes back into fashion.  
I really love the warmth and the patina that it takes on.  
I filled it with small silver trays.  

My favorite pewter pitcher with a sprig of greenery.
White plates stacked up like pancakes (January dieting stinks!) with a few pinecones.
And a large silver bowl with neutral linens 
all found at Estate Sales.  
Estate Sales... 
they always taper off during the winter months!  
Oh well, I will have to haunt the Antique Malls instead 
(or keep cleaning out my storage area 
and see what I uncover).
Doesn't this look simple but elegant?  
It's quite a change from Christmas
And here it is all in one shot.  

I have more to show you so make sure you check in on me!

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves
XO Cindy

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love how you styled that cabinet, Cindy. I say copper is always in.

angela hodges abode said...

Love the white...It looks so wintery. I live in Florida and would Welcome ***SNOW*** :)

Deanna said...

Tis the Season for Winter beauty! Your place looks wonderful. Love the white dishes, metal trays in copper and pine cones. The greens with white look so crisp and clean.

God bless and may you have a pleasant Winter,
d on the prairie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful winter whites!! Love how you accessorized your black hutch! Above my kitchen cabinets are still empty, trying to figure out a new look for up there.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Cindy, everything looks so pretty! I left my white dishes above the cabinets, as well! I think it really brightens my kitchen; so, they may be there to stay for awhile. Love the mix of metals. Williams-Sonoma has a mix of white dinnerware, copper and stainless steel pots on display. (If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me!! LOL!) So, I didn't think copper ever went out of style. I keep my collection of copper pots on my pot rack year 'round. Love copper!! Your vignettes are wonderful!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Love the way you do winter!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh, Cindy- it all looks so beautiful. I love the way you celebrate winter - it is very nice to look at, definately!

I feel the same way about Paper Whites, they're nice but whew so STRONG.

Happy New Year!

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

It's so beautiful. I feel a lot like you ... sort of caught in the middle after the BIG decor of the fall & Christmas season. I don't seem to have much direction til March when I put out my spring decor. You, however, have done a great job. I'm inspired.

DIYbyDesign said...

That cabinet is beautiful and I love how you have decorated it. Definitely looks all wintery.

NanaDiana said...

I really like the way you do Winter, Cindy. Your cabinet looks really nice and I love the splash of copper- xo Diana

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Visiting from Wow us Wednesdays and following you now. This is a gorgeous post!
I love the icy winter feel.

Unknown said...

Love all the silver pieces - so pretty!

chateau chic said...

I'm always stumped to know how to decorate after Christmas also. You created a very elegant and perfect wintry feel to your home.
Mary Alice

lynn cockrell said...

So very pretty. Elegant is the word!


sweet violets said...

Why worry about what's 'in', that's just someone else's opinion......use what you enjoy looking at and what means something to you......

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's so pretty and wintery! My fave is the linens and the pewter napkin rings.

Miss Char said...

You've got two of my favorites...white dishes and silver pieces. I love your wintery look and your snow. We'll be in the 50's this weekend so all of our snow will be gone. Thanks so much for sharing and giving inspiration for a beautiful winter home.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So beautiful...I love your winter decor and the pic of the snow is fantastic!....

Princess Kate said...

I just love everything that you showed. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Love it all. I have white pieces and silver out all the time. (Silver is not real but Wilton Armetale and it looks good to me)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Cindy! I love how you have the white dishes and greenery on top of your cabinets. I was thinking the other day of going back up to the attic and getting my white lights down again to put on top of mine. Your silver trays inside the copper container are great, too. Love all the shapes and sizes.

Babs said...

Great winter styling! I love metals, especially silver and copper. Both never go out of style at our house...along with white dishes.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Beautiful white dishes above your cabinets! They look really lovely. I especially like your dish cabinet and how you decorated it! Love the mix of the metals, dishes and linens! I need to assess my china cabinet and make it more creative!

Donna said...

Love all of your beautiful silver and creamy whites! My favorite is your large lantern with candles. Oh, and I adore your large silver bowl with linens. Your home is so pretty!

Intangible Hearts said...

I love the white and black contrasts. Yes taking down the Christmas decor left me kind of sad, but my sister seriously gave me a porcelain white elephant and it sits in the middle of my coffee table making me smile. Happy New Year to you and your mom.

On Crooked Creek said...

I am quite smitten with your cupboard filled with Winter White!!!
Love the ironstone and the greenery above the cupboards, too!!!
I have one copper piece from our travels in Europe. I adore it!
Never can get the English ivy to grow in it like the Europeans, though.
This Fall, while visiting an Antique Mall in another State,
I saw my piece all dressed with faux ivy and a bird's nest.
I'm certainly going to give it a try for a Spring vignette!!!
P.S. Visiting from Common Ground!

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Pamela said...

Cindy everything looks so beautiful! Thanx for sharing at THT.

The Charm of Home said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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