Growing up my mom would read us a book called “Warm in Winter” by Erica Silverman. It is a wonderful book about two friends: Rabbit and Badger. Rabbit spends the entirety of the book trying to convince Badger that you really can be warm in winter. I remember sitting on the couch before bed curled up with my mom and sisters under the afghan my great- grandmother had made and listening to my mom read to us. The fire was crackling in the fireplace and and despite the wind howling and snow falling outside the window I had no doubt that you really could be warm in winter. That feeling has stuck with me. Winter has always been one of my favorite seasons, partially because I love the holidays, but also because I love the idea of being cozy and warm with the ones I love in the midst of a cold, winter storm. There are some cold winter nights I still wish I was sitting with my mom and sisters next to my parents’ wood burning stove and reading this beautiful book. My mom still has it and I just bought my own copy to read with Hayleigh and Braxton.
wreath, I plan to leave it up all winter. Don’t worry, there are lots of other Christmas decorations which are either up or in the process of going up as well!
I converted the frame I used for my Fall shelves to be a “Let it snow” winter frame. I punched snowflakes out of a paper doily and used alpha stickers. I also used some bulb ornaments resembling snow balls. I found the beautiful white tree (in the above picture) at Hobby Lobby for $5 and I just love it.
The frame contains a collage I made on Picnik, nothing professional but it does the trick. The lantern I found at Savers and thought it fit my “theme” well. As finishing touches I dusted some pinecones with spray paint and used some Spanish moss to make a nest for my book page bird ornament.
For the third shelf I used a tea pot that I also found at Savers for $2. It was a lovely shade of pink so I spray painted it with metallic spray paint. I brought in a little nature by hot gluing some sticks to a glass candle holder. I re-used one of my stockings from my stocking-wrapped pumpkins to wrap another candle holder. The idea was to make it resemble a sweater.
I really enjoy the warm in winter feel that the shelves give to our living room!
Here they are one more time because I am a little obsessed.
These took up a bit more time that I had budgeted over the Holiday weekend so I am a bit behind on other Christmas decorating but hopefully I can catch up on that (and
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