I have an awkward relationship with January. It's fresh, a clean slate, time to get on the stick and do something! It's also cold, there's stuff to clean up and put away, and I just want to chill out -- without being chilled!
Truth is, my friend Kate captured my mood exactly in her January calendar offering. For that matter, she captured Lizzie's mood perfectly too!
Like some of you, I switch to winter decor after Christmas comes down. Which, fortunately, some of it -- like the bottlebrush forest -- can stay up and get a refresh!
The Santas, the vertical swag and the Jeanie-meets-Santa photo are down but the snowfolk have overtaken the mantel!
This silver fellow, photographed before I took down the glittery tree, is a real favorite of mine!
And, since that wasn't enough room without crowding it, they also got a spot in their own little village!
I especially like the tall one, an art fair find many moons ago.
My kitchen shelf looks much the same as I decided to keep the small wooden German ornaments in place.
But of course I had to add a snowguy here or there!
Isn't this poinsettia a gem? My friend Jacqie brought it before Christmas and I haven't killed it yet! The pot in which it sits is a Christmas gift from Rick and a wonderful reminder of the day we went Petoskey stone hunting with our friends, Pat and Susan.
A few snowfolk found their way into the hutch.
This one lights up. I need more batteries!
When I posted about the Southern Exposure Christmas Walk, many of you commented on how much you liked their take on the cathedral window with a wreath. I liked it too and decided to do something similar with mine.
I leave you with a snow angel...
...along with the best decoration in the house.
And she makes noise, too!