Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Welcome to my home!  I hope you enjoy a tour of some of my Wintery Wonderland vignettes!
There is something magical about glistening snow and icicles!  God gives us awesome and glorious splendor to behold!
My favorite piece of all my trinkets is my gorgeous cake pedestal given to me on my last birthday!  I found it on a shopping trip at Home Goods with my daughter.  She knew I was in love with it and snatched it up for my birthday.  It rarely moves from the center of my dining table.  Here I have it displayed with a glittered snow house and ice garland with snowflakes.  I found this garden cloche that fits on my pedestal perfectly!

Love, Love, Love this pedestal and all the details!
Here is my dining room chandy.  It was an ugly builder brass chandelier, so of course I took it down, sprayed it white, and gave it prisms and crystal bead garland!  Such an improvement!  For my winter theme, I added these beautiful glass ornaments that remind me of icicles and some of my snowflakes.
I love how the chandy arrangement hangs down to the cloche! I will be sad to take it all down in a few weeks.
These yarn "snowballs" are something I just recently made.  I used styrofoam ball ornaments from the Dollar Tree and wrapped them up with soft, fuzzy baby blanket yarn to create these fun snowballs! I placed them in this pedestal bowl and tucked in a few snowflakes.  These were so easy, quick, and fun to make!
Here is my mantel decorated for winter.  I just love this burlap banner that I made.  When the candles are lit the glitter glistens and sparkles

The burlap is an off-white.  I prefer the lighter shade of burlap to the tan.  My winter garland hangs above the banner and of course I tucked in a few snowflakes!
My sofa table with my Hobby Lobby candleholders and a couple of my little birdies!

Also on the sofa table sits my favorite iron rooster decked in a winter garland and my yard sale find terrarium with a few snowy winter trees tucked inside.

This iron pedestal is one of my favorite pieces.  Sitting on top is a candle holder from Party Lite decked out with a winter garland.  I just realized that the little fuzzy looking ball in the bottom left of the picture is our Maltese, Summer!  Funny how she sneaks into the pictures sometimes!

On my fireplace sits another iron pedestal with some winter trees under a cloche and wreathed with an ice garland and some snowflakes.

On my front door I hung a winter swag with snowflakes and my Snow sign.  We don't get much snow here in Georgia so I love to surround myself with a wintery wonderland!

Hope you enjoyed a tour of my Winter Wonderland decor. Please come again and visit soon!
Blessings to you all!
Country Cottage Girl

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Custom Comforts said...

You look like you're really enjoying your snow decorations. They are so pretty and glitzy making everything sparkle. I'm taking down anything regarding winter this week. It may be a little early, but I'm decorating for spring to help it along. It may not be here outside, but it will be inside. Newest follower.

Willow said...

I just love everything you have done. Given me some ideas on decorating too. Happy Valentine Day.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your displays and how you are embracing Winter. Your cake stand is just gorgeous and I love the cloche you added.

Pondside said...

We forget, up here, that February 14 is right in the middle of winter, and that there's snow in most of the country.
What a pretty post!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful and wintery and white.

- The Tablescaper

Cathy said...

Everything is so soft and elegant.
White was my theme for my Christmas table.
I would love to know where you got your dining table in your header.
New follower
Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Bella said...

Love your sparkly winter wonderland... beautiful!!

Deb said...

Beautiful winter white decorating and I love your new cake stand too! ~Deb~

Sherry said...

Oh, I love that cake stand with the crystals. I also love what you did to your chandy. Beautiful winter white decorating all through your house. Thanks for joining me.

Annette said...

Just beautiful!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I'm done with winter and snow but your photos make me happy! We've had a tough winter here and I wish it looked as nice here as your displays!

Coming over from My Romantic Home and glad I did!


Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful winter displays. I love white and this post just pulled at my heart strings. ~~Sherry~~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I just found your blog and I'm lovin everything I see! I especially love how you decorated your chandy! I always decorate mine for Christmas but I've never thought of using icy ornaments. You have given me some ideas; thank you. Have a wonderful weekend.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm back to let you know I've signed up to follow your blog. I like cottagey too!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- Your decorations are rooms are just beautiful! I love the cottage whites~ your vignettes are so pretty! Following along- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Deb Harvey said...

I love your Winter Wonderland; it's so beautiful! I'm glad that I found your blog...very inspirational!

Sherrie said...

Your decorations are beautiful! Love that cloche!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my friend...

I have just spent the last few minutes going through your delightful blog! have such a beautiful home and family! By the way...loved your wedding post! Ohhh my all look sooo beautiful...and what a lovely place to be wed! Simply divine!!!

I just adore your beautiful home all dressed up for winter! It just sparkles and truly is a winter wonderland! Loved all of your pretty winter vignettes! Your beautiful pedestal cake plate with the little church under the cloche...GORGEOUS!!! Well my dear...I just loved it all! You have such a beautiful design style and I sooo enjoyed my tour!

Just wanted to let you know that I have added your delightful blog to my list of blog follows! I'm so looking forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you! It's so very nice to meet you!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I too am a Christian! My three daughters are grown, married and with families of their own now but I homeschooled them as well! I wouldn't trade those memories for anything! Best wishes, dear lady!

Kathy said...

This is amazing - soooo beautiful! Absolutely love the cake stand! I am going to have to find my way to a Home Goods store -

Vintage Chic Delights said...

Please keep writing! I have just spent half an hour reading back through some older posts. Love your hen house- funny farm and your wedding story. kind regards, Delcie from Australia.

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