Sunday, January 2, 2022

Cozy Winter Time


Cozy Winter Time!

As much as I love the holidays and all the Christmas decorations....I enjoy the day it all gets packed away until next year - and the cozy winter time.  We usually "un-decorate" on New Year's Day while watching the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy channel.  Wow, some of those are SO good!  This year, since Covid and Omicron made the holidays another scary time we decided since nobody else was coming to visit we would take everything down and store it away earlier.   I know a lot of people go right into Valentine decorations, but maybe it's because I taught school for so many years and my school library had two display cases that I changed each and every month...I like to do a January/Winter/Snowman decor for this month. The little bird above is a clearance at Target a few years ago.   This seems like a good time to pull out all the blue items that have been hiding away...and I added a blue snowflake from a pack of decorations at Dollar Tree.

The larger candle jar of the same design is on our server...once again, both purchased a few years ago on clearance at Target.   The little snowman was a gift...
Snowflake pillow from Hobby Lobby....

And the bottom of the side table holds the Eagles snowman, ball and bobble bring the Eagles good luck.  Which they need!

I like to tuck in little snowflakes all over...

Some little snow features at the sink...and Meyer's SNOWDROP hand soap.

The door out to the screened patio also has some snowmen...

A little bit of blue and silver on the mantel...

The corner of the kitchen gets some snowmen, too.  I have had the tin leftover from cookies for years and I love the snowy scenes.

The top of the wine rack gets a few snowflakes and this little snow girl..
Here is a better look at her.  This ornament was a gift from a dear friend this year, and it was too darn cute to pack away - It came with a red ribbon hang tag, so I just switched to a blue ribbon to fit the blu-ish theme I have going.

Simple dining room centerpiece...a candle holder I found in a local Thrift Shop and the "snowballs" are ornaments found on clearance at Lowe's!

Coffee table gets a tray with glitter balls ( and you can see I need to dust often!) and a candle to add some sparkle with the blue beads!
The rest of my snowman collection - and another "snowball" decorate the foyer.

And our front door gets a snowman wreath.  I made this years can see what it used to look like in older posts.  But, the hat was blue and when we moved here with a dark front door it did not work.  This year I finally changed out the scarf, mittens, and hat..and added a few more snowflakes.  
Do you take your Christmas decorations down now or wait until later in January?  How about winter or snowman decorations ?  Or do you go right to Valentine's Day?
Please leave a comment below and let me know - and thank you so much for stopping by
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Wishing you and yours a blessed, peaceful, HEALTHY 2022! 


  1. I love your pretty winter decorations. I love snowmen too and January is the perfect time to decorate with them. I just took down all the Christmas decorations. I do not do any winter decorations or Valentine's Day. I just don't have enough room to store all of the decorations. I hope you have a happy new year!

  2. Hi Julie - thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great holiday season. We have a storage cage in our underground garage. I have a tote for each holiday....several red and green ones for Christmas. I am at my more room, but just enough to keep what I did not give away when we downsized. Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours !

  3. I do very little Cmas decorating and since our Cmas was over on the 21st, I took the tree down on Cmas day. I can hardly wait to get it down and thigs back to normal. I do not decorate for any holidays anymore as I love my "all the time" decor and over the years I have decorated to the hilt for all holidays. Guess I grew weary of it. :o)) Thanks for stopping by, it's always nice to meet a new blogger.

  4. I love your January/winter/snowy decor! Did you get a snow day today too? I don't decorate for Valentine's day until Febuary and I like the in-between time of undecorated house. I usually do a not towards winter, snow and whites. I hope you have a nice weekend!

  5. Yes, no Valentine's until February, and I love the clean look of the blues after all the holidays. Yes...SNOW - and now retired so I can read and just watch it fall and look pretty! Have a great weekend as well!


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