Embracing January

There’s that time at the end of December when I look at the Christmas decorations with disgust.  The tree is getting tired and I know that soon I will have to box and bag and tag everything and then put it back in the loft.  Urgh.

Usually the house looks very bare and a bit bleak at this time of the year.  No garlands or fairy lights or presents or Christmas cards.  Just plain and a bit quiet looking.    Living in a house with grey walls can sometimes be a bit of a depressing.  Whilst the colour is very calming and goes with anything that we want to do, it can look too sparse.

But just like in the autumn, we have decided to embrace the grey and white for January and so the twigs that we had in the room before the tree arrived have returned with additional twigs and candles and a frosted pinecone wreath which we purchased at the adorable Nina store in Barnes.

Turns out that if a shop sells pretty things and they offer me mulled wine as soon as I open the door, I will most certainly buy things and be planning another visit soon to pick up the earrings that I really should have bought myself in December.  They are still calling to me!

The twigs are sitting on the mahogany bookcase, but after seeing the photo after pasting it into this post, I’m thinking that I might put some photos out.

We had my 20p silver vases on the mantlepiece at Christmas with greenery, red tulips and berries, but they look good still with greenery and the white frosted sticks.

What do you think?  How do you decorate once the Christmas decorations have been put away?

~ Pru


5 thoughts on “Embracing January

  1. I love that look, the twiggs are cool. I will have to remember to serve mulled wine if I ever open a shop 🙂 We don’t have a fireplace or mantle to decorate, I actually don’t have many walls to decorat either. Sliding glass doors go across my kitchen/dinning room, then another one across the living room, then around the corner in my bedroom. It surrounds the pool and lanai, an area that we have screened in. I do go with the beachy, shells and tropical colors and look in my decorating. So it’s pretty bright and sunny in my house!

    • Thanks Lyndsey! The word ‘pool’ really stood out in your message Lyndsey! It is so miserable and cold. I’m even cold when I’m indoors. I love when you show the shells from the beach, so much better than the ones you can find in the UK.

      • unefilleordinaire di&:nbsp;&jt#8217;ai ma carte de donneuse, mais en ce moment je peux pas, avec le concours qui approche, j’ai besoin de toutes mes forces, mais je pense que si je donne mon sang, je tombe dans les vapes, et malgré tout ce que je bouffe, je brûle à la vitesse de la lumière en ce moment, tellement je me dépense.Mais promis, après juillet, je m’y remets 😉

  2. Once Christmas is over I can’t wait to get all the decorations out and give a good clean up! I agree it’s bare and I love what you did, I might just embrace Winter Decorations too!

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