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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's still winter

Brrrr! It's been a bit nippy here in southern California. That means it still must be winter.

I have made a decree that this will be the last week of winter.

Inside my house that is.

I wish that I could make Mother Nature comply. But alas, I can not.

Sorry! If I could, I would have all of you living in warm sunny weather.

But since I only have dominion over my own household (I hope that hubby doesn't read this), I can only enforce the decree in my own home.

Before I banish all traces of winter, I thought I would share a few more winter vignettes with you. My winter theme was trees, snowflakes, birdies and silver.

I filled this cheese dome cloche with silver & white glass pinecones and a couple of crystal snowflakes.
I used birds to remind me that spring will soon be on it's way.

I got my fleur de lis and the birdy votive holders from Dollar Tree.

I love this photo holder. I picked it up from Goodwill last year for a buck. This is the first time I have used it.

I have a few CD's with vintage images that I've picked up over the years. I just printed some winter birdy prints and letters to spell out winter. I love how this turned out.

This glittered Eiffel Tower is actually a Christmas ornament. I took it off my tree & put it under this cloche. Added some Epsom salt for snow. I love how the glitter is already tarnishing.

I think this is my favorite cloche I've decorated so far.

Printed out a vintage winter time bird print & propped it up on a flower frog. Stole some rocks from my fountain & used my sharpie pen to write "Brrr". Added Epsom salt for snow.

Behind the print I added a small collection of vintage bottles. Then I added some broken twigs from our weeping willow tree. Placed everything on a silver tray.

I forgot to take a photo of this entire vignette on the sofa table behind my couch. Basically what you are missing are 5 silver candlesticks between this cloche & the Eiffel tower cloche. So you aren't missing much.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing a bit more winter decor. Next week I'm hoping to have all my Valentine decorating done. But I've really enjoyed decorating for winter this year.

If you missed seeing my winter mantel and china hutch, you can see them here & here.

And one final thing, be sure to visit all the parties that I'm linking too this week. There are so many talented people out there in blogland. You wouldn't want to miss them.

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesday over at Grits and Glamour

Three or More Tuesday over at The Gypsy's Corner

Winter Bliss over at The Inspired Room

Show and Tell Friday over at My Romantic Home


  1. I love your winter cards but I'm with you, I'm done with winter, inside and out! Let's go Spring!

  2. This is one of my favorites today!!~ I love it all!!~Thanks for all the great ideas~! Please stop by and take a visit when you get a chance:) Debbie

  3. i have gone over these images 3 times now! i just love the combinations...


  4. That white frame is to DIE FOR!! I love all the little touches... like the image hung over the mirror! Such nice little displays you create :)

  5. Kim,
    Love that sweet vignette with the lamp and all the winter decor. Great use of your glassware to do levels of decor! Then even more wonderful treasures. The vignette in the dome, love it!!
    (may I borrow some of your ideas??)

    and I have a silver photo holder just like yours in the store. What a sweet and simple way to show it all off!!

    So glad you came by and got me in gear to get back over here.

    Off to see more!


    barbara jean

  6. Kim, everything is so pretty. You have such a knack for putting together items to create a beautiful vignette. I love all of the sparkly, and the cloches. I love the Brrrr spelled out on the rocks. What a clever addition to that winter vignette. Thank you for all of this inspiration. I want to go make some kind of letters to spell Winter now! laurie

  7. I enjoyed seeing all of these vignettes! You are so good at creating them! I like the last one with the "Brrr" on the rocks! Cute!

    We are still having some cold weather here in FL too, I don't like it, but come summer I'll be wishing for it! LOL!


  8. Oh those cloche arrangements are divine! Love how you have artfully arranged everything! Beautiful post!

    Miss Bloomers

  9. Hey Girlfriend...

    Sorry I've been so long at getting by for a visit. Ohhh my goodness, I have been missing out on soooo much at your place...sooo many pretties!!!

    Kim, your winter vignettes are just breathtaking! Literally, I gasped when I started through your photos!!! Such sweetness...and all of my favorite things! Love all the white, the silver...and those wintery scene cloches!!! I love, love, Love your cloche with that darling winter scene...the old bottles and old winter picture...and the little stones that spell out "brrr"...awesome, my friend!!! I just love how you've done this pretty corner in your home with the trunk and all the beautiful vignettes that sit atop it and above it on that shelf!!! What a sweet treat...breathtakingly gorgeous, Kim!!! Thank you for sharing this with us! You mentioned something about taking this's so beautiful, I would have to leave it up for awhile! Hehe!

    I also really enjoyed your winter mantel, my friend! It's gorgeous!!!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  10. Your winter vignette is breathtaking. I love it...great job!

  11. Hi Kim--
    I'm new to blogland and I found you by way of somewhere else-(I already forgot where I had been) :-o
    Your winter decor is (was) beautiful. You are very creative.
    I also love lurking and seeing how everyone decorates. I am getting so inspired -- now I just need to get motivated. Looking forward to seeing your valentine's decor.

  12. I love your winter vignette! It is really quite beautiful. I look forward to seeing how you decorate for Valentine's day!

    ~ Tracy

  13. What a pretty vignette - so many "pretties". Thanks for sharing.
    I also am tired of Winter.

  14. Well done, you have created such a pretty vignette to celebrate the season, everything is so beautifully blended.

  15. very nice. Thanks for the epsom salt tip. I have a carton of it but didn't get any winter snow on clearance.

  16. love the photos! all nicely captured the beauty of all the pretties

  17. Oh wow! The lighting in these shots is co cool! Love it!

    m ^..^

  18. Kim, you are very creative with your vignettes! I am enjoying looking at your posts. Joan