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Monday, January 11, 2010

Where is Winter?

The calendar says it is winter.

The weather here in southern California says something completely different.

We have had temps in the high 70's to low 80's for the past week or so.

More like Spring weather instead of Winter.

And I love winter.

But then, I don't live where it snows and freezes.

I want me some winter, I need some winter.

So I gave myself some.

At least in my family room.

What says winter more than white, snowflakes, snowmen & trees?
I don't feel so bad about putting away the Christmas decor.
I still get to enjoy a little bit of it.

The chenille snowflakes were on my tree.
I also nabbed snowflake ornaments from my tree as well.

We need some birdies.
And the birdies need a birdhouse. Don't want them to freeze to death.

This snowman was an ornament on my tree as well.

And we needed a new sign to remind us it is indeed Winter.

I had to come up with a "w", "e" and "r" for this sign (already had the other letters).

I'll share later in the week how I made this sign.

Translation: I need to take more photos. UPDATED 1/15: click here to see how I made this sign

UPDATED 1/15: I tweeked my mantel just a little. To see tweeked mantel, click here.

Nothing new was used for my winter decor.

Just reused Christmas stuff and other items from around my house.

This is my first time decorating just for winter.

I kind of like it.

If only Mother Nature would cooperate.

And she just might.

We are suppose to get rain in a couple of days.

And southern California could sure use the rain.

Come to think of it. So could I.

Now if I could just get it to snow.

UPDATED 1/13: It rained a little today & the temps are in the 60's. Winter has officially arrived in SoCal.

Linking to:
Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Between Naps on the Porch

Tabletop Tuesday hosted by Grits and Glamour

Celebrate the Holidays hosted by Its So Very Cheri

Transformation Thursday hosted by The Shabby Chic Cottage

Winter Home Linky hosted by The Inspired Room


  1. Good morning Kim...Yes were still morning here in our great state of Ca. ha ha!! Girl I love what you have once again done with your sign and all your wonderful cloches WOW!! you know how much I love my part of Ca. is not as warm as yours but hey we have no snow so I don't care...did you feel the Earthquake the other day...Hope you have a great day my friend...come by some time...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Careful what you wish for girlie!! I think this decor is my favorite of all you've done so far!
    Love you!! Miss you, hope you are all doing well. Hope to see you soon! xoxoxo

  3. Love how you made the winter sign. You are going to tell us how aren't you? Those of us here in MO would gladly give you a couple of inches of our snow and also some of the wind chill. Drop by my blog and you can see some real snow.

  4. Kim,
    Ooooh, how pretty it all looks...I live here on the gulf coast and our winters are very mild...but it has been soooo COLD...19 this morning...way too COLD for this old BEACH girl:) I'm loving your background and new design...looks outstanding! I'm going to add you to my sidebar:)


  5. You have done a beautiful job with your winter decorating!

  6. I like snowmen this time of the year; but I am actually wanting a bit warmer temps! It has been in the teens and 20's at night and I live near the beach in SC and I am not used to this!!! My feet get sooooooo cold. I need warmer clothing!

  7. i would L-O-V-E to live in a place like that! :) pretty post!

  8. seriously FAB ideas!!!! that's creativity at its best....

  9. I absolutely love this! Great post.
    BTW, I think rain is on the way! --Delores

  10. Simply gorgeous. I am linking this to a post at about decorating for winter.

  11. Your "Winter Wonderland" is beautiful! The cloches are enchanting! And I really like the "letter" orbs in the jar. ~Rhonda :)

  12. I love your winter display. The bottle brush trees, the cloches, the creamy whites...they all work so well together. It's beautiful.

  13. Everything looks beautiful and so perfect for winter! I especially adore those sweet chenille snowflakes. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Kim everything looks so gorgeous and very winter-y. Love it! :)

  15. love the winter in pictures - beautiful decorations :D

  16. Great ideas! I never know what to do for winter but you have done a great job.

  17. Your display is the snowflakes on the cloche! And the winter sign is fabulous!

  18. Oh, I love it all!!! Great job!

    Here in FL we had a few snow flurries last week!


  19. Love your snowflakes, Kim, and your snow inspired decor! Better in a decorative way than outside {in my opinion}!

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your "snow" and I've got plenty of the real stuff outside right now! BTW- where did you find your bottle brush trees? I love them!

  21. You are my new hero, I have been looking for ideas to stock pile for next winters deecorating and no one has knocked my socks off yet, well let me tell you my feet just got cold. I love it all, it is just cute enough to make my little girls happy and chic enough to make me swoon. I LOVE IT ALL, I will be copying I mean flattering you next year. Thanks for inspiring me.

  22. We've had colder weather here than normal (Tampa). So it feels more like winter than usual. I just love your decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Hi Kim,
    Oooh! Everything looks so pretty and frosty and wintry! Perfect! I love your "winter" photo collage - that is so clever. And I would love to have a collection of cloches like yours - all the sizes and shapes, I just love them! You did a wonderful job bringing some winter snow to your SoCal home!
    Heidi- Heart and Home
    PS I'm in NorCal and it's been raining for 2 days now, very grey and windy! I'll bet it's on the way to you!

  24. I love it!! And I am sooooooo jealous of your weather!! You can have winter!!

  25. Wow! fab decors... & looks warm too. Am freezin here and can't do much.

    Thanks for sharing.

  26. I LOVE those vintagy looking snowflakes in cream and silver-- this is on my favs list for tonight.


  27. Love your winter display! I left some of my greenery and little trees that I had glittered up along with my white and pink tree as I thought it was just too cute to put away so soon!