Saturday, January 19, 2013

January Sparkle

After the Christmas decorations are packed away for another year,
the house always seems more spacious.
Although, I always miss the glow of the Christmas tree lights
and the festive stairway and mantle garlands.
January decorating needs to be simpler -- but 
a celebration of the beauty of the winter season. 

This January vignette in my dining room was inspired by 
these pastel, egg-shaped ornaments. 

A chubby snowman wearing a black top hat
 is a beloved winter image.
His scarf of glitter repeats the shimmer
of the egg-shaped ornaments.

A candle encrusted with seed pearls and bugle beads
adds another layer of sparkle to the vignette.

Not to be outdone by the ornaments,
the ribbon glimmers with a profusion of dots.

Let's walk into the kitchen where we will find 
a wine bottle filled with twinkling white lights
to brighten the early arriving darkness of the evening.
One of our Michigan wineries creates this special blend
of wine to celebrate the winter season.
The blue bottle and charming label artwork
make it worthy of a featured spot on my winter counter. 

A wine bottle carrier adorned with a winter scene and a cottage-shaped votive candle holder finish the kitchen vignette.



  As we snuggle indoors on a cold January night,
this scene is a  small reminder that 
There's No Place Like Home



Until next time, live and love well.



This week you'll find me joining: 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage
Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


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14 comments:

Sue said...

There's no place like your home! Love this idea of putting sparkles around the house for January joy. Say Hi to the 2 dolls in the header for me.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Debra, You are right about everything looking a little blah after Christmas greenery and all are taken down with nothing really to decorate for until Valentine's Day or Mardi Gras(if you do that one)but it is so close to Valenine's Day. Your winter vignettes are nice. Love the snowman! Gina

Elena said...

I love your winter display. I too miss all the Christmas sparkle. The wine bottle is really pretty. The blue is so pretty!

AshTreeCottage said...

Sparkles do liven up these cold January days!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Eileen said...

I do love a bit of sparkle myself. Your decorations are lovely. I did a lot of sparkly holiday decorations in my living room this year ~ it just seemed to suit the room. I'm visiting from Home & Garden Thursday. Stop by if you get a chance!

The French Hutch said...

I love how you've decorated for winter. The sparkle and little twinkling lights make January feel a little less cold and dreary. Lovely vignettes!

~Emily
The French Htuch

Jann Olson said...

Debra, it is all so pretty. Love the little snowman and the sparkly ribbon. What a fun idea to put the lights in the bottle. So happy to have you share with Share Your Cup!
hugs,
Jann

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful Winter vignette!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words....

Hugs,
Debbie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Such a cute winter display. The snowman is perfect for winter. I love sparkle just about any time of year.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a pretty winter vignette! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! Would love it if you would share this pretty post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very pretty & sparkly! New follower!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your winter sparkle. Love finding a way to keep the holidays going. There really is no place like home.
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a wonderful way to keep the sparkle of Christmas going - love the inspiration - you did a beautiful job. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. I was so excited when I saw that you had joined in the fun!! Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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