Friday, December 29, 2017

Goodbye, Santa

Santa and the gingerbread man didn't survive Christmas Day. 
As soon as the kids were gone, I started gathering up the vestiges of anything too sugar plum and set it in a bag. 
I reach my limit of holiday, visual clutter once there are candy and cookie tins everywhere.
The wrapping paper nearly does me in. 
On the 26th, I pulled out accoutrements in more of a winter theme. In case you are wondering, I really use the word "accoutrements" in my vocabulary. Yes, I can come across as pretentious but, I assure you, I'm a regular gal once you get to know me.  

A Currier and Ives winter print stands where Santa was on Monday.

My penguin friends have been hanging out with some mercury glass candle holders. 
They are ready for more entertaining this weekend. 

We're trying to stay warm and cozy during this quiet week after Christmas.
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  1. Your mantel is so pretty for winter! I love the yarn ball puffs!

  2. that's what I did today, put away Christmas and brought out "winter". I love winter, so I don't want to minimize the cozy warm feeling. Love that vintage print on the mantel. beautiful!

  3. We would like to extend the best wishes from our family to yours! May the New Year bring only good things to all of you!

  4. You do have a peaceful look to your home without the clutter of Christmas. Looking forward to your new link party on Tuesday.

  5. The Santas will be out today or tomorrow; the snow folk in. The winter tree stays up; Christmas will come down. And I'll miss it so much! (But I'm with you on the tins and wrapping paper!)

  6. I always feel like my house is so bare when I take down all the Christmas sparkle. You have managed to avoid that feeling in your lovely home with your cozy winter decor. Thanks for sharing on Share Your Style.