Monday, January 1, 2018

The Polar Vortex

Happy New Year! 
How's the Polar vortex treating you? 
We have some cold, cold weather here in Texas.  
I've done a few Polar inspired vignettes in keeping with the weather. 

Tip of the day - after Christmas clearance sales are a great way to find a few things to sparkle up the space for winter. 
I love, love these Polar bears. 
The votive holder was only $2.00. It was deeply discounted because some plastic gems had fallen off. I just popped off the rest! I bought three of these because they are so perfect for winter tablescapes. 

The momma Polar bear was from the same store. Baby was from Pier 1 during last year's sales. 

The sparkly branches help transition from Christmas to winter decor. 
They were on sale too. 

My penguins were also from Pier 1 last year. 
The icy ribbon like birch bark is too fun. I hot glued it to a battery operated pillar candle. 

 I couldn't bear to put my stained glass window away so a cute bear makes a pilgrimage toward the warm light. I'm getting a chuckle out of this one. 

This bear came from Judith @ Botanic Bleu. It's a cutie. 

I glammed up a wood cut out ornament to match.  

My favorite little winter chickadees rest on the kitchen table with an icy nest. 

We were supposed to have a family lunch but the weather put the kibosh on that. 
Instead Bill and I have had a delicious brunch. 
Chili and black eyed peas are on the menu for this evening. 
I've already finished reading an amazing book by Karianne Wood of Thistlewood Farms

I've enjoyed hunkering down this weekend.  

Please come back tomorrow and link up a post or two at my new link party.  
I can't wait to keep in touch. 
I hope your New Year is off to a good start. 

Here is where I party:


  1. Katie,
    Your deep-freeze winter decor is perfect for the frigid weather. Thank you for the shout out. I'm not posting right now while I am with family in AL. It's even colder here than in Texas. Brrrr....


  2. Happy New Year! You have inspired me with your beautiful winter decor for after Christmas decorations are put away. We have been in a polar vortex here in Wisconsin also. It was -17F this morning and it's barely gotten above zero for the past week now, but it's nice inside by the fire. Stay warm!

  3. The polar vortex is treating me way too cold!

    I probably won't link this week but I look forward to joining in this year -- and soon! Great idea!

  4. Love all your little winter vignettes. The polar bears have the sweetest faces. We have been -2 all day today here in Illinois. Too crazy even for us that are use to winter. We need it to warm up some. Stay warm.

  5. Those little bears are the cutest ever! Actually, I love all of your winter critters. I just finished putting my Christmas away. I have one tote I label Wintry decor and I've sprinkled it throughout my home as well as a few of my snowmen that didn't make it out for Christmas. We have had no snow here to speak of and it's been unseasonably warm. Must admit, I love it; but we really need the snow. Our ski resorts are suffering. Hubby and I headed to the canyon today to get a glimpse of that white stuff. :)