“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” —Aristotle
From table settings to winter decor and trees for the front porch, we love winter and the inspiration is brings. With this post, we blend old favorites like our clear goblets, with new finds like the snowflake dishes and napkin rings.
Crisp and clean whites with touches of gray and greens offer a cozy winter tablescape.
Fresh greenery is a perfect addition to any centerpiece. This combination of hydrangea, daisy, baby's breath, and frosted pine tucked into a sleigh is one of our favorite winter arrangements.
We keep a cool house, even in winter, so blooms last a little longer, which means we get to enjoy them for a while. We found the sleigh at TJ Maxx.
The table setting is laid out on a wool blanket made in the UK. If you have kids at the table, we recommend using something else, but for a nice adult meal in cold months, blankets can double as beautiful tablecloths. The goblets are from a since-closed glass shop in Quechee, Vermont. The napkins are Potterton Hill.
Little details matter when setting a special table for family and friends. Add a touch of whimsy with frosted tree candles. We find a lot of items at random places: consignment shops, little boutiques, or tucked away in a store corner, forgotten. These fun finds come together to make our favorite tablescapes.
The front entrance gets changed out with each season and holiday.
Trees and branches with berries are simple to incorporate, yet make a nice statement with pops of color.
The front porch is one of our favorite places to decorate. Ladders make great blanket holders, and offer a place to hang wreaths if you don't want to drill into siding. You don't need a lot of splashy items to make a statement.
It wouldn't be winter without a new wreath to replace the one from Christmas. Again, simple touches with pine cones and bells can be combined with a variety of items. We like a mountain and rustic flair, and so used burlap, deer, and small antlers.
The bow makes a nice focal point with burlap and faux-fur wired ribbon.
We had three trees on the front porch during the Christmas season. When we transitioned to winter-only, we turned one into a winter wonderland tree. The pillows and blankets are changed out as well, keeping with our neutral and natural theme.
Another ladder, this time used for a sign and blanket. Ladders are versatile, and can often be found for a song at antique and consignment shops. If you're not happy with the color, they are easy to paint, like we did with this one.
Do you decorate for winter? What do you like most about winter decorating? We hope you found some inspiration in this post, and in winter.