|a gift from The Cook on Fifth Street several years ago|
Christmas is past and all the decorations have (as of yesterday) been securely packed away in the basement.
But, boo-hoo! After all the color and sparkle of December, January can be really blah, and especially when we've got a freezing forecast...
|the massive snow storm we have today is the white area on the weather map|
A few years ago I began holding the snowmen back from my Christmas decorating. When that holiday was over, I called them forth to add some pizzazz to the dreary winter month of January.
Last year I whipped up this blue-and-white Nine Patch quilt, embellished with silver snowflake buttons, for the dining room.
|Jim Shore snowman atop a wool felt candle mat|
Also last year, I made this wool felt candle mat, improvising from a pattern in a magazine.
|dining room chandelier|
My regular readers will remember my Thanksgiving decor included copper-colored balls dangling from the chandelier, then in December my Christmas decor included red balls. I just love that look, so Beloved bought one of those huge plastic canisters packed with 50 aqua and silver/white balls for my January decorating scheme.
|dining room year 'round pencil tree|
The chandelier has about 13 of the balls, so the rest ended up on the tree in the corner and along the top of the china cabinet.
|the dining room in January|
I'm hoping to find some time to make more snowman accents this month, such as small embroidered pieces ...