Tuesday, January 21, 2014

They're Not Just For Christmas Anymore

Hello everyone!

Since the cold air just keeps hanging on...........

I decided to use some grey and white Christmas decorations in January.  Yes, you read that right.  But you will soon find out that they really don't look like Christmas decorations.  They are not "blatantly" Christmas, if you know what I mean.  Nor are they in the Christmas colors. They just have a wintry feel.

The first one is a little wreath that I found at Ikea in 2011 during the Christmas season.  


It's very hard to get a good picture of this because of the glare in the window.  Sorry for the dark picture.  What makes this a nice addition, this time of year, is that it has hearts hanging off of it.  So, it works for Valentines Day.  It's covered in yarn which sort of makes it wintry too. This is a Swedish style wreath for sure!


Next, is this grey and white snowflake sweater covered ball.  Try saying that three times in a row! 


Again, it just says Winter to me.


And last is this white furry rug purchased at Hobby Lobby several years ago.  I've always just draped it over something because it's too pretty (and white) to walk on.  


I wouldn't call this a Christmas object at all, but I have been known to place it under a Christmas tree!  


So there you have it.  Just a few simple wintry touches that I pulled out of my Christmas bins........

in January.

Must the be the cold air affecting my brain.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

Linking to:  Wow-us-Wednesdays

30 comments:

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy! Love the cute sweater ball, such a pretty accent and I am loving the white fuzzy throw:)Beautiful neutrals! Hugs, Poppy

Wanda said...

The perfect touch for January. The sweater ball is cute, and the fuzzy throw...looks great on the chair.

I'm loving the look!

Patty Rumaker said...

I love the white fur rug - there are so many places I could use that. I have always loved fur - it is so luxurious. Your wreath and sweater ball are adorable. I am wishing for spring - everyday! I live in Texas and one day it is nice and the next it is freezing - there is no consistency here at all. Crazy weather.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Katie Mansfield said...

Gray and white is perfect for January. We're getting an Arctic air mass on Thursday. Brrrr. The wreath is adorable.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I agree those are not Christmasy, but add nice texture in this really cold winter. My oh my it stays cold this week. Where did our mild winters go?

Art and Sand said...

If there is one thing I have learned from blogging is that we can use anything, anytime and any way we want to. I love that wreath.

Someone else commented that they don't see tumbleweed where they live. It hardly weighs anything, but it is too bulky to ship or I would send you the tumbleweed. We don't usually see them on the beach.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's all lovely Kelly! Love that white 'rug' so much and my teenager would totally steal it if she could :)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Perfect winter touch and great for January Kelly. It all looks wonderful. Mmmmm I am in luv with the rug!

Linda said...

Classy touches for winter!! That rug is really special!

Jane W said...

I think your wintry touches are just perfect - lovin' that sweater ball and the fuzzy rug especially! Jane

Robin Johnson said...

Very pretty winter accents for you home. Love the sweater covered ball.

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They're the perfect wintery touches...love that wreath!!

Deserae said...

Great winter touches....the little sweater ball is so cute too :o) Stay warm!!!
~Des

Olive said...

Absolutely. Your soft colors work well that way.

Bonnie said...

Says winter to me too. Love how you used the wreath and the sweater ball.

Andrea said...

Love your winter additions! Tres cozy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think those colors and textures are perfect for winter. The hearts on that yarn wreath are just perfect to carry you through to at least Valentine's Day and beyond. You've created a very warm, cozy feeling and I'm still loving that polka dot pillow! :)

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Your wintry accessories pack a cozy wallop! Love that wreath.

cynthia lee designs said...

I think they are perfect for winter. Love the hearts hanging down from the wreath...and the sweater ball is adorable!!
hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

I love the grey pops here and there ,Kelly. Your place looks homey and wonderful.

The cold weather is INFECTING my brain---lol xo Diana

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly
It all looks so pretty. Love the wreath and hearts. It is great you can use some christmas decor for valentines/winter decor.
Kris

Deb Hrabik said...

Cozy and beautiful! Love your style,
Deb

Dora said...

It looks great to me :)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the snowflake ball and wreath, Kelly! I just finished knitting a doll dress in the same colors with a snowflake design knit in. Great minds think alike!

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

I love creams and grays in January. I, too, decorated my home in these cool colors. Since we have average daily temperatures of 70 degrees year-round, I love how these cool colors make our home "feel" like its Winter outside.
Thanks so much for sharing!
I hope you come by and visit.
Have a beautiful week,
Suzanne

Missy George said...

I still have a few Christmas/winter decorations around..Sounds like a post..I know it's copycat but I'm seriously running out of ideas..Have a good day..

Cynthia said...

Love all you have done Kelly, the wreath is so pretty. These colors are so perfect for winter months.

Cynthia

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Fantastic choice of the gray and white for your winter decor…oh I so love the "snowflake sweater ball"...

White Weathered Hutch said...

Just add a cute red ribbon for February and there is another new look to your wreath just in time for valentines!
Your sweater ball has given me an idea!! thanks! Love how you decorate Kelly!!

Anne said...

Beautiful winter touches Kelly!
xx
Anne