It is easy to “buy into” the need for purchasing seasonal or holiday decor. I was one of those people who lavished the home- when in reality, this abundancy created visual clutter and madness. I wasted money on explicit items that did not endure the short time frames- furthermore, they collected unwanted dust. Over time, it proved to be difficult in managing the cleaning of all the “extras” that took up needed space. I spent more time and thought in the decorating and storing than the purpose. Now, I am learning to be happy with minimal decorations and less clutter. <LIFE LESSON>
Some Christmas decorations remain for the winter season and have been moved multiple times to their final resting place. Even though the decor is geared more towards winter, I have added DIY’s for the upcoming Valentine’s Day.
Pines, holly trees and shrubs along with nandenna berries are still observable on our property. I wanted to maintain that same desirable winter feeling in the main living areas. We have not experienced a “good snow” this winter, so the happy snowmen will have to do.
In the above picture, faux greenery is adorned with heart ornaments and nestled in a gifted DIY Valentine’s pot made by one of the children. The items complement each other to construct this heart tree centerpiece. Hidden behind the large coffee cup is a tile coaster displaying a child’s drawing of a heart and note, “Love is for all animals, plants, and humans.” Wow! Written with a child’s innocence. And- don’t mind Stitch. He’s perched on one of his favorite spots.
Adding DIY hearts to the winter decorations was inexpensive and easy to make. I used the same fabric to make pillow covers as seen in several pictures. A little side note- the ticking material make great hand towels.
These pillow covers allow changing with each season effortless; four pillows serving year round.
In addition, cardinal decor is visible throughout my home: tea towels, trivet, ornaments, shower curtains, as well as settling on mini trees, etc.
Berry picks enhance any floral arrangement yet beautiful in a simple pot.
Inviting red pillows and blankets are folded and ready for those who wish to snuggle. These invitationals have greeted people since Thanksgiving.
The red accents emphasize the wood interior and award me the opportunity to savor the seasonal greenery a little longer. However, I do plan on putting away the decorations after Valentine’s in order to begin my SPRING cleaning.
I love my home and all that it holds. The Pile of Sticks Home has been good to us and those who have entered through the doors. Reference previous blogs to find more pictures of home decor.
I would love to know how you are decorating for Valentine’s and the rest of the winter season.