Decor for the New Year

So Christmas is over. And that means it's time to clean up all those Christmas decorations.   But does it mean that winter is over?! No!  In fact, winter just started a few weeks ago.  Spring may have arrived in the Smith and Hawken section at Target. And cadbury eggs may be at the check out in Safeway. But my house isn't ready for spring decor.  I'm not ready to put away my pine cones and I didn't!

I did take down all of my "Merry Christmas" and "Noel" decor.   And I transitioned a few things from Christmas decor to winter decor.  Take a look! (and hopefully you don't think I've fallen off my rocker by calling this a 'winter look' when it still clearly looks like Christmas!)

BEFORE - Christmas Mantel
AFTER - Winter Mantel
AFTER - Winter Mantel

I was browsing through the after Christmas sale at Target and found these trees on sale ($22 for the set!). I love them!  Maybe they are the reason I'm not wanting to pack up all of my winter decor!   I'm fairly certain that if we were on vacation at a snowy lodge, there would be white twinkling lights on trees.  So that alone is my justification for keeping these cuties up!

They came in red pots, but I wrapped them in some burlap to soften their look. I like them so much better with the burlap and twine!

On my front porch, I removed the holly from the greens, changed my chalkboard sign and removed the belt from the santa pillow. Quick and easy update for a fresh, new look!
BEFORE - front porch
AFTER - front porch
AFTER - front porch
The greens were officially dead on my dining room table. So it was in dire need of something new.  We just received a fun red tree as a gift, so the dining room table seemed like the perfect place to put it on display!
BEFORE - dining room
AFTER - dining room
And finally, here is the new look on our dining room hutch.
BEFORE - dining room hutch
AFTER - dining room hutch
That's it from here!  Our home is still decorated for the appropriate season...winter! And maybe if we're lucky, we might even see snow to go with my decor!
Happy New Year!
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