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Anyone who has been following my blog with even half an eye will know that I have a deep love for vignettes. Doesn’t matter if you call it decorating, or nesting, or fluffing, or playing, of creating cozy corners, or making a vignette, whatever it may be called I am playing that sport. And unlike my athletic career (or pretty dismal lack thereof), this sport is one I actually truly love.
Of course sometimes the sport of vignetting is a hardcore, high impact, working up a sweat, kind of a sport.
Sometimes it is low impact.
My white winter decorations this year are definitely low impact.
After the Christmas hoopla, I felt something relaxed was in order.
So I just morphed a Christmas vignette into one more adept for January. I really didn’t want to let go of this one, because the candle has just reached that perfect spot, all hollowed out, where it turns into one big glowing, light filled orb when I light it.
So I just took away all the silver balls and replaced them with white, glittery ones, that I pretend look like little snowballs.
My favorite shell sphere has replaced the disco balls, and with the touch of beach it brings, it also carries the promise of summer.
My “mantel” definitely looks a lot more simple. In fact I would almost call it bare. But I most say I truly find it refreshing and love it.
Just one wreath layered over my old and weathered French mirror and two candlesticks. That’s it.
The wreath was a quickie project. I covered your regular straw wreath with some white ribbon and then wound a feather boa around it.
To me this wreath looks so winter with it’s stark white, fluffiness, like a big snow ball. And yet all those feathers have a bit of Spring in them too. And since we associate boa’s with Carnaval (I have them in every bright color, as part of my costumes), I guess my house is ready for Carnaval season too.
So do you ‘do’ winter vignettes, or do you jump straight into Spring?
Do you feel the need for simple and less elaborate after Christmas or are you the ‘never enough’ type of gal?
And does the diva inside you like boa’s too?