Shelf in the entry stairwell.
Let's face it. It's winter here in the northern hemisphere and this first 2 weeks of January have been very cold and snowy for many of us. Once Christmas is put away for another year we turn to winter decor to help bring some cheer to our homes.
Sometimes a collection of snowmen bring a little cheer.
Cozy throws come in handy for TV watching, reading and napping.
I found the plate at Value Village. It's by J & G Meakin. I like the soft brown transfer ware and it's pretty rural scene. The angels are Willow Tree.
A vignette on the china cabinet. The old photo is of my aunt and my father as children in 1902. In the foreground are 3 old leather bound daguerreotypes but I don't know who the people are other than some relatives from another era.
The little tree in the dining room got decorated in crocheted snowflakes and silver tinsel garland.
The old platter on the coffee table has a collection of battery operated candles on it. The pillar ones I bought at Costco last week and they are great! They make the living room so cozy in the evening with their flickering glow.
I still have this wreath in the kitchen window. It is a snow/winter theme so it will stay for a few more weeks.
The days are getting noticeably longer especially at sunset and that makes me happy. At sunset on Wednesday I realized that the lights and the snowman on the deck came on at their usual set time of 5:30 and it was still light out! I hadn't noticed this the past few nights but I do know that last week it was dark when they came on. That makes me very happy.
sunset at 5:30
This is something that cheers me in January too.....tulips grown in Prince Edward Island and a nice Kalanchoe plant that will bloom for months.
The winter sun streams in the dining room window. My Amaryllis has 4 blooms opened and a fifth bud yet to come.
We all need some sunshine in our lives whether it's with the actual sun or something cheerful that helps give us a sunny disposition.
I'm linking with Karen's Sunlit Sunday. Come on over to visit the other participants or join in.