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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor

I have a routine that I follow each year to transition from Christmas to Winter decor.       The first thing I do is get all the Santa's from each room gathered up and packed away.

Since I only decorate with red at Christmas,    I gather up all the red decor and pack it away.     That leaves me with the decorated tree's.     I strip them down and pack away all the ornaments.       Some of the tree's will get boxed up and put away,   but I keep out a few small "naked" tree's to use in my Winter decor.

Now  the fun part starts,    decorating some of the rooms for winter.        I used pink pine cones in my vignette on the piano so I thought I would share how I painted them with you guys.

H inserts a cup hook into the bottom of the pine cone.     Holding your pine cone by  the cup hook,    just dip your pine cone in a cup of paint..          H hung a branch across a box to hang the pine cones on to drip.....and drip......and finally dry.     It's a pretty messy job,   but well worth it if you want some pink pine cones.      White painted pine cones are pretty too!

Let it snow!

I hung a couple of frosted pine garlands on the wall candelabra sconce.       I used the cup hooks on the pink pine cones to hang them on the garland.

I found a snow flake banner on Pinterest and printed it off on my home printer.     

I hung a Music is Life canvas picture across the front of the piano

And last but not least........the star of the vignette.......Ms Snow Woman

Christmas piano mantel...............................................Winter piano mantel

If you peek around the corner into the sun room,   you can see stacks of totes full of Christmas  decor ready to go to the studio for another year.           The house would feel so bare when the Christmas decor is put away if I didn't decorate for winter!

The fireplace mantel looks bare without all the Christmas decor,     I can't wait to decorate it tomorrow!       We are expecting snow here in Eastern New Mexico the next few days,    so  I'll just stay warm at home and enjoy decorating for Winter!


  1. Santa and red drive me crazy as soon as Christmas dinner has been eaten. I packed away the Santas Wednesday morning. I love the pink pine cones, Penny.

  2. Your winter decorations look great. I always struggle with what looks like winter and what looks like I didn’t put my Christmas decorations away yet.

  3. Only you would have a Ms Snow Woman in a fur coat! I'm going to make some pink pine cones.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I never know how to keep up my winter decor without it looking so Christmas-y. This looks stunning. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Penny, Thanks again for sharing how to do things. I like the painted pine cones and especially Mrs Snow Lady in her white fur coat.

  6. Our houses do look empty after we put the Christmas decorations. I love how you transitioned from Christmas to Winter. I will be painting pine cones now that you showed us how to. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

  7. Your transition from Christmas to winter decor is adorable Penny.
    Thank you for sharing your changes at our Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring you room at tomorrow's party and pinning too!
    Stay warm and Happy New Year!!
    Hugs - Kerryanne

  8. Very pretty! I like the pink pinecones with the evergreens and the white. Great tip on how to paint pinecones. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  9. Penny,
    Very pretty!! I will not start to take down Christmas until next week as I have been sick as a dog since Christmas.....Then I will re-decorate for Winter but I need to get some strength back...


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