My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Winter Wish!

Sometimes when one loves to decorate as I do, it seems as if I am continually waiting for the next holiday or season.

Especially this time of year when I start getting anxious for Spring.

To abide my time I find myself creating a few Winter vignettes.

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A collection of red and rose colored plates sit in a wire basket. I kept my red orbs close at hand ready to be used for Valentines.  A mercury glass bird and a couple of old books find refuge under my bell cloche.

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If you look closely you can see my chandelier lamp.

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Winter Collage

Some things just got a bit of tweaking.  I removed the Christmas postcards and this old window frame was ready for Winter.

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Snowman Café will remain open for a couple more weeks.

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If I had one Winter Wish, for you as well as for myself…It would be for us to be grateful for today.  To not wish the time away.  Enjoy each and every day and Season.  Valentines and Spring will be here and come and gone before we know it.

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We must learn to appreciate and savor every moment!

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Now I think I’ll go make a Valentine garland. lol!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Funky Junk Interiors for Winter Decorating

Ala Carte for Gratitude Sunday

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday

Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sunday

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

30 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love all the sparkles! just like fresh snow.
If you have a chance stop over and see me, my neice's are having a giveaway of a handmade Emerland colored necklace.

Karen S. said...

I can't wait for spring either, call me silly but once Christmas and New Year has gone, I believe in the magic of springtime!

I like always like your creative ideas, and especially your cover over the books. I learned a secret with my cake plate and it's cover, that was handed down to me from my mother, and when I went to buy one this year for my daughter in law, I learned that my old cake plater with cover can be a 3 in one project too, you can use the lid as a punch bowl and stick it inside the cake platter upside down, or you can use the cake platter upside down as a chip and dip dish too. Or the lid as a salad bowl, or whatever. It's fun to play with things and give them new and improved uses!

Susie said...

Love the red accents. I think the snowman cafe is too cute, and would be fun all winter. xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your winter vignettes with a touch of red for the next celebration coming up. You're right about not wishing our time away. Life just goes too fast as it is. Even though it's cold, windy and snowy here and I don't really like it, I'm going to enjoy the beauty of this season around me. Enjoy the weekend! Pamela

Lori E said...

The plates are so pretty in that basket.
I have old windows like that as well. I keep a big on on my mantle but never know quite what to do with it. Good idea here.

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Loved seeing your winter vignettes. You know I love plates, so of course that was my favorite one. I hope you are having a great new year Jann!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love a winter vignette or two. I have one trying to post but blogger hasn't allowed me in two days to post a picture, most maddening.

I LOVE your red and white china hinting of romantic days to come.

GORGEOUS!!

Tanya Payzant said...

I'm drooling over your beautiful plates, Jann. I love decorating with dishes, and red! :)

Bernideen said...

Looks like maybe Wendy Addison silver sparkle? Lovely vignettes!

Salmagundi said...

I envy you holiday decorators - your homes always look so festive. I'm afraid I'm just a Christmas decorator with maybe a pumpkin in the Fall! I do have some vintage valentines that I sometimes get out -- I'll be looking for inspiration on your blog and linky party!! Sally

Emilou said...

I just found you thru Funky Junk Interiors. I also love to garden and quilt!!! I am a new follower and look forward to watching your garden grow!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the red transferware plates in your wire basket. I never used to decorate for Valentines Day until I was a blogger.

Kris said...

Very pretty Jann!
XO Kris

Pollyanna said...

Looks great Jann, love the transferware in the wire basket, such a great look!! But my fav detail is the murcury glass bird ... what a charmer!

Leslie said...

Beautiful. I skipped winter and put my sailboats out already. Id like to pretend that its warm outside. : )
I am thinking about valentines too! : )

Linda W. said...

Love your wintry decorations. Especially the red items.

Barbara F. said...

I love your comment on not wishing time away, I tend to do that, especially this time of year. I am trying to find some enjoyment (haven't yet) with the cold weather and always the threat of snow or ice. But I am trying! I do like the snowman cafe! xo

Gina said...

That is such a pretty vignette! The assorted red dishes & the red orbs are great!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your winter decorations are so sparkly and pretty. The old window is great for displaying things.I am looking for a smaller one. I love red anytime of year and your red orbs and plates with the red pattern are wonderful. You are right, Valentine's Day will probably be here before we know it. Sparkle Onward!

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So pretty Jann... I am partial to red and white anything, especially china... I do not want to wish the time away either, but this darn cold has still got me down, and our LOW LOW temps aren't helping me much!... Nature always makes me feel better, and it is just too darn cold to venture out at all... I have put all signs of winter away and some Valentines things out... it will be here before we know it!... the chocolate Valentines candy is all gone already... someone said chocolate is good for a cold... oh!... that was me!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carol L McKenna said...

Lots of wonderful decorations on this post ~ you are filled with creative energy ~ enjoy ^_^

A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your vignettes are beautiful. Love the red and white combination:-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the changes you made. The touches of red are perfect! I love enjoying the winter for a while longer! Thank you so much for joining my Gratitude party!!
hugs, Linda

Pondside said...

I so agree with you - we have to live a little more in the minute!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hello my sweet friend!
Oh...How dreamy! I love your wintertime touches. The silvery sparkle and bright red...Ahhh! It's all so pretty!
Still waiting on baby...Today was the due date. Mommy seems extremely tired and we're hoping the time is near.
Have a wonderful week, Jann!
Hugs from San Diego!
Carolynn xxx

Katherine Wolak said...

OOOOOHHHH how many wonderful pretties!!! :D

Hugs,

Diana Taylor said...

Just gorgeous - I love your red glass and dark pink china - just perfect for the holiday season - and all so beautifully photographed.
Admiring through Mosaic Monday!

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Debra said...

Everything is so pretty : )

Sherry said...

Very pretty Jann.
Sherry