|The colors deepen as the sun sets further|
The pond is still full but the leaves have all fallen off the trees….
which meant we got to rake up leaves :o) but it was good exercise and I got to practice balancing and walking without crutches (still supposed to use them but my therapist suggested I not use them at home). I think she meant inside but I did outside too - carefully.
Inside, I took down all the Christmas decorations but left out wintery stuff. The burlap snowflakes I made for the tree ( see here ) got repurposed for the mantel - I made two more slightly larger ones for the end:
|Cozy fire…so enjoyed the fire the entire time we were there!|
I placed a stack of old books on one side and topped them with this rustic candle holder tin:
On the other end, I left my twine and kitchen string cone trees but added the owl - it's also an ornament but he fit my color scheme:
Of course, the large pinecones, glittery snowflakes, and faux pine branches got to stay. In the middle, I added my paper mache reindeer. I decided to just paint him white and add a touch of silver glitter for now. Someday I might cover him with book pages like the pumpkin I did for Halloween, but now I'm liking his wintery coat:
The entry table also got an overhaul with garland, snowman sign, candles, and silver accents:
My round cutting board now sports a chalk snowflake and a wintery saying:
The side table got my message plate I normally place on the entry table. It too, sports a wintery theme and message:
My snowman bowl I received as part of the ornament exchange sits on the side table too along with one of my concrete birds, a glittery snowflake, and faux pine bough:
It always makes me sad to put away the Christmas things but changing things over to a winter theme helps keep things from feeling bleak.
As for me, I am looking forward to getting off these crutches - hopefully next week. I'm still going to physical therapy but making good progress. I really want to be able to start cleaning up along the driveway and making new flowerbeds, not to mention just being able to walk all around the farm again.
Hope your week is going well,
Linking up at this great party:
Lavender garden cottage.- Cottage-style-party-cottages-in-snow