As soon as I took down my Christmas decor, I already missed the comfort and warm glow of the lights. Instead of packing everything away, I kept out some of the items that were more “wintery” and not necessarily Christmasy.
I wrote in a post last month about how I like to incorporate cozy lighting in my house not just at Christmas, but all year long (okay, maybe not as much as I do during Christmastime, but still some…)
This sweet little Winter Scene Terrarium was the perfect way to replace the lighted Christmas centerpiece on my kitchen table, and extend the cozy lighting a little bit longer.
I picked this terrarium up last year while shopping on a First Friday Weekend at the West Bottoms in Kansas City.
It’s not an antique. It probably came from Hobby Lobby originally. But, a terrarium was on my list of things I wanted to find, and this one is cute, even if it’s not old.
For awhile, I used it to hold several succulents in little terracotta pots, but they all died. 😯
When I was thinking about what to put on my dining table after Christmas, this terrarium popped into my mind, and the idea for this winter scene was born.
The Accent Pieces
I didn’t buy anything new for this vignette.
The little flocked tree was the one that I had in the back of my vintage Tonka Truck display at Christmas.
I have an entire collection of Willow Tree Angels that my kids gifted me across many years. I enjoy using them for various displays.
The mini chalkboard came from the Target Dollar Spot a year or two ago.
I kept out a few pine cones, before packing them away with my Christmas things. I used some in my Winter Tiered Tray, and some here.
And the twinkle fairy lights are the same ones I use in many displays every season and holiday, all year long. They get a workout!
I love how pretty it looks in the dark. And the Willow Tree Angel holding the lantern just works so well for this wintery scene.
The fairy lights come on automatically at the same time each evening, and turn off 6 hours later.
It adds such a comforting glow to the kitchen while we’re cooking, and serves almost like candlelight when we eat dinner at the table.
I plan to keep my “wintery” decor out for a couple of more weeks before I give in to the pink hearts! I’m working on some cute crafts for Valentines that I’m excited to share with you soon! Until then…
Warm Winter Wishes,
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