Saturday, January 31, 2015
I love the colors of winter. Soft greens, browns, and silvery grays. These soft, muted colors soothe my eye and my soul. Inevitably, they find their way into my home decorating.
Here is our 'winter' mantle. I change the mantle according to the seasons, and since we don't often get snow here (and I love snow), I get a little help from wooden snowflakes and flocked evergreen branches. The deer antlers and pinecones are perennial favorites of mine, and I never seem to be able to put them away.
You may notice one of my miniatures tucked in there as well. Aside from the little pop of the jolly red toadstool, those same colors seem to show up in my creations.
I picked up this wonderful owl print at the thrift store for 50 cents! and the ceramic toadstool was a Mother's Day gift from my youngest a couple of years ago. He knows what Mommy likes.
Here in Alabama, spring is really just around the corner. Daffodils are already sprouting, and buds are beginning to swell. We will begin seeing some flowers as early as the end of February, and I find that already some soft pinks and creams are beginning to show up in my work....
This one is dusted with mica flakes that I ground myself to make a rustic type of glitter. After all, it is still quite cold, and everything is covered in a soft, glittery layer of frost in the mornings. I think this one looks good enough to eat.
It must be time for breakfast!
Happy weekend, lovelies :)