What is happening? This is not the kind of winter we’re used to around here, it’s a real winter wonderland out there. Well, Cottage Fix friends I’ve decided to stop all of my whining and complaining and happily succumb to winter’s embrace. Yes, we’re friends now. The cottage is all cozied up with candlelight, warm blankets, and hot tea. Now this is how to enjoy winter.
It’s quiet and still outside, really so peaceful. Outside the garden is covered in a blanket of snow, and inside the winter styling is soft and simple.
A cup of tea after a long walk is just what I needed. Even when it’s super cold outside, I eventually must get out for a dose of fresh air. It changes my perspective on the whole day—it’s therapeutic! I’m sippin’ green chai tea all winter long and it hits the spot.
I don’t like things so neat sometimes, and I guess now is one of those times. You know, that casual somebody really lives here and it’s snowing outside kind of look? That’s the one I was going for. Grin. Shimmery blue pillows and my ever present crochet are softening the living room sofa.
A cluster of tea lights in mercury glass candle holders make a simple centerpiece and add some sparkle to our dining room. This is the reflection in the Frenchie mirror that I just added to our dining room.
The snow is so pretty through the sun porch windows and the birds are going crazy. We’re putting out extra bird seed to see them through the frigid cold days. One morning there were hundreds of Robins hanging around the garden, every window had a Robin view. I’ve never seen anything like it.
I also added these starry twinkle lights to the living room. It only takes a single strand to brighten up a room or a shabby old chippy-paint door. They remind me of adding flowers, the finishing touch, but it’s winter and the garden is asleep so starry twinkle lights do the trick.