Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Norma Rolader says:

    Love your winter decor and thank you for sharing … Me although is slow to want to take the Christmas decor and as a child brought up you bring in the New Year with the Christmas lights and decor up God bless

  2. Love your transition from holiday decor to simple and elegant winter decor. When I was a child back in the ’50’s, we didn’t put up a tree until the week before, not three months ahead of Christmas. Taking down the tree around the New Year seems to be standard. Your decor tips never disappoint!

  3. Ginger Valdes says:

    Ahhh, it’s peacefully beautiful! I’m taking down the tabletop tree today! Have lavender Alstroemerias in silver pitchers on silver trays. Crystal candle holders out. The few blush and mercury glass ornaments will stay under cloches until next week. I’m so done with it!

    1. Taking down decorations before the holiday? Why did you bother to put them up?

  4. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    This is beautiful. I’ve been collecting some lavender and orchid items to put in my white bedroom this Spring. Now, I don’t think it can wait. Once again you’ve inspired me. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  5. Robin Vaughan says:

    Where did you get the adorable little Christmas trees?

      1. Claire Finn says:

        Robin Vaughn—I didn’t see them at Love feast, but found them(sold out) on Walmart.

        1. Yes, I unlinked them because they no longer have them. If you ever find a source that’s not sold out, I’m happy to add the link here. Thanks!!

  6. I’m doing blue, white, silver, but might add lavender after reading your post

  7. The icy pastel color scheme is so pretty. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things, but I also like cleaning up and putting Christmas away. Thank you for sharing at the Home Matters Linky Party.

  8. Lovely transition and great tips.I like the lavender idea – it looks very beautiful!

  9. Vicki Bray says:

    Will be putting Christmas away today and now have some ideas for a winter theme! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  10. Laurie,
    Where did you get the beautiful silver candelabra used in this post?

  11. I love the idea of refreshing and paring down! But for now I’m just tired and will rest til after New Year’s then down comes the Christmas decor but I think this year I’ll do it in stages as you suggest, leaving out some of the more ‘wintery’ pieces to enjoy more fully on their own!

  12. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Lory, I love how you transition to Winter! Your arrangement is so beautiful! There’s nothing like beautiful flowers! We will be packing most of our Christmas decor away next week. This Christmas, with a total lockdown in our province, the Christmas decor has brought so many precious memories as well as a coziness. In a way, it’s a little tough to pack it away as it has brought us so much happiness in a world that is full of so much uncertainty. How we look forward to happier days in 2021.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year! All the best to you and your hubby.

    Thanks, too, Lory for always bringing us your wonderful posts! Always enjoy them!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! I, too, look forward to better days in 2021. My tactic around the house is to enjoy the clean purity of January whites and then go full force into romantic decor for February. This is definitely the year to embrace Valentine’s Day and a few little romantic touches can be in order. Be on the lookout for something upcoming… 🙂

  13. Christine Ryan says:

    I always thought January 6th was little Christmas, so on January 7th I turn on all the lights and take down Christmas.

  14. So when do you transition out of winter and what do you transition to?

    1. I usually do a little bit of understated Valentine’s Day and then start bringing in touches of spring. Not full on spring, of course, but I start to lighten the accessories in our rooms. For instance, I just got linen throw pillows, but in neutral colors, that will replace the heavy textured pillow covers in the family room. I won’t start adding spring color until March, but by end of February I start putting away the pine cones and bark covered accessories. I also LOVE to bring in fresh hyacinths the second they hit the garden center, as I find the scent heavenly!