I was starting to wonder if I would ever get another post done for January. I've been busy decluttering and organizing while trying to decide what to do next. I also couldn't get blogger to play nice with IE so I switched to Chrome and so far it is going much better. I've read that a few other bloggers were having issues with blogger as well so hopefully switching my browser will solve the problem.
I've always enjoyed decorating with color, but since I have been visiting the blogs and seeing so much white that I love, I thought I would share a little bit of mine. I just made a few changes to our small bookcase and lightened it up a bit with a snowy style wreath that I made. I decided to add it to the top of the front shelf and use it as a frame.
I knitted a long narrow scarf out of chenille yarn and wrapped it around a small wreath. I really liked the texture of this yarn after I knitted it. It came out very fluffy and took on the appearance of snow and I also added pom poms. I never thought I would make these again, but I saw so many cute ideas on the blogs for them so I had to try them.
Mine were super easy to make because I used a square piece of cardboard that was the size I wanted my pom pom to be, then I cut a slit slightly more than halfway down the center for the cord to tie it together. Place the cord in the bottom of the slit first before you wrap the yarn. I also knitted the cord that I used to decorate the top of the bookcase and later added pom poms to it too. I haven't knitted for a few years and I always meant to get back to it, so I'm glad to have found a use for some of my knitting stash again.
I took some of my pics in the evening so I added some candlelight and created this display.
I enjoy tweaking a bit with the photo editing software. You can create such lovely images.
We don't always have the best light at the east end of the living room, so I lightened some of these pics a bit to see what I could come up with.
This is such a simple little basket, but I think it creates a pretty wintry scene with the pine cones and glitter.
This bookcase is quite dark so adding the snowy wreath and candle provides a nice contrast.
We haven't had any snow since the first of the month, so I thought I would add some to my wintry theme.
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