winter mantel

winter mantel

I thought I would be content with my Christmas mantel throughout the duration of winter.  After all, it was more wintery than Christmasy. But I felt the need to declutter and simplify the look using some of the same elements.  I started with the winter print that I love so much, and worked around that. [...]

fleeting beauty

fleeting beauty

Expecting a wintry mix overnight, but hearing the sound of rain on the windows, I was surprised to wake up to a world covered in ice. Knowing that the temperatures were headed upwards to 40 degrees today, I wanted to capture this beautiful stage of weather that halted overnight between snow and rain. Winters in [...]

yule log

yule log

Originally a Nordic tradition, Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals of Scandinavia, and other parts of Northern Europe, such as Germany.  The Yule log is a specially selected log burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition. My Yule log was gifted to me on Christmas Eve by my brother-in-law.  He [...]