Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Magnolia in the winter living room

Happy New Year -- ok I'm a bit late but it's still a new year and a great time for a fresh start. First, I LOVE winter, the cold, dark nights, and the coziness our home has this time of year. You won't see me rushing ahead to spring. 

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 I put my couch back in the corner and wanted a plant behind it, but didn't like any of the options I had as they all looked too "springy." Then, I remembered the winter storm we had before Christmas had wreaked havoc on my mother's magnolia trees, so I went over and grabbed some of the branches and placed them in wet floral foam in an antique basket. 


And that was exactly what I wanted for this corner. It still has a winter feel and should last a good, long while.


I just added some of my grandfather's books and kept things pretty simple.


I'm not sure why I never thought about this before, but I'm sure I'll do it again, and hope my mother does not catch me clipping her trees!!


I always love getting to rearrange things after Christmas, because, let's face it, any opportunity to rearrange and get a whole new look is a good one in my book😉




8 comments:

  1. Ilove this room. It looks so cheerful and inviting.

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  2. It looks lovely. I love to see someone that is not afraid to use color in their homes. This room is like a. Jewel box. Beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful, as always. We have a couple of "volunteer" magnolias near the woods, I might try something similar to what you did. Thanks!

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  4. Absolutely wonderful so Hygge and love the pillows and rug colors, well just everything!xx

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  5. Lovely and bringing a little spring into your home! I always believe the January to be our winter solstice, time to bring some quiet time to reflect, plan gardens and read!

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  6. Magnolia branches are so gorgeous. Perfect touch in your corner!!

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  7. LOVE you home!!! You have an eye for color and you put it together in such a beautiful way!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! ♥

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  8. Such a pretty room, Anita. Isn't it funny how just 'any old green plant' won't do when you are looking at a particular spot. Hope Mom doesn't find out!!! lol xo Diana

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