Today I’m taking part in a Cozy Winter Home Tour hosted by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home thank you Amber for hosting.
I hope you enjoyed Emily’s cozy living room from LeCultivateur. She has such a wonderful style, don’t you agree?
Welcome to Cloches and Lavender to see the touches I have added to our home for the winter months. If you are new to Cloches and Lavender welcome and I hope you will feel inspired.
After the Christmas season is over and the trees and garlands are packed away I have a moment of feeling sad that another Christmas came and went as I take down my treasures, After the dust settles, I begin to realize my eyes need a break from the clutter and I’m looking to make things simple for the winter season ahead.
I usually like the softness of winter with the whites, and soft greys and I take a queue from nature. For me, nature seems to resting at this time of year getting itself ready to show its beauty for spring.
One of the first thing that happens in our home as soon as the temperatures cool and days get shorter is burning candles. I have been known to be a slight candle hoarder when my favorites are on sale. This lady loves to burn a candle in our great room every late afternoon until bedtime.
This year I added extra candles to our winter home because candles add so much warmth. Flameless flickering candles with timers have made it fun to use them in unexpected ways around the home.
I nestled a couple on my bookcase in a votive mason jar I created this season as well as French looking votive holder I purchased last season.
Since starting a collection of ironstone pieces I have enjoyed adding them to our décor. During the winter months I find them to add a calming look and the white reminds me of snow that we get in NJ. I used two small soup tureens, one filled with a favorite of mine, pinecones.
I left my baby shoe my parents had bronzed when I was a baby from Christmas and filled it with more cedar, this is a special treasure.
0 This pitcher is one of my favorite finds with its details and looks right at home filled with a touch of preserved cedar and a tiny crown have a resting place. If you are new to my blog, I have an affection for crowns and use them often here and there around our home.
I enjoy using silver I have around the house and don’t mind if it’s tarnished a bit I think it adds some charm and character. Adding a small Florentine picture seemed to finish this spot.
I found the pink transferware pitcher and small plates while thrifting. The pieces arrived right before we walked in almost as if they were waiting for me.
The Currier and Ives plate I found after the new year at an antique mall and fell in love with the scene in the center.
One of my favorite pieces is my antique compote. I have lived in our home for five years and decided to finally try the dehydrate option on my oven between Christmas and New Year’s and dehydrated orange slices sprinkled with ground clove and cinnamon. The house smelled amazing and I’m thrilled I finally took advantage. Another one of my crowns with metal roses found a perfect spot for a touch of whimsy.
The small Florentine bowl I found with small cherubs I filled with an assortment of different shades of pinecones few even have a shade of lavender.
I use books I have found thrifting for added character and texture.
The pink books I found on Etsy a few years ago and my heart skipped a beat discovering something I was sure didn’t exist.
A cozy home wouldn’t be complete without pillows and a throw for the nights we snuggle with our pups in front of the fire to watch movies.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our cozy French cottage and will Pin inspiration and follow my blog so you won’t miss the projects coming.
Please hop over to Lora’s create and Ponderto see her cozy winter mantle touches you won’t be disappointed and come back and visit all these talented ladies and see their beautiful homes.
55 thoughts on “Cozy French Great Room”
Lovely cozy winter decorations!
Thank you Penn6
So lovely and restful, Cindy…love all of the personal touches and goodies you brought together to create a beautiful winter glow!
Thanks Linda. I feel lucky I have some beautiful treasures to style out home. It makes my heart happy
Your home looks lovely decorated for winter. I am intrigued by your oven’s dehydrate feature. Your oranges turned out perfectly using that feature. If I had it, I’d try to make my own beef jerky.
I have Thermador wall ovens and they have dehydrate as an option. These ovens have a million features I have yet to try. I have been chicken but now I’m going to try them once I figure them out
Love it all Cindy. I am a big candle fan too. They do bring warm, fragrance and pretty to winter evenings. I love love love that little cherub tray you have the pinecones in. Made me swoon looking at it. Your home is cozy and warm for these next few months of winter.
I was wondering if you would love it. I bought it at an Etsy shop I love and great prices too.
All your winter vignettes are so pretty Cindy! I love all the different textures from the cozy throw to the pinecones to the antique books. I always forget about using dried oranges but I bet this whole room smells amazing. Hugs, CoCo
I do too and saw them often this year so took the leap. A fun project
I love your shelves. I have the same Currier and Ives in a print. Your off to a great start with your ironstone collection.
Thank you some of the ironstone is thrifted and some from Etsy
Oh my goodness, Cindy, you have such lovely treasures and vignettes! Those Currier and Ives dishes are so pretty, and what a find those books were! Wonderful job putting them all together so beautifully.
Thank you so much. When I found the books my heart raced and so did the purchase.
You have added just the right elements to create a cozy winter home. Candles, throws and comfy pillows are all that are needed for those cozy winter evenings!
Love all your beautiful winter vignettes. Such a warm and cozy room.
Thanks Marty. I’ll be visiting in a moment.
I’ve never heard of a dehydrating oven. How cool is that?! I bet your house smelled amazing. I seriously love the compote with the oranges and hello, adding the greenery and silver crown is perfect! Great ideas.
I can’t believe it took me so long to try it out. I’m thinking of other things to create now. and love crowns. Have no idea where I got it from maybe I want to secretly wear one
You have so many charming touches in your warm winter home, Cindy! I think I like the candles best. There’s nothing like that comforting glow on a chilly winter evening!
I agree Kim I csn never have enough candles
Cindy, you have a wonderful collection of vintage items that add charm and character to your lovely home. I especially like the C&I plate for the holiday and winter season. From your description, I could almost smell the aroma of scent!
When I made the oranges the house smelled wonderful. I’m going to use the feature again. I’m thinking of ideas already.
It was great touring with you
Oh my goodness all the little treasures have me swooning. I love the florentine pieces, the little crowns, the soft candle light and greenery. Of courses the ironstone, transferware, vintage books and pine cones are all wonderful too. I just think everything looks so calm and lovely for winter!
Thank you so much for joining the winter tours.
Thank you so much Amber.
Cindy, you have created so many pretty winter vignettes throughout your home. Everything looks just beautiful! You have so many lovely vintage items that create such a warm and inviting space.
Thanks very much. I’m thrilled I have discovered your blogs. Your French country style is amazing.
What beautiful vintage treasures! I especially love the dehydrated oranges and that little crown with roses peeking out. Your bookcase is perfectly styled for winter. 🙂
Tgank you so much Crissy. Great touring with you.
Hi Cindy, so many wonderful pieces of French beauty in your shelf vignettes. Each piece is captivating and special. From your candles, to the transferware it all works together beautifully. I’m in love with that small Florentine illustration, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
Thank you Debra. Love all these pieces and I love Florentine!
Thanks Debra, I love florentine! Great touring with you!
Your florentine bowl is exquisite and what could scent a home more than dried oranges and spices. I loved your post and style!
Thsnk you for your sweet comment
I love candlelight on these dark winter nights, too, Cindy. It makes this time of year special, rather than just dark and cold. I love your transferware footed bowl; what a treasure! It looks beautiful with the natural texture.Fun hopping with you!
Thsnk you very much. You are a talented group. Fun being part of the tour
Yes, I love candles in the winter as well! Your vignettes are so pretty and you’ve done a beautiful job styling your shelves!
Thank you Shelley. Still trying to figure out the invalid token for your blog.
I love all of the candlelight and that pretty Currier & Ives pitcher! Stay cozy, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you very much Cecilia. It was fun touring with you.
Love your vintage French collectables especially that little crown of roses. So sweet and special to decorate with the things you love. I started collecting ironstone last year and can’t wait to start hunting for more!
Michelle thanks for the visit. As you can see I’m a little obsessed.
Have fun hunting for more ironstone. I have found mine on Etsy, antique malls and a thrift store we visit. Finding pieces when you are out is the best isn’t it?
Look forward to seeing your collection grow
Hi Cindy, aren’t thrift shops the best? Love your beautiful transferware pieces you found!! Ironstone is perfect for winter. I didn’t have a lot, but I let our oldest daughter have it. I’ve just got to start downsizing. : ( Have a wonderful week!
Yes they are Jann and I have found a great one finally. You never know what’s waiting
Cindy you have such beautiful collections and vignettes! I am a huge candle fan too and love the pink books you scored on Etsy! Thank you for the beautiful Winter inspiration!
Thank you very Kelly. It was fin touring with you
Everything is beautiful! I love the candles!
I’m in love with your styling and decor choices. I also use ironstone and grays with whites to transition to winter. Thanks for sharing with Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen
You definitely have some pretty candles to decorate your home and enjoy for the winter months. Pink books are a real find.
Thsnks Carol for your visit. The books are a dream.
Cindy you have such a beautiful home. I love all your vignettes.
Thank you Terrie.