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.