The Quiet of Winter–Part Deux

Before I get to that, I would like to thank Tatertots and Jello for featuring the beautiful side table my husband made me for Christmas.

Yesterday, I shared my winter mantel and how I wanted to keep things simpler post Christmas.

I thought I would share a few more things in our family room…

I have struggled with these shelves since I put them up a few months ago.  I am really enjoying them being quiet and neutral.  I brought down the family pictures from our bedroom.  Even though they are beach pictures, the colors are cool and wintry.

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There are a few of my recent auction finds tucked in here, but I will get to more of that soon.

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These shelves are behind the loveseat, on the way to the bathroom and guestroom.  Someday, I will find the perfect cabinet/table that exists in my head to go under the shelves.

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No winter room would be complete without a cozy chair.  This chair also needs a cozy blanket and pillow, a cup of tea and a book and to be next to the fireplace.  The stool is one I found awhile back at an estate sale.  It is metal, I am not sure what kind, with a wood seat.  Love it.

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Here is an overall view of the room.

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Of course, this is where I am displaying the beautiful box my daughter gave me for Christmas.  I added a few more doorknobs.

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I added a few books and the key I found in Paris to the coffee table.

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I brought back in my belted pillow and a few other more masculine and wintry fabric pillows.

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A few more pinecones with doorknobs.

I am working on photographing my auction finds.  Once I do that, I will be pulling together some items for a “reaching 200 followers” giveaway.

I will be sharing this post with some of the parties in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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11 thoughts on “The Quiet of Winter–Part Deux”


  1. More loveliness and coziness!! I love the shelves and all your treasures and I LOVE the cozy chair! I have a chair that practically sits in the fireplace for cold winter nights, I love it!!!

  2. Your room looks so cozy. Would love to curl up in that chair with a good book and some hot chocolate on these snowy cold days.

  3. Wow, I love this room! So cozy–and I fee like it's been decorated over time and not just all at once, which is hard to do! Wonderful job, great taste!