The Softer Side Of Winter In A Farmhouse Dining Room
Would you agree if I said that winter is pretty much a harsh time of year? Depending upon where you live, that is. Here in North Carolina, we don’t have it nearly as rough as many of you do, but we do get our fair share of freezing cold temps, snow, ice and gray days. Lots of gray days.
When I decorated my dining room for Christmas, I didn’t use the cheery green and red, like I did in the rest of the house. I kept the colors softer in here by using pale, frosty greens and shades of gray. Then, when transitioning the room from Christmas to winter, I decided to counteract the season’s harshness by keeping the same softer-side vibe going.
I was actually inspired by the centerpiece that I placed on my table for Christmas. It already fit it with my winter’s theme, so I left it just as it was.
I added more of the frosty greens and whites throughout the room, starting with the sideboard and the vintage shelf above it. I just love this shade of green!
I made the easiest wreath in the history of ever to display above the shelf. I simply sprayed a grapevine wreath with one coat of white paint and then poked pieces of an artificial greenery bush, that I had cut apart, into the wreath. Done. I think the wreath can stay in place all the way through the summer!
Down on the surface of the sideboard, I filled a large white container with artificial birch sticks and added my set of iron scales. Simple and easy – that’s what I’m all about this winter!
Each side of the scales contains a frosty green candle ring with a vintage Kosta Boba snowball tea light candle holder nestled into it.
The plates that I had put into the baskets below the hanging lanterns for Christmas were replaced by glass vases filled with eucalyptus and more of the same artificial greenery that I used on my wreath.
Across the other side of the room, I replaced the Christmas wreath on the mirror with a hanging wicker wall basket filled with more eucalyptus and added a super simple little vignette to the top of the chest.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my take on the softer side of winter. How about in your neck of the woods – is winter harsh where you live? Or are you one of the fortunate ones who lives in a nice warm and sunny climate year round. Color me jealous, if you are!
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First, I would just like to say the entire VintageStyleLiving.com staff loves your blog! We love what you have done here, especially the iron scale. What a unique and wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing!
You make everything look so easy peasy. I am trying to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy the weekend.
Love this look!
Beautiful room – can I come visit?
love the warm grays!
I do love the softness of the greens you have chosen. It is so calming. Love it!
Absolutely beautiful! Love that scale!!
Very cozy and inviting using the soft colors. Lovely
I too love the frosty greens. As usual, you’ve put it all together beautifully. Very serene and relaxing. I love it!
Very pretty dining room. I love the way you combined classic pieces with warm farmhouse accents. Beautifully done!
This is my favorite room in your home
Love that room!
I love the way you use the shutters to display plates. Easy change up for different seasons.
Also love the grays…my own personal choice too!
Suzy – you might consider winter being harsh where I live – way up North in Cooperstown, NY. I will admit, it does have its challenges. But on days where I can stay inside and look out at the beauty and stillness of soft, fluffy white snow covering the ground, it’s beautiful! This weekend, we celebrate our annual Winter Carnival to get the village out of doors (and yes, there’s snow and it’s cold) to socialize, reconnect, and appreciate the beauty of winter. On those days where I’m content inside, warm beside the fire in the pellet stove, I relish spending the time on decorating and consuming your blog! It’s a win-win! Happy Winter!
I like the idea of putting the lanterns on boards with room below for another decor item. I am pinning this if your blog allows us to do this. Great inspiration. Always.
Your dining room is lovely. I am in Wisconsin. Our January has been unseasonably mild so far, but we have been without the sun for about 2 weeks now. I would gladly take colder temps just to see some sunshine right about now!
I love you winter decor and follow you daily for udeas. Thanks so much!
I just love your dining room!
Such a serene, peaceful and inviting setting. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your talents!
🙂 looks nice! Here in East Texas it actually got pretty cold. We had sleet one day. Still nothing compared to some states. Just cold for here. Haha