I must be one of those few people who love winter! After Christmas I am ready to strip down my home to a less decorated and more uncomplicated style. I love how “fresh” my home looks after all the StoneGable halls have been de-decked. This year I started with my foyer, giving it over to the simplicity of farmhouse elements.
The big Cudahy Packing crate moved from the kitchen to the foyer to corral a few large pieces on the table. I much prefer large items than lots of small things. For me, big things make a big statement and don’t look cluttered!
Three large items, all natural colored and with lots of texture, fill the crate. A big glass jar filled with winter branches, a large, white, chippy handmade star and a smooth pottery jar on three burlap stacked books. Simple, stripped down and just right for winter!
I’m a girl that loves what I call “sticks and twigs”. To mimic the bare branches of the trees outside I filled a jar (Ballard Designs) with very realistic faux branches (HomeGood’s last year). There is something beautiful about the “bones” of winter trees!
You might remember the large wooden star from my Christmas decorations this past year. It will stay out all year. I think it is gorgeous… and fun!!! I got it at the Luckett’s Fall Craft Show in October. I should have bought several more! I can think of so many way to use it!
I perched a “snowflake” pottery jar on top of a trio of burlap covered books. A big fat candles sits inside! Each evening I light it and it’s glows streams through the pretty openings in the jar!
I covered old books with burlap and use them around the house. They can still be read. To see a diy for covering books click HERE . It’s easy and addictive!
A big round basket is stashed under the table to tuck away wet umbrellas. And there is also an old, collapsable seat. Don’t you love the vintage color? This will be used for anyone who need so remove wet or snowy shoes before they come into the living areas of our house!
Come back later this week to see what I do with all the wet boots, mittens and scarves that come into the foyer!
My foyer chair holds a Christmas gift from my daughter and son-in-law! Sigh!
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