Winter Decor & A Cat Burglar

Each year when I start taking down Christmas decorations I have little debates over what has to go because it's obviously Christmas and what gets to stay out a little longer as "winter" decor.

I have to find ways to feel the empty spots during the transition time between Christmas and Spring or things start to seem boring.

This year I'm leaving out my silver snowflakes on the pitcher of twigs.

... as well as a little bit of the winter greenery and my nuts.

Since the candle holder has snowflakes and nothing actually Christmasy is gets to stay out a bit longer too.

If you are looking for some other simple winter ideas, here are a few of my favs...

Sticks and pinecones spray painted white.
Winter decor
(found via Pitnerest - no source listed)

Pinecone Topiary by Knockoff Decor
Pinecone Topiary 3

Twig Wreath by Thistlewood Farms

On another note I have to share the silliest story about what happened to me a few nights ago.

A couple nights ago I was awaken around 2:00 in the morning by the sounds of my jewelry being shuffled through in my jewelry box. 

Felicity was lying in bed next to me so I knew it wasn't her and my husband was gone on a business trip, so I instantly came to the conclusion someone had broken into our house and was going through my jewelry box (due to the location of it I couldn't actually see it from my position), I considered going for my gun which was just barely out of reach, but since they were already in my room I decided to stay still and pretend to still be asleep, hoping they would just leave.

 The longer I listened to the sounds of my jewelry be pilfered through the more panicked I became and the heavier my breathing got (I think I was actually pretty close to hyperventilating) I started praying to God to hurry up and get them out of my house peacefully before Felicity woke up.... 

Then I heard a "MEOW" and discovered Felicity's kitten was inside my jewelry box playing with my hanging necklaces!  I was so relieved and felt so silly at the same time.  

Have you ever had anything similiar happen.... I so hope I'm not the only one.


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  1. Your winter decor is lovely! It sounds like your kitten scared the death out of you. I would have been in a panic too.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne @ Pieced Pastimes

  2. Thank you both - and yes I was completely terrified, I'm still mad at the cat.

  3. My cat opens doors. one day I was home alone and I noticed that the basement door that had been closed before I went upstairs was open. I had a few seconds of panic before I realized the cat can open doors!

  4. Oh, my gosh, I'm so glad this ended up being a silly story and everything was good. This is such a funny story. Thanks so much for sharing. As a side note, glad to hear you at least had the option of going for your gun if this had not been a "cat" burglar. Thank you for sharing your winter decor. I decided to leave out a wooden angel in my entry way. She is holdig a noel sign but I still think she can stay out. She's so welcoming and she reminds me of my now married daughter, Sarah Noel.

    1. Thanks, I sleep much better knowing I have something to defend myself and my daughter with. Especially since we live in a small town in a rural area where the police response could be "iffy".

      P.S. My Niece's middle name is Noel - I think it's such a cute name.

  5. Wow, I would have been freaked out too. I used to have the kids sleep with me when my hubs was out of town also. I felt like I was more in control if we were in one room. :D Now I have an alarm. A gun is the next thing on my list. I was feeling crazy and a bit Annie Oakley thinking I wanted one. Glad to know I am not alone.

    I really liked the winter white decor too. So hard to find things that work this time of year but you had several good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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