I live in Michigan and in this part of the country, winter is here for a while. I just heard the weather report for an arctic blast to hit next week. So, for all of you living in parts of the country where a warm sweater is all that is needed, I’m a little bit jealous!

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This brings up the topic of how to transition our homes from the Christmas holiday to the rest of the winter season. Our Christmas tree went up Thanksgiving night, and it went down on New Year’s Eve. This isn’t a set in stone rule for me, but it is what worked this year. I have always enjoyed the colour red, and I will keep a number of winter decorations up until the beginning of March. Looking for a festival gift, which will not cost you much, you can make some of your own.

Here are some pics of how I transitioned over to winter. I took the garland down and my Christmas sign, but I left the red candle and arrangement. We move this stand around our living room. This is where our Christmas tree stood this year. We have about three different places in our living room, where we place our tree, and this area was the winner this year. You can download the pictures of your friends and then do drawing from their photos.

Lately, I’m loving lanterns and I have them in a few different places. This one sits on our kitchen table. I might try and find a different piece of fabric for under it, but for right now it works.

How about you? Do you have your Christmas tree put away? Are you keeping any of your decorations up for winter?

I have mentioned before that I am a blog reader! Not a writer! However, with the start of a new year, and a fresh start, I want to get back to blogging. My blog title, “Art of Domestic Living” pretty much sums up my desire, to make a warm home for my family and friends. I will continue to share our lived in home, recipes, tips for managing the home, and some personal family updates. My girls have told me that I need to update some photos of them because they have grown so much in the last couple of years.

Blessings to you as we start off the New Year!

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