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Winter Home Tip:
Utilize Transition Pieces

by | Jan 8, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining, Winter Decorating

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Winter Home Tip: <br>Utilize Transition Pieces

Transitioning our home decor after Christmas but before spring is a delicate balance. I like nuances and subtle transitions in decorating. That is how the seasons really are, at least where I am from. It isn’t winter one day and summer the next, right? You have my permission to add little pieces of sunshine right now if you want to.

I love my collection of glass bottles. The pretty shades of glass make me think about the beach. But when I add in a few of my mercury glass balls, I also think about the sparkle and coolness of winter. Put them together, and they are a pretty transitional collection between the seasons.

And when you add the glass to the textures we talked about in this post, you get a nice balance of rough and shiny textures to keep your home interesting and flowing smoothly between the seasons.


  1. cindy

    I’m with ya on transitioning slowly. Mostly because it takes me four million years to do anything. By the time I figure out what I want to do, it’s about time for the *next* season :)

    This year I kept some of my holiday stuff up and took out the more ‘bang’ colors and went for subtly…winter’s specialty.

    Thanks for hosting!
    .-= cindy´s last blog ..I’ve been playing. Now I’m in trouble. =-.

  2. Kimm at Reinvented

    Oooh, love the mercury glass with the bottles. Another reason to hit the post Christmas sales, love me some mercury glass! Thanks Melissa!
    .-= Kimm at Reinvented´s last blog ..Heavy Metal Mistake =-.

  3. Gena

    Hi Melissa, lovely ideas and agree with you, love your collection of bottles too!!!
    Being in the southern hemisphere and not having taken down our xmas decor (this weekend it goes!) I’m haven’t transitoned just yet, but maybe I can contribute in some way next week!?
    have a great weekend
    .-= Gena´s last blog ..French Friday: Provencal details =-.

  4. Michelle

    I am sooooo sorry- I made a huge rookie blogger mistake (I just started blogging a month ago-eek, I promise I will get the hang of this soon)…when I first linked up I didn’t put your link at the bottom. I fixed it-whew! So sorry again!

  5. pk

    What a pretty vignette! That turquoise bottle is awesome. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting the party.
    .-= pk @ Room Remix´s last blog ..Creative Decorating Ideas – 5 =-.

  6. Charlotte

    We have nice collection of blue glass bottles and cut glass plates that I like to place in my windows! I luv how they reflect in the sunshine on cold winter day.
    .-= Charlotte´s last blog ..How to . . . =-.

  7. Carmen

    I love your bottle collection and it does look very “wintery”. I have a few bottles that I could display that way for winter. Thanks for the inspiration! I linked up today as well! :)
    .-= Carmen´s last blog ..*Winter Wreath and Decor* =-.

  8. Darlene

    I love the still life of bottles!
    .-= Darlene´s last blog ..Still Life =-.

  9. Leanne

    The color of the blue bottle is beautiful and I love the mercury glass balls. It’s all so pretty. Thanks for hosting so we can see other transition decorating ideas.
    .-= Leanne´s last blog ..Winter Dining Table Centerpiece =-.

  10. lorrie

    great ideas I’m trying to use baskets and storage bins for my closet and gradually get all my stuff sorted out and some sense of organization

  11. The Local Cook

    Just found your site through comluv. Love your decorating ideas! I’m bookmarking, I really need to get back into decorating.
    .-= The Local Cook´s last blog ..FitJerk Friday: Realizing Your Potential In Life =-.

  12. The Glamorous WAHM

    Hi there! I’m stopping over from comment luv. I’m glad to have found your site as I really need to learn how to decorate with a small budget. I look forward to reading you posts and implementing some of your ideas when we redecorate. =)
    .-= The Glamorous WAHM´s last blog ..Love Is… =-.

  13. Pearl Maple

    Great idea to both transistion your seasons, adding a little touch here and there as time permits but also recycling decorations from other holidays, am doing something similar on my mantle this week and having the best fun.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  14. gina

    that vignette is gorgeous!! I love how you kept a few balls in it- keeps it wintery with looking Christmas-y!
    .-= gina´s last blog ..i like… =-.



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