Countdown to Winter Features

Countdown to Winter Features
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We’ve had so many beautiful projects linked up this week in our Countdown to Winter Party. I wanted to show off a few that especially caught my eye. The Countdown to Winter Party will continue all month so I’ll try to feature more as the month continues and as more crafts, recipes, and décor projects are added.

Countdown to Winter Features

Kelly at Eclectically Vintage linked up her Winter White Mantel which I’m in love with. This charming mantel mixes natural, rustic elements with the sleek sparkle of mercury glass accented by small pops of cheerful red. Her home is also featured in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Home Tour so be sure to stop over at Eclectically Vintage.

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Front Porch by 11 Magnolia Lane welcomes us to their home with this very Merry Trash to Treasure Christmas Front Porch. The door arrangement filled with natural greens and berries is set off by the classic black satin door. Don’t you love the house numbers and kick plate?

Christmas Front Porch

I agree with Mary at At Home on the Bay, sometimes keeping the décor minimalistic and natural can be the most beautiful choice. I never tire of grouping fresh evergreen and holly berries to make a Christmas Centerpiece that smells wonderful.

Christmas Centerpieces

Tracie at Cleverly Inspired teaches us How to Make a Square Holly Wreath for your front door. This wreath will last all month and the square shape is a nice change too!


Jacque at The DIY Village fell in love with nutcrackers from West Elm but not the price, so she headed to the Dollar Store and made a few West Elm Nutcracker Knockoffs! Jacque will show you how you can do it too!

West Elm Nutcracker Knock off

My heart went pitter pat when I saw these gorgeous Gilded Pears by Mary Ann at Cupcakes & Crinoline. You won’t believe how easy they are to make! Visit Cupcakes & Crinoline for the fabulous tutorial.

Gilded-Pears @Cupcakes-and-Crinoline

Kim from Made in a Day’s Winter Wispy Wreath is one of the prettiest wreaths I ever seen. Don’t those sweet little cardinals bring a smile to your face and make you wish for snow?


Thanks so much to all these talented bloggers for linking up! This Friday the party continues over at It’s So Very Cheri. Visit the Countdown to Winter Party for more holiday inspiration and to add your projects. Cheri will be teaches us how to make these Lodge Ornaments.

Lodge Ornament



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  1. Kim – thanks for sharing my mantel – and including me among such fabulousness! Love the cardinal wreath and those nutcrackers and … well, everything!

  2. Great features! I’m going to have to pin! Thanks for sharing!
    House on the Way

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my pears ~ I loved the other features as well ~ talk about eye candy!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my dining room decor Kim. There were so many great links. It must be have been hard to choose just a few.

  5. All such fabulous features!!!

  6. All the great crafts and decor make me want to redo my house.
    Oh.. about every 2.5 seconds. LOL!
    Wonderful features Kim!

  7. These are all so fun. I love the wood stockings. I made some DIY ornaments kind of like the lodge ornaments. I love free DIY projects 🙂

  8. have you made any nautical Christmas center pieces?

    • Hi Debbie,

      To answer your question, no I haven’t. In my home I usually take the approach of subtlety when it comes to coastal or nautical decor, especially for a centerpiece. I hope you saw my Coastal Thanksgiving Centerpiece though! I think it is one of my favorites ever.

      All my best,