Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of my religion, but there is a
What I envy most about my Santa believing friends is the decor that comes along with Christmas. The ornaments, the tree, the lights...I could go on and on. For a girl that loves to decorate, it's a bit heartbreaking. Even decorating for winter is so difficult because there is such a fine line between "winter" and "Christmas." One misplaced reindeer and BAM! your winterscape has turned into Santa's workshop.
So this year I was on a mission to decorate my dining room for winter without hinting at the North Pole. Because the task was so difficult, there was no messing around with thrift stores. I meant business so I pulled out the big guns; Pottery Barn (I had a coupon woohoo!). As always, my go to decor store didn't let me down. I firmly believe that I achieved a winter theme without any hint of Christmas. Care to take a look?
Going in, I didn't really know exactly what I was looking for, but I knew that when I found my decor, I would just know. Then I stumbled upon these...
I found these gorgeous napkins and freesia napkin rings in the sale section. I grabbed four of each for my table settings and felt a woodsy, green and cream theme coming on. This was confirmed when I found these two love doves. Paired up with some moss and woodsy candles, I knew I had my supplies and I was ready to decorate!
I missed out on some beginning stage photos but the process began with folding a table cloth and added a cream pashmina as a runner. The perfect backdrop for my winter scene. By using my newly aquired PB purchases, and some already owned candle sticks, silver chargers, and hurricane vases, here is my final look:
The only thing I am missing is pine cones in the hurricane vase with the moss, but I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can gather them from the yard, dry them out, and spray paint them silver and white. Otherwise, I am really happy with my winter table scape that is Christmas free. Best part? Being a Jew doesn't feel so lonely anymore!