Winter Is…

December 8, 2009

Winter is magical with crystal trees and marshmallow hills as snowflakes fall to gently kiss your lips. Isn’t this a beautiful time of year? Here are a few photos of what winter means to me, a few of my own combined with those of my lovely Flickr friends. I hope you enjoy this composition of winter’s highlights.

Winter Is...

Winter Is...

Left column top to bottom: Liz, decor8, Little Pink Studio, Pink Peony Photography, decor8.

Right column top to bottom: Life Love Paper, Simple Tess, Wynzia, K. Manghi, Kat Heyes and Craft & Creativity.

“Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie, beneath a blue, unshadowed sky; A glistening splendor crowns the woods and bosky, whistling solitudes; In hemlock glen and reedy mere, the tang of frost is sharp and clear; Life hath a jollity and zest, A poignancy made manifest; Laughter and courage have their way, at noontide of a winter’s day.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery.

(images linked to their sources above)

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  • Reply megmanionsilliker December 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    such beautiful inspiration. a gorgeous ode to winter.
    .-= megmanionsilliker´s last blog ..[november morning] =-.

  • Reply Susan Branch December 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Love this blog! I’m so happy to have discovered you through twitter, I come often, but have neglected to thank you for all your hard work, and let you know you inspiring you are.? Thank you! Merry Christmas! Susan

  • Reply Susan Branch December 8, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    When I commented, what appears to be a question mark now at the end of the word “are”…was a heart! :-) Must not translate! Just didn’t want you to wonder! Susan

  • Reply Melissa Allam December 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    This pictures are so pretty and soothing. They make me take a big deep breath and say ahhh. Thanks for giving us a little winter wonderland in picutres.
    .-= Melissa Allam´s last blog ..Photo Swap Surprise! =-.

  • Reply Shanon December 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Pale pink is becoming my new favorite holiday color. That is so strange. I’m really not a pink girl for things… but it’s like snow, only better. =)
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..{What’s inspiring me…} =-.

  • Reply Melissa Allam December 8, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I just realized I had a bunch of typing errors in my last comment. Sorry about that, that’s not really the way I talk, it’s been a long day at work.
    .-= Melissa Allam´s last blog ..Photo Swap Surprise! =-.

  • Reply lisa December 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    what a cozy time of year! i luv it! and i love the pictures of the milk glass! i collect it {reminds me of my sweet grandma}…i also made similar snowflakes in my window with my kids {they are made out of coffee filter! ;} i hope you have a wonderful, cozy christmas!
    .-= lisa´s last blog ..happy birthday dad! =-.

  • Reply betty parker December 8, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    This was a beautiful post. So peaceful….makes me want to slow down and sip some tea!
    I’ve just finished “decking the halls” at my home(outside). I used a truckload of live greens. Have a look!

  • Reply Shell December 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    These are lovely images of winter.
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..Back to Business =-.

  • Reply Cookie Cutter December 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for these beautiful images. They get me into the mood for the holiday season and makes me feel like relaxing on a cozy chair with a warm cup of tea.

  • Reply Viv December 8, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    So sweet Holly. This post is making me look forward to Winter ?
    .-= Viv´s last blog ..Giveaway & Special Discount from Trunk Show Kids =-.

  • Reply cristin @ simplified bee December 9, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Gorgeous images! Lovely poem.

    .-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..Beautifully Organized – Custom Ribbon Display Boards =-.

  • Reply nina December 9, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Ohhh…the tea looks warm + yummy :-)
    .-= nina´s last blog ..Bridesmaid’s Gift Guide: Ideas Under $40 =-.

  • Reply Artemis December 9, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Holly, good morning!

    The insect on your logo is a butterfly or dragonfly?


    • Reply decor8 December 9, 2009 at 4:50 am

      Artemis – A butterfly… :)

  • Reply Patricia Torres December 9, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Simply amazing.. Winter is all this and more.. I’m based in Dubai where it isnt ever white & wintery… So I have the winter & chirstmas feeling thru your pics.. Thank you…. sooooooo much!
    .-= Patricia Torres´s last blog ..Christmas Colours =-.

  • Reply Mausumi December 9, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I really like the tea cups! Makes me want to go and make a cup of tea for breakfast! :)
    .-= Mausumi´s last blog ..The Advent Calendar; December 8th =-.

  • Reply Judith ~ Felicity Crew December 9, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Ooouuhhh, I love how you put these pictures together! Now I can’t wait for the Central European winter to finally hit us this week and allowing me to take some wintery photgraphs, too :)
    .-= Judith ~ Felicity Crew´s last blog ..FREE SHIPPING – Winter Dance – 5×5 original fine art photograph =-.

  • Reply Melibu December 9, 2009 at 3:17 am

    Really love those pics ! It makes me so dreamy…
    .-= Melibu´s last blog ..Montmartre, Paris =-.

  • Reply C. December 9, 2009 at 3:55 am

    The very first time I saw real reindeers was in South Africa. They were such gentle, magical creatures that i could completely see how they embody Christmas! Here’s wishing you a laughter-filled holiday!

  • Reply Karina Meißner December 9, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Hej Holly,
    have a look at this:

  • Reply My Owl Barn December 9, 2009 at 8:53 am

    These are such gorgeous photos. Love the hint of pink here and there in the photos.
    .-= My Owl Barn´s last blog ..Track and Field =-.

  • Reply Laura Gaskill December 9, 2009 at 9:18 am

    What beautiful collages, Holly – and that quote (poem?) at the end is so inspiring and really captures the dreamy winter mood. Wouldn’t it be lovely to write it out in beautiful handwriting on a chalkboard (or on a mirror or wall)?
    .-= Laura Gaskill´s last blog ..Exquisite Indulgences =-.

    • Reply decor8 December 9, 2009 at 1:39 pm

      Laura you are so creative, I love your idea! ;)

  • Reply Emily Kate December 9, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Ooooo such festive images! I have a really boring conference call coming up shortly, so I’m going to multitask and cut out little paper circles to make my own garland! Shh don’t tell my boss. :-)
    .-= Emily Kate´s last blog ..Holiday How-To: Technicolor Ornament Wreath =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente December 9, 2009 at 10:37 am

    These are beautiful…..I love that deer shot, your living room, Kat’s shot and the “snow” and the cups o’ tea….ok, I love it all! Thanks for sharing these with us hun. Magical and lovely indeed!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Cheap & Chic: for the Holidays! =-.

  • Reply K.Mala December 9, 2009 at 10:52 am

    love your blog! beautiful inspiration

  • Reply wynzia December 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    winter has finally arrived here as well. thanks for including me in this lovely collection. you do indeed inspire!

  • Reply Tracey December 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I love the composition of these collages… So soothing and beautiful! After an already long day at work, I could just sit and stare at these images :)

  • Reply Lydia, Clueless Crafter December 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    While I love the light pinks, creams, soft beiges, the winters I have stored in my childhood head are heavy – full of cherry reds, forest greens, gold.

    Is our concept of winter changing?
    .-= Lydia, Clueless Crafter´s last blog ..Basel Miami 2: Critique My Art Aesthetic =-.

    • Reply decor8 December 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

      Lydia – Yes I think that it is. I see that the younger generation, while still honoring and placing some value on tradition, are interested more in modernizing tradition to fit today’s lifestyle and a younger aesthetic even. Just my opinion anyway. :)

  • Reply Meredith December 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Making garland during a conference call? I LOVE it!
    .-= Meredith´s last blog ..How David Allen Actually Gets Things Done =-.

  • Reply Katie Stephenson December 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Honestly, for the first time in my adult life I am embracing winter. I’m totally in the spirit this year and it couldn’t have fallen at a better time because we just got 16 inches of snow! I’m feelin’ the fire, sparkly tree and hot chocolate today, and we just got home from a snow-shoe walk.
    .-= Katie Stephenson´s last blog winter DIY from five green acres: sweater mittens =-.

  • Reply Meredith December 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Had to comment one more time bc someting Katie said just sparked a thought: I’m also, for the first time in my adult life, embracing Winter and holiday decorating. Not sure what took me so long!

    Thanks for the inspiration, Holly!
    .-= Meredith´s last blog ..How David Allen Actually Gets Things Done =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten December 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I like the simple wrapping, and winter sure is white here, right now! Nine inches so far today, probally will get atleast a foot! But it is really pretty!
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog .."Gaiter’s" =-.

  • Reply karina December 11, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for making such a beautiful collage an adding my pic to it.
    It really touches me and makes me feel great.
    Thanks again
    .-= karina´s last blog ..Artist studio =-.

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