"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." ~Edith Sitwell
Hello everyone! Thank you for your sweet comments about the Hidden Surprise Valentines. It's hard to believe January is almost over and the time for red hearts and roses is almost here.
Before I put up my Valentine banner, I want to show you this "Home" banner that I made a few weeks ago.
I used simple paper ovals with gold letter stickers. I also added small beads along the ribbon. They remind me of little lanterns.
My banner got me thinking about ways to create a cozy home for winter. I know many parts of the country are buried in snow and have awhile to go until spring. Here are a few ideas to celebrate this cold and snowy season...
The soft glow of candlelight creates a sense of warmth and comfort.
So does snuggling up with an old quilt and favorite book.
Enjoy the pleasures of a winter kitchen with a pot of soup simmering away on the stove and buttery slices of homemade bread. I made this Chicken Tortilla Soup that my friend Sandra recently shared and it was delicious.
Mugs of Hot Chocolate are always a nice treat too.
While it's cold and windy outside, fill your home with the fragrance of citrus and spices. It will be a welcoming aroma for loved ones returning home at the end of the day!
Winter Spice Potpourri
Peel from 1 orange
Peel from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 cups of water, plus more as needed
Place ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer on low, adding more water as it evaporates.
I would love to hear how you make your home cozy during this time of year too!