A cozy little fireplace moment in the bedroom that involves a few things from the holidays and a couple new to me vintage French floral ticking chairs.
You probably have heard me say that winter is not my favorite but I do love to cozy things up. Especially this week with the crazy weather we have been having- our power has been out for several days already and is not expected to be back up and running until Thursday sometime pretty much everywhere in the state of California right now. So I grabbed a few iPhone snaps during for this post -but stay tuned for a proper set of photos of the chairs once everything is up and running again.
Winter Fireplace Style
Here was the mantel during the holidays before the garland dried. Even though I took all the merry & bright baubles and bits off- I left the fresh eucalyptus garland from Christmas up on the fireplace. Eucalyptus dries beautifully and I have left the garlands to dry here the past couple of years. Since the mantel is decorative- there is no worry about the dried foliage catching fire. You might remember that I customized a faux garland with mixed eucalyptus garland and then added roses and other flowers to it. This was something I created for my brothers wedding- and repurposed it as a holiday garland in the bedroom.
There are a few dried roses tucked in and I also left one of the ribbons up on the end as well.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to enjoy a holiday garland on your mantel year round- just be safe around working fireplaces and don’t use dried foliage.
You can see that I also left the lit fireplace here as well. I absolutely love the cozy glow it brings to our bedroom. Since it is on a timer- it automatically lights up every evening after 5pm and goes off by bedtime.
Tip: Add some cozy with lit displays or string lights for a bit of ambiance and charm.
Vintage winter scene artwork
I found this while thrifting last year- and while I am not a fan of snow- this cozy cabin in the artwork charmed me. I love the vintage colors and the little cottage in the wilderness scene. I set it down in front of the mirror while tinkering with the look and though I plan to move it, it has stayed for now.
Tip: Incorporate seasonal art for a seasonal touch without big seasonal design commitments.
Vintage French Floral Ticking Chairs
A craigslist score from a few months ago-a pair of vintage chairs dressed in a lovely light gold French floral ticking fabric. They are what we call ‘comfy’ vintage chairs because you literally sink into them and feel wrapped up in comfy cozy. They are not super old- just from around 2000 based on the tag attached but are in barely used condition. I will share a closer look at both of them in another post along with some tips for scoring treasures on marketplace soon.
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I hope you are all staying warm and cozy – see you soon for more about these chairs and a few more thrifting treasures.