Rewind: 8 Tips & Ideas for Creating Your Winter Wonderland!


We are waist deep in to the holiday season!  Parties are being thrown, lights are being strung and gifts are being given but preparing your home for the winter does not stop after the New Year!  There are so many great winter options to keep your home cozy & festive until the flowers start blooming again! Today, I am tossing it back and linking to EIGHT past Dream Design Dwell blog posts that will give you eight tips and ideas to turn your home into a welcoming winter wonderland!


Rewind Tips & Ideas ONE: Click Here


Rewind Tips & Ideas TWO: Click Here


Rewind Tips & Ideas THREE: Click Here


Rewind Tips & Ideas FOUR: Click Here


Rewind Tips & Ideas FIVE: Click Here

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Rewind Tips & Ideas SIX: Click Here

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Rewind Tips & Ideas SEVEN: Click Here


Rewind Tips & Ideas EIGHT: Click Here

Shop easy ideas to make your home it’s best this winter:

Snowflake Doormat: Click HERE

Animal Motifs: Click HERE

Bright Colored Glassware: Click HERE

Humidifier: Click HERE

Cozy Throws: Click HERE  & HERE

Natural Winter Decor: Click HERE & HERE & HERE

Candles Flame & Flameless: Click HERE & HERE & HERE

Yummy Snacks: Click HERE & HERE & HERE

I’d LOVE to hear from YOU!  What are your tips & ideas to create a Winter Wonderland?  I’m always looking for new ideas!

Keep Dreaming, Designing & Dwelling…



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Natural Beauty! The Sixth “Must Have” of Eight for Winter 2013!


Create natural beauty indoors this winter by using influences from the outdoors to create a beautiful homey wonderland indoors. Natural and organic elements now rule the roost!  From a single natural object, that can introduce a vignette to the current winter trend to an entire home filled with organic winter influences your house will echo the perfect blend of warmth and style that blur the line between outdoors and indoors! Bringing nature inside is my sixth “Must Have” for Winter 2013!

If you love the Earth’s no-fuss beauty, then simple displays of natural design is perfect!  However, if you tend to be drawn to more glitz and glamour then you can easily achieve the natural look by adding some shine – this is simply done by enhancing the natural design with anything from ribbon and bells all the way to glitter and lights! Just like applying make-up to a natural face, you can simply add a little mascara or you can layer on the fake eye-lashes, there is no right or wrong and the sky is the limit!!!

I have pulled all the “Must Haves” for this post from: Save On Crafts.

photo 2Tree Slabs Round Natural Wood & Reversible Wood Tree Slices

photo 5Preserved Boxwood Garland, Perserved Boxwood Wreath & Perserved Boxwood Topiary 

photoSilver Birch Branches, Curly Willow Branches & Brich Branches with Red Berries 

photo 4Ponderosa Pine Cones

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Birch Bark Tubes

I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or follow me on one of the below sites and share what natural designs you bring into your home – I’m always looking for new ideas!!!

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What Does the Fox Say? He Says this is The Second “Must Have” of Eight for Winter 2013!


“What Does the Fox Say?” is one of 2013’s most watched videos on You Tube but it is right on trend with this year’s friendly animal must have!  That’s right, animal motifs are all the rage this year! From fashion to pop culture to home décor, having a splash of these beautiful creatures displayed in your wonderland is the second winter must have for 2013!

Again, I have found three options for all price ranges but the least expensive is my very favorite – I even own a set!

You can’t help but smile when you see West Elm’s, by designer Rachel Kozlowski, “Dapper Animal Plates!” Seriously how adorable are these little guys? They are all dressed up in their winter best!  These plates are perfect to add a lot of character to your table. And here is a fun fact, each animal was designed from real animals. Each plate is $8.00.


Next, is the handmade Fox Pillow by Vixen Goods on Etsty. This accent pillow actually can be left out all year, however this little fox is a great addition to your 2013 winter home. He appears to be finding his way back to his den through the snowy winter forest. This designer also offers an array of various animal motifs including deer, pooches and kitties!  The featured Fox Pillow is $65.00.


The last animal motif is more of a reflection, yet it makes a statement! Zinc Door’s “Weathered Resin Buck Antlers” by Lazy Susan come as a set of two.  Like the Fox Pillow they can also be left out year round but they should be a focal point for Winter.  I would suggest setting them on a show-off place like a coffee table or the mantel.  The antlers, set of two are $188.00.


If you have an animal motif in your home that you love to display during the winter let me know!  I love seeing new ideas and adore your photos! Also, feel free to leave me a comment below …


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