Inside the home was a similar story. Disarray (to an extent) and bags and boxes lay littered around, awaiting their contents once again to be stored away for a year. The grapevine tree of which I was so proud, became dry and droopy. The piece I thought would be an accent in the corner year-round was decidedly moved outdoors. Things got packed away. Once vibrant greenery of Pine and Juniper now lay wilted, frail and faded. A large plastic tub began to fill with their remains, to be sadly discarded in the woods (yet I'm thankful for the beauty they offered, like a gift, during their prime ).
The interior has retreated back to its normal state for the most part. The crystal pieces ended up staying out and were moved around a bit; displayed now sans greenery while offering a Wintry look appropriate for January.
So, have you found it bitter-sweet to undo all of your holiday doings? I'm glad to get things somewhat back to normal but can't help feeling a bit sad to see it gone.
|The crystal remains. The bowl of bells seem fitting yet with their snowflake design.|
|Bye, bye greenery. Note my two recent additions. A large pedestal vase (center)|
and the small footed-bowl with lid at right. My $5.00 total finds!
|Somewhat back to normal. No grapevine tree in the left corner. :-(|
|Frugal finds continue displaying well during the season.|