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Winter window decorations.

Hi everyone! I finally had a chance to take a few photos of my winter kitchen window decorations and just had to share.

I’ve had this in my mind for a while now.

It’s right above the sink, and it definitely makes washing dishes lots more fun!

Especially these sweet little deer.

Really makes me feel peaceful.

Best of all, these were super easy to make. I just added salt — for the snow! — to some recycled jars, popped in the candles, and arranged them along with the trees. I purchased a HUGE bag of sea salt at the Asian grocery store down the street for only $2 — it’s from Korea, maybe more making kimchi? But any kind of coarse salt will do. I’ve also heard of using epson salt for this. And! I found some peppermint vanilla candles at the grocery store — they smell so good.

And the very best thing of all?  Remembering where the jars came from! The one on the right held Nutella that my friend Julie sent me from the UK. I just love Nutella. Yum.

The tall canning jar is from some homemade apple butter from Aunt Marilyn in Ohio — she has a big fall family get-together and makes it in a old antique copper kettle. Everyone takes turns stirring. Someday I hope J and I can go!

The other jars are from some of my favorite jams that J and I have picked up. Oh yeah.

Peace,

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17 thoughts on “Winter window decorations.”

  1. This is RIDICULOUSLY beautiful! It makes me wish *even more* that I lived in the northern hemispehere for Christmas, I’d love to have some magical snow around.

    Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous

    1. Hi Jenny! I found the deer on ebay. It was one of my missions this fall! The prices seem to go up and up the closer you get to Christmas, so you may want to wait until after the holidays (if you can resist!).

      I also found some cute little rabbits for spring — or maybe they are winter hares?

      I’ve also seen some super cute deer on etsy! But I’ve resisted more. For now! :)

  2. Oh, Lisa, I love this, and you’ve got my mind working now! I’ve done something similar in the past and used grits for the snow :) We are in the midst of putting up our decorations, and I think I’ll take some pictures, too, as we go along! Thanks!

  3. I love Lin’s comment about using grits for the snow…I am still a Southern girl(NC) at heart though I’ve lived in the upper reaches of the mid-atlantic for many years. I love your kitchen window display and always make one. This year it will look more like yours!!! Hee-Hee!!!! Thanks for sharing! I will use a fat red bird instead of the deer because I see so many cardinals in the holly tree in my backyard!!!!

  4. Your window display is so christmasy and warm! Love the deer! Thanks for sharing a great idea! I bet washing dishes wouldn’t be a chore anymore! ;)

  5. This is fantastically adorable and calming. Makes me want to put in a CD of “Silent Night” and plunge my hands into some warm, soapy water. Also makes me wish I had a kitchen window! Maybe my office window would work. Must locate small trees and deer. Thankfully I work at an art supply store. Shouldn’t be too difficult.

    You have the best ideas!

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