Winter Wonderland

  1. Deanna Piercy

    January 18th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love this! I can’t “bear” to have a bare house during this cold and dreary time of year which is why my tree is still up. I’m in the process of switching things over to a Mardi Gras theme. I’m taking off the ornaments and burgundy items then adding Mardi Gras beads and purple bows. I’m leaving up the green garland with twinkle lights on the banister but switching out the burgundy bows for purple. 

  2. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

     What a great idea! 

  3. Jenna@CallHerHappy

    January 18th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    What an amazing idea! I totally want to do this when we have a house. We’re moving soon, so I think doing it now might just be a headache 🙂 But, after the move? Next year? Totally doing this! Thanks for the idea!

  4. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

     It definitely takes a little planning- and you’ll have fun hunting for winter themed decorations during the Christmas season- especially once they go on deep discount!  🙂

  5. Jeana

    January 18th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    So fun! What did you use to attach the snowflake strings to the ceiling?

  6. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

     Packing tape. :/  They have rubber suction cup hooks at Target, but I was too lazy to make the drive. LOL.

  7. rubberbacon

    January 18th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I almost screamed when reading this, what a great idea!  I love it!!!

  8. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Ha ha! 😀

  9. Miss B

    January 18th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I love this so much! Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to get in the winter spirit when we’re having 50 and 60 degree weather in Oklahoma this week. No complaints from me though. If we have a cold winter next year, I’m probably going to have to do this. For now, the LED candle idea is looking very do-able. Thanks for the fantastic ideas!

  10. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

     I like the LED votives so much that I’ve decided in the summer to clean out our fireplace and put one of those wrought iron multi-candle holders inside it, with the LED votives in the glass candle holders. I think it will be wonderful.

  11. walshrr510

    January 18th, 2013 at 3:52 pm


  12. bereccah5

    January 18th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    That’s such a great idea! Perfect way to offset those post-holiday blues. I am a weirdo who happens to love cold weather, got married in January and have a February birthday, so I am loving seeing the winter months get some love!

  13. suburbanturmoil

    January 18th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

     That’s great. February is definitely easier to bear because of Valentine’s Day (and OF COURSE, your birthday!), and we just have to make our own January celebrations! 🙂

  14. Anna W

    January 18th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Love this idea! I’m pinning your post so I’ll remember next year!

  15. AmysAdventures

    January 18th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    So, so beautiful!! The only way I can deal with taking down the Christmas decorations is by removing about half my regular decorations so when I take down Christmas, stuff goes back up to fill in the gaps.

    Of course I don’t have to deal with the winter doldrums. 😉

  16. suburbanturmoil

    January 20th, 2013 at 11:22 am


  17. S.

    January 19th, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Very impressed! You get the Mom-of-the-Month award, seriously!

  18. suburbanturmoil

    January 20th, 2013 at 11:23 am

     Ha ha, it was fun! I’ve been wanting to do it for YEARS, so it was nice to finally put the plan into action.

  19. Angela Nasby

    January 20th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Love the idea!! But can we talk for a sec about Punky’s bed? It looks AMAZING! Would love to see a pic of it clearly. Is it an antique? Gorgeous!

  20. suburbanturmoil

    January 20th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Yes, it’s an antique- My parents bought it for me when I moved into my first apartment after I graduated from college. 🙂

  21. Anne

    January 23rd, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I love the pearl strands and icicles hanging from your mantel!

  22. suburbanturmoil

    January 23rd, 2013 at 5:36 pm

     Thank you! 🙂

  23. Fresians5

    January 23rd, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I do this very same thing at my house! Minnesota in the winter is VERY depressing (we are UP to -6 right now! It was -16 when I woke up on Monday). I put away the obviously “Christmas” themed decorations and make a winter wonderland. I too put the big snowflakes in my son’s room and the sparkly ornaments are hanging everywhere. It’s fun! And everyone needs a pick-me-up when they are confined to their home for a very, very, very long winter season!

  24. suburbanturmoil

    January 23rd, 2013 at 5:36 pm


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