Winter Home Decor – Sunday Morning Coffee
Thanks for joining me today for Sunday morning coffee where I share winter home decor and my weekly thoughts at My 100 Year Old Home.
Season 2 Volume 3
Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and have fun. Today I can’t wait to share my weekly thoughts and my love for winter home decor.
Behind the Scenes of the Ever Changing Editorial Calendar at M100YOH
I had quite a few plans for my blog this week that kind of went sideways.
But in a good way.
Last week, on Sunday Morning Coffee, here is what I said was supposed to happen this past week:
“I have a very fun week planned for my blog posts. I will be sharing how to start a book club, winter decor, and how to make your own English Advertising pots! And I am also sharing our new Living Room Decor, eleven fun ways to use ice cubes, and some white cherry blossoms for winter. This is going to be such a great week!”
I did publish a blog post every day last week. But only three of them went as planned.
So what happened?
I discovered icy blue and sage green winter home decor.
Before I “splain” (which is our family word for explain), I had every intention of posting on my blog what was described above (and scheduled on my Editorial Calendar). But I got off track pretty early in the week.
It all started with a ball of yarn.
You might remember I had bought a ball of Bernat Chenille Blanket Yarn in a beautiful blue. I bought it because I loved it and fully intended to crochet a blanket with the largest crochet hook I could find.
Last Sunday I went on to youtube and tried a few fancy stitches.
And I ripped it out three times.
I am a beginner at crochet at best and within three-quarters of a football game, I knew my aspirations for a blanket were not going to work.
So I pulled out one of the seven pom pom makers I own.
(I know, you are all thinking, “Why does she have so many pom pom makers?”. Don’t ask. I am pretty sure it’s the same reason as having four jars of peanut butter in your pantry … you keep buying them because you aren’t sure if you have any at home.)
So I started making pom poms (while watching the next football game) and had enough to make a pom pom pillow.
I love how it came out.
I needed photos of the pillow which meant I needed room to share it in and take photos for my blog, so I refreshed our Family Room. And you all liked that so much that I decided to refresh our Living Room next.
And we both loved how the living room came out which meant of course I needed to refresh our Dining Room. And since I loved how those rooms looked, I just had to refresh our kitchen next.
The last paragraph is starting to remind me of the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. If you haven’t read it (our boys use to love it) it is about how one thing leads to another and then another and then another.
You may not realize that I have an Editorial Calendar each month where we plan out all of the content on my blog. Some weeks we follow it exactly as planned. But most weeks we make changes. Why?
Well, sometimes a DIY flops and I decide not to share it. Or the blog idea seemed like a good idea when I scheduled it but lost its luster when it came time to write about it. Other times better ideas come up or my enthusiasm sends me in a different direction.
That’s what happened this week.
Not to mention some wonderful winter home decor.
Fortunately, it is easy to make changes and we are very used to making changes to the Editorial Calendar.
So what happened to the content we didn’t use last week?
I tabled indefinitely the “How to Start a Book Club” post because even though I belong to a book club, I am finding I have very little time to read. So I can’t even suggest good books for a book club!
The good news is that this week you will definitely see a DIY for English Advertising pots and 11 Fun Ways to Use Ice Cubes. I am really excited about these posts and can’t wait to see what you think.
I have a feeling osm of you are going to start paying attention to the section of my Sunday Morning Coffee post titled “WHAT’S AHEAD”. And you might just keep a tab of how many of my intended posts actually happen.
I know I will be.
I know it is way too early to start thinking about Easter.
But I was scrolling through Amazon and came across this adorable bunny cake plate and I had to order it!
It is so cute and I love it.
It is too small to hold a large cake but it would look so cute with cupcakes, cookies, eggs, or candy. I shared these on my Instagram yesterday and so many of you ordered them. Aren’t they adorable?
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This is a hard one. But our living room and the new winter home decor wins!
It looks so inviting and cozy with the blue and green decor. I made these pillows and came up with an easy way to make them with just one cut piece of fabric!
I had ordered some pillow fabric that took a while to ship and it arrive yesterday. So now I have more pillows to make.
What do you think of my fabric choices?
My friend Janine, who is very talented by the way, shared some wonderful January Crafts for Adults. This wreath is an example of the many incredible craft ideas she is sharing.
Apartment therapy shared a great article titled Five Ikea Hacks We Can’t Wait to Do in 2022. When you see the before photo of this cabinet you will want to make this one for sure.
Cup of Jo shared a great article titled Warm Cookies Every Night. Why not make all of the cookies but freeze some before baking? That way you can cook a few every night!
My friend Julie Blanner wrote a post titled 20 of the Best Tips for Home Organization. If you are looking to get more organized you will want to read this for sure.
I love this article from Apartment Therapy titled 6 Tips from Seasoned DIYers for Actually Finishing Your Home Projects This Year. If you have any home projects planned this year, this article is a must read for you.
I don’t really need to share much about what happened this past week but here are the links to all of the blog posts.
I loved Matha’s blog post sharing all of the wonderful photos of her Farm Covered in Snow. You can find it here.
You Might Also Need…
Do not forget to eat breakfast. Try to choose a nutritious meal with more protein and fiber and less fat, sugar, and
calories. I love these Good Morning Muffins. Or some dairy-free yogurt with berries.
- Winter Home Decor – S2/V3
- Winter Decor Ideas – S2/V2
- A Winter Color Palette, Season 2/Volume 1
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I especially love the unique decor items you use … i.e., the 3 old thermos bottles. Wishing I had saved my dad’s and grandfather’s.
As always Leslie beautiful home decor, great ideas
Love your home!
Casually drifting from a planned activity to one that causes joy, is never a wrong choice. One can always drift back on topic, although it can aid procrastinating for a less desirable activity, as is testifiable in my basement reorganization -haha.
Please tell me where you found the pillow covers with pom poms around the edge on your seat cushions at your small dining/puzzle table. I have searched everywhere for these. Love your use of glass plates and little colorful bottles!
I have discovered your blog in the last year and it is a real highlight for me. You are talented and I appreciate the ideas from one who is not very talented. God bless
You are so kind!
Leslie! I can’t believe you posted the bunny plate! My last name is Raab (like “rabbit”) so I love anything with a bunny. Last week, this exact “Raab-it” dish showed up on my doorstep (thank you, Amazon). It was a complete surprise and I still don’t know who gifted this beautiful little dish to me! But I love surprises!
How wonderful! Thanks Maria!
I’m looking to redo my bathrooms and bedrooms….. wouldn’t mind seeing what you’ve done with yours!
Isn’t that just how it goes with the editorial calendar? Or life in general I may say. But I certainly loved your off-script decorating – keep it coming! 🙂 Happy Sunday and thanks for always being so inspiring!
I’be thinking of Easter too!
I have the same bunny cake plate that I bought last year at Home Goods! I love it. I put wooden Easter eggs of various colors on it.
I had the same kind of week. I had a project planned, and it went sideways. So I quickly got another made, and that’s the Rifle Paper Wreath you featured. It’s incredible how something you didn’t plan comes out as a gem!
Thanks for sharing my post. You’re the best!
Thanks so much Janine!
I love the yarn pillow! It’s so pretty!
Thanks for including me, friend! We need to catch up!
Good to hear from you Julie, thanks!