Cozy living in February – Cozy Living Series

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February is an odd month for me – Christmas decor is all gone and I find my mind drifting to Spring time vibes. We live in Canada and if past winters are any indication we are still in for a long old wintery road. I don’t really mind the winter all that much and I don’t want to leave that impression at all, what’s odd for me is the decor part of winter, the “after Christmas decor rut”, I guess you could call it?!

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Does anyone else feel a little lost reference decor for winter? What are some of your go-tos once all of your Christmas is put away? If you’ve been following me here or on Instagram you know I’m all about the cozy! Our style is hard to nail down into one word, we’re a collected, eclectic, vintage and now hygge style all rolled into one cozy vibe.  If you’re not sure what Hygge is you can read all about what that is and how we are adding more of it into our lives for 2018.

I can’t believe January flew by so quickly (it seems the older I get the faster time goes) and it’s already time for February’s instalment for our cozy living series.

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I’m so looking forward to seeing how the ladies have incorporated cozy for February. Jennifer from Town & Country Living has really created a monster when she asked me to join her team of cozy bloggers… I’m loving this series so much! And I love the inspiration I always find on their blogs – you can see their posts at the end of this one.

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I just wanted to share a quick little “cozy” wreath I made.  I know what you’re probably thinking, how is a wreath cozy? Well you can’t curl up with it, that IS true. But this simple wreath adds to the layered, collected and warm look of our home. With a warm white hoop and beautiful textures, it’s so simple but makes a statement – IMHO! And I made it with “junk”! Say what? Yep, stuff I had laying around the house, not junk per-say but bits and bobs – things I had in my stash. My favourite thing about this wreath is the little cutie leather tab that holds my new wreath up. I made that with an old vintage belt… Yaaaaasss! I’m hunting for all the belts now – haha! It’s so easy, just cut to length with a sharp utility knife, trim the top “hanger” into a pointed tip and Bob’s your uncle. It’s so easy I’m not going to do a tutorial but this little (tiny) video I posted on Instagram shows how I put that gold “rivet” in, that simple touch holds the leather hanger together and makes it, wow! No mystery, super easy to do.

How to

It’s really that simple… I just used a tab from any stationary store and poked that through the hole I drilled in the leather and folded the tabs over. I’m sure there is a fancy kit to add rivets to leather… but I wanted simple and I wanted what I had on hand.

These are the tabs I used, inexpensive, something you can find at most stationary stores!

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Not a sexy pic…  but I wanted to really show you that there are no fancy grommets here. 😉

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How do you bring cozy and warmth into your home after Christmas? It seems so bare once all of the twinkle lights and garland are gone, doesn’t it? I love using throws – similar to the ones I always have hanging on our blanket ladder and throw pillows (all to the dismay of my Hubs – why does he hate pillows so much – they never did anything to him – HA). I love adding texture like this wreath with gorgeous dried seeded eucalyptus, using elements like leather and wood, ties it all together in a yummy rustic way adding to the cozy vibe we strive to create. There you have it, this is how I fill that awkward in-between time, that time until the magical and renewing Spring gets here… I can feel it getting a tiny bit closer, the days are a little longer. I’m really glad the days are longer, it’s a huge bummer when it’s dark at 5:00pm, so I’m very happy the light lasts longer into the day. 

Thank you so much for popping in, please make sure you visit my cozy living friends below for some February inspiration, if your winters are long like ours here in Ontario you’ll need all the cozy vibes you can gather, enjoy. 

Cozy Living Series - February

Finding Silver Pennies : Making It In The Mountains : Thoughts from Alice : Town and Country Living


Cozy Living Series - February

VinYet Etc. : AKA Design : Duke Manor Farm

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  • Reply Jennifer @ Town and Country Living February 3, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Your wreath is so pretty, Laurie! Details – like the leather loop – make all the difference! I love the vignette you created with the wreath. It feels very cozy and earthy to me. You’re so creative. I feel the same way about you when it comes to the transition of Christmas to winter to spring. I miss the Christmas greenery so January and February typically find me looking for houseplants to fill in those spots and add texture and depth. Plus the plants are so good for filtering the indoor air. Thanks for sharing your pretty wreath!

  • Reply Kristi February 3, 2018 at 11:21 am

    You are brilliant! I always love to see the creative ways you put those vintage items to work! LOVE it! Here’s to an early Spring all across Canada. 😉

  • Reply Alice W. February 3, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    I love this SO much Laurie! It’s beautiful!

  • Reply Danielle February 3, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This wreath is fabulous. I love that you made it from found items. The best kind of upcycle. That belt loop is amazing! I will need to find something to do this on. LOVE it so much. Oh, and yes?!? Why do husbands hate pillows???? Mine tells me ours are breeding and throws his hands up with dismay. The thing is pillows and throws can make a room feel completely different and I rotate ours around the house.

  • Reply laura February 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    how clever…and pretty is that. love how you used the leather as a holder for the wreath. hang in there. spring will be here before you know it.

  • Reply Amanda February 5, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I always look forward to your posts. You take such beautiful photos of the landscape each season, so beautiful. Your wreath is lovely my friend.

  • Reply Joann @ Woman in Real Life February 8, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Your cozy wreath is just lovely – perfect for this time in between Christmas and spring! I do a little bit of Valentine’s Day decor to kind of brighten up February, but for the most part I think that cozy is definitely the way to go. Anything to nurture ourselves through the last cold months of winter.

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