Guest Picks: Chase Away the After-Holiday Blues
Cheer up the home this winter with flowers, color and more harbingers of spring
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I know, most of us see January and February looming ahead after the holidays and start to panic a little with spring nowhere in sight. Why not bring some of the cheer of the months past with you and straight into the new year? Just because it is cold and snowy doesn't mean it can't be fun. Hope you enjoy. — Melissa from Melissa Loves
This is something to remind yourself that spring is coming, that it won't always be cold and snowy. Bring some greenery and freshness inside while the outside slumbers.
This sweet and incredibly festive little guy has so much going for him: color, charm and a ton of personality. He's sure to brighten any mood!
If the day is dreary, eating with these gold beauties would cheer you! If the price doesn't fit your wallet, you can often find vintage sets for very little online or at flea markets.
Though it will be chilly, you can pretend you are keeping warm under a palette of spring flowers with this beautiful quilt.
Something lovely smelling is always a surefire way to lift the doldrums and remind you of a time when the grass will be green again.
This is just too cute to pass up, and it will make you smile when you wash up!
This rug is a beauty, and comes at such a great price. It almost looks like the sun under your feet.
Amy Jean Porter's lamb print also seems to be heralding spring. With soft pinks and sunflowers, it's like bottled sunshine.
Shed a little light on the subject — it's always a good idea when winter is surrounding you or you need to catch up on a really great book.
I adore the whimsical and festive nature of these sweet garland mirrors. They're such a great idea! Send what sunlight there is all around the room with these.
I always love embroidery, especially when it is subtle and fresh. This pillow, with it's lovely colors and varied textures, would definitely herald spring.
The scents of spring are sure to lift your spirits. Bailey Doesn't Bark's candle is so simple and lovely; it's a welcome addition to any room.
These drawer liners are so gorgeous, but I also love the idea of using them to line the back of a ho-hum bookshelf. Wouldn't that brighten your day?
This is the promise of berry picking to come. Keep your berries, your jewelry or really anything that makes you happy in them.
Use a beautiful and cheery calendar like Leah Duncan's to keep track of when everything will start to get warmer.
Simple but with a lot of character, this dinnerware offers a fresh new palette to start the new year off right. I want these for my home.
Mercury glass always seems to brighten any space by bouncing the light around the room and making everything sparkle.
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