Guest Picks: Dreaming of a White Winter
— Mariko from The Little Foodie
This algal bloom pendant isn't actually a snowflake, but it reminds me of one. And I prefer that it is not perfectly symmetrical. Plus, you will get to answer the question, "What is an algal bloom?" when your fascinated friends ask.
"Finest fireplace footage ever" is written on the box — enough said. This is the best I can get in my living room.
You mean to wear leaves in your hair with this freehand, embroidered headband.
There's something about an old-style thermos that takes me back to books I've read about farm kids eating lunches in the snow. Don't ask me why that image stayed with me, but I still love the red plaid thermos. I want to make a hot drink just so I can take this around with me.
This concrete vase feels like winter — cold and heavy — but it's also transformed when nature peeks through. I would love to have some winter flowers in this vase in my kitchen.
A bare, sweet branch is the mark of winter. I'd love to see its delicate tangle in a vase.
If I'm going to ride down a hill, I'm going to do it in style. Maybe this is just a wish, but it does look fast, doesn't it? And if you were the type to put a piece of fast equipment up on the wall, this is a beautiful sled to use.
I drink tea, even in hot weather, and I really enjoy a beautiful tea pot. The accent of a whistling bird complements the classy sleek shape.
This knit blanket is scarf-inspired for snuggling up on the couch. Isn't it great to have an excuse to snuggle?
Maybe sleigh rides aren't a common part of your winter activities, but this rustic-style blanket feels like it is! I love that it's a grab-and-go. I want to have a winter picnic when I see it.
This candle floats on a beautiful plate. I would love to have this on my table for an evening.
The Confetti Plate has the subdued metal reflection that matches the season so well. I'm thinking "holiday party" and a great excuse to have one.
Just a sweet rim of red makes this icy piece lovable in the kitchen.
Silver bells look like water droplets and make jingly fun around my Christmas tree, or even around a window. I would never get tired of this delicate decoration.
This storage bench is so handy for the entryway. You can sit and put on those clunky boots for going outside and grab your mittens from the under-seat storage.
I have many memories of the winter light coming through a shade in November. The blue, cool color adds drama to cozy afternoons. This could help pull some more natural-looking light at the end of a darker hallway or any area that lacks window light.
If you do miss seeing some green around the house, these potted wheat grass plants are just right. They're healthy, easy and provide a beautiful shock of color.
If you are going out for a winter picnic, these traction shoe attachments must be the most fashionable piece of the season. But seriously, I wish I had had these for jogs on icy roads.
A knitted cup cozy makes your breakfast as fashionable as you. I especially love the button on this chunky sweater knitting.Next: Winter Wonderland
Winter light reflects cheerfully among icicles you can bring indoors in this chandelier. I also love the tangles of its bare branches.