Brown Display for Winter

I like to have a pretty display on a chest that’s in my dining room to admire as it’s the first thing I see when I walk through the door.  New Year’s cards worked for the first few weeks of 2012, but New Year’s is over and it’s time for a change.  I shopped my house and came up with a simple display that smells good.

The candle has a wonderful vanilla scent.  I found this on sale after Christmas for a steal at Kroger.  I almost passed it by and am so glad that I didn’t.  Often candle scents are offensive to me, but this one is an exception and smells very good.
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I filled a glass hurricane with a mix of coffee beans and polished rocks that my grandmother used to use in flower arrangements.  The coffee beans have a subtle scent that is so pleasant.
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A P. Buckley Moss bird Christmas tree ornament is too pretty to save only for Christmas.  I enjoy this year-round.
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This is the first thing that I see when I come home each day.  I like the mix of browns for winter.
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It was wonderful to have yesterday off from work.  A little time to myself was just what I needed to get rejuvenated.  Bring on the week, I’m ready now!

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  1. Very pretty, Paula! What a super idea of filling the glass jar with coffee beans and Yay for getting a deal on the candle!


  2. What a lovely look, Paula. I’m touched that you have those rocks from your grandmother. Also, do you actually like your candle? (I know that’s a funny question, but I’ve gotten hooked on those warmer things.) I’m glad you enjoyed your day off. I guess your next one will have to be a snow day!

  3. I love the coffee beans and the rocks! Great idea for decoration and scent. I love the smell of coffee!

  4. Hi Paula, what a lovely display you have in your dining room. I love just about everything, including the chest. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  5. Oh I love the coffee beans and the rocks in the hurricane. That looks fabulous and such a great touch of nature to the vignette. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. I’m partial to browns too…year round. How very special to have your grandmother’s rocks. I like to use coffee beans as vase filler in the winter too. Good idea to mix the rocks in. Your bird is beautiful. I’d keep it out year round too. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Paula and what a pretty set up you’ve put together! I love candles too and aren’t you glad you got that pretty one with a scent for a song! Your little ornament is so pretty and you’re right – show it off all the time! I’ve never seen these ornies before. I remember you told us about them a while back. Do you order them?
    Thanks for popping in to see.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  8. Coffee Beans! What a great idea! I like to use polish pebbles and have a hurricane on dining table with a bottom layer of pebbles and a top layer of seashells. But I love the coffee bean idea. Your winter table looks lovely.

  9. Very pretty. I’m the same when it comes to candles. It has to be a subtle smell; otherwise, I’m sneezing! The coffee beans are a cool idea. I’ll have to try that.


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