Here in central Florida? Not so much. We have had some really cold air and last week a damaging frost but not bad enough to leave lasting damage. By the way things look outside, it could be summer time. The brown that is there could be blamed on drought. The air on a lot of days is warm and yesterday while working in the yard I got hot. So, in order to make it seem like winter inside, I decorate a little more in the direction of stark.
I suppose the big, red tomato on the kitchen window sill doesn't help, but I think the empty peat pots and white pitcher does.
And, after I ate the big tomato that I was so proud of growing (it isn't easy here) this large, old, flower frog and a paper bird leans in the direction of bleak.
The bird is cut from embossed card stock which is hard to notice in this picture but that makes it look better than plain would.
At the first of the year this frosty fruit was brought out of storage for the dinning room table centerpiece. It looks like winter!
A glass sherbet stemware dish with a saucer and white candle on top goes well with the centerpiece.
A scattering of some of my small tea accessories lends interest and adds to the "cold" look. Why I want a cold look is a mystery, even to me, since I dislike cold air, very much. But, there is a lot about me that is hard to figure!
After the preceding pictures were made, I added this "sweater" to the candles. The "sweater" came around a set of four napkins. I knew when I bought them that there would be some way to use the "sweater". Of course, I would never leave the candle lit with them in place!
Hot tea, winter and cold go together in my way of thinking. We won't try to tell the British that, though, with hot tea being the drink of choice, year round.
I have heard Patsy Clairmont speak several times and used her book and other tea books to give the tea time feel on the side board. If you ever have the opportunity to hear her, I urge you to do so! She has a lot to share and is soooooooooo funny!
Tall lady sure seems to enjoy her cup of tea! Go brew a good cup of tea for yourself and enjoy this nice winter day, whether your weather is hot or cold.
Live in each season as it passes; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit. Thoreau