Vintage Style, Winter

Vintage Cottage Winter Decorating

Christmas has come and gone and the long winter log winter looms ahead. Instead of focusing on the cold outside, here’s how I make my home cozy and enjoyable inside with vintage winter cottage decor.


Welcome friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. Today I am excited to get together with my friend Debra of Common Ground once again to resume our Vintage Cottage Weekend series! You will find a link to her lovely winter decor at the end of this post.


On New Year’s Day I begin transitioning from Christmas to winter by removing all the red, gold, and plaid decorative elements, but I leave a lot of greenery and neutral winter items through Valentine’s Day.



Juniper with little blue berries is probably my favorite winter evergreen,


Mine juniper is faux but it looks real enough!



Plaid isn’t just for Christmas! I use my neutral and green plaid blankets all through winter-spring.




Once the holidays are over I immediately start thinking about my garden and making plans for spring. Using faux and fresh flowers along with my year round moss and boxwood spheres keep things feeling “alive” during winter.


Beautiful faux amarylis, paperwhites, and houseplants are no fuss ways to incorporate winter cottage garden style.


winter decor paperwhites, antlers, natural textures



Winter Decorating with Paperwhites


I always associate Christmas and winter with oranges, and I love snacking on them throughout winter. I also think they just look beautiful and bring pops of happiness on gray days and the orange looks so pretty with “winter blues.”




In the kitchen I love using a bit of blue decor along with green and black and white farmhouse-cottage neutrals.





In the dining room I keep my flocked tree out through Valentine’s Day decorated with simple winter items that coordinate with woodsy-winter garden or tablescapes.




Cozy flickering candles and white lights  make everything seem a magical and help beat the after Christmas blahs!


flocked winter tree winter decorating ideas

woodland Hygge winter decorating ideas


Christmas candle wreath centerpiece with fruits and nuts colonial christmas ideas

This year I am still enjoying my candlewreath centerpiece after Christmas. I just removed the apples and it looks beautiful for winter too. I will share some updating pictures next week on my winter home tour.



Apples, oranges, cranberries and cinnamon aren’t just for Christmas! I use these items to make fragrant simmer pots all winter long. 


In the living room I alway use my chunky throws, green velvet pillows, and deer decor for winter and on into early spring.



My vintage garden deer beds down for winter in a large dough bowl filled with evergreens and lights.




Little winter vignettes with snow and icy trinkets can be found all around the house in cabinet displays and on tabletops and shelves.


  My neutral Santas become “Old Man Winter” figures for January.


Cute handmade snow globe cozy winter decor vintage shabby chic winter ideas




Little flocked trees are perfect for January. You can use them just about anywhere.





Throughout the year I keep my eyes open for winter-related vintage items like this pretty little florentine coaster.

I have also using free vintage winter printables to create my own “vintage” winter art.


Vintage Sled and vintage ice skates winter decor ideas

Of course old vintage sleds and ice skates along with “naked” pine trees are perfect for winter either on the porch or indoors.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the ways I make our vintage cottage cozy for the winter months!

For even more vintage winter cottage decorating ideas, check out these posts:

A Wintergreen Home Tour

Winter Cottage Garden Style

Oh Deer, It’s Winter! Rustic and Woodsy Winter Decor

Keeping It Cozy Winter Home Tour



Don’t forget to head over to Debra’s for even more beautiful vintage winter cottage inspiration. Her Neutral Winter Dining Room with Paperwhites is gorgeous!


How do you decorate for winter? I love hearing from you!

Thanks for visiting!











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  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    Beautiful Amber, I love the neutrals, whites, and greens. Love the cabinet in all white!! Have a fun evening and NY Day!

    December 31, 2022 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Julie

    Everything is so pretty Amber. Love the idea of placing signs in a basket. I might have to borrow that one! Wishing you a very happy New Year. x Julie

    December 31, 2022 at 6:18 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Julie! Happy New Year!

      January 1, 2023 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    Do you have a fun time decorating your beautiful home? I think each time you change things up would be so delightful because you have the cutest pieces. It all looks so adorable and cozy. Stay warm!

    January 3, 2023 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Kerryanne

    As always Amber, your home looks amazing and I love the transition from Christmas to winter.
    Thank you for sharing your cozy decor at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your vintage cottage winter decorating at this week’s party and pinning too.
    Happy New Year,

    January 4, 2023 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Such beautiful winter decor, Amber! It all looks so cozy, full of warmth and texture.

    January 5, 2023 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    SO lovely and bright! Your mantel especially, is just gorgeous and so perfect for this time of year. You’ve given me lots of ideas, and I’m inspired to go with more white when the Christmas decorations come down – thanks!

    January 5, 2023 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Linda Johnston

    Your home looks lovely, fresh and wintery!

    January 13, 2023 at 6:31 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Linda!

      January 14, 2023 at 11:19 pm

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