Around here snow is definitively a "Mission Impossible". But from time to time it gets a little cold. I know that some of you might be thinking "what could she possible be referring as 'cold' over in Florida?"; well, for a girl like me born in an island, cold is anything below 72℉. I don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to survive living in a place where there are temperatures lower than that for long periods of time. But the good thing is that while it's still difficult for me getting used to the weather during the months of December and January, I love sitting outside with my husband in our conversation area and just chat about the day's events.
I paired these ceramic houses with two hurricane candle holders in different sizes with a metallic design at the bottom for an added elegant detail. Inside I placed battery operated pillar candles also from BGH at Walmart with a beautiful silver finish.
For those "cold" nights I'll be serving hot chocolate in these Better Homes and Gardens Soft Square Mugs available at Walmart. To make them extra special, I previously wrote a message with a black permanent marker. You can always personalized these mugs with permanent color markers or a removable decal (just remember to take these out before placing them in the dishwasher).
Another element I like adding in this area were scented big pine cones. I love their cinnamon fragrance and decided to buy several packages from BHG at Walmart. I lay these over some baskets under the coffee table and they look and smell amazing!
Of course a throw was a must. I found a beautiful and WARM chenille throw in a green plaid pattern from BHG at Walmart. I know this is going to be one of those things that everyone will fight over who's going to used it. Better get a couple more of these!
With just the perfect holiday accessories this area is now the perfect spot for relaxation during the upcoming months. It has all the elements to be called a personal retreat: cozy throws, a welcoming ambiance with candles and the best company in he world, my husband.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas season!