Beat The Winter Decorating Blues with Minted

January 15, 2015





So it's that time of year I dread again...winter! In my neck of the woods, it tends to be cold, grey, cloudy and blah. I just took down my Christmas trees, so there's no sparkle left inside the house either. I miss summer and all of its glorious color.
This post is brought to you by Minted, but all opinions are my own.

Well, since I can't change the weather, I look to perk up the inside of my house during these months. I add plants and bowls with ripe fruit to my tables and pitchers full of grocery store tulips wherever there's an open space.

I also like to swap out some of my artwork for something a bit brighter to lift my spirits and the mood of a room....shopping does that, too!  I am not, however, thrilled to go out browsing in negative temperatures. Instead, I grab my snug cardigan, my cup of hot tea and go to Minted.com.

Until recently, I thought Minted just sold holiday cards and stationary. I was wrong. They now have the most gorgeous collection of fabric and art, too. Surprise! Being the decor junkie that I am, I poked around and found the prettiest prints.

I fell in love with this one immediately. It warmed me right up and it would look fantastic in my living room or family room. Gorgeous.


Fall Tree-lined Street

This floral print is full of color and would be fabulous in my green and white bedroom. It just screams spring!

                                                              Flora In Peach I

Then I stumbled upon this print and thought it would really perk up my master bathroom. The rich blue is very dramatic and matches my color scheme perfectly! However, if blue's not your color, it comes in others! How cool!



                                                                Monochrome Floral

I was intrigued by that fact, so I began to check out Minted's other custom art options.  You see, I have recently become a great aunt to two precious little girls and being the sentimentalist that I am, I wanted to get them something really special. Now I know what!


                                                     
                                                                Storybook Initial

I love that the prints can be personalized with photos, too. That is really neat and so much better than hiding all that cuteness in a baby book!

                                                                  Colorful Stages

With so many choices, it's clear that I have a lot of shopping to do, so I am off to get more tea. I may be there a while.

Have you visited Minted lately?





   

34 comments:

  1. Nope Kim, I haven't visited Minted! But looks like I should! Maybe I'll see you there. --- oh wait. It's a virtual shop. Rats!

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  2. Too bad Nancy, we could've shopped together! ;) That would be fun!

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  3. Good evening Kim! I have not heard of this shop, but I will check it out! As much as I love my winter décor, I have to admit that when I walk into my home, it is a bit TOO COLD with all white. I have to add some color somehow; maybe a vase of roses!

    Enjoy your evening! Anita

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  4. Anita, flowers are my go to solution, as well! As much as I love my light kitchen, it does call out for color during the long winter months! Stay warm! :)

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  5. That is a gorgeous picture and very calming and peaceful!

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  6. Hi Kim,
    No, I have not heard of this shop. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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  7. Thanks for popping by, Carla! :)

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  8. I agree, Darrielle. The colors are just fantastic, like carmel! ;)

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  9. Hi Kim. I haven't heard of Minted before but I will be taking a peek. I also love buying a few house plants and flowers this time of year, but I have to confess to loving these grey cold days. Good time to hibernate.

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  10. I'd never heard of Minted until I read your post. I am going to have to go on over to see what else there is - I like what I've seen so far!

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  11. I think I'll have my husband get me a bouquet of pink roses.....YES!

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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  12. I liked this . . . perfect timing too.
    I invited some of my painting friends to my home next week to paint and have been looking for a subject. I will check out Minted!
    Love the floral piece . . .

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  13. I was surprised by all the pretty, too! Have fun shopping! :)

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  14. I have bargain tulips from the local grocery store in 4 different vases in 3 different rooms, Susan! They just make me feel warmer! :)

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  15. I bet they will look lovely in your home! :) Happy weekend!

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  16. That floral piece makes me want to whip out my paints, too, Lynne! Great inspiration for sure. Have fun at your painting party! :)

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  17. What a great site. I had not heard of them before. I am passing along the web address to my girls, one who is a designer and the other who is planning a wedding. Thanks for sharing. I signed up to receive their newsletter so it will be fun to see what is happening with them.

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  18. It's such a pretty site, Lorri, there are so many pretty products and tons of inspiration. I spent a lot of time clicking around there, trust me!! :)

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  19. No need convincing me since I'm a huge fan of Minted! I love that stages picture though, have to check that one out!

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  20. Oh my gosh, Vel, it would be so sweet in the nursery! :)

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  21. HAPPY WEEKEND! Anita

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  22. Ah, such a nice post. A good break from the overcast winter scenes outside my door this week. My favorite print is the Flora in Peach 1. Just love the pastels!

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  23. I have never visited Minted. The artwork is absolutely beautiful. I'll have to check it out! xo Jen

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  24. Lots of pretties there, Jen! Have fun poking around! :)

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  25. I bought that one, Nancy! I couldn't get it out of my head and thought it would be so pretty in my bedroom ~ I'm forcing spring! ;)

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  26. I love the prints especially the blue one!

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  27. I love that one, too Gigi! I'm normally a red girl, but something about that blue just grabbed me! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  28. Kim, I have never heard of Minted, but it looks like they have some great products!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. They do! I shopped a lot ~ so many cute items! Thanks for the visit, Jann! :)

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Wouldn't these minted prints be just gorgeous in the little girl's room I featured?

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  31. Absolutely! Great colors! :) Thanks for popping by to say hello, Katie! Have a super day.

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  32. Oh yes, I can see that in your bedroom. Perfect!

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  33. I hope so! I'll be sure to post when I get it up on the wall! :)

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