One of my favorite things to do when the holidays are over, is to re-stage my living areas that were decorated for the holidays. I find that the necessity of moving all the furniture to remove pine needles and pine cone debris is a good reason to really clean and renew my living room/dining room. A fresh, clean new room for a new year. Mantels, book shelves table tops are cleared. Lamps and plants, books and vases may be re-arranged or thinned out. For me, a lighter, simpler and less cluttered look is a welcome change from the abundance of the holidays. Out come my rock collection, a bit of green and a few new photos. These slight changes help my home to feel fresh and clean. Happy 2013.