I love to have fresh herbs year round. In the Spring and Summer months I have outdoor clay pots on the patio where I can just clip a few when a recipe calls for them. It doesn't have to be any different in the Winter months.
I decided that during these cold months there was no reason why I could not have fresh herbs growing also. Since the pots are required to be indoors, I made them a little more presentable than just a plain old clay pot. I purchased some stencils, paint and new pots, a bit smaller than I use outdoors. They don't take up much room on my counter and they look great by my veggie basket adding a nice touch of green to the area.