Sunday, January 6, 2013

Warm Winter Whites

Happy Epiphany friends!  This time of year finds me pulling out my knitting and crochet needles, while paring down the decor as the Christmas season winds down.
My white horse will stay around, and now he is keeping warm with a blue crochet remnant and white yarn pom-poms I made:



I was inspired by many of the pom-pom wreaths I saw on blogs this Christmas.


 The living room is now clean, sparse and warm in whites:

 The lovely blue Santos doll also keeps warm in a crochet remnant:

The daybed got moved to a side wall, so as not to block heat from our radiator.  It's awkward to place furniture around these old radiators, but such is the charm of an old house.  :)


 A great place to read recent JDL mags, relax....


...and reach into my bag of yarn projects in the works:

It's nice to look around and see elements made from yarn,

as well as this old French lace from the flea market.  It's too pretty to hide away:


Speaking of pretty...I was so excited to receive this Nicol Sayre figure from my thoughtful in-laws for Christmas.  I recognized her as a Nicol Sayre design as soon as I opened the box!  Isn't she lovely?
(Thank you Mom & Dad!)

I hope you are all cozying up this January, and dreaming up ideas and plans for 2013.
I'm looking forward to sharing more with you this year!


Linking with:
Blissful Whites Wednesday
Be Inspired Friday
Update:  I'm also linking this post to Jennifer's fun pom-pom party:



16 comments:

Anne said...

Susan your room looks so cozy and bright!Crochet afghans are so wonderful to warm up to this time of the year too!I am guilty I still need to take my living room tree down!I was planning on doing it today but.....I may not get to it until tomorrow!
xx
Anne

Heather said...

Oh! It all looks so heavenly. Your decorating is just perfect for this still and peaceful time of year. Love all the whites and hints of blue. And I spy a Nicol Sayre!! I got one of her santas for Christmas! I just love her dolls! Happy Epiphany to you :D the kids at our church did a pageant this morning, lol, I am the proud mother of an adorable little 'villager' hehehe!

a shade fancier said...

You are so right!! January should be a time to cozy up. reflect, and be creative. Unfortunately, I am guilty of not taking the time to focus and get caught up in all the wrong things. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to refocus. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects.

Susan said...

All your winter whites does make your home cozy. Your home is beautiful. You have such an eye on setting up vignettes. I love your white horse and the window. The angel wings on the wall are just so precious.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

as much as i love "decking the halls" each year..i always look forward to "Petit Noel" and then packing it all away to welcome in a fresh...new...year. Your home looks serenely beautiful even when "unadorned." .I just picked up the Winter issue of JDL today as a matter of fact and am drooling over it as we speak. ;) i am looking forward to another year of "picker sister adventures" mon amie! :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your house is very charming--I love seeing it :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

We have a historic house too so I'm pretty familiar with re-arranging furniture to free up the heat vents (and the outlets in the most inconvenient places).

Blessings... Polly
p.s. Thanks so much for joining our Lovely Blogs collection!

The Porcelain Rose said...

Susan,
I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!
I love the Jeanne D'Arc magazines. They have become one of my favorite.
I love vintage laces and textiles. I buy them whenever I'm lucky enough to find them.
Everything looks so pretty!
Will visit again soon!
Best,
Elizabeth

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

You have a special way of adding such warmth to your home. Everything is beautiful, serene, and inviting.

Happy New Year!

abby

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I've been enjoying less around my nest too! Your room does look warm in whites and your petite crochet works are so sweet!

Speaking of whites...we are well underway of our plans for the next white show!

Cinderella Moments said...

OMG! You live in a dollhouse! I've been looking at your posts and your house is a charmer! You are so lucky to have such a gorgeous house. Your decorating is so gorgeous too.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Bluebell Woods said...

love old windows. Nice arrangement for this post.
Janice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So many lovely touches here! Even my son and husmand commented on how they liked those pom pom wreaths this year. Such appeal. Happy New Year!

Roselle said...

Hello Susan:

I've been declutting and decorating with whites too this time of year. Your home is so inviting. That daybed is a real charmer! Have a great week!
Roselle

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is such a sweet and pretty corner!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I love how you added the pom poms! Thanks for sharing your lovely room!

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