Thursday, January 8, 2015

Clean Slate

As I write this post it is -2 degrees outside.  Well, at least there's not a blizzard to go with it!
Now that the Christmas decorations are gone, the house is looking bare.  I left a few flocked pine cones around, but little else.  It's nice to start with a clean slate.
The kitchen had lots of red going on during Christmas season, but now it's back to the blues...

The pine cones add a nice rustic touch ....

Our fireplace has been pared down and now it's showcasing winter whites:

I just couldn't take the adorable white house off the mantel after Christmas:

This milk crate is one of my all time favorite flea market finds and I plan to feature it a lot this year!

Linens are stacked and fresh flowers from the market cheer this corner:

These cold hands of mine will be busy...knitting some arm warmers...

I hope you stay warm and creative these days!

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Anonymous said...

Your decor is gorgeous! I love that you left some of the pinecones out and I am crazy about that window propped up covering the fireplace screen, so pretty like that!

angie said...

what a beautiful decoration !!! I love the black and white tiles !!! love greetings from angie

It's me said...

Love your decoratings That milk carte....!! Ria...x!

Brenda Pruitt said...

VERY cold here too. Not that cold, I don't think. I love that milk crate. I'm a real sucker for anything that looks like a box!

Bohemian said...

Happy New Year! Thank You for coming by for a Blog Visit and leaving such Encouraging Sweet Words. Starting the New Year with a Clean Slate is indeed Exciting isn't it? Though I could probably do it any time throughout the year, for some reason January 1st just seems to make everything brand new and Fresh so I always want to make more Changes around the Season when a New Year is ushered in. It helps that for us here in the Desert, this is the time of year when the weather seems Perfect for everything we want and need to do inside and outside.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Junkchiccottage said...

It all looks so wonderful. I looove that little white house and think it needs to stay out all year. What a sweet little treasure that piece is. It all looks so pretty. Stay warm my friend.

Anonymous said...

You have a way of making your home look so inviting and soothing. Love every detail, especially the petite white darling.

Happy New Year Susan!


chateau chic said...

Love, Love, Love your winter whites, Susan!! So calming and lovely. Your first photo with the touch of blues in your kitchen is a favorite. Darling little white house on your mantel...needs to stay out! The corner with the linens...beautiful!
Mary Alice

Prairie Charm said...

Your decor is so lovely, your linens are adorable! Alexandra

ShabbyRomantic said...

Just learned we are neighbors after reading you in "Artful Blogging"! Always love your blog; so clean but cozy.
Love the idea of leaving house on your mantel. I do the same thing I'm just not ready to part with some decorations yet. Amy

Robin Johnson said...

I'm so behind on packing up my holiday stuff. I just can't seem to get myself motivated to dig out the boxes.

Looking at your pretty photos is a big help though to be sure.

It's cold here too today with a high of 10. tomorrow looks like a heat wave at 25 - - here's crossing my fingers it's sunny too!

Burlap Luxe said...

Stay war and beautiful, as for your beautiful kitchen I adore and hav always wanted a black and white checkerboard floor just like yours. Love your vignettes, and all the coziness that surrounds you.... As for knitting I too am working with wools, I had posted my pillow in my lattest post.

See you soon stay warm.


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