A very Happy New Year to anyone who still remembers me in blogland! It's been so long since my last post that this almost seems like a visit to the confessional. I have however been posting on facebook and, over Christmas, was persuaded by my son to join Pinterest so hope you'll follow me there too.
Deep into January self denial....the usual cutdown on food and alcohol..and back to work restocking after a very busy pre Christmas period I'm busy looking for the compensations and comforts of the new year and to be honest there are plenty.
The house is calm and I'm lucky not to have a commute and if you're reading this whilst suffering from heavy rain and wind in your area then you have my sympathy; so many of my favourite parts of the country being horribly battered at present
I've wandered round the house this morning savouring the quiet after a hectic and extremely happy Christmas
Having tidied the clothes closet..on the resolution list..I found the velvet throw and the bed is lovely and cosy.
Like the chest now I've found a home for my Christmas presents
The guest room looks strangely bare as it awaits its next occupant
Our new fireplace was hardly needed over Christmas as bodies warmed the room but think it will come into its own now that January is here
Another stock item, like these wintery looking soda bottles in their original wooden case
Have decided to leave these small deer heads in place as they give a winter look to the wall
I always leave these tiny Christmas trees inside until the end of January
The house is looking cheerful thanks to gifts from family and friends..yellow roses a theme
Here toning with a favourite portrait
and here in my lovely French confit pot..found a lovely example to sell, just email if interested
Another to sell or not to sell..is that what she's pondering?
I'm planning to hold my spring open house in March but before then I'll be in Sussex and in Manchester so keep watching this space for stock and fairs updates and again a very happy and prosperous 2014