The Monday after New Year’s and the holidays . . .
How does that make you feel? . . . Re-energized to start the New Year with great resolutions?
Or, a bit of a let down from all of the holiday activities?
For me, it is time to take down the decorations and refresh and fluff the house.
I replaced the vintage yellow ware bowls that were previously on this 3-tiered stand
with a set of Alfred Meakin ironstone bowls
that I purchased from Mary Alice when visiting last month.
The three bowls were on the stand without any embellishments for a about 5 minutes.
I couldn’t leave them alone . . . added some items with a winter feel.
The berries are faux holly berries similar to the real ones that we have on our holly trees.
Maybe, when my hubby is not looking, I can snip a few berry branches to place in a vase.
I am so thrilled with my new/old ironstone bowls. When I purchased these I really did not
have a specific idea of where I would display these; however, this 3-tiered stand that I
purchased several years ago from a Southern Living Party (do you remember those?) was perfect.
I love the combination of the iron and ironstone. They also look so very pretty without all
of the embellishments!
I hope you all had a most wonderful holiday and I am sure most of you have already taken down
your Christmas decorations and are moving on to organizing and refreshing your home.
As for me, the Christmas decor will be all put away this week in-between a project here and there.
Like this one:
I had a framed limited edition print of Thomas Kinkade’s Everett’s Cottage in that space.
I was concerned about a fading issue, so I replaced it with this mirror
that was previously in the guest room.
I love the new look. . . and look forward to the domino effect that it is creating.
So happy that it not only reflects light, but a nice reflection of the foyer.
After this little project was done, I got ready to meet friends for a birthday dinner.
When we arrived at their home to pick them up . . . it wasn’t dinner at a restaurant as I thought.
As I entered the house . . . Surprise! . . . our friends and hostesses threw me a surprise party!
And my sweetie was there to greet me! . . .
My thanks to my friends and great hostesses Dolores and Scott for ending the holiday season
on a beautiful note!!!
I wish you all a wonderful day of getting back to the normal activities of life, returning to
school, to work, and some to play golf on this sunny day . . . as we embrace this New Year
counting our many blessings!