After a very busy and fun-filled weekend with friends and family
which was also filled with surprises,
I hit the ground running on Monday, dismantling the Christmas decorations.
It usually takes me the better part of the week to do this,
so I concentrate on one area at a time.
I thought it best to start in the entry . . . the foyer.
After the Christmas items were taken away,
I began winterizing the foyer.
The lighted pine trees that were in the ironstone soup tureens
on the coffee table in the Great Room were placed in the vintage ironstone footbath.
Out came the preserved boxwood wreath and in came the pair of lighted pine trees.
I added some stems of faux snow covered evergreens with pinecones.
I decided to keep the candlesticks on the buffet
replacing the faux boxwood balls with a pair of my
“someone to watch over me” vases.
Special vases to remind me that special people
will always be watching over me.
Candlesticks aren’t just for candles anymore!
On the other side of the vintage ironstone footbath,
I placed a framed print called “Jack Frost” by William Mangum,
a North Carolina artist.
Embellished with pinecones and another winter bird.
A vintage ironstone covered soap dish holds faux cranberries
for added color.
Some of my very favorites things are on this buffet.
From the vintage ironstone to birds.
Birds on vases, birds in a print, and small decorative birds here and there.
And . . . a monogrammed vintage grain sack from France.
Ever since I brought this beauty of an ironstone footbath,
I had a faux boxwood wreath suspended in it.
This is a delightful change . . . to celebrate the Winter.
Celebrate Winter? . . . Yes, to celebrate the beauty and the serenity of Winter.
From the magnificent sight of new fallen snow
to the beautiful sunrises of oranges and pinks against a blue sky.
But then again, ask me about the “celebration” a month or so down the road,
when the temps won’t climb out of the 20’s!!! 🙂
Hope you all had a very joyous Holiday . . . filled with making memories
for you to treasure always!
Have a great day!!!
Note: After this post published, I discovered that Loi, from Tone on Tone had written
a post today on Ironstone . . . and when he got to the subject of the wheat pattern
and footbaths, he featured my footbath!
So my footbath is not only featured here today on my blog, but on Loi’s.
Hop over and see his most extensive and exquisite ironstone collection
and how he so beautifully displays them!!
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