Wednesday, January 22, 2014

~~~Letting the House Take a Deep Breath!!!~~~

Hello my friends! I have been VERY busy since returning from Fl. on Sat. night taking Christmas down.....finally!!! Joe didn't want me to do it before I left so I came home to all of it. Plus he hurt his backl so I have been carrying all the bins up the stairs and then back down after packing them. Let me tell you going up and down the steps about a bazillion times is GREAT exercise for your butt:):):) So, I wanted to share the morning room as that is where I start. The tree was in here so I am showing you how I put it away and then the morning room dressed down for Winter. Here is a good tip for you. I keep the very top section of the tree decorated and next year I just have to fluff the bows and the berries and sticks and it's good to go!!!
 I also fold the tree skirt and tulle and place it in the box too.
 There you go, all closed up and ready to store til next year!
 Now here are the "bare bones" of the room all cleaned and vacummed.
 I have set a "Winter White" table with touches of greens that I will share tomorrow.
 I have chosen to concentrate on a soothing green color palette for Winter. I feel it is very calming. Today the sun is shing BRIGHTLY after we got 11 inches of snow yesterday!!!
 The plants and plant shelf were in the master bedroom for Christmas and have been brought back out here.

 I have had this large fish basket for MANY years. It holds large pieces of bamboo.

 I have had this bakers rack in here since we moved in but am going to make a change. I have decided I want to put the hutch that Joe made me in here. I think it will be a better fit for the room.

 I love the 2 faux topiaries that I found in the Fall at Tuesday Morning. The green, pagoda shaped lantern holds a candle on a timer. It gives off a beautiful, soft glow in the evening.

Thanks so much for your visit. Now that I am home and getting organized I will be able to blog again!! I hope you are all staying warm: it was 3 degrees when I got up with wind chills between minus 15-20!!! BRRRRR.  XO, Pinky
I am linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. I LOVE it! I also love how the sun shines in that room. It looks so warm with all that snow outside.
    I love the piece that Joe made for your eating area in the old house and think it will look great in your morning room.

  2. LOVE! YOur sunroom is just that! A room that the sun spills in and glows all over everything! No wonder everything love to grow in that room! I need your green thumb!

  3. Welcome back! Can't wait to see what you've done for a winter table.

  4. I love your saying of the house taking a deep breath. I feel my home doing the same thing as I turned towards spring and sunshine and warmth. Here, and in my other home in England, it's been relatively mild...thank goodness...and I'm starting to see signs of spring everywhere. Your fresh, green plants and that clean crispness is very refreshing. :)

  5. What a lovely room, so sunny and cheerful and your plants really work so well in there!

  6. Always so sad when Christmas is put away...your house is lovely! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!

  7. Always so sad when Christmas is put away...your house is lovely! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!

  8. We just got a good fresh coat of snow too! I love your sunny room~perfect for your plants.


  9. I love the light in your sun room and with the temps dropping I'm betting you love it too. Those topiaries are wonderful.

  10. Love the bakers rack in the room Pinky…so much beautiful light in the room that makes your plants to happy!…hope Joe is feeling better!

  11. Pinky,
    The green plants, live and fauz, are just stunning in your sunroom, dear friend!!! A welcoming sight after the Christmas is put to rest for another year!
    I'll be back to see the switch in furniture, accessories and the Winter tablescape, soon!!!

  12. Your room is filled with life and sunlight I love it!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . Big Hugs

  13. The green looks great! I'll take any color but white!! LOL... It's nice to see the sun and your room looks so nice lit up with it. Tearing down Christmas is the worst...I always question my sanity for putting all of that stuff up at that point! Hope Joe's back is better soon!

  14. These days I don't have much Christmas to put away as I've significantly cut back on decorating. Even so, it makes me happy when its all put away. With your Christmas tucked away, your room is sunny and bright.

  15. I really like the calm and serene look you have going, Pinky. I always do that, too, after all the color & glitz of the holidays. Letting the house take a breath is a great way of expressing it.

  16. Everything looks great Pinky! Thanx for coming to THT.


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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