Friday, January 02, 2009

Decorating 101.........

Hi Everyone,
I am settled in my little cottage and all is quiet, the tree is down , most of the decorations are organized and put away for another year. I have a few seasonal items that will sit out all winter. I love the Christmas season but it always feels good to get back to what I call normal again.

I think what you put on your table says a lot about who you are and I guess when I look around I am a person who loves the look of yesterday, old pictures and antiques are what you will find sitting around my little cottage.

For me it is fun to put a look together and then of course go back and change things till it looks just right. My husband will say are you moving that again and I will say yes, until it is just right I will move it again This picture is a table scape siting on my desk in the dining room, also as you will notice RED is my favorite color to decorate with, they say in the decorating world every room needs a touch of red. I may have gone a little overboard on the color, but it looks so good with my gold walls. Light also means a lot when decorating a home, low light on a cold winter evening sets the mood for relax action. The picture above is one of the items that will stay out all winter. I bought this Victorian stocking at Cracker Bar ell it was on sale for 9.99. I just had to have it. I also found this cute winter skate to hang on the inside of my new red door.......just love it and not ready to part with just yet. This little corner with the small light that is always on is in my guest bathroom. This pretty blab hangs on my little Amelia Rose Tree that is also out the year around.............so the Christmas decorations may be put away but the low light mixed with my favorite things makes me feel like a little bit of the season is still here in my little cottage I guess I can say come visit often because the light is always on.
Would you please sign up on Blog gs that follow me-- on my sidebar if you have not done so yet I think it is time to turn on a few more light and love a few more things..lol Love you guys........Sharon K

19 comments:

Michelle said...

I swear, Amelia, that you are my long lost sister. We have the same decorating tastes. Everything looks wonderful to me!
Michelle

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

Hi Sharon, Happy New Year..!
I am blogging again, and have a new name.
Red is my favourite decorating colour too. I just wish I had the courage to paint some walls that colour!
Your place always looks welcoming and cosy!
Sheila @(formerly AsTimeGoesBy)

PEA said...

Happy New Year, dear Sharon!! Every time I see pictures taken inside your cottage, it makes me want to come over and bask in the warmth of it:-) I just love the way you decorate and the little vignettes you do are so beautiful. My house is now back to normal after putting away all the Christmas decorations and taking down the tree...now I want to make a few changes and you've given me some ideas:-) Love you! xoxox

Happy To Be said...

Sharon Happy New year to you...I just love the way the light glows in your guest bathroom..its all very pretty..and i am already one od your followers..hugs and smiles Gloria

Kelli said...

What cozy winter decorations, Sharon! Happy New Year to you and your family!
~Kelli

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I admire your drive
Wish I had my Christmas put
away

I'll get to it..I'm sure

hugs

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sharon,
Happy New Year, Thanks for your visit I am so blessed to meet new friends and your words of encouragement truly touched my heart. I'm glad you left a comment or I would never have found your precious blog. I have some of the same love for older treasures and I look forward to coming back and to be one of your bloggy followers.

Hugz Lorie

Susan P. said...

Your cottage is so warm, cozy, and inviting ~ the perfect place to find respite from the cold!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sharon,
Your Victorian stocking is the coolest and prettiest little thing. I always find treasures at Craker Barrel as well. LOL!

Hope you 09' is starting out great.
~Melissa :)

Kerri said...

Your cottage looks so cozy, warm and festive.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Sharon.
Loved seeing your family photos :)
Wishing you joy and blessings for the new year.

kathy said...

How fun - I got to go back and review all your beautiful vignettes , now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over -
Kathy - ga

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I have a habit of leaving the Christmas holiday wrappings and trimmings throughout my living room, because I hate to let go of the events that have taken place, especially when my children leave to go back to the hustle and bustle of their own lives.
This empty nest... is definitely for the birds.
Thanks for sharing your warm and inviting setting. It makes me want to sit and chat over a cup of tea.

Thanks for stopping by my lil' blog.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

prof en retraite said...

Oh I love the little lamp with the bunnies beside it in the bathroom! You are right, there's nothing like a little light on to make a place feel homey! Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great week...Debbie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Red is my favorite color too. I love the little light in the bath....

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Sharon, thank you for your visit! You have a great blog, I am signing up as a follower. Kristen

Sharon said...

Your home is so beautiful! I LOVE red too! I really like all of your red touches! You can never have too much! :0) I love your little lamp in the bathroom.

Hugs, Sharon

judypatooote said...

OK so I started from the top and didn't read this post that your tree is down....I knew it....your pictures are beautiful....they would look great on one of my cards....hehe.....well enjoy a cup of Earl grey with me.....I'm heating the water now....love ya, judy

Deb said...

Hi Sharon! I must try to spruce up my tables, I can't remember what was on them before the Christmas decorations went up. Well you're back in the swing of things and everything looks perfect! Deb

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Sharon,
Your Amelia Rose Cottage always looks so pretty. Love all these cozy little corner!
Hugs))

Teddy Bear


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