Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday, and are all geared up to make 2013 an even better year than 2012. I am in the midst of taking down all of the Christmas decorations, and believe me, it's no small task! It is always with a little bit of sadness that I say good-bye to all of my beloved ornaments and the wonderful nativity and the trees and china and glasses and those awesome pine cones. But I am always ready, too, for a more sparse time when it comes to decorating. I am ready to get rid of the red and green and glitter and extra stuff, and pare down to an organized, orderly space. I am going to keep the burlap for a while, because I just LOVE it. Can't seem to get enough of it. So, right now, I have transitioned from this:
Which is now just a pile like this:
And the little shelf in my kitchen looks something like this:
It is the time of year when I like brown as a stable, earthy tone in my decorating schemes. I also use a lot of plain candles, because no matter how dark and dreary it is outside, I just love to see candlelight shining in my home. And, it is a time of year that I just itch to organize EVERYTHING! I will start with my office, which is in desperate need of a makeover. And, we are sort of exchanging areas in the office, so it's a perfect time to de-clutter and clean! Do you have any big jobs planned for the month of January? How do you chase away the cold, winter doldrums in your decorating projects? I'd love to hear!
On the BARN SALE front, I an proud to say that we are ready to get started on shopping, and we got together this past Saturday to select the dates for the spring sale. We will be open on Thursday night the 11th of April, and then all day Friday and Saturday, the 12th and 13th. Can't wait to assemble a wonderful selection of antiques for you...we need to buy a lot, because you loved what we had at the Christmas sale, and it's looking empty in the barn!
Hope you have a great day...and watch for more frequent posts this year...it's one of my new year's resolutions!