Yesterday it began. The first of the couple of days total to take down the holiday decor.
I started indoors. Do you do that? Perhaps leave your outdoor decorations a
little longer, lighting up your home and the darkness of the winter nights.
I love driving up our street - the cottage is at the end on the cul-de-sac - and
seeing the brightness welcoming me home.
Also, it's very damp out there now after rain off and on over the past
several days - not conducive to climbing ladders to disrobe the arbor
of its lovely fairy lights, or taking down the Christmas tree still looking
so lovely in the gazebo.
After the holidays everywhere looks bare. Even my sweet santo has lost her
golden wings, glittery headdress and rosary beads, I think she's needs to be
lighter for a while. Her crown remains for now.
My collection domes are in limbo. I replaced a few things but need to completely
redo them with freshly dried rosebuds - these are getting a bit crumbly - and
other little treasures.
The red cushions with their holiday greetings, jeweled snowflakes, curly lambs
and reindeer are boxed up along with the furry red throw. . . .I miss it already!
The hearth is prepared for this evening when I'll be watching the new season
of Downton Abbey, as will many of you I'm sure. I can hardly wait to meet the
new characters, and of course the older ones will, I'm quite certain, continue to bring
us some wonderful Sunday evenings of entertainment.
The mantel is another place where I need to come up with something attractive.
The white iron candlesticks will stay - red candles are gone and the grey ones
are back. I just put these things up for the time being . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . .and, don't laugh, the pumpkins I spray painted nickel silver for Christmas are
still solid as rocks and are hanging about because I love them so and haven't the heart
to toss them out YET!
Are you busy getting back to some semblance of order around your home?
Do you have any special interior projects planned during these cooler months?
Any great books waiting to be read while snuggling by the fire?
Will YOU be watching Downton Abbey Series 5?
Sorry, all these questions, you must think me very nosey!!!