Another snowy sunless day here in the Northeast. The trees and garden floors are covered in fluffy snow. Such a pretty site but the brutally freezing temperatures and winds make it impossible to step outside. So I stayed in my PJ's all day, drank some hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows of course) and decided to put away the Christmas decorations.
Yes, I was ready to reclaim my home from Christmas and so this seemed like the perfect day to take on the task. Thank goodness my husband was a willing participant. Each room was cleaned, dusted and refreshed as the decorations came down. It is such a great feeling to have everything organized and in its place. I even did a little re-decorating in the dining room and in the living room. I placed a couple of old faux books stored in the basement on top of a small mantel in the foyer for a more rustic and welcoming look. I then added a lamp, small topiary and a few accents pieces found around the house to finish the look. But before completing the design, I took a few minutes to play around with the camera and snapped a few shots to share with you.
Isn't it amazing how we uncover beauty in the simplest items? They are all within our reach if we stop to look. An old book or forgotten pitcher... A pretty tea cup will always make my day. We are surrounded by beauty everyday of our lives. A simple smile from a child, a comforting hug from a loved one, sitting around the table with our families and even the happy welcome of our pets. All meaningful and beautiful to me. What gives you happiness?? What things do you find beautiful??
Simple objects and yet so beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful week.