Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slowly but Surely....


bye bye until next year...I surely loved having you here this year...


I am finally putting a real dent in undecorating my house for Christmas...maybe I should call this my winter cleaning......Yesterday I got the family room tree down and boxed up....where did all these decorations come from??  LOL  It seems like I have been extremely busy since about 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and  it has been a whirlwind of activity since then....WHEW!!!!!!

I had a commitment for the morning yesterday and then......NOTHING    for the rest of the week...time to tackle this house!!!  and get it back in pre holiday order!!  hahaha 

chaos before order

I love to rearrange and redecorate...it feels like I am playing house....absolutely LOVE it...it is my passion.....

so for yesterday, I made vegetable soup and cornbread, played music all day , and moved and dusted, and rearranged..to my hearts content.....but this is no doll house..it is the real thing.....and the furniture tends to be a little heavier than doll furniture..LOL  and it takes a little more strength..so......I plan it in my mind a lot more than I used to....and then do it....

 for now....I have a new end table by my end of the sofa...raised to the perfect height by placing it on books....big thick books..I have so many books and this looks cool...I also have so many little tables and none of them seem to be the right height for where I want them... and I  have a new thrift store find..a club chair..in the back of my SUV just waiting for the right place in the living room....as soon as the rest of the Christmas tubs go to the barn..

my eclectic decorating

I am heading back into it today and tomorrow..my goal is to have it all like I want it by Friday afternoon...even straightening the sewing room so I can sew next week.....and trying to focus on eating out of the pantry and freezer a lot in the next few weeks...yes, it is a yearly thing I do....to prepare for the spring and new growth everywhere..and I KNOW I will want to be outside all of the time....so right now, I am getting my house in order..cleaning out the holiday stuff and replacing it with living stuff...so I will have time to sew, sew, sew before spring arrives...because it can't be long now...only a few weeks away......yes, yes, yes.......

Learning to take advantage of the season we are in comes with maturity....maybe I will really do that this season....it is winter and I am glad......there are benefits and I intend to find them.....a good book, a cozy chair, a cashmere throw , and a fire in the woodstove.......yes, a sure benefit....and my sewing machine and new fabric, even faux fur to make a vest or two..and no guilt because there are no weeds that need pulling right now...it is too cold to do any yardwork..or play....

after Christmas family room


Thank you for stopping by today..if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and we'll share a cup of coffee..in front of this fire.....

I appreciate all of you..thank you for wanting to know about my life..and all of the encouragement you give me to be myself.......until next time.....

                                           Mona

2 comments:

  1. I love that gallery wall in your family room Mona.

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  2. I love those dishes in your first shot!

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