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Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year, New Vignettes

Happy New Year to all of you!
This is my first post for 2013.
It seems like it was only yesterday that I said that about 2012.
Did you have a nice Christmas and vacation time?
We did.

I have removed all of the Christmas decor and have gone back to neutral with red as the accent.

When a room is as small as this one, it's easy for it to look cluttered.
I decorated yesterday, took a photo of it and realized that it looked far too cluttered.
A calm feeling in my home is important.

That's a little better, for a while anyway.
Do you see the cute little pegs in the glass pitcher?
Those came from Pat's etsy shop over at Corn in my Coffee Pot . She has some very nice vintage items for sale. And she threw in a cute little dish mop that she had crocheted. Thanks Pat, you're a sweetie.

I want to put together a post featuring all of last year's projects, and there are a lot. 
I will work on that for next week.

Until then, have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
Thank you so much for your visit and the sweet comments that you leave.

 I will talk to you next week.

Hugs, Cindy

I have recently met a couple of my neighbours who walk for an hour every day in our neighbourhood.
This is what it looked like this morning, beautiful, don't you think?


oldthings said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Cindy !You made a lovely change in your home !It looks calm and bright !
The view of your neighbourhood is amazing !

Greet Lefèvre said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR my dearest friend!!! Oh yes time goes so fast!
We did have a wonderful time with our children and grandchildren!
I hope you did too!
Love your home changes! I have said this before, I know, but I everytime I see a post about your cozy cottage, it feels as I was there before! Love love love all the coziness and hapiness your home radiates!

Big hug to you Cindy!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cindy. Yes, it's hard to believe we are well into the first week of a new year. I love your cozy living room. The suitcase on top of the table is perfect to bring the height of the table up to the arm of the chair. And it's a beautiful colour too! I hope you have a lovely weekend and stay warm. Hugs, Pamela

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Time does seem to be flying doesn't it! Love your cozy room Cindy...HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That snowy path is perfect. Like a Christmas card. I love your red and white. My fave. We left a lot of blank space after the tree came down too. Love it after the busy holidays. Happy New Year!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your room looks pretty! I love the vignette on the trunk.

RicKaren said...

I like it! It looks sweet and valentine-ish. I am going to try to get mine done this weekend. New baby has me a little behind, but he is worth it!

Shabby soul said...

What a lovely room, my darling friend. No, really it doesnt't seem too cluttered, cozy and welcoming, instead! I love the vignette on the coffee table.
In Italy usually we remove our Christmas decor on 7th of january, after Befana has come, and so will do I.
A marvelous new year to you my darling friend!

Gail said...

Oh Cindy, what a pretty vignette you created! I love your touches of red!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

It's me said...

Happy new year from

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Happy New Year Cindy. I think walking with some neighbours is a wonderful way to get some exercise - and especially on such a bright sunny day. I think you hit just the right note in your living room of pretty, but calm.

podso said...

Happy new year Cindy. Your winter decor looks lovely, as does your snow!

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year, Cindy! I think you've definitely achieved that "calm" effect that you seek in your "small" room :)

I'm always soothed by a visit to your blog.

♥ Rebecca

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy New Year Cindy!! I love the cozy feel to this room! LOVE that trunk!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Cindy! Your home looks very inviting and the snow scene outside is pretty. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Mildred

Julie Harward said...

That is beautiful! I love to put Christmas away and start the look her and the red! :)

Brittany said...

Happy New Year to you! I love your room. I also really try to keep a calm feeling in our house, (I'm not real big on clutter!) and I think you got yours just right! =)

cuori e perline said...

Oh Cindy! Happy new year to all your family!
Your decor are beautiful!!!!
A hug

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your home, your neighborhood... just beautiful!!! {sigh} wish I were there taking a walk down that sidewalk back to enjoy a cup of coffee beside your fireplace... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Sharon de Jager said...

Happy new year Cindy! May you and your family enjoy a year of health happiness and joy! Wishing you a lovely weekend. Sharon x

Faye Henry said...

It looks lovely, dear lady.. Wish mine looked as well.. Next week perhaps.. So pretty even if it is cold, eh? God bless..

Pondside said...

Your photos make a snowy winter look appealing - but in reality, I like my rainy winters!
I love the pops of red with your white!

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy,
Happy new year! I hope you and your family had a very blessed Christmas.

Your room looks very cozy and inviting. A nice place to snuggle with a good book on a cold winter's day!


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your pops of red are perfect for a snowy winter. Very cozy too. I took all my decorations down but haven't done anything else. I need to fluff a bit. :o) Keep warm and have a lovely Sunday!

Betty said...

As always, it's a pleasure to see the changes you make to your cosy living room.
I love the 'post-card' snowy scene:)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy New Year Cindy!
LOVE your new header!

nannykim said...

It is funny how taking a picture of a room can show you the good points as well as flaws you do not notice in real life; I wonder why that is? Sometimes I actually like something, but the photos I do not like (in regards to my home)--ah well

Chandra said...

Thanks for linking to that Etsy store! I've already spotted a few things I like! I like the red accents you have in your home, too. :)

More Modern Modesty

anangloinquebec said...

Love the red accents Cindy. Lucky you to have a walking group!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It's so lovely there, Cindy! Isn't it funny how taking a photograph of an room, makes you see it through new eyes? I love the cozy calm of your home!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Your house looks so cozy. I've enjoyed your outdoor photos too. Just can't imagine all that snow. It sure is beautiful. Posted a couple of pics of my house on the blog today. Hoping to hurry up and get some more up but still working on things. It's a snail's pace I tell ya!

Anne said...

I so know what you mean about clutter getting you down! I've been noticing that about my house too. Time to clear out and re-do!! My spring garage sale is going to be a doozy this year!!


Shelia said...

Happy new Year, Cindy. Your room looks o pretty all deChristmaed. Loved your red accents too. All ,y decorations are still up since I've been grand babying.
Here's to another year o blogging with you sweet friend.
be sweetie,

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Cindy-- I'm finally back on the net after a week your new vignettes and glad to see the pins made it! They look adorable sitting there with the natural elements you have going on here!
I am like you...have little space, so I know it's easy to let things get cluttered up...I must say- you're home never looks cluttered. It's beautiful!

thanks for the shout out! Pat