02/02/2012 § Leave a comment
So it’s a good thing that some of us can spend the best part of the day with our feet up on the sofa,
warm and snuggly on a patchwork quilt …
or on a warm rug, just waiting for that blanket to drape over Missus’ lap
and keep our ears warm!
Belle & Misty love a warm house when it’s freezing outside. And boy, is it freezing outside?
I reckon the troika scenes on my Russian lacquer boxes are not so far removed from reality!
Minus 26 degrees in Moscow – seriously brrrrrrrr!
The boxes appear when it first feels like winter and share our low side table with candles, Russian pottery bunnies and Stargazer, by Dawn Benson – here, catching the first rays of the winter sun through the window. They’ll stay out until Spring has officially arrived!
Meanwhile, on the patio …
Flora continues to eye up the watering can as a potential mate!
I can sort of see that the shape of it is similar to a handsome drake!
She just loves this thing and flirts outrageously with it, especially first thing in the morning.
Stay warm – it’s really cold outside!
31/12/2011 § 1 Comment
Out with the old and in with the new!
Much as I absolutely leap with joy and anticipation at Christmas – all the excitement, decorations & preparations – once the day itself has passed I have very limited patience with all the kerfuffle!
I love the Christmas cosiness of our lounge with the tree and sparkling lights …
and once we have bid ‘Farewell’ to the Christmassy decorations on New Year’s Eve, I strive to keep some winter magic –
to prolong the chilly season and enjoy a fresh start for the New Year …
to wish for snow and enjoy my collection of Russian china and troika boxes …
to add a dash of vibrant colour with some Mary Rose Young pottery …
to keep candles and lanterns twinkling bright …
to fill the vases with fresh flowers!
Happy New Year