Jan 7, 2013

Smooth Sailing or Rough Waters...

After Christmas
is a busy season
around my house...
time for deep cleaning
and for household projects...
 
this year we are doing a few projects,
hanging some chandeliers,
having a pair of French Doors
 and a couple glass panel interior doors installed
and I have ordered new sofas for the family room...
 
so waters around here have been rough,
messy...
it seems something is torn up in every corner...
 
I hope it will all be coming together
this week...
fingers crossed:-)
 
 
I like to look for after Christmas Deals...
 
this year the only Christmas Decor I bought
were these two handmade felt swans...
 
we have Giant Trumpeter Swans
who winter here in the valley,
so I plan to use these more as
winter decor...
 
 
their Swan Lake
a mirror on the dining room table...
 
 
 
beneath a new to me Chocolate Pot
which I also picked up at an after Christmas Sale...
(for seven dollars,  I love sales!)
 



 
 
 

I hope your New Year
has been smooth sailing so far....

Today I am joining...
 
Thanks for stopping by....

21 comments:

Gayle said...

Oh, it sounds like it will be just beautiful Bella! It will be worth the mess and the chaos. Have a blessed New Year!

Judi said...

Happy New Year!
Your swans are beautiful. We have swans at the cottage also.
Your roses are beautiful as always too. I bet you can't wait to see them outdoors again...spring is coming you know.

It will be nice to have your home back in order for sure and with lovely additions too...we'll wait for pics.

have a great evening
Judi

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Darling swans! Somebody is so clever. I'd love to see your resident swans. They are awesome birds. Oh your house is going to be even fancier! Goody, goody! (But don't wear yourself out!) xx

NanaDiana said...

I can't wait to see the outcome of your "messes". I have never seen anything like your little swans. They are adorable. New Year Blessings- xo Diana

Donna said...

What gorgeous swans! I've never seen anything quite like them. We have swans that live on our lake year round, they are so graceful, I think. Happy New Year!

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Bella,
Your swams are so precious! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
XO
~Wendy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I love those swans, and to think you have some you can see in person, how extraordinary!

Love the pitcher, and always love your roses.

Lovely!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looking forward to seeing your new furniture--love those swans. After Christmas sales are so fun!

Karen said...

Sweet swans, Bella! Can't wait to see your home improvement projects. xx

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella, the swans are so appropriate for winter and I love the "swan lake". That pitcher is just beautiful, I think you got a real bargain there. Good luck with your projects and don't forget to let us see them. Bet it will be pretty..Happy Monday..Judy

jeanetteann said...

Oh, I'm in love with your new little swans and chocolate pot,they are just the nicest. xx

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
I know what you mean about stuff everywhere. I just did a flip of rooms and I had stuff everywhere but so glad I did. Love the new rooms and you will too. Love those little swans so cute.
Kris

Haworth said...

Those little swans are lovely, Bella. A serene oasis in the midst of your New Year projects! And the chocolate pot is so pretty... it seems to reflect the beautiful roses you placed inside. Wishing you a happy year ahead.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Bella... your swans are so beautiful!... and I love your new to you chocolate pot... thanks for visiting this morning... the only comment I got from you was the one that said you got an error... I did a test one of my own and it worked... not sure what is going on there???... all of my other comments seem to be coming through okay... it is impossible to get any help from Blogger!... xoxo Julie Marie

GardenGirl said...

thank you for the sweet visit friend
: )

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Those swans are simply stunning!!

hugs,
Debbie

Debbie said...

What sweet little swans, Bella!
I'm sure your house will look amazing after everything is put back together again.
Happy 2013!
xxoo

Anne said...

What sweet little swans! LOVE the beautiful chocolate pot too! What a steal!
xx
Anne

sandyland said...

fun to picture items at thrift stores in your home

Janneke said...

You created a beautiful swanlake. The chocolat pot is a real gem.

Cindy said...

It is so frustrating and disconcerting in that time before - where everything is messy - before a room is pulled back together... but exciting that you have new sofas coming! Can't wait to see them, and Love your sweet swans!

Cindy