Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wrapping Up Christmas

                                                                              Hello everyone,

                                                       Another year is almost over and
                                                       I will soon be taking down all the Christmas
I have taken down the tree in the 
kitchen which is early for me but
 I enjoy having tea with my husband
or a friend in this bay window area
 and the tree while pretty blocked the
view so down it came.You can see
the before and after above.
I love seeing the snow laden trees
out the window.

                                                                      Our Christmas tables

                                                                    After removing the tree
                                                                    it was time for tea.

                                                      This shot was taken today to record
                                                                 our snowfall. I think everyone here
                                                                 is happy with this amount but hoping we
                                                                 don't get anywhere near as much as we
                                                                 did in our record breaking winter last year!

                                                                              I hope to have one more post
                                                                              before the New Year.

                                                                                                 Take care,


Bernideen said...

Dear Carolyn:
Yes, I shall never forget that photo with the snow pushed back on each side of that road. It was telephone pole high. A lovely last Christmasy glimpse of your window here!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I am always so sad to see Christmas go = we keep ours up until Epiphany, when the 3 Wise Men finally got to meet Jesus.

Your tree - and your little tea place by the windows is gorgeous. I adore your lighting that pretty little brown pinecone candle - perfect winter look with that gorgeous snow in the background.

I sure hope it snows here, I *adore* snowy winters!

Sandi said...

Love the snow!

podso said...

Your snow looks beautiful and I can imagine tea at that little window alcove would be so enjoyable. Seems people here are taking Christmas down earlier and earlier. I've been doing it slowly while we still enjoy the tree. Wishing you all the best in the new year!

Jonell w Harrison said...

Ah, Carolyn this is the first day since early December I can indulge in visiting my favorite blog spaces..Now I'm wanting to tweek some of my white spaces. But I am getting ahead of myself since I have not yet gathered up all the company linens and made the guest bedrooms presentable-my choice, I asked the daughter and grands to leave it for me to do at leisure...
I am almost never ready to make it all disappear immediately after Christmas..I delay and delay the latest date on the calendar for tree removal I think was around Jan 15 last year. I do like being able to remove just one or two decorative items and exchanging with another simple uncomplicated piece and like magic it has moved into a new year, a new setting without a lot of work or thought even. thanks again for inspiring always do.

Deb said...

That's such a pretty tea set. Your home looked so beautiful for Christmas, Carolyn. Here, in Ontario, it is a winter wonderland. But, like you, I hope that's it for awhile. "Happy New Year." Deb

Maple said...

Happy New Year Carolyn, it's always beautiful and so relaxing. Thought I saw Andrew at The Village tonight, looked for you.Best to you in 2016

agatek said...

Your house is beautiful. Happy New Year :)

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
We keep the halls decked until Old Christmas Day and I try hard to keep it up until my birthday but we'll see this year...
You have a lot of snow already! We are holding our breath here. I'm sure it will happen soon. We've had bitterly cold temps but still no snow.
Happy New Year to you and Andrew and everybody! XO
Linda at Beautiful Ideas (and Midge)

Akissfromthepast said...

Hello there!
How Lovely interiors! :) very cosy, stylish and beautiful!
Have a happy new year!

Afarmhousefullofhope said...

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures! We have been nothing but gray, rain and fog for over two weeks here in southeast PA-it's so depressing! I doubt we will see any type of snow any time soon! Enjoy your view!

Anonymous said...

A perfect spot for you to dream, read or drink a cup of tea while admiring the snowy landscape just outside your windows. I like the pine cone candle.

May love,happiness, good health be yours throughout the New Year.
Helene @ aquarelles nature

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year Carolyn...your home looks lovely for the Holidays! I look forward to following your Blog again in 2016..

bea de caracas said...

Meilleurs voeux de bonheur pour toi et ta petite famille...
Mille bisousss...