"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter is Blue and White!

Happy New Year!  Many blessing to everyone.  I'm stopping in for a quick post to wish everyone well and to show you how I'm greeting these cold days of winter.

I spent today packing away all of the holiday decorations and thinking about how I should change the decor of my sun/tea room.  I decided on blue and white for winter so over the next few days, I will be happily adding blue and white accents to this room.  Here's a little peek at what I've done thus far.

As you can see, I've yet to take down the sweet little pine and berry garland, kinda hate to see it go. The Blue Onion teapot is one of my favorite miniature teapots.  It goes perfectly with the blue and white lace runner.  The alabaster vase is filled with hydrangeas from my garden.  The blue hydrangea is a Nikko Blue, it was a slightly deeper blue when I cut it but after it dried, it took on that faded blue colour that I love.  I don't remember the name of the cream coloured one.  I also added a few silk roses to fill in.  Lastly, there's a little blue bird peering over at the snowmen.  She knows that one day they will go away and spring will be near.  Until then, they will remind us that it is indeed winter, and they'll keep watch as we sit and enjoy our afternoon tea.

Have a great week everyone, thanks for stopping by...Keep warm!

Linking to Tea Time Tuesday , Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday  and A Return to Loveliness beautiful blogs...Enjoy your visit.


Cheryl said...

Happy-happy New year! *woot-woot*

Shirley said...

Happy New Year Vee, Other then the cold and wind our winter has been really different this year. We have even sneaked in a few days of 60 degrees, but the wind has been strong. I have enjoyed reading your blog tonight after taking a nap in the chair. I was actually working on a table runner for Easter. I must have needed it or I wouldn't have done it. I like the new blue and white look. Have a wonderful 2012. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

TinaTx said...

Beautiful picture. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the room.
Happy New Year.

xinex said...

I really like it, Vee. Beautiful! Blue and white really speaks winter and is so classic. Happy New Year!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Blue and white is beautiful together. Pat

Suffia said...

Calm and soothing. The colors compliment each other nicely. Happy New Year.

cindy said...

Glad to have found you through tea time tuesday. Winter is blue and white and blue. Wonderful welcome colour for guests. Happy New Year.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Vee,
Your room is lovely and what a gorgeous cabinet! Pretty teapot and love your hydrangeas! Blue and white is such a lovely colour combination. Thank you for sharing this with us today and Happy New Year!


Snap said...

Wonderful little teapot. I like white and blue for winter. Lovely room. Happy Tea Day and Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year, Vee! I am still in the midst of clearing away the Christmas decor and redecorating each room - or should I say re-accessorizing? Love your start - blue and white is a very serene color combination and just perfect for these winter months. Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Lavender Cottage said...

I think you should leave your pine and berry garland up for winter. Earlier today I was talking to one of my daughters who has something similar and she's going to leave hers up until spring arrives - why not?
Your little tea venue looks very charming.

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful!!!
Happy New Year!


Judi said...

Happy New Year! Its good to see you.
I like the blue you are setting up..very pretty. The picture with the sun shining through and all your sweetness on the table is lovely.

Your Christmas tree and decorations were so festive. Very pretty also.

You have a spinning wheel? How exciting and your sewing machine has a very special spot too. How lovely....

hope you have a good evening...and come back soon!

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