A Fresh Look for the New Year

 Before I share some changes I have made I wanted to thank Kim from Savvy Southern Style for featuring this post HERE And Jocie from The Better Half: Humble Party for featuring this post HERE.
And Marian AKA Miss Mustard Seed for sharing this post HERE on her facebook page!Thank you all so much! I am so honored and I really appreciate being featured on your beautiful blogs and facebook too!

I know I said I was not going to take my Christmas decor down until after the holidays.But my fresh greens were no longer fresh.My Husband went back to work and my daughter was having a sleepover with a friend.So yesterday I decided I would start packing some things up.

Nothing ever goes back the way you had it before.Which is a good thing since I like to change things up a bit.Especially this time of the year.

I know we are no where near summer around here.A light dusting of snow still sits on the ground.But this is when you need to bring in a bit of color to your home.
One of the reasons I LOVE a white home is that you can add any color and change it anytime you want.

I decided to add a bit of turquoise to my kitchen.An old seltzer bottle found recently and some old blue ball jars are added to my old farm table in my kitchen.Although I don’t really like to frolic in the snow believe me you can ask my family! I love the way that sounds don’t you?
A warm candle sits on my vintage bread board with the soft fragrance of citrus in the air.I really love to burn candles this time of the year .This was recently shared by Karianne of Thistlewood Farm .

Added more blue jars to this vintage find.Not sure what it is for but I knew it would look perfect with my dried flowers.

Just for fun I decided to add this beautiful oil painting.When I saw this it put a smile on my face.I think you should always surround yourself with things that make you happy.And this does.

Yes it does have a gold frame.I don’t use much gold in my home.But it’s just enough for this area and gives it a bit of warmth.A little more of that greenish blue in the leaves really works with those bottles too!

I am planning on taking the rest of my Christmas decor down over the weekend.I am tweaking things here and there to freshen things up and I have some projects that are soon to get started.
What are you working on this weekend?
Shabby Art Boutique
Funky Junk SNS
Twigg Studios
Life on Lakeshore Drive
Between Naps on the Porch
Coastal Charm
Cedar Hill Ranch Cow Girl Up
Elizabeth & co
Shades of Amber
Prinp Junktion: Primp your stuff
Savvy Southern Style WOW
Knick of Time
From my front porch to yours
No Minimalist Here
The Brambleberry Cottage
French Country Cottage
Common Ground
The Vintage Farmhouse
Jennifer Rizzo 

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  1. says

    Everything looks so fresh and pretty, Anne! I just love that rose painting.

    I just took all the Christmas decorations down yesterday, and am working on freshening things up at home as well. I always enjoy doing that at the first of the year.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. says

    Ooo I love the turquoise! Such pretty jars and the rose oil painting goes perfect above the cabinet perfect! This weekend we are staying put and watching movies…I might decide I want to move some furniture around..Oh boy!

  3. says

    The white with the pop of blue is so stunning. Luv it.
    I too took my Christmas decor down today. I was to keep it up until 12th night, but…. Every was gone today , and I felt motivated. Took me 7 hours , but it’s done. The garage is a MESS.Containers everywhere. But that Mr will put all the containers in the attic tomorrow.
    Winter decor is here.. so pretty.
    Cheers, Gee

  4. says

    Your changes looks so lovely Anne! Seeing all your beautiful whites, it makes me want to change things in my home. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  5. says

    I love the touches of blue in your kitchen. It’s just enough. I love the new floral picture you got too. I think it’s perfect above your hutch. I think we all feel the need to warm up our spaces after the decorations come down. It just feels so bare.

  6. says

    Love the touches of blue. I so love that kitchen and dining area in your home. So bright and pretty. Love the way the light comes in that room too. It looks really great. It is so hard when the Christmas pretties come down and the blah is there but you have done a great job on this space. It looks so fresh and bright. Love it.

  7. says

    Love that painting, Anne! Your home looks so lovely. I just finished putting our Christmas stuff away yesterday. I saved the tree for last since it was the biggest job ~ first up, last down. : ) I actually can’t find a few of the things I put away. It’s a small place now, so they can’t have gone far. It will give me an opportunity to do something a little different anyway!

  8. says

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  9. says

    Congrats on all the features, Anne! Your home is looking very fresh with the cool blues you’ve added to your all-white decor. I love the selzer bottle and it’s on my list of things to find this year.

  10. says

    Hi Anne,
    We’re on the same page – I like to change things up instead of trying to put everything back like it was before. As always, your changes look great!

  11. says

    Everything looks so beautiful!! Oh, I love that drying rack. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. I am so thrilled to have you!

    I am so sorry I am just now visiting. Last week was one of those weeks. :) Have a wonderful weekend.


  12. says

    I just love your cottage and your special touches. I am especially drooling over that blue antique seltzer bottle and I must find one. They are just so expensive. If I could find one under $80 I would be happy! way under lol

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