We still have our Christmas decor up.I did a simplistic look this year and even though it is still up past Christmas it is very enjoyable.We don’t take things down until after the new year.It will actually stay up until my daughter heads back to school.Mr. Cottage was shocked to hear that many people take there decor down right after Christmas.I had to fill him in on the fact that it is true!
Since my daughter is home on her school break I thought it would be a good idea to go through toys and things that she has outgrown.It was not an easy task.It never is.
She kept things that are really special to her.And she selected items to be donated to a charity so that they can be loved by someone else.Why do stuffed animals seem to multiply so much!
I am proud of her it’s never easy to look back to the past.Especially your childhood remembering things that were.
We rearranged her books and things and we are getting ready for a fresh start.Her room is next up in the projects that will be tackled in the new year.Making room for the new and parting with the old.
She is excited and I am excited for her.
This set of Florentine tables was a recent find.They were very gold a little too much for this white cottage.So I lightly brushed a coat of Anne Sloan old white and lightly sanded them just a bit.
Roses from our local grocery market brighten things up on these dreary winter days.This is when I long for spring.
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