So here we are again fine ladies of blogland and friends that have found your way to my little corner of the world wide web, another year has passed by in a blink. The cottage is looking quite bare as I’ve been packing away baubles and glitz and dreaming of what the New Year might have in store.
I’ve just been poking around this little cottage with the shabby furniture and creaky old floors stowing away Christmas sparkle and thinking about what I’d like to bring back in and what I’d like to edit. I always find myself in this same spot this time of year, getting rid of things and contemplating what to keep. And of course the things that have been bugging me—that I’ve been wanting to change—seem to bug me a wee bit more right about now.
What should be bugging me is the upstairs bathroom we gutted. But I’ve sorta forgotten about it. It’s kinda weird, every now and then I say to myself “oh yeah, our bathroom is gutted!” We closed the door before Christmas and haven’t opened it since; I think it’s about time though.
As far as the cottage and its decor for the upcoming year, I’m thinking fresh, simple, pure, and light like a bar of Ivory soap. Yes that’s it, I’d like this shabby little cottage to be squeaky clean and fresh like a bar of Ivory. However, sometimes it’s hard to keep things looking fresh when I’m naturally drawn to old, weathered vintage pieces, so it’s a happy medium for me I suppose.
I’ve also been trying to get some of the basics over the past few months like area rugs, lighting, and window treatments. I’ll be blogging about some of the cottage basics that I’ve recently purchased and have been totally diggin’. They’ve made themselves right at home here mixed in with the vintage goodies and everyone’s getting along fine.
The twinkly star lights are leftover from Christmas. I left a few things up: the tiny potted tree, all of the outdoor lights, the candles in the windows, and these star lights. I’ve moved them around a few times over the past week and everywhere I place them I love them. They just might be a permanent feature in my winter cottage.
And Happy New Year!