Hello, Vixens!!! How are all of you, especially those on the east coast with Winter Storm Jonas’ wrath behind-er, around you? How did you spend your time snowed in? Cuddling under a toasty blanket with you favorite book, person or pooch? Or cooking big pots of stew and soup? Or just catching up on sleep? Whatever you did, I hope you and yours were safe and warm.
Original Source: Charles M. Schulz
Saturday brought us remnants of the storm and I reveled in the beauty of my first snow storm as a CT resident!!! The snow did not start here until around noon and in total I think we received somewhere between 3-5 inches. It was a little hard to tell for sure with the wind drifts. Here is a picture I shared on Instagram about two hours in:
I have trouble parting with my Christmas tree every year, especially when it still looks so healthy and green. So instead of throwing it into the recyclable bin, I put it outside my front door after Little Christmas, or the Feast of the Epiphany. It seemed to thrive despite the bitterly cold weather of late and the snow:
I think I am going to use the shortening tin again next year to hold my tree. I really like the way it looks. I usually use a crock to hold it, but since this tin was bigger, I was able to get a larger tree. What do you think?
As much as I should have spent my time inside unpacking my “Hoarders“-like apartment, I did the next two best things: caught up on sleep and scoured the Internet for decorating inspiration. I have a small wall in the bedroom part of my studio that I think would be perfect for a faux fireplace. I got the inspiration from Kathleen at Faded Charm, who was kind enough to let me share two of her pictures with all of you:
Courtesy of Faded Charm
Isn’t everything you see in the room simply stunning??? I really adore her style, especially how she strategically places pops of color amongst the neutral palette. Look at the way she has displayed a chandelier on a stand:
Courtesy of Faded Charm
I have a chandelier that I want to hang in my new apartment, but in case I cannot due to rule restrictions, I can do what Kathleen has done and add candles instead of bulbs for a gorgeous ambience.
I just love the cut glass design on my chandelier:
I also have a mirror that I hung over the fireplace mantel in my house. I think it will be perfect for the faux fireplace project. What do you think:
So now starts the hunt for the perfect fireplace surround and mantel. Maybe by the time I find it I will have room to use it if I can get passed my procrastinating ways. If I don’t, the threat of a “Hoarders” episode is more real than imagined. But then again, I would have a cleaning crew and a professional organizer to help me so it might be worth it!!! Just kidding. I am not really a hoarder, just an anti-proactive person who is a little lazy sometimes because daydreaming is soooo much fun!!!
Any tips for getting past my dreams and into action?
And how did you spend your weekend?
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!