The temperature has been jumping up and down from 30s to single digits. Time to hibernate at home after work. My idea of cozy is a comfortable space, not too formal where the decorating is eclectic to say the least. The tatted doily was saved from life in the Great Big Thrift store and cost a whopping 75c, the disheartening thing is knowing someone spent about 200 hours making it!
After visiting the Bachmans Idea House where flea market style decorating ideas bloom I convinced Mr. Wonderful to get out the drill and make me some finials from the pine cones sent to me by Jane at Aralia Janes They are HUGE!
This petite valentine gift: I love more than 'a partridge in a pear tree'; it's a pink bird in a seed cup! Made for me by Miss Shirley Zetta's Aprons. It's so much fun when you connect in more than blogs visits and that's what Shirley and I have done, emails fly back and forth from our respective parts of the country.
This adorable shadow box came from Stephanie at Creative Indulgences and the little Miss looks like she can face any winter weather! Stephanie has written me several times a week since we were matched in a swap last spring! What fun to learn about life in the Northeast!
Red is my favorite color and my valentine tree held this tag that came with several gifts from Kim the Musing Mama. Kim too, writes regularly, we share the job description of mother to Asian born children, her doll came from China, my boy and girl were born for me in Korea.
Hibernating I look around and enjoy the gifts of friendships, the gifts in the mail are lots of fun but knowing such wonderful women is the real treat!