Wednesday, December 30, 2009

White Wednesday ~ My Primitive side

Welcome to White Wednesday hosted by my friend Kathleen at Faded Charm. I'm a little late today. Gee I thought I was going to have so much time after Christmas to blog more. haha!!!

The room the 2nd Christmas tree is in is our living room. When you have a family room and a living room it is often the living room that never gets used as much. I guess just for show.
I have to admit it is not the room that I would show off most of the year. Often it ends up with boxes and things I don't quite know what to do with yet. This time of year I finally get some time to organize and clean up.

It's a room that gets plenty of light with 4 full windows down to the floor. Sheers that were my Mothers are the only thing on the windows. I usually have long strips off white muslin that I wrap around the rods....but this winter season I decided to remove them.
I really love this room and in the Winter will sit here and drink our morning coffee.....but lately we've been on a tea kick. We have an old piano in the room so George does spend time in here playing the piano. I like the piano for decorating.
We all have our own talents I guess!
I'll show you that in a later post!

I decorate the tree mostly with neutrals adding copper and brown and lots of feathers. Makes for a primitive woodsy look. I guess I never get tired of's been this way for years now. You know how much I love change and it's not like me to keep anything the same for long.

For now I'm just showing you the mostly white ones but nothing on this tree is really blaringly white.

This two tiered wire basket sits on our coffee table and is always fun to change around every year.

I used to have a few of these little windows and thought they'd be fun to make something interesting with them but I haven't been able to find the rest of them.
Problem with having such a large storage area above the shop.

Yes.... part of my New Years Resolution of reorganizing my storage area.

This cute little skate was given to me by a friend that bought it from Paula back when she sold at a local Church fair. I love it. She would do so well there....people would wipe her out in record time. I unfortunately never got to see it but if you've seen her house you can imagine how wonderful her booth was.
"A la Paula" as I like to call it!

Enjoy your New Year celebrations. Whether you bring in the New Year with good friends or you stay at home with your loved one with a good bottle of champagne remember to be thankful for all that you have.

I am so thankful for so many things in my life and especially for my husband, family, friends, my kitties and this year my wonderful and supportive blogging friends.
I hope to get to know you even better in 2010 and meet new bloggers too.

go make it the best year of your life!
Hugs and Kisses!


Laura said...

Very pretty Carole! I have one of Paula's angel skates too and love it! I hope you and George have a fabulous New Year's Eve and that 2010 brings many blessings!
Take care, Laura

June said...

Hi Carole,
Love your primitive side! This tree is beautifully decorated...and it shows so much of 'you' in it.
Have a wonderful New Years celebration my friend.

The White Bench said...

Carole, all is sooo pretty and you've inspired me to make a primitive tree sooner or later! Hope sooner than later!LOL
The little angels and tiny skate are TDF!
Hugs and Happy New Year!

Sammy Girl said...

Hi, Carole!
So glad to see you show your "primitive side" ... and the angel skate is so CUTE!
Here's to wishing you a FAB-U-LOUS continuation of Christmas (who cares if we decorate in October or after the 25th??) and a HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hugs -
Betty :)

erin said...

happy new year Carole!! i love your whites today, but especially love the sweet Angel Skates and Lambie! here's to another year in blogland! it's been great getting to know you!

Fancy Fodder said...

Your prim tree is beautiful. I have something with primitives,'s hard not to love `em :+)
Every ornament is sooo sweet!
Good luck with reorganizing your storage area.
My storage areas are in need of attention, too.
Thank you for being such a nice friend to me in
I hope your New Year is filled with blessings

Bonjour Madame said...


Your ornaments are so sweet. I've enjoyed seeing your Christmas posts!


Chemin des Muguets said...

Hello Carole,

Your decorations are so pretty. I have not decked the halls this year, so all the wonderful holiday images I am finding on all the blogs is giving me a festive fix.

Happy New Year!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dearest Carole
A beautiful post as always filled with so many treasures i could run riot in your place.. wouldn't know where to look first...

Thank you for being such a great blogging friend. Always supportive and encouraging. It has made the world of difference to my year! And thank you for all your wonderful posts bringing a little New England into my life... Have a great New Year and may 2010 bring you the best!! xxx Julie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I love all your Primitive decorations ~ everything looks wonderful!
I especially adore the sheep and the little skate.
May you have a wonderful year ahead, with much love, good health and many blessings.


chicroses said...

Hi Carol, Just discovered your blog. Really enjoyed looking at all your pretty things. I especially liked the little cathedral window. I surely will be back. Happy New Year..sally

Faded Charm said...

I have so enjoyed seeing all your Christmas decorations and am so glad to have met you through this Blog world. Thanks for lending an ear to all my ramblings. I truly hope the best for you in 2010.

Your friend,


Kickcan and Conkers said...

what a wonderful selection of decorations! I love the angels with music sheet wings.
Hope you have a great New year's Eve and that 2010 is rich with laughter and happiness. Be thankful yes, and live in the present!

Feelings said...

Happy New Year, to you and your family!
I hope all your vishes and dreams , come true!


slommler said...

Your Christmas posts were full of such wonderful eye candy!! This one is no exception! the skate!! 2K10!! Bring it on!! I know it is going to be fantastic!
Happy New Year

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Carole,
Oh so beautiful your post here. I'd better get up and pretty up my house after seeing this beauty. Here's wishing you a wonderful 2010! What are you doing tonight? Happy New Year sweetie ;)

lou said...

So beautiful Carole! I, I love the sound of your room, I would be more than happy to sit by the window.

Happy New Lou xxx

BellaRosa said...

Carole, how I love your decorating style :) It is so you, everything is beautiful and catches my eye and makes me want it all :) I Hope you have a wonderful New Year! May it be full of love, laughter and all good things! I will be home celebrating our wedding anniversary, I couldn't tell you which year, cause we are wacky like that :) but it will be us...ringing in a quiet New Year :) I left a New Years wish for you and all our dear friends on my blog, please visit when you have a quiet moment, hope to visit and talk to you more in the new year! Thank you for your wonderful friendship amor, it has meant the world to me. Besos, Rose

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I just adore those sweet ornaments!
I love the angel with sheet music wings, and those precious little skates. And your windows, too!

Thank you so much for being such a big inspiration to me this past year. And for your friendship, of course!


Pat said...

Beautiful! I will be back to view more of the beauty you have shared.

Jacqueline said...

My dear friend, Carole,
Your 2nd tree is as good as your first. It looks amazing. I love the little skate ornament and the distressed church.... and I hope that you find the other arched windows. I want to see what you do with them next year !!
Thanks so much Carole for your beautiful posts and for all of your support over at mine. You are a kind and generous blogging and emailing friend and I'm so glad that I found you. With much love to you and your family and, of course your cats. Have a brilliant, magical, happy and healthy 2010. XXXX

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Dear Carol,
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your familiy all the best for 2010...So wonderful decoration from your tree as always... I'm looking forward your wonderful decorations this year
Many warm hugs from Germany