Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sunshine snow_22January 2011
The whole nations has been blanketed in snow (well every state but 2)
and Connecticut is no exception.
Now I have to say that I was getting confused as to why we were
the only ones not getting any snow.

Well the lesson here is
watch what you WISH for!!!
dirty snow
I didn’t go out with a tape measure but I’m thinking 15” or so and
according to the weather men it’s more snow
that we’ve had in 15 years from one storm.
More coming this weekend!!!!!
The day after the big snowfall I took pics just to record for posterity
but as you know pics taken on a “no sun” day are a little flat.
Snow storm_35January 2011
Notice the weight of the snow pulling apart this arborvitae.

It’s been in the single digits at night….bbbrrrr
but during the day the sun has been shining for the most part so the icicles have been such a bonus.
graphic pen

The yard even looks better with snow blanketing all the forgotten clean up.


nigella at window
Nigella watching George as he labors outside with the snow blower.
( yes that’s the tree on the left….
and still as fresh as when she came in)
nigella close
She’s happy to be spending time in this sun drenched room especially now that Mom
took down the curtains in there for cleaning and decided it looked better
without them.
living room shot
Loving the sunshine in that room.
Tried using a bit of red this year but not sure I liked it.
I’m not as good with red as my friend Evi
Yes like I said still have our tree up but I won’t bore you with Christmas decorations…..
just a few silly candy canes.
I know 95% of you have packed it away.
I will too soon and then replace it with Valentines Day décor.
candy canes

It’s been great to use this room again. We really ignore it
the rest of the time so we’re making a point of having coffee in the morning or tea at night here.
That under used room that we wonder why we have until
Do you have a favorite room?


Jacqueline said...

Oh my God that your house ? It's HUGE !!! I love it. The outside is so pretty and the inside is gorgeous. I don't think that you have shown us this much before. I love all of your cushions, the candlestick, the wire weathervane, the sconces, the piano, the snow.....shall I go on ?!!!! I love where you live and the house that you live in. You have made it so lovely Carole. You show us all of your friends beautiful homes but, I think that yours is up there with all of them. My special request is that you should show us some more of your fantastic home. Sorry but, under blogging law, you have to !! haha. XXXX


Love the photo, that looks like a cartoon X-mas card, how so you do that?. Love the room you are having tea in, I am like you, about forgotten rooms. Our home is so big and we do not use our downstairs as much as we should, We have it all but one room updated and the updating makes it more enjoyable.........We have tryed to go in our family room every Sunday. Have a great weekend Carole. HUGS MARY

Olive Cooper said...

The photo of your house would be a splendid Christmas card next year! We enjoy our den at the yellow house where we build a fire and in the summer we live on the deck. At the old house we will take any room that is warm!

Kathleen said...

Looks like here! I still have candy canes in a copper mug on the window sill! Not peppermint though!
Too much snow for me, but no one asked me!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Carole ~ beautiful winter wonderland photos! We got around 2 feet of snow here last Wednesday with a bit o' melting the next day. Deep freeze is on though...even today's bright sunshine couldn't warm us up!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I think I'll have another Marguerita as I sit here on the lanai by the pool. So sorry I missed another snow storm...hehehe.
My favorite room? Well, it would have to be this outdoor one in my sister's home!
Sorry to know I love you!
P.S. Your photos sure make the snow look pretty!
P.P.S. Beautiful home pics!

Renee Finberg said...

my mom has been snowed in up in mid-coast maine.
i would love to be in the snow.

but, your looks so content.

come and collect an award at my place
hugs xx

MJ Ornaments said...

My favorite room is where my family your photos Carole!!!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your house is beautiful, Carole! I like snow as long as I'm not in surrounded by it ;-). So I really enjoy looking at your wonderful pictures. Don't you just love icicles? They are so pretty. The b+w editing turned out great. The picture got such an antique look like it came from a photo album of your grandma. How can you ignore that lovely room??? It looks so cozy and inviting. I love all your beautiful pillows and that wire piece in the background. I would never want to leave that couch.
Cecil just tells me that it's high time for his breakfast. I better go feed him ... :-).
Have a great Sunday, dear friend!
Hugs to you,

Bleudelavande said...

Oh my godness Carole your home is simply fabulous!
Have a nice sunday!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Carole
Your home is absolutely glorious!!! love it... love your stye and decor .. all of it.. so I won't itemize or we will be here forever.. Love what you have done with those shots of the front of the house also.. and my my.. we do have a big home!! all the better to entertain me when I come and camp on your doorstep!!... I didn't realise you lived in a two story home. haven't heard you mention steps!! hahaha

Well I don't have a favourite room where I live at present.. no room... my favourite room is your room!! haha.. that last shot.. just love it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

ps .. love the white framed mirror!!!

It's me said...

I really like your home Carole !!it is so so so favorite place in the home is the kitchen.......all things happened round the kitchen table warm and cosy the heart of our house.......lovely

slommler said...

Love the snow pics..and I am glad I am not there! Ha! Not a fan of snow for sure!
Your pics are fabulous! And, to make you feel better, my Christmas decor is still up and I am proud of it. It too will remain until I start doing Valentine's Day decor. It took me four or five weeks to get all the Christmas stuff way I am taking it down so quickly!!
Besides, I love me the Christmas tree lights at night!! Love love love it!
PS My fav room is living room and my studio

trash talk said...

Hard to believe anything so beautiful could be so treacherous as snow...'cause it is breath taking...which is your home. I'm with Olive...that's a Christmas card just itching to be printed!
P.S. Nigella sure is one beautiful supervisor!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Carole, what a treat to see your beautiful it! I can't imagine 15" of've certainly captured it's beauty. Are you able to get out?

Looks like kitty is content to be inside and warm. Well stay warm and enjoy your lovely room. I guess my favorite room is my living room, but my home is so small, there's not a lot of choices!


Rebecca said...

Your pictures are gorgeous... loved seeing your home, I knew it would be wonderful.
The snow looks awesome but sooo much work. We hardly have any on the ground maybe a couple of inches but it has been cold. I am ok with it this year, gives me a little time to catch my breath and cocoon. Well, clean anyway.
Blessings this Sunday to you

FrenchGardenHouse said...

brrr....but it IS breathtaking! Thanks so much for visiting me today. Happy New Year, Carole, xo Lidy

Bonnie said...

Beautiful pictures.

maría cecilia said...

Hi Carole, that´s a lot of snow!! My husband and son were in Atlanta this wednesday and they couln´t´t get the airplane back to Chile, the airport was closed until next day.
The room you are using now is really, really lovely.

Candylei said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love how you play with your photographs and the end results are so charming!

robyn said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS...I love your kitty and I really love that room! So bright and pretty! My fave room is my kitchen and family room (they run together) Thanks for posting on my give away! said...

Yeeeeaaaaa LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your home!!!! (And don't worry I won't say a word to George;) Your winter pics are great. I think the red looks so pretty against the white. I still have candy canes too:) They will probably be here until Easter. I heard 30 inches of snow on Friday. I hope its just a sick joke because I don't know where we will put it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Pretty pics, Carole. You've got waaaaay more snow than we have!!!
And I love your rooms - so bright and beautiful!

June said...

I have an unfavorite room. I love all the rooms in my house...but the extra bedroom (used to be sewing room) is in limbo and I hate going in there seeing the mess. If I had a favorite room, it would be the livingroom. So calm in there, and unlike our family is always clean.
Your snowy picks are just dreamy. Your home is gorgeous!!! Inside and out!
Soon enough the snow will be gone and you will be able to do the clean up then. lol! It always manages to wait for us.
I am loving the JAL issue so much! Thank you!
sending hugs

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful snow pics, Carole......but I know as well as you, it looks prettier from inside the house by the fire.

Craigslist is a real hit or miss for me. Believe me, I worked for this cupboard.....I was only looking for about 6 months and there was either nothing or too high. I stopped looking for a while and then this one appeared the next time I tried. I think you have to be very persistent and I don't always have the time.

BTW, I received my magazine yesterday and enjoyed thumbing through it last night. Thanks for helping me with mt "junk" fix...hahahaha.

Take care,


vicki said...

Carole -
love the snowy photos - and especially the ones you played around with - such fun! The blanket of snow makes everything look so magical~~

LOVE the photos of Miss Nigella - she is so pretty! She likes the new look of the room I think! Your home is truly beautiful!


ps - canhardly wait to begin to see your beautiful flower photos in the spring!