Wednesday, January 4, 2012

undecorating



Oh, it's so hard to take down those holiday decorations. Do you feel the same way? A little sparkle and glitter would go a long way towards getting me through the cold winter months...

But I've found something else to help me through:





Andy Newcom's light and antique-filled house as featured in:




Yeah. I think I'm gonna make it, folks. 
This might just work for you, too.

20 comments:

Design Blooms said...

I love that book. I got it for Christmas and was just looking through it last night. I also got the Perfectly Imperfect room, thats a good one too!

helen tilston said...

I share you enthusiasm for sparkle and lights. My decorations will remain till Jan 7, we light 12 candles on Jan 6, a west of Ireland tradition.
Love your images today

Helen x

An Urban Cottage said...

I love Andy Newcomb's place. The kitchen shot is one of my all-time favorites. I got a comment from him a while back after commenting on his kitchen on a blog that was featuring his Lonny article...and he's a really nice guy.

Acquired Objects said...

Funny I don't have any blahs I'm just happy the race is over and I made it through. Now all I think about is getting some much needed painting done around our home. Love these images anything with angels draws me in!

Hello Lover... said...

I know my decorations will be coming down this weekend. It's sad to officially end the season, but it is nice to get my house back to its everyday state!

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the gardener's cottage said...

hi donna!!!!

i really must check out that book. i love the title alone. i think there may be something wrong with me b/c i can't wait to take down my christmas decor ea year. happy new year! xo janet

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Beautiful photos dahhling! Must look for the book.

minerva @ real estate park city ut said...

I hate "undecorating" my home, too! :D I often wish that it should just be Christmas the whole year, but yes, we have to face the reality and get all those sparkles off from the walls. :(

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

A friend recently gave me a copy and i love it. I think I might go curl up wtih it now and read and then take a nap while the little one naps!

SHERRY HART said...

Donna....I am having a hard time recovering and getting back into this race of life :). Those pretty pictures helped me though.....thanks.

red ticking said...

november and december are so cheery and then january strikes.... boo.

but i am so grateful for the sunshine and time away... and now i will cheerfully put the ticking back on track...

happy new year darling friend... xoxo

Splendid Willow said...

Happy new year, Donna.

I keep staring at that first image. How insanely perfect is that retro (Danish?) pendant mixed with the "real oldies"? Very, very nice.

Hugs to you.

Mon

PS Only the wreath on the door left. And all the outdoor lights. (Which means they will stay for months...)

leslie said...

Perfect! I need this (living in Seattle, WA) to read in front of a warm fire! Thanks for sharing

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

Okay, I am getting this today and you also need to check out a book called "A Perfectly Kept House is the sign of a Misspent life" I got that one for Christmas and if is fantastic! enjoy!

for the love of a house said...

I wasn't familiar with him, but love his look. I think he copied me with the urns on the table;);)!!
Honestly, I'm quite happy to get xmas put away after the big day- the party's over kind of thing for me!

xojoan

pretty pink tulips said...

I haven't been able to disassemble my dining room table yet. But, it's just about time to clear off the glitter and go for a clean and simple look!

This book looks like great inspiration for clearing out all the "stuff".

Happy easing into January!
xo Elizabeth

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Oh yeah, that will definitely get me through...fabulous!

Gramercy Home said...

My decorations are still up. I love putting them up but hate taking them down. The house always seems much "colder."

Charlotta Ward said...

Ooooh yes, I know how you feel. I took everything down two days ago and the 'eco effect' is back.. No, I really mean it.. I still (!) haven't got anything on my walls.. Laughable isn't it.. 5 months in Sweden and the artist still lives with nada to cover the white walls.. Yikes!
The Christmas decor was very forgiving and really did work so nicely in my otherwise so bare shell of a home. :)

But I am actually so glad to start afresh because the house (and it's inhabitants..) needed to breeeathe. I really needed to clear all the cozy clutter to get a clear idea of what now needs to be done. And in true spirit of a new year I have made a list.. Gosh, I love lists! Especially those done at the very first days of a fresh new year! :)

Frames are being bought, new rugs are being rolled out and the house generally will be getting the final few touches to make it a 'home'. Yay!

xx Charlotta

Bohemian said...

Loving Image #2. And yes, I find it difficult to take Christmas down, so I leave it up for as long as it pleases our Family... some years its been up almost through the entire month of January! *LOL* We'll see how long this year's Salvage Inspired Christmas Decor continues to be enjoyed before we pack it all away?

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian