Thursday, January 29, 2009

Please join us for Pink Friday ...

I love winter ~ long January days where the snow stretches until it blends with the low white clouds. No definition of distance, just shadows to foretell what is to come. Winter is clean, cold and refreshing. Snowy whites and creamy ivory swirl together creating a sense of calm. The air is still. The whole world seems at peace. As nature rests under a blanket of snow, time is spent in thought. There are books to be read, journals to be written, rooms to refresh, plans to be made for the garden. But nothing needs to move to fast. We have time. Winter is here and we can take things slow, time to relax and get lost in dream world of all white.
In January I always want to paint everything in the house a shade of white or ivory, maybe even beige or pale gray thrown in for interest. It is not cold and stark but rather clean and cozy. A late evening fire in a winter white room gives each item a glow~ the shadows are soft and relaxing. Plush white linens and fragile ivory lace beckons gentle serenity. A well appointed bed with piles of winter white linens topped by a cashmere throw just tempts me to open the window and listen for the stillness brought on by a blanket of snow.
Then, just when one thinks the winter will never end; brave flowers peek up through the snow, the Jonquil, the Lenten Rose and the Prairie Pasque Flower. Their delicate flowers even more precious against the white snow, and the season begins to change.


Shabby Addict said...

Well put. Too bad winters here in California aren't anything close to that beautiful description of what winter is supposed to be! Here, it's more like "long January days where the sun stretches until it sets in the horizon..." ha oh well... I can imagine, right?

Anonymous said...

I believe I like white and all of it's hues mostly because it can interact with everything that is put in front of it. I will be doing a white wash of my new place and then go from there. I have my wicker and rattan to work the theme through furniture.

I love the cold of winter but this year i'm especially wanting Spring to break through a little quicker than usual. Maybe it's just the times we are in and i'm looking for the "fresh start" effect. Who knows. LOVE your post.