Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter in the Foyer and Living Room Part 1

Hello Sweet Friends,

Hope most of you are having way
better temps that the last few weeks.
Can you believe this is the last
day of January????  Yet it seems
like Christmas was eons ago!  lol

We have had the feel of Winter here
 since last Friday which has been
 a bit refreshing for us. Back to a 
high of 76 tomorrow tho, course,
 even that is cooler than before.....

Spent most of the day cooking and
 watching HGTV (since I can see 
the TV from the kitchen). I made
some Brocoli cheese soup, some
Peanut Butter energy bites, and a
colombian dish called
 "Beef Bistec". 
Got the last 2 recipes from my 
daughter, she has already made 
them and said they were great!
I have only tasted the Beef Bis-
tec, we will be having it for din
din tonight, but the taste was 
great, so looking forward to
having it tonight. We had the
 Brocoli soup last night and I
 tried out the PB bites at Break-
fast and really liked them too.  

I love to cook when it is cold
outside, it warms the house and
it just seems the best time for 
cooking as far as I am concerned.
Many recipes are one pot meals, 
which means less clean up and
 that works for me!!  lol

My dad was a Chef and he and
my grandparents owned a diner
together.....and when I got older
and started cooking I used to tell
my Dad Now, I know why you 
love to cook....cause you always
have someone to clean up after
you.....I could love to cook like
that too..........the worst part is
the clean up...........
A few times when he visited
he would make things for us,
which were wonderful but after-
wards the kitchen would be a 
huge mess....and guess who
got to clean it up.........lol

Thought I would share some
Photos of this years Winter
Foyer and Living room.
We are really enjoying all
the neutrals and a more 
pared down look.......
Just seems to so fitting
for Winter.................

I tried to crop this pic but it just
looked wierd, so just left them
as is.....
This is what you see when you
step in our front door. Still
loving my new lil table.

I posterized this pic cause it made the 
white floral pick look more like it
 should, but it doesn't look the same
 here for some reason.  Anyway, it 
has some silver and irridescent 
qualities to it for some glitz.

Found these lil Tree ornaments a few
years ago, and found some more this
year.  You can't really tell in the pic
but they have a lil bit of glitter on
them and really look pretty.  So 
added one to the wreath........
I hung the rest of the windows,
but the pic really didn't come out
well, so left it out, but they do 
look quite cute........

If you go straight down our foyer 
you wind up in the family room.
If you go to the left that is our
 living room which you will see
 more of in these pictures.  If you
look closely on the left of the pic
you can see a hutch and that is
our dining room, 

Now you are entering...
 the Living room. I have gone with 
neutral colors with a touch of 
blue here and there.

Added a bit of glitz and glam 
in this room too.

With the silver dish, key, candle and 
antique looking Christmas balls...........

I got these Christmas balls a few years
 back after Christmas,so the first time I
 used them was for Winter,  so now I keep
 them just as a Winter decoration.

Got silver mercury glass candle dish
 at the same time......

Like that it can be used like a dish 
or a candle......

and here is a long time 
trusty decorating friend,

Glad you could stop in.....
and hope you have a really
great rest of the week.

Keep your light shing brightly!

Love, Hugs and
Last day of January Blessings,


  1. Nice to visit you, Nellie! Blue is my all-time favorite color, so I felt right at home :)

  2. Hi, Nellie!
    Years ago when I used to make homemade bread from scratch, I mostly did it in the winter time! There was nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven. Then I got one of the machines that does it all! I haven't it used it in awhile, maybe I will make some soon!

    Yes, it's been cold for me! I have had the heat on 74! Of course the room I spend most of my time in is on the northwest side of the house (where all the cold wind hits first!)

    I love your tall/small white table. It is so unique! Your white rooster is cute too! He must be an albino, ha! I love you all, Susan

  3. Hi Rebecca,
    Glad you could visit and glad you felt right at home......lol
    I love blue too, especially Robins egg blue...
    Have a Great rest of the week,

  4. Hi Susan,
    Oh, the smell of fresh bread....sounds so good! It is been quite a while since I have
    smelled that lovely aroma........

    Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comments.....yea, maybe he is albino, he has
    never mentioned it to me tho.........lol

    Love, Nellie

  5. I love how you use the Christmas balls as winter decor! It all looks so serene and lovely. :) Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty ! :)

  6. Hi Cindy,

    Thanks so much for your visit and your kind comments.
    Thanks for hosting Home Matters as well.........

    Blessings, Nellie


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