is as lovely as to go for a walk
~Jean Paul Sartre
It is very cold and every time I look out of the window my vision is obscured by the fall of powdered clouds of snow. I've had a bad flu bug so I've been able to avoid going outside. I even joked with a friend today that I planned on hibernating till April. January always feels like such a sleepy month to me. November and December are chaotic and full of activity. January is the pleasant and nostalgic sigh when all of the festivities are finished. Like the new year settling into herself - she doesn't quite know what she's going to look like yet.
I took a few photos the other day (before I was properly bedridden) of some pretty treasures discovered just before Christmas. I love this little chair with it's curly gold back and burlap pleated seat. It was perfect for the cream vanity! I also happened upon the Florentine tray with the bow handles. It was a bright gold when I bought it and looks beautiful painted this soft cream colour with the bright gold shining through. The pink powder jar was an online purchase - every now and again I get lucky! As soon as I am up and about again I will be on the hunt for more treasures for the etsy shop (and maybe for me;). In the meantime happy January!