While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap..."
from 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
I am done with my Christmas decorations in the house and find this year that I wanted to move to more simple and natural decorations. I also had to get used to decorating a new house. I have a downstairs bedroom now with a nice big window sill. Pine branches with pine cones, berries and a few large ornaments give just the right touch.
We definitely have visions of sugarplums as our bedroom is finished. I just changed my summer quilt to this winter one which is a little warmer.
I folded our summer quilt over a little chest in the corner. This corner is a spot where you can sit to pull on those warm winter socks. Or perhaps to simply read this sampler I stitched four years ago. You can read the verse on my old blog here.
If you remember back when we got the keys to this house, we found a nasty surprise of pipes sticking up in the middle of the bedroom floor. You can read about it in this previous post. A carpenter made us a chest which spans that space. It covers the pipes with a door for access and contains two large drawers for extra space. It was made to match our chest of drawers. We sawed off the feet of the chest and place it up on top of the newly made one. We think the carpenter did an excellent job. The glass door leads to the newly renovated shower room.
I use the space above the drawers for a sampler wall. To me, there is no greater joy than waking up in the morning to see my needlework before me.