After all the color and shine of the Christmas season, my January window is neutral and calm. This little bird painting is by Steve Shelton, a talented folk artist from Missouri. The colors of this diminutive bird are perfect with my lighter colored stone fruit.
And some of my favorites...antique eagle on ledger page, my two loves in Williamsburg, and a candle stick from Pat and Don Gaddy of Bittersweet Farm.
I like the way the veins in the fruit pick up the veins in the marble sill.
This compote is the one I bought at American Harvest in Kentucky. It has become a real favorite. I can think of so many ways to fill it.
Thank you...thank you...to all of you who commented and asked me to continue My Kitchen Window this year. Your comments warmed my heart and made me smile...and humbled me.
I want to make some new valances this year and I'm always on the hunt for new goods...especially folk art, both early and new. I'll try my best to keep it interesting!
I hope you all are enjoying the new year and staying warm! The severe cold many of you are experiencing is moving into our neck of the woods this evening. My windows are frosted over and the wind is howling...no sunshine today in the Sunshine State!
I don't know about you, but I need some "quiet time". We went to our last holiday party just yesterday! We traveled a few thousand miles in November and December, slept in five different hotels a total of twelve nights. In between trips we celebrated two major holidays. There was shopping, wrapping, Christmas card writing, baking and lots of eating. And the last three months of the year are prime time for Mugwump Woolies creations. I'm tired! So...I will be taking a bit of a rest over the next couple of weeks.
Stay safe and keep warm!
Enjoy the day,