........Continuing on with my after Christmas winter look. Unlike the living room desk shelves and the last thing I showed, part of the dining room, the white style does not include the kitchen. It is a little more colorful....
I am not sure I would be totally happy living in a small house without shelves to place a lot of things on. If you do it thematically and/or color-coordinated, you can get away with a lot in a small space. You will recognize items in the pictures that you have seen before but they have never been used in this arrangement and there are a few new things, too.
When using so many small items in a small room like this one, in order to develop conformity, the whole room needs to be treated as a composition with things having a connection.
The Jonesborough (my hometown) sign was a Christmas gift this year from my daughter. The one loose apple is there on purpose to give more interest to the vignette. Do you agree that it does?
One day I noticed a spot of green down here where I store my onions. I discovered they were sprouting!
I just left them in place until they were tall and running out of room.
I moved them to the top shelf and enjoyed seeing two of them get so tall they were falling over.
I may just start growing more things inside! I brought these turnips in and first thing I knew they also have sprouts. I cooked and enjoyed eating the turnip tops - the first ones. These have just started to grow.
The white hyacinth has bloomed here but it had sprouts when I bought it at Fresh Market. I was glad to see it is a white one. I am really not a very colorful person, I guess.
The clippings from a basil plant, brought in from my yard, is lasting a long time in just a little water. It has developed roots. I forgot to light the candle before taking the picture.
The beverage station has been down-sized compared to last year.
As you can see, I have my own tea line now. Actually, someone in England is using my name.
When I got this for Christmas I thought they were packaging tea in boxes with different names. You know, like you can buy tree ornaments with your own name. But, on closer examination, it is actually a company name.
I haven't tried it yet.
My mother and dad's picture on my families cookbook.
I think I will go and have a cup of tea.