The house in January
always seems so sparse
Cold, often, like January
Hard surfaces and nothing to soften . . .
But in the breakfast room,
Spring does come in January!
For the orange tree blossoms
and fills the air with the heavenly fragrance of orange blossoms!
And the paperwhites start blooming
Their "strange" perfume adding to the fragrance wafting from the breakfast room
And my eyes always light up
When the tulips show up at market.
I buy a bunch every time I go to the store
And plop them in vases or pitchers scattered around the house
(I like them blowsy!)
With the floral fragrances
And the blossoms
This really cold and really dreary day seems less so.
I prefer to think of the house after the Christmas decorations come down as being calm and serene, decks cleared and ready for all the wonderful new adventures the new year will bring. And I love adding flowers, especially pristine white ones, like tulips and roses. Without the clutter of Christmas, the flowers come into their own beauty.
We do need flowers in the house in January, and February, and March.......But especially now!
I agree, Martha. Flowers change everything. Stay warm. Deb
The flowers are all so lovely, and add to the feeling I love after the excess of colour at Christmas. The tulips are in the shops now and I love to have a big pitcher of them in the kitchen. I always pick pink and yellow for that room.
From the orange blossoms, to the paper whites, to the tulips. . .Linderhof never looked brighter and lighter with these amazing white blossoms!!!
Oh Martha, I agree, I agree! I just did a post on Friday about buying grocery store flowers (they've come a long…way!) to bring some much needed color in January. I adore Paperwhites, and luckily so does my husband: but many people really can't abide the smell. Too bad. And tulips. Well, don't get me started. My favorite flower, that's all! Stay warm!
Your place is always so cozy. Your flowers make your home so fresh and cheerful in the middle of winter. Take care!
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