Well it is time to wipe the slate clean and start again. Today I am taking tea and enjoying my amaryllis. It just made it in bloom for the new year.
Now, I don't do resolutions but, I do enjoy trying something new. This year I decided to start journaling. I couldn't decide between a regular written journal or an art journal so I chose both! (Check out my Pinterest board at that link for ideas to begin journaling.) I will probably write more than I draw but, I am a visual person so drawing is always something I wish I could do more of. I just never take the time to do it and I ask myself, why not? I started out in college with an art degree, did that for two years, and got straight A's. It was then that I actually discovered I could draw. I am not great but it is fun. So, I always ask myself, when are you going to start drawing again? So maybe this journal will help me with that. This sketch was an angel wing and the quote was, "And then one day I realised I had scars in the shape of wings." by: S.C. Laurie
Isn't that amaryllis pretty? My grandmother always grows one of these every Christmas. It reminds me of her.
The teacup was a Christmas gift. (Thanks CA!) I love it. Very classy with it's black and white pattern mix and the toile image on the inside of the rim. It is by Grace's Teaware.
Now, I have been saving these curtains to show you a beautiful snowy scene out of the window, but that might not happen this year....at all.
Look how incredibly green the grass is and that is volunteer heirloom spinach coming up from last year's container gardening experiment. I grew amazing carrots for the first year ever. The trick was the container gardening! The spinach did pretty good too.
The lace curtains are by Heritage Lace. The pattern is Floret. They go to the floor but, I have raised the lace up here so I could get a good shot of it for the camera. They are very delicate point d'esprit lace. They make a perfect sheer panel and are oh, so romantic here in my window.
Out of this window is the perfect view to take tea and to start a journal. I don't have any plans to write anything special. I'll just make it spontaneous and it might turn out better than if I schedule it. What do you do for the beginning of the new year?
Thank you very much to Heritage Lace for sponsoring today's tea. The product described was provided to The Charm of Home for this post. The written description was entirely my own.
I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
BTTCG at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Your Going to Love it Tuesday At Kathe with an E
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Totally Terrific Tuesday at Live Randomly Simple
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House