Winter linens

Well here in the southern part of Ontario we got snowed in this weekend. Not as bad as some but worse than many others. We got just a bit more than a foot. Those pictures I see popping up on instagram and pinterest of people walking through their orange orchards and hydrangea bushes in Australia are starting to turn me green. And I am a snow lover.

I have been painting up a storm on some furniture redo's and doing a bit of crafting.

 The snow is definitely a pretty good excuse to stay in bed and read. I have found myself incapable of that even though I try with all my might. I keep thinking of things to do, should do and want to do. My dining room is really on my mind right now. Do I go with the white or green light for instance? You'll see soon I promise.

Speaking of reading, I am reading The Witness by Nora Roberts right now and it is a simple but interesting book. I do my best reading at 12 am. Night owl syndrome.

With the imminent brain stirring that keeps me from relaxing during the day, I decided to change my bed linens from the all white to a little pattern. I whipped out our West Elm paisley grey duvet coverlet, and replaced the sham on our large bolster pillow with a brown and white gingham.


I found a wonderful matellase (I keep coming across them, I swear they just find me) blanket for our top cover. These vintage linens are such a value for the money and have already seen the wash many times and stood up to the test of time. I don't know about you but I love that it has a story and it won't fall apart in the next year.


The furry bolster pillow is staying out for awhile yet. Spring is just around the corner though and I have to tell you, I am getting witchy winter fever. I swear I may need one of those light boxes.


just check out the fringe


I added a boxwood to the vignette in the bedroom for some life and "green". The book sitting on top of the leather bound book is an old chintz covered copy of Madame Bovary. I am reading it bit by bit to see what the fuss was about many years ago.

Did you get plowed with snow this weekend, and what did you enjoy doing?

Any great projects on the horizon?

Have a great night,


Savvy Southern Style  
Stone Gable 
Jennifer Rizzo 
French Country Cottage 

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