Friday, January 7, 2011

A Night in...

I am having a night in, 
it's time to clear the decks 
and get life back in order.


The Christmas ornaments are snuggly packed away and
the candles are lit for a little peace and quiet.


The last few Christmas tree needles have been vacuumed 
and my favourite table has filled the space.


I am very excited. I thought I would never be able to use this
table again but when the tree went up it became perfectly clear.
I had found my space. 


Mr. H received this ceremonial necklace 
from the Solomon Islands as a gift.
I feel like a Queen on her throne when I sit here.
We are back in our rightful place.
The Queen is happy :)



Time for my Lemsip.
Sweet Tidings to one and all. 

17 comments:

  1. Those bits of your house make me so curious! I will go and search your blog in case you already posted some exterior views. :-) You have spent some time in airplanes the last weeks, I am sure your cold we go away as long as you stay close to your beautiful home. It looks very comforting.

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  2. Thank you Paula...we actually have a very unusual home and it is a long story..some of which is told here.
    This will save you some time :)

    http://collageoflife-henrqs.blogspot.com/2010/03/odd-objects-and-other-curiosities.html

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  3. Tomorrow the tree will be packed away for another year! Thank you for your kind words today and everyday!

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  4. I agree - it feels good to get the house back in order again after all the Christmas hype. Your "evening in" looks so serene and relaxing. Nothing like the glow of candles and a cup of tea to make one feel at peace with the world! Enjoy. ;)Sharyne

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  5. I put nothing where my tree stood Jeanne...just glorious, empty, breathable space!
    Hope you are feeling better.

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  6. I'm with Paula, curious, and will deinitely look up you post in 03! Interesting treasures you have. Your necklace looks like a wonderful artifact from the Solomon Is and must be a memorable relic. Am also curious about your closing signature...what does it mean, Jeanne??
    I think you are a fascinating person that I would love to sit down with one day and share tea with you...hope you are on the mend, friend!!

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  7. P.S. You little table is elegant and perfect!!!

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  8. We're so similar - I feel so pleased when the last needle has been cleaned away! The space left over has been filled by a chair! It's a nice feeling though...no matter how much I loved the tree, it is just plain odd to put a tree inside your house isn't it? Lou x

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  9. It's good to be home isn't it? You sound so relaxed. I enjoyed the pictures of your home and will have to look up the post you gave a commentor. Enjoy your evening!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Happy New Year dear Jeanne
    I can see you are home and relaxing and that ceremonial necklace it incredible.. what a kind gift!!

    Wishing you all the best for 2011 filled with joy and happiness... ciao xxx Julie

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  11. You know what I love here? How you display the necklace as a part of the setting. Things that we like/cherish should be out for all to see and as daily reminders of what we hold dear.
    My house is in order as I did not decorate for the holidays this year. We just weren't here enough for it to matter, and it felt good not to have to put things away.

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  12. Jeanne, I love the necklace of her majesty...!!! :))
    It seems to have the very right place...just fabulous!
    And I felt the same after removing all christmas stuff, the space clears the view....and I still love my candles in the evening!
    Just a perfect january....Beate ♥ XXX

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  13. You do have a fascinating life and home, Jeanne. I love it when you share little bits of it.

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  14. Your blog is amazing. So is your house. I'm following you now, talk soon
    http://wedding-planner-costa-azzurra.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hola Jeanne! Adorable tu blog y tus cosas de tu tierra...verlo es un placer! Un beso, Gloria.

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  16. Happy to hear about a wonderful Christmas you had! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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Can I just say....that I so enjoy what YOU have to say. If you would like to write to me directly, I would love to hear from you... jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

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