Saturday, 30 December 2017

Nearly New Year




Well it's nearly New Year, time to say goodbye to the old and ring in the new..

England has been covered in a blanket of snow this last week or two and a few weeks ago we woke to huge flakes swirling by, I love snow it's no secret so I was beyond happy seeing our cottage garden looking like a snow globe as Beatrix and I enjoyed our buttered toast..


The snow fell for hours and was nice and thick,we even had it piled up a little when we opened the kichen door.


Out in the cottage garden all the lovely summer flowers that I didn't cut down on purpose were covered in fluffy snow, I used to cut everything down and tidy up in autumn but the seed heads feed the birds and it also looks so pretty when the snow falls..


'Feed the birds tuppence a bag'

Our little feathered friends here enjoying their breakfast, I feed our birds the whole year through as I love to see them from the kitchen window when i'm washing the dishes. 


Doesn't everything look lovely with a touch of snow?


Ruby red rosehips glowing outside the window..


I wished this little snow drift on the kitchen windowsill could have stayed longer it looked so oldy wordly as you turned the key in the front door..



Inside it has been lovely and cosy with the fire burning brightly..



I had saved my pennies since June and upon emptying my money box I found I had enough to buy some more vintage baubles at a vintage fair I visited  before Christmas.. 


I have been collecting them for a few years and my dear  Mum kindly gave me my Grandma's old glass baubles to start of my collection


I chose different colours and different shapes and popped down to town for a string of old fashioned colour lights to trim the  potted Christmas tree that Steve surprised me with in my last post..


It was lovely to finally have enough for a small tree  just like Grandma's..


 Pink and gold


Flowers and blue too..



Well I have to go now as Steve is whispering something about mince pies and a cup of tea :) 

 I hope your Christmas has been Merry and bright and thank you for stopping by..... brrrr i'm going to close the kitchen door now, goodbye, take care, i'll wave to you from the window, hurry home now and button up your coat..


Bye.. see you in the New Year... please would you mind closing the garden gate so Beatrix doesn't follow you out onto the lane, thank you, see you soon... 


Will you join me in the New Year for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage?

X

17 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and yours. I love your vintage Christmas baubles and they look so pretty on your tree. I love looking at your snow covered garden while we swelter in summer humidity.

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    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones Pieta wishing you all good things for 2018, i'm hoping to collect some more vintage baubles and really hoping it snows again, we have the fire roaring away here I might just be as warm as you are ;) xxx

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  2. How lovely it is on the outside looking in on a warm and cozy fire. Your pictures are beautiful of the snow and you certainly have your share of it. We are waiting to get some, sometime hopefully. Happy New Year to you, Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy I so enjoyed our snow, I hope yours come soon! wishing you a very Happy New Year too xx

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  3. Beautiful as ever! The vintage baubles and coloured lights make the tree so pretty and nostalgic. Your snow pictures reminded me of how cosy I felt sat by the fire sewing. Have a very Happy New Year xx

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    1. Thank you Jan, sewing by the fire while it snows sounds heavenly! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year xxx

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  4. I love hearing your tales from the cottage. Have a peaceful new year, marie.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie, wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2018 x

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  5. I love hearing your tales from the cottage! Have a peaceful new year, marie.

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  6. The snow looks beautiful around your cottage.
    Really love the vintage baubles.

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    1. Thank you Simple Living, i'm hoping it will snow again soon and i'm going to be on the look out for more vintage baubles for next year, enjoy your evening x

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  7. Thanks for another lovely post which was written so well, I thought I was with you for a moment. You are a talented writer with a command of the language who is able to create pretty and calm imagery for the rest of us to enjoy. The photos help as well! Happy New Year to you. Judith

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words Judith, wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year x

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  8. A lovely post with images of a white Christmas that are so beautiful and serene. I live in a part of the world where there is a 98% chance of a white Christmas and wouldn't have it any other way...the joy I feel with the coming of the first snowfall is almost overwhelming! To think these photos were taken just outside your cottage and they captured such loveliness for you and Beatrix to enjoy! The gorgeous vintage Christmas decorations decked your little tree delightfully....mince pies and cup of tea are the perfect addition to the day. Happy New Year and a blessed 2018...Cheers, Alayne

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    1. Thank you ScrapbookingButterfly, I am so glad you feel the same way about snow falling, I get so excited when I see the first flakes falling and even more so if I wake to a white blanket everywhere. wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2018 x

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  9. Such a lovely tree! We have snow here on the west coast (UK) about every 10 years, so nice to see your garden under snow.

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    1. Thank you Frances, everything looks so lovely with snow I think, it makes the garden magical, wishing you a Happy New Year and love and happiness for 2018 x

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