Friday, January 28, 2011

What do you do when winter sets in?

Ok, here is the North East we have had snow, snow and more snow......6 majors storms in 30 days! Yuk!
Now it is pretty to look at, but it is icy and messy and I would love to just stay home if at all possible.


Come on in for a cup of Ginger tea or hot chocolate? Don't slip the walk gets icy and I keep putting driveway heat on it, but it melts and freezes again.



         My sweetie warming her toes after sledding. I love to keep the fire going all day when I can stay home. I can't tell you the countless times the kids have snuggled up in this very spot along with the cats and dogs.



Can you remember THIS shot from before?  I always dream of summer and look at my garden pictures to make plans for next  year.

This is my upstairs hall....you see my upstairs is in a time warp....black walnut stain on the woodwork. This is my project this year while winter is nipping at my door. Most of my woodwork has been painted and all I have left is the guest room and the hall. The hall has six, count them six doors to sand, kiltz and paint. So I started with the guest room. We had wallpapered a few years ago and then our son needed to come home for a bit and I never got around to painting the trim with all his stuff in the room. When the girls from APP magazine came to shoot some pictures last summer, I would not let them upstairs to see my dated stuff. This may be what has gotten me to do something about it. The hall paper needs to be taken down and I want wainscoting installed then new paper and paint.


 So I started and this was a work in progress. I hate the prep, but it is so important.

So now the trim is done I can shop for new bedding and some other things for the room. I hope my sister comes home for a visit soon and enjoys the room. It has the best view of the gardens and pool.
So now I can start in the hall. So now tell me what do you do when winter sets in?

10 comments:

Carla said...

Your snow pictures are beautiful! I love your new paint color. What a cozy room for your sister!

lisa said...

Your home is beautiful... I must say the snow is pretty.. In Iowa it usually looks like your snow but not this year. The NorthEast is getting it this year not the midwest. Stay safe and warm and keep dreaming about spring it will come.. Have a great saturday. Lisa

denise said...

beaytiful pictures! there is no winter in florida as far as i'm concerned. ya do the same ole thing all year.

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

YUP - we have at least that much snow. Can't even see to back out of the driveway!!

Love the paint color - can't wait to see it all done!! <3

PS It may have been dated but it looks better than my 1975 woodwork!! :-)

bettyj said...

I cannot imagine that much snow! Your upstairs is going to be beautiful. I love the color. I try not to be envious of anyone with a fireplace.The key word is try!
betty

The Country Nest said...

Linda,
I stained it in 1973! Where does the time go?
D

thepaintedgarden said...

Hi Donna,
The snow is beautiful to look at from a distance - I can see how it can get old real fast and make you long for Spring. Love your new paint colors.
Hugs and Blessings,
Erin

Picket said...

Hey girl....oh your pics are gorgeous but that is about as close to your snow as I want to get! lol I think your home is beautiful before and after...you just feel so welcomed there...stay safe and warm sweetie....Picket

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Donna, I just came across your blog. I love your house. I love the paint color you chose. I am always in the process of redoing. Thanks for sharing. Vicky

{darlene} said...

I love that new door color!!
You have beautiful gardens... I clicked on the picture and enjoyed a taste of summer.
My my. Hasn't it been cold these days?

Thank you so much for your faithful comments on Fieldstone Hill. They are such an encouragement to me.
- {darlene}