30 January 2018

Five Ways to Make Cozy in the Winter

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A cup of tea or wine in an antique tea cup with some rose candy.









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Blooms from the store or blooms from the garden with a good book or photo album.
That's a photo album I made, and that will be coming up in a future post.







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Twinkle lights or candles...






4
Just one blossom in a teacup.







I love playing with our garden roses.







5
Make a shrine. This one has a wreath, some topiaries, and a small fresh bouquet.


Thank you for reading Tuesday's Snapshots.

Su


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42 comments:

  1. I just might visit our local florist:)

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    1. Thank you so much. Your home is amazingly beautiful. I tried to leave a comment, but I'm not sure it worked. xoxo Su

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  2. Lovely photos Su. Have missed seeing you post for a while. Wondering how your lovely garden is doing?

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    1. Thank you so much, dear. I've been busy, and then I had a medical procedure, elective, but necessary. My garden is really blooming this week, and the roses are looking so beautiful. Unfortunately, rain has been negligible this rainy season (we have two), and warmer than usual all winter, so I am afraid it will peak before June this year. I will share some photos of it soon. xoxo Su

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  3. So pretty! I want to step into every photo. :)

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  4. Your pretty flowers make me long for summer. I am ready for some flowers here. :) Love that gorgeous Madonna. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you so much, Susie. The Madonna was a Christmas gift. xoox Su

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  5. Beautiful photos. The impact of a single flower is amazing.

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    1. Thank you, Vee. I agree. Just one bloom provides so much beauty. xoxo Su

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  6. Very pretty. I am still getting a few roses although most of them have been pruned back, a few remain and these are the loveliest roses of the year.

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    1. Thank you so much. I agree that the roses at this time of year are the prettiest ones. xoox Su

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  7. Yes...and absolutely magical pictures, Su.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  8. I LOVE your beautiful photos!!
    And rose candies with a cup of tea...yes, please! =)
    Stunning roses too!

    Have a lovely day!
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you so much, Susanna. Have a great day! xoxo Su

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  9. Very pretty ideas Su. Love the vignette on the coffee table. Beautiful. Happy New Week.
    xoxo
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris. Happy week to you too! xoox Su

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  10. Beautiful shots and vignettes.Your flowers are stunning
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Alessandra. Have a good week. xoxo Su

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  11. Super ideas, and I love the one rose blossom in a teacup idea. I can't wait to see your photo album. :D

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    1. Thank you so much, RJ. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  12. I have long favored 18th century cherry furniture and the Williamsburg "look" and thought I could never feel comfortable with or in a room with predominantly white or off-white furniture but have you ever proved me wrong. I still love cherry wood and Queen Anne but what you do with white in all its shades is amazing. Everything is so clean yet welcoming and cozy. You truly have a gift. I have followed your blog for a while but do not think I have ever commented before. Today's photos are so exquisite, I could not stay silent any longer. Your roses are magnificent and are the beautiful, wide open ones I love so very much. I have always had too much shade to grow roses but admire anyone who can. I also love peonies as some remind me of antique roses. After my divorce I actually bought a little house because it had peony bushes all around, an oak-leaf hydrangea, a wisteria (which never bloomed for me) and one exquisite rose bush with creamy white roses tinged pink on the edges. The home was nice too but the garden sold me. I am in an apartment now and more than anything, miss having a garden, even if I had to plant things that liked the shade. Thank you for the joy your blog posts bring me. The single bloom in the cup is so exquisite that it almost made me dry with its beauty. Thanks also for showing me that it does not have to be cherry-wood or Queen Anne to be truly lovely. I also love your shrine and that it is right out for all to see. I found a lovely cobalt blue-colored glass Crucifix at the local thrift shop and have it hanging with framed photos of my children. I have a few angel and Mary statues but they do not get noticed as the Crucifix does. You are so inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy, for such an endearing letter. Queen Anne furniture has such lovely lines and curves, my Aunt had that in her home and some black Hitchcock, so I am somewhat familiar with the style. I love to garden, so I empathize with missing a garden, because it does bring so much joy. Peonies and hydrangeas are so beautiful, but neither grow here, but my spouse's grandfather, I call him mine, grew hydrangeas, gladiolas, and chrysanthemums for competition, besides many other things, and he gave me the gift of loving gardens. Thank you. I love seeing a statue of a saint in the home and garden, and it brings peace to see those reminders. Your Crucifix and display sounds beautiful, some of the best things that I've found have been in thrift and second hand shops. Thank you so much. Your words brought joy to my day. xoxo Su

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  13. beautiful photos and it reminded me of the Hygge 'thing' trending here and there :)

    My weather is different from yours at this time of year but I do have lemons cut up in a pitcher of water to drink from :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I love to do that too. It is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. xoxo Su

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  14. Oh so many great ideas. I always have some flowers, roses, etc blooming, but never seem to cut them and make arrangements, only in Spring and Summer. Shame on me.

    We have such nice warm weather, I think SO CA forgot all about winter. LOL

    Have a great weekend.

    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I can't believe how warm it has been in LA area! xoxo Su

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  15. So much loveliness. I hope you are doing well after your medical procedure. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara. I am doing better this week. I am hoping that it will take care of a problem that I have had for several months. xoxo Su

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  16. Sweet Su, what a lovely post! Your images put a smile on my face...thank you for sharing such beauty with us.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  17. Do you even realize how beautiful you make things look?!
    You are amazing.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. That is such a nice compliment. Have a wonderful week!
      xoxo Su

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su