Wednesday, January 7, 2009

An Evening Glow & A New Look

With the cold and dampness that the Winter months bring, there is nothing better than being snuggled up under a warm blanket at home. Having a few lights on in the evening casts a wonderful soft glow in the room. Little table vignettes seem softer - as if all in harmony together with their colors blending ever-so-softly together.
The muted colors of a favorite old oil painting are even softer under the amber glow of the light.
Dried hydrangeas made their way from the Christmas tree to a little silver tray that is layered on old books.

Now I just need to put in a movie and get me a tasty warm drink.
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The New Year also brings a NEW LOOK to my blog! For quite some time now I have had a certain design in my head and AMBER pulled it all together for me. Thank you, Amber, for being such a pleasure to work with. You saw my vision and made it all happen so perfectly!!!!


Stay tuned, dear friends, as I will be having a little giveaway in a few weeks to celebrate YOU and the New Year!





52 comments:

Joni said...

I noticed your new header and I really liked it! Amber's awesome, she did my header, too! Loved your pictures of your little tablescapes!

Sharon said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hello and happy new year! As per usual, your decorating is just gorgeous!

Hugs, Sharon

Deb said...

Hi Becky
Wishing you, Doogs & Socks a Very Happy New Year.
I love the new look on your blog and the gorgeous scalloped blog header pic!

Drama queens mum said...

Hi. Cute blog. I love hydrangeas too.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your new blog look. I love anything with polka dots!! It is cold and foggy here too. I've been looking at all the snow on blogs and I can't believe what wimps we are here in central Cal.

lorhen82 said...
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lorhen82 said...

This post makes me want to leave work and go home to snuggle up with a good book!

belladella said...

I LOVE the new look. Beautiful!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Very nice! I like all the new looks :-)

the wild raspberry said...

your new blog look is wonderful...i love the little scotty "buttons".

Tanya said...

Perfect oil painting! I'm on the lookout for some of these.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky Love the new look it is just darling.
Brenda

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love your new header...very sweet!

Linda said...

I love the new header and all the pretty new features on your blog. Sweet vignettes...you have a magicial touch...hugs, Linda

Frippery said...

Too gorgeous! Looks like a lovely spot to while away the cold days of January. Pam

Our Red House said...

I *love* your new look. Very clean, crisp and charming.

If it wasn't for our dodgy Aussie dollar (only worth about 60c of yours), I'd be getting some Amber magic too!

Kate xxx

Sue said...

Don't you just love dried hydrangeas...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Your photos beautifully show the warm look of having just a few lights on, in the evening. I so love this sort of ambiance, in a room.

Oh my yes~ :-)

Aunt Amelia
"The snow that began in the evening, and steadily all the night..."

Pink Slippers said...

Your blog is really darling. And I can't wait for the give-away. How fun! Love the little spots of warmth and coziness you shared.
Wendy

Leigh said...

It looks wonderful!

Miss Jean said...

Love, love, love the new format! I've been looking into jazzing mine up some, also. Out with the old, in with the new. The new year brings a promise of fresh, new hopes and dreams. Kiss Mr. Doogs for me!

Jean said...

I love your blog's new look and I love the new photo of you. As Jennifer(The old painted cottage) said about you when she featured your home as cottage of the month, You are the Queen of vignettes. You always have the neatest little
displays.
Have a wonderful evening
Jean in Virginia

Our Back Porch said...

Love the new look Becky!
Love your photos!

Huggles,
Rebecca

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Just lovely! And those old books with the dried hydrangeas..........
I`m glad I found your blog :)

tea
xo

Elyse said...

hi becky!

your blog makeover looks wonderful! how fun.

love the cozy pics (now i want a yummy drink)!

xo

Tracey said...

I am LOVING your new blog look!!!
Tracey

Storybook Woods said...

Great new look, you must love it !!!!! new year, new look, perfect. Clarice

Denise said...

Beautiful ! just beautiful ! You had a great vision .......

Simply Dandy said...

Becky the new look is fabulous and your picture is adorable!! Wishing you and your family a blessed new year.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Lori said...

Happy New Year, Becky!

I love the new page, it's so sweet..

Lori
SimpleShutter

Lallee said...

I like your glow and I'll say it again....I love your new blog look. Amber did a terrific job of capturing Sweet Dreams Cottage!

Lallee said...

Me again ;-) Make that Sweet Cottage Dreams. Hey, I'm on my first morning coffee. I'm dangerous until the caffeine kicks in.

Hugs,
Lallee

Shelley said...

Hi Becky,I love the new look,it's suits you just right......very sweet header!

Blessings,Shelley

Kathleen Grace said...

I LOVE the new header and blog look! It is so you Becky:>) Cheerful and bright and sweet. I am just now getting my Christmas decorations put away and rearranging things.

Thimbleanna said...

Love, Love, LOVE the new look -- it's AWESOME!

Janet said...

Love the new look Becky; very you!

Janet

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

I love your new look to your blog! Sweet and cheerful! My last post mirrors yours and is about the new year, new beginnings and January! It's a good time for being "home"! Have a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Laura said...

What a warm, cozy blog you have! First time here for me, I found you through Heather B. (painted chic). Love the ambiance of your tablescapes and LOVE that oil painting, just gorgeous :>

Cheers & Happy New Year!
Laura

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your new design looks so pretty and cottagy and the soft glow of the lights is just perfect(;
Hugs~Kelly

Meredith Teagarden said...

Love the banner!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky!

*GASP*!! Your blog looks FAB-U-LOUS sweetie!! oh I just aodre it, everything looks gorgeous on it too! and oh my, your vignettes look stunning too!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to 2009!

Hugs, Cynthia

ps: Now I want a little Scottie dog :) how adorable! They would fit perfect in that COTM!! How pretty!!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Beautiful! I have some reading and looking to do here!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your new banner is very nice and I enjoy little looks into your home and love to see pics of your "boy"!
Have a great weekend.

Denise said...

I like your new look and love your vignettes........so beautiful!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Haven't visited in awhile, everything as usual is beautiful. Hope you have a blessed and happy new year. Hugs, Rosemarie

Kathy Sue said...

Becky, I love your new header to. How cute is that??? You have a really pretty home and I love how you put things together. You go girl..love Kathy Sue

Linda Crispell said...

You have truly set a wonderful mood here!
Linda

SueLovesCherries said...

Becky, that's a perfect header for a perfect blogger! (as I drool over the cherries and reds!)

Liz said...

Right on! I love it! It totally fits.

~Liz

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hey Becky!!!!
Love you and I was THRILLED to see all your black stuff, it has INSPIRED ME to put all my stuff out and I can't wait to get to it and show pictures (it won't be as neat as yours)
I am a "new follower"....
Love ya, Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
We wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. Love your adorable banner. Haven't checked in for awhile and love all your new things. You really know how to decorate!! Hugs, Karen & Jeanne

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh can I come live with you? I live your virtual tours. Lovely photo's in the next post too.
Enjoy your sweet cottage and thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Sherry