Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SOMETIMES NOTHING IS GOOD TOO,,,






Sometimes you just need a rest from things to look at. I thought you might just enjoy looking at almost nothing except a clean and simple table with something fresh and soft especially after all the wonderful Christmas settings that were just so delicious......so now just some calm after the storm....







I added a little blue to the white and cream to just continue the calm and quiet we have going on..Even Mr. S. enjoys this because he knows it never lasts too long...






I just had to put my ebay champagne bucket on the table. I got it for 15.00, you can sure tell the difference in old silver patina and new silver, wow it has such a wonderful warm glow...what do you think...





I could have put some champagne with ice in the bucket, no, nothing to distract the relaxing vibe we've got goin on....








I hope your eyes are still resting, I don't want anything too startling or attention getting...






Uh oh, I knew I felt some eyes following us.....







Ah thats better, now back to a nice restful relaxing post......You know you all have worked too hard and need this quiet time.......






We are in Sunny Southern California and it is a beautiful day today, not to warm and not too cold...gotta love the weather...I am finishing this blog from yesterday and it rained all night, whats that all about, it is cool now but no rain today...
This is a teapot collection above the stove top ....














This color looks good too, these plates are from Marshals and are very inexpensive, I may have to go back and get the dinner plates that go with these saucers, a little color is good too, still peaceful...








Yea, maybe every other plate, I think that will work for now....






I love the fresh clean soft colors right now, but you just gotta know I am thinkin about a tablescape somewhere in the back of my head, I am sure you know what I mean....







Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy it when you hang AROUND THE HOUSE, please leave a comment by clicking on the word comment at the end of each post...I always read them all and love to hear what you have to say....Oh I also have a new button on my side bar and I will be so excited to have you pick it up...Thanks susan @between naps on the porch for hosting...



45 comments:

  1. Just posted on your garage. Wanted to say that I agree. After the holidays..clean, simple and bright is a big welcome for me! As I am posting this.. Eyewitness News is reporting big rain for us here in Southern Cal. for next week. I hope to get a small painting project done outdoors in our currently great weather before that hits us. Enjoyed your blog. Hugs!

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  2. Sometimes nothing is nice too!

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  3. I just caught up with your posts. I must say that you are very clever with your storage in the garage and sliding doors. I have little storage in my house, and now you've got me thinking. Its absolutely brilliant! Rosie

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  4. Simply beautiful! Sometimes it's nice to have a restful room, especially after the Holidays. I'm in sunny California too, and I can't believe how hard it rained last night. But, it's sunny today! We are spoiled! --Delores

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  5. I agree, some "calm after the storm" is good. Peaceful. I just read through some of you older posts and left a couple of messages.

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  6. Your home ALWAYS looks so clean & crisp & inviting to me! This one, especially so.
    Lucky you on that champagne bucket steal!!! *grin*
    I know we will be seeing that several more times. :D

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  7. I love the simplicity and the soft colors. Very serene and gorgeous!

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  8. I need to rename myself "garage envy"!

    Love IT!

    Will be back (thanks for the visit)!

    Donna
    spiesspirit.blogspot.com

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  9. I agree! Sometimes nothing is nice, it's clean! Love the hydrangeas and your collection, Phyllis!...Christine

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  10. Girl I just love your home...but then I tell you that everytime I come here...Love the ice bucket and thats what I have been doing today cleaning silver and I tell you my hands are like prunes right now ha ha!! Just lovely my friend...we have had rain off and on all day today on my mountain top...Beats the snow I don't have to shovel the rian ha ha!! May you have a great day girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  11. Oh how nice that is! I must have that champagne bucket! It's just what I need for my equestrian table I'm trying to put together!

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  12. Pretty soft colors! I love that picture of the flowers with the black cat's ears showing at the top! Cute!

    Katherine

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  13. Love your blog! You have a lovely home…I especially love your "curiosity" poster. I can see where you get your inspiration!

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  14. What a lovely post. I can imagine sitting at the table with a cup of tea and coffee( non drinker but you can have the champagne) chatting and putting the world to right and sharing family stories. Very tranquil room. Jackie in UK

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  15. After all the clutter and stuff for the holidays, it is wonderful to just have a nice clean surface. Love your pics. Hugs, marty

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  16. What a fabulous restful post - just what we all need after a busy Christmas and New Year.
    So refreshing!!!
    Suzy

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  17. Beautiful!!I love all the soft colors.....Kathy

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  18. Lovely restful table. I had a clear table for one day. Was not ready for today but will work on tablescape for next week.

    Carol

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  19. Beautiful !! Very calming and so serene. I love going simplistic after many decorations from Christmas. Your home is lovely !! Take care, Becca

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  20. Clean and simple is a good thing right now. My husband would prefer clean and simple all of the time but, like you, I will eventually start adding stuff to my clean and simple look.
    I LOVE your silver champagne bucket. The patina is perfect!
    Jane

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  21. Your table looks amazing...as always. I love your champagne bucket. I need one like it. Guess I will start surfing Ebay.
    xo bj

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  22. Phyllis--You are so right--sometimes your senses just need a rest from all the stimulation--just a short one :) Your table and window view are just beautiful. It looks like such a pretty and serene room. Great deal on the champagne bucket! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. OK, now after all of that resting, what are you up to for next week????

    - The Tablescaper

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  24. Lovely soft and calming. Thanks!

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  25. I just looked at my comment. I hope you didn't take it the wrong way. You have a beautiful home. It's an incredible background to work with. And yes rest and peace are good. I guess I'm just in that after the holiday space and am ready for something new and exciting. I really am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next week.

    - The Tablescaper

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  26. I love this. I love hydrangeas...I love white and I love clean. You make me want to go paint my table white (my husband would kill me). Maybe I'll just have to go thrifting this weekend to find one to paint! Your home looks beautiful.

    Sue

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  27. Enjoyed your quiet, serene tablescape and loved the Silver Champagne Bucket. Great deal. Gotta finish getting Christmas put away so I can enjoy what I call my "clean slate" for a few days.

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  28. Enjoyed your post so much. Very relaxing and so pretty. Your garage...well, lets just say...I WANT IT!

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  29. This is such a lovely area in your home, Phyllis, and I love seeing it every way you dress it up {or down}!

    I thought of you last night when I was at Joann's fabric. They had a pair of little tongs and a strainer that I picked up for my 2010 Christmas tree I plan on doing in my kitchen {inspired by you and your tree}. They were $1.00 each and I think they were meant for Valentine's Day for some reason, but I will be changing out the pink ribbon with a Christmas ribbon.

    I'll grab your button before I go!

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  30. hi sweetie, I love the simplicist beauty of what you've done. I love shaking things up around here a bit after the holidays. I've been working crazy in the shop and what I call the "war" room. Trying to get organized at least for the "first" part of the year..lol.. Love, love, love the plates on the wall. I'll have to keep those in the back of my mind... hugs ~lynne~

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  31. T WAS SP PEACEFUL, I ABOUT CAN'T TYPE! EXCEPT FOR THOSE EYES..THEY ARE LOOKING AT ME NOW AREN'T THEY?! LOL THAT WAS REAL NICE, I CAN JUST IMAGINE THE MORNING SUN COMING IN THE WINDOW TOO! COME SAY HI :D

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  32. How serene and beautiful, after the brightness of the holidays!

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  33. This is so, so lovely!! I adore your color palette, and hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower:) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. It is always nice to have peace after all the chaos of the holidays. Your setting was very tranquil and your pottery is lovely.
    I am glad you are having good weather there, at least we were in the 30's today.
    What a wonderful idea for storage in your garage. You have given me something to ponder:)
    Thank you for stopping by and becoming a friend-follower.
    Blessings to you in 2010!

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  35. Thanks for reminding us that simplicity is restful! I love the glimpse of the blue and white transferware on your striped wallpaper. So pretty!

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  36. That truly was a delight to the eyes. Calm, serene and beautiful!

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  37. Thank you Phyllis for the kind words of wisdom. I am a rookie, but soon will be learning the ropes of this blogging world/ My first week and I have been having such a ball. I wanted to post for the Tablescape thursday as a trial run just to see if I could even upload LOL! I did, but the pics certainly are not my best. Your photo's are amazing as is your blog that I too will now be followin Thanks again!!! Debbie

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  38. How beautiful and relaxing!... Dee Dee

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  39. I have those same blue salad plates. I'm thinking of getting the dinner plates, too, it's such a pretty color. I had never noticed your window seat before. I absolutely adore it! Your champagne bucket is pretty. I got one off eBay a couple of months back.

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  40. Isora 'My Cozy Casita said....
    Phyllis, Love your blog, You have beautiful Home.
    After the Christmas it is nice to have calming and serene time...
    Thanks so much for sharing!.
    XOX

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  41. Your dining area is so pretty. I especially love the cozy sitting area with the pretty blue plates and the cute cat keeping watch over things. Wow, I can't believe you got that beautiful champagne cooler for such a bargain price!

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  42. This is so pretty and soft Phyllis. I have to ask if your walls are papered or is that paint in the subtle striped areas? It is very pretty! I've been working on soft color pallets for my scarves this week also. A reaction to the business of life and less is more is my mantra lately, too.

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  43. I really love the color pallet of your room cozy stting area and the surounding serene bring a peace.. thanks!

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  44. The warm and sunny colors are perfect. Very peaceful and happy.

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