Hello, sweet friends!
These short winter days can
find us dreaming of warm sunshine.
Those of you living in the south
are envied right now!
The rest of us have to make do......
So come along with me and we
will search for some little
rays of sunshine!
Ramblin' Man knew I needed some
sunshine in my life,
so he brought home these
gorgeous yellow roses.
I can't tell you how much
they brightened my day!
The color yellow can do
amazing things to lift your spirit!
It just makes you smile :)
And who doesn't love butter?
My favorite yellow food :)
A little touch of yellow here and there
can make you so happy!
What could be better than
chocolates in a yellow tin?
A dark hallway can be
transformed by the color yellow.
Adding some humor brightens
things up a little more:)
This little hallway connects
my kitchen with a powder room,
laundry room, and the bedroom beyond.
It is well traveled.....
I change the signs often.
Vintage black and white photos
of our little town
at different points in history,
stand out on the bright yellow background.
When I was 14 years old I finally
got my own bedroom.
I was the eldest daughter of 5 girls,
and always had to share a room.
Finally, the baby of the family was
moved out of the tiny nursery
and it became my own.
I was so thrilled to choose my
own colors and decorate this room myself.
Of course I chose yellow!
I sewed yellow and white striped curtains,
and painted my second-hand vanity
tangerine with a hand-sewn yellow and orange
wildflower print skirt .
My bed-linens had larger flowers in the same colors
and all the room accessories were
in shades of yellow and tangerine.
I wallpapered the inside of my little closet
in a black and white flowered print
and covered hatboxes and storage boxes in
a black and white print of tiny flowers.
I even hand-lettered some artwork for my walls
in black ink.
I remember one of them......
"When you wake up,
and when you get up,
I was so happy in my bright yellow bedroom!
It was my refuge from the demands of
school, little sisters, and the rest of the world.
I loved to read, sew, sketch and I even taught myself
how to crochet from instructions in my Mother's
Woman's Day magazine when I spent time in
my sunny yellow room :)
It had two windows overlooking
a New England mill-pond.
In the summertime
the nights were filled with a chorus
of frogs and crickets, lulling me to sleep.
Yellow houses bring a bit of sunshine
to a winter landscape, too.
This one is a favorite of mine.
We pass it every time we venture out,
on the corner of our mountain road.
A young couple bought it a few years ago
and have completely renovated
this 100+ years old farmhouse.
I love watching the changes every time we drive by.
And who doesn't feel happy looking at
this beautiful yellow barnyard?
This yellow sign makes me happy, too!
A cross-walk by a school.
This sign reminds everyone to
slow down and take care.
Even the double yellow lines in the
middle of the road
bring a little sunshine to a winter drive.
Winter pansies blooming on my deck
are like lovely drops of sunshine
to brighten a gloomy day.
But it is my sweet little grands in their
sunshine colors that bring the biggest
smile to my face!
I hope I brought a little sunshine
to your winter day, my friends!