Monday, January 11, 2016

January Love

Hi everyone!

I am writing to you this morning in the cozy comfort of our den - blazing, burning and bundled. The fireplace is  blazing, candles are burning and I'm bundled up in sweats and fuzzy socks.  Baby, it's cold outside!

Brrrr - errr - errr!

With sub zero temps and the winter doldrums knocking at my door, I decided to give our front entry some January love and warm things up a bit.

 This past Christmas I became slightly obsessed with mini Christmas trees - just plunk 'em down, and voila - instant winter charm!  I think they still look charming and apropos for January. I picked up the two in this vignette on super sale - 75% off, about $6.00 for the pair.

The brass "Love" ornament is also an after Christmas score from Wal-Mart - 19 cents! I mean, seriously? How could I not?

As you know, I love my scented candles, but this table is right at our dog's nose level and well, lit candles and puppy proboscis's do not mix.  Luminara flameless candle to the rescue.

Although I like the chamber candle stick on the  old, vintage lunchbox, I decided to switch in a picture of myself with Mr. Bluebird - this is a "love" post after all, lol!

I am off to whip up a batch of chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker for tonight's dinner. I am using Shore Lunch Soup Mix as my cheat.  Have you all tried this?  It's amazing!  I do jazz it up with cooked, shredded chicken and an extra handful of frozen carrots and a little chopped onion.  Perfect for our frosty winter evening ahead!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy on this January day.

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Jane, Your little vignette is adorable. Yes, I like the photo of you and your Mr. That little heart ornament would work for many occasions. Stay warm and blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  2. Everything sounds so cozy and warm. We do not get that cold here in SO CA, but when it gets down in the 40's you would think it's below zero LOL. Love all your little trees places around, they look good.
    Stay warm and that Chicken Soup sounds great.
    Have a terrific wekk.

  3. Love the trees with a bit of Valentines mixed in. Janice

  4. Love your Love in January. I'm starting to decorate for winter and Valentine's Day too. I co-host Vintage Charm link party this Thursday 1/14/16 and I would love for you to link your post.

  5. Good Morning your winter vignette. After I took Christmas down I just haven't been motivated to put winter up. Granted, i am in the temperate southeast, but your decorations are encouraging me to do something at least. Thanks for the inspiration.


  6. Hi Jane,
    Love your sweet vignette. The soup sounds soooo good. Stay warm and toasting.

  7. It is freezing here too, Jane! UGH!! We have been eating alot of soups and chili too. Joe makes GREAT chili and he also made split pea soup with ham and black bean soup. YUMMY!!! Stay warm and cozy. I JUST got the Christmas down and away yesterday and this morning. Have a FEW things left but no big deal. It feels SO bare in here:):)

  8. LOL, just finished a bowl of turkey-vegetable soup from our Thanksgiving turkey,---and yes, it is very cold. Earlier, I jumped at getting some pictures taken with the sunlight, but now I'm nestled in the chair as it is freezing outside.Cute post, haven't really done a thing in the house besides, clean. Grins, Sandi

  9. Jane, your entry looks love-ly. That little tree is perfect. I haven't tried that soup mix but I do like to take those kinds of things and add good stuff so they seem really home made. Sounds like a great dinner for a cold night..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  10. You certainly conveyed the freezing weather where you are, and I loved how you segued into your January entry way. It's wonderful. The Love ornament, the tree, and the quilt offer a warm, inviting welcome. Great job. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co's party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  11. Thank you for accepting my invitation to join us at Vintage Charm. Hope we will see you back this week! sb

  12. Hi Jane! Oh, I just love your sweet little vignette. I love your little tree too! You really got a deal on that little ornament! 19 cents! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. It looks like you've made your home very cozy for the winter months. I like the cute valentine hanging off the tobacco basket. That soup sounds good. This is the season for comfort food!

  14. Hi Jane :)

    I think trees are definitely still apropos for January. And your little tree is too adorable to put away just yet :)

    I hope you're staying warm and cozy.


  15. Love your simple Valentine display Jane, love how you used your Christmas tree too!