Monday, January 4, 2010
I had the good fortune to spend the end of the year rather quietly with my family at a beautiful place in Vermont, we went skiing, which actually means my family did and I just enjoyed a few glorious days of resting, reading, and to reminiscent about the year(s)past and the coming twelve months.
I explored the invigorating winter wonderland of Woodstock,VT.
I walked country lanes covered in fresh fallen snow, marvelled at the beautifully kept Colonial, Georgian and Victorian homes in the area.
The Vermontians have a knack for making it all look comfortable and so inviting. The lights at night are magical and the smells of wood fires burning beckon you inside. I love to roam the country stores, where the time seems to stand still in the good old days...filled with treasures of a simpler life and the pleasures of childhood!
The inn has an amazing wood burning fireplace of colossal proportions and everybody is drawn to its flames. I had to think about the power of the fire. It's such essential force in human live, giving warmth. I found calling it the heart so poignant. Protection from danger...a fire always pulls me in, makes me feel deeply comforted!
Fire gazing I daydream of things to come. I feel optimistic and strong, hopeful and full of love for my family, work and life!
Today my work began as well and I spend a few hours supervising the hanging of shades and curtains, rearranged a dining room and planned ahead for a client's new living room.
It started all rather quickly and coming home late I was grateful for the fire and warmth inside my house and sitting together after dinner we still talked about the impressions of the past days! It did us all good!
I hope you all are ready for a new start and filled with the power of a brand new year - may your fires keep burning!
Browsing through antique- and design stores left me with so much material, I will write an extra post about it...
All pictures taken by V.Zlotkowski in Woodstock,VT and surroundings!