Saturday, November 13, 2010


Maybe it's the rainy, blustery weather we are having but I am so ready to take a warm bath, put on some flannel pajamas and snuggle up in front of the fire. I think Chinese food will be on the menu tonight. I've had the sniffles the past few days and I was pushing on until today and when I woke up to the rain this morning I decided to just stay in and stay warm. Other than running out for some firewood, I have been in my little nest.
My posts revolve around my pictures {I have taken all of these}. They get me talking, so to speak. So today I was relegated to walking around the house, taking pictures here and there and I edited them to those only in the bathrooms. Pretty weird, huh? The bathrooms in my home are just about the only rooms that aren't cluttered, I guess because they are small. I keep only pretty things in them without letting them become too feminine. So I'm very fussy about what I put on the walls and counter tops.
Fresh flowers, dried flowers and prints of flowers make me smile.
And a little French twist never hurts since The Husband is half French.
We didn't make it to the lake this weekend, my brother is visiting from Louisville. I had to cancel our lunch date due to said sniffles, which were really awful this morning, but I will see him again soon. I sure wanted to have that bonfire though.

Well off I go to make that big bubble bath while The Husband orders the Chinese and then we are going to watch a movie via some new contraption he has called a Boxy Box. I keep calling it a Busy Box and since it seems to reference a child's toy, he's not amused. What are you doing on this Saturday night? Have you had a better weekend than me? Please don't tell me you are putting up Christmas decorations because I may become envious and I don't like myself that way.

Hope you are having better weather than Chicago. Stay warm and dry and I will be back soon!


My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet sorry you are under the weather....cold season is upon us and I know they can be miserable.

By the way...stop by to see me I have something for you.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Sorry you have a "bug"! I can't say I'm far enough from you to have better weather...although we are probably a few degrees warmer. We woke to gray and rain, it was 25 degrees cooler here this afternoon than yesterday afternoon.

I'm still trying to catch up from being in Florida. My husband came home sick from work last night, so although he was a bit better...we only ran a couple errands today. We bought new appliances-I'm changing to stainless. That was enough for one day:) Feel better soon.

Balisha said...

Sometimes we need a little sniffle to slow down our pace. You mentioned Christmas decorations...I did the front of the house yesterday..It was warm out and a perfect day to do it. It seems I always wait till my fingers freeze. Well, take care and keep warm...Balisha

La said...

I hate to hear you are having rainy blustery weather on this Saturday. Especially since that means we will have it in a day or two.

I actually had the house to myself for awhile, but really didn't do much with the time.

This morning I started getting the house in order so I can decorate in the coming weeks. There's still a lot to be done.

I hope you feel better in the morning. Enjoy the movie! La

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane, ooh, I hope you feel better soon... snuggly jammies and a warm fire sounds good right now... our weather has been snowy and cold, in the 30's... your salle de bain photos are beautiful, I especially love the second one with the roses... I didn't know your hubby is half French... which part of France are his ancestors from? Mine are from Soual, Tarn France... wouldn't that be something if his family was from there too??? Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Paula said...

I hope you feel better soon. A cold can really stop you in your tracks.

If you have rainy weather, I guess it will be my way soon. We are at the beach this weekend and it's beautiful here with lots of sun.

Brenda Kula said...

I am sitting here with one dog in my lap and another at my feet. Reading blogs of course. Which translates into: visiting my gal pals. Which is you! Hope you are "un-sniffled" real soon!

Laura said...

Thank you so much for your support and prayers.
And I agree- there is nothing better than nesting at home-especially if you aren't feeling well.

Get better friend,

White Spray Paint

sissie said...

Sorry you feel bad sweet Jane. Please take care of yourself and stay warm and cozy.
A nice warm bath helps to soothe those aches and pains.

Love the details of your pretty bath.


sissie said...

Sorry you feel bad sweet Jane. Please take care of yourself and stay warm and cozy.
A nice warm bath helps to soothe those aches and pains.

Love the details of your pretty bath.


Shelia said...

Oh, Jane! I hope you're feeling better and sorry your plans didn't go the way you wanted.
But you're showing some very lovely snaps today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pondside said...

Flannel pj's - check
Fire blazing - check
easy supper - check
movie - check

I think we're having the same evening!

~Country Lady~ said...

I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. I do hope you get well soon. I won't tell you that I am 95% finished with my Christmas decorating but that is only because I'm out of town the week of Thanksgiving. ;) You will get yours all done while I'm away!! Take care sweet lady, and I do hope you enjoyed the warm bath!

Mimi said...

Jane, sure hope you get to feeling better...not a good time to be down, with the holidays just about to begin.
I love the painting of the flowers, really beautiful.

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Jane, Sorry to hear you have the sniffles, hope you're on the mend soon. Chinese is a sure cure let me say, the soup works wonders. Love your photos, see how creative you are with a cold? hehe hugs tami

Melanie said...

Jane, that sounds like the perfect day and evening. I love days spend in my jammies puttering around. I hope you enjoyed your evening and hope you feel better.

Kathleen said...

Jane, hope you feel better soon.
Doing nothing as I am still not feeling great. It was beautiful out today and tomorrow too. Hubs wants me to help put the lights up, I want him to paint the new front door, it has to be warm to do it, and I want it done for the holidays. Let's see who wins!

raggygirlvintage said...

Snuggle down and stay warm!

June said...

Speaking of pretty wreaths Jane. That one is beautiful! I love all the shots of your bathroom.
I feel so bad that you are feeling bad. I was sick all last week with the flu, and I felt so sorry for myself, because the weather was beautiful here and now this week it is so dang cold and I feel great! Isn't that the way it always goes. I did manage to hang the outdoor Christmas lights though. OOPS, I forgot...I wasn't supposed to mention holiday decorating...sorry sweetie!
Get better and big hugs to you!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Get better Janie, it's not too long now until our get-away!
You have such pretty decorations in your bathrooms, love the wreath and potted flowers too!
I am just sitting home with the hubby doing the same as you. It was yucky here all weekend but at least we escaped the snow. The twin cities got a foot! Thank goodness it went there.
Hugs to you,

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that you a feeling sniffly again. Your evening plans sound like the perfect remedy. A hot bubble bath cures a lot of ills. LOL
Hope you feel better soon. ~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hope you feel better Jane! Lovin' the idea of a fire and nice bubble bath! We've been having great weather in Philly the last few days, but I'm sure cold and dreary will return here soon! Happy Sunday:@)
PS-No Christmas decorations for me yet, but right after Thanksgiving dinner-Woo Hoo!

Crystal said...

So sorry to hear you are feel bad, but a nice hot bubble bath sure sounds good.
We have actually had great weather the past few day. However, I think the dreary is headed our way this week.
By the way, I did put up my outside Christmas decorations, but my son says only old people put them out now. So I told him I guess I am old. Actually, it gets to windy and cold up here on the PA mountain top and then they don't get put out :)
Please don't be envious though, I did not do anythng inside yet.
Hope you feel better soon.

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I hope you are feeling better Jane! :)

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Jane, so sorry you arent feeling well.. Good idea to stay warm n cozy~!
It was fairly warm in nc so daughter and I went to the barn to look thru the holiday containers. Choosing what we'd use and left the rest..
Some years I just cant deal with the 23 house village- all our painted santa's and other ceramic items.
We're having a guest for the holidays and I think I'll wait till she gets here to do the decorating as she so loves to help.
I hope you feel better soon..
sending you cyber chicken soup:)

Marianne@Songbird said...

Love your bathroom sign! Everything sounds so much better in French, doesn't it.

Suzann said...

We have been having some blustery days lately.

Feel Better!!

Theresa said...

Oh my dear friend, I sure hope today finds you feeling a bit less sniffley... The weather here in Georgia has been Heavenly, a little chilly in the early morning and late evening but in the middle PERFECT!

Enjoy your Sunday and hope you feel better soon! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

I love that wreath, Jane!!

J is half French too...of course his first French ancestor in America (Colonial) was over 200 years ago. But still he has French and German ancestry and that is about it, so we say he's half French.:-)

Hope you are feeling better.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Sorry you've had the sniffles. Rest and get rid of 'em! :-)

It's being a lovely sunny weekend over here in the NE. Cold at night but warms up in the day.

Mmmmmmmmm, I am getting in the mood for Christmas decorating. Yes! Even after my Rant of a few days ago. -giggles- Just making home nice and cozy and pretty kind of Holiday Decorating. Did a post on my "schizophrenic" ways. ,-) With links to Cherry Menlove's blog and site.

That CHERRY can get even "Mrs. Scrooge" in the mood. :-)))) Do you know Cherry???

Gentle hugs...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...


NOT suggesting that YOU are "Mrs. Scrooge"!

I call MYSELF that, when I get in a "Rant At The Christmas Machine" mood. :-)

Jane said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling so good. I know you wrote the post last night so hopefully today will be better.
Beautiful photos!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Feel better soon Jane. Sometimes it gives me an excuse to get in my pjs and sit in front of a fire with a stack of magazines and just have nothing on my to do list. I was doing little projects around the house trying to figure out what to put where after moving so many things I love from our lake house to our fulltime house....editing my favs are tough.

Deb said...

Feel better Jane! Your plans for an evening in sound wonderful though :-)... and I won't mention anything about holiday decorations :-)

Charlene said...

Oh I hope you feel better soon. The sniffles are no fun no matter the weather but, rainy cold makes them FEEL worse. Take care & stay warm. HUGS!

stefanie said...

we have had gorgeous weather here...wish I could share!!

Debbie said...

Oh days like that I recall in good ole Buffalo. Good days to be cooking up soups and stews..but hey Chinese food works too. Hope you feel better change does it to me too.

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

That sounds like a great time to me. Gwad and imagine that I used to be such a party girl.

Denise said...

Hi Jane, I do hope you're feeling better tonight. Yesterday was the craft fair so I was out all day, had a nice relaxing night after that and had a lazy day today too ;) I am ready to put Christmas decor out but have to contain myself, we don't usually do it til after Thanksgiving, although I think last year I started earlier!

Donna said...

I, too, am sorry to hear you are not feeling well...but your cure of a bubble bath is mine as well...hope it works!! BTW...Your photographs are wonderful!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, our weather has been gorgeous in Georgia - crisp, yet not too cold, and still have beautiful leaf color. The rain will be here tomorrow! Hope you have blue skies and feel better tomorrow! Linda


Hi Jane, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and I hope you are better soon! I love all the pictures you shared of your home, very, very nice! Feel better and have a great week!

Dana and Daisy said...

we watched a video documentary called "My Kid Could Paint That!"

we did not decorate for Christmas. But the wreath which hangs in the garage might go on the door this week... if I can find a hook...

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thanks for your comment - you will have to come out and see the garden sometime!
I am all about the hot baths come November 1st... I don't even think I USE the cold knob.
Chinese sounds good - what movie did you watch? We are movie junkies but it's Netflix around here
And no, the Christmas decor isn't out yet but my outside is done in white lights!!! So exciting!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thanks for your comment - you will have to come out and see the garden sometime!
I am all about the hot baths come November 1st... I don't even think I USE the cold knob.
Chinese sounds good - what movie did you watch? We are movie junkies but it's Netflix around here
And no, the Christmas decor isn't out yet but my outside is done in white lights!!! So exciting!

Melissa Miller said...

Feel better soon Jane! I hear ya. It's been a busy time.

Happy week! ~Melissa :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Jane, I know what you are going through. I was sick all last week...horrible chest cold and coughing. It lasted a week and yesterday I started feeling better. Still doing some coughing but I finally got to sleep through the night. Just do what you are, and take it easy!~Hugs, Patti

Rettabug said...

Bummer to hear you're under the weather, Jane. Are you getting enough fresh Vit. C daily? I'm pushing the OJ & pineapple juice since cold season has started. I catch everything from those g'kidlets.

Love all your accessoire de salle de bain! Very pretty photos!

Sorry to tell you all our Christmas lights have been put up outside. I never thought DH would be able to do that again, after his ♥ attack a year ago. He was out there, having a ball...he loves to decorate & it was probably our last warm day to do it.

Feel better fast!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

When I'm a bit ill, I go and hideout in the bath with a good magazine, lots of bubbles and a cup of hot chocolate.

It's surprising how fast I feel better!!

Get well soon, my lovely.


Karen said...

Nope.. Christmas decorations start going up the day after Thanksgiving. I can't stand looking at them before that day, even though I love them dearly.

Tammy said...

I hope you are feeling better today. No place like home to take care of yourself. Hugs.

Domestic Designer said...

Sorry you are under the weather. I had having a bad cold. They just make you feel miserable. Hope you are feeling much better by now! Have a great week!

April said...

Hi Jane!
It's been raining ever since my feet hit the floor this morning! I think more is coming tomorrow...BLECH! Where's summertime when we need it?

I, too, am a big fan of flowers...any size, shape and color!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jane, I do not decorate til after Thanksgiving. Love that dreamy bath photo. We returned from a weekend in the mountains last nite so I am catching up on my friends now. We are getting rain in Ga. tomorrow which is bad cause I need to walk. I walked 2miles a day last week. Hope your cold improves. ♥O

Debbie said...

Hi Jane..hope you are feeling better tonight. Your pics are always so soothing to look at.
I was downstate for the weekend, so I'm late responding to comments.
I'm planning on sitting by the fire after catching up with blogging.
Enjoy your night.

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your post this week.
Shirls Rose Cottage

Chatelaine said...

Hope you have recovered from the sniffles. I am sure a hot bath helped
and staying in on a rainy day was also smart.

Love your french bathroom sign! Cute accessories too. I am envious, my condo has but one bathroom.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sorry that you are feeling bad:( GET WELL SOON!!!!


Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Janie - hope you're feeling much better today and that the sun shone it's pretty face for you. :) I just got over a nasty cold - after not having any last year. Go figure....Anyway, I love the days I can just putter around the house FLOOFING and FLUFFING!! lol! And I'm with ya about only having certain things a certain way on your countertops. I play with them until they look just right. lol! :)

Get better soon, friend!

xoxo laurie

bj said...

awww, little sister friend, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well.
I absolutely LIVE for days of rainy weather, fireplaces, hot tea, a cookie or 6, a good book or a great movie...and may I just say...
I do get to have more of these days now at retirement age than I used to, and I. LOVE. IT.
We just need more rainy days. I just seem to love adverse weather..cold, snowy, cloudy, rainy...any of those just makes my day.:)

koralee said...

Hope you are now feeling better...the sniffles are making their rounds around here too.

I love those days where you can stay in your jammies all day...enjoy. oxoxox

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Putting up Christmas decorations? Oh Jane...No! Good grief...NO!

Privet and Holly said...

Jane, I hope you
have recovered by
now!!! Thank you
for your sweet
comments on P&H;
you are such a lovely
and supportive bloggy
friend! We had snow
this weekend....I
wonder if you did,
xx Suzanne

Paula said...

Staying in and staying warm sounds good to me! I hope you didn't get all that snow I saw in the midwest...just way too early for snow! Hope you are feeliing better Jane:)

xinex said...

Sorry you have the sniffles, Janie, hope it's gone by now. Sounds like you got a nice relaxing cure for it. Hope it works! Well, what did I do last Saturday? Geez, I can't even remember anymore except for stopping by at the store momentarily to drop off more stuff. Fell better soon! Your bathroom accessories are beautiful!...Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

First of all, I'm SO sorry you've been sick. I hate sniffles, and I felt as if I might be coming down with something like that all day. I had other issues all weekend, and didn't get out of bed on Monday because I felt so bad. But I'm at least in the land of the living. I pray you are feeling better. Sorry you didn't get to see your brother, too. And that's funny about the busy box! ;-)

I love your wreath! It is very neat, and I like all of your Frenchy things. We need to go shopping together!

If your son comes to Florida this winter, I hope you come down here, too!


Sheila :-)

Janie's World said...

Jane, I love your new dishes from Ballard designs, perfect for everyday.

Your beautiful roses have a peaceful, soothing quality about them, I love it.