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Breathe in a Carefree Day

Today begins my work week and honestly all I want to do, or feel like doing, is curl up in bed with a good book and have my breakfast there. 
Do you have these days every once in a while too? 

I'm currently reading David Baldacci's book, The Christmas Train, and I'd  love to slip under the covers and pick up where I left off...
Surrounded by pretty things,

while sipping a hot cup of tea,

and nibbling on toast with homemade rasberry jam,
 with a single, yet simple, concern....
Breathe in a carefree day.

Brown & blue transferware pieces are all available in my online shop, English Transferware HERE
The custom blue toile pillows and brown and blue custom napkins are available at Floradora, HERE

I'm joining:


  1. I love your blog and meeting you has been a pleasure

  2. Oh, how very peaceful, love the curling ribbon.....hugs...cleo

  3. Great pieces. Thanks for sharing these photos. It makes me realize the benefits of a carefree day, which I will be in search of soon!

  4. What a beautiful room and bed, Nancy. Yes, I think we all have days where we just want to stay in bed and hang out.

  5. I love the ribbon and the brown transfer ware! Your photos are gorgeous!

  6. These pictures are gorgeous! Your home is so warm and inviting, I'd want to stay home too and curl up with a great book! I always love visiting your site!

  7. Hi Nancy! Oh, your bed is gorgeous! I wouldn't ever want to get out of it and you even decorated it up for Christmas! Your home is so beautiful.
    Happy New Year!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. I am with you, this is a touch week with the holidays all over. What beautiful pictures! I looked at your about me and thought 6 kids YIKKES, you are super women! Thank you for entering my mosaic shoe giveaway, I'm wishing you luck!


  9. I LOVE this post and every detail about it. Transferware is always a step into another time for me, I just LOVE IT! and BROWN and BLUE seems so earthy. It's one of my ALL time favorites. Is it possible to have SO MANY FAVORITES???
    Loved your Comforting Slumber-time Scene. I would Love to relax there with a good read too...
    Happy New Year to you and yours,
    Hugs, Donna

  10. I'm heading in to look at your shop and BROWN transferware....

    but before I do I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and tell you how much I enjoy your blog!

  11. Transferware and toile ... two of my favorites! Beautiful post!

  12. What a great post! Drooling for your headboard and the toile & all the pieces in your tray.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  13. What a gorgeous post. Just lovely.

  14. Oh, this was just so lovely. I have days like that.

  15. Sounds like a plan!! Did you do it;-) I love that cup. The whole setting is beautiful!

  16. Such a lovely and tranquil spot! I don't blame you for wanting to snuggle in.

  17. If my bedroom looked like that, I wouldn't leave!

  18. What a pretty room and your pictures are wonderful. They go well with your writing and evoke such a peaceful mood that I am tempted to curl up with some tea and a book, too! I firmly believe that we all need those days of rest here and there. If you can, go with it. You certainly have a cozy spot to settle in! If you have time, I would love for you to link this post to my blog party at

  19. Absolutely gorgeous! I think I would curl up next to the bed rather than on it so I could keep it looking so nice and pretty! :-) The combo of the blue with the brown is just the inspiration I was looking for as I am getting ready to start a little project on my walls. Thanks so much for linking this to the party this week!

  20. What a lovely tray and what a lovely room. Love how you put the garland and those adorable pinecones on your canopy.
    The tray looks divine, love the brown transfer ware cup and saucer and teapot, so pretty, love the blue and brown, so pretty.
    Blessings for a Wonderful New Year,

  21. Absolutely beautiful Nancy!!! I just love your room- that bed is stunning and your settings and colors -so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  22. I like this alot! My motto has always been, "Work slowly, and take lots of breaks." LOL. Thanks for sharing your charming designs. Cherry Kay

  23. Absolutely beautiful!!!! So warm, cozy and casually elegant. I'm positively tinged green with envy! Thank you for sharing and bringing some beauty into my day.


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