Sunday, January 2, 2011

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.
The House in the Roses
Napkins, kitchen towels and tablecloths…
Do you love linen? I love linen... and I love the look of stacked linen!
...if they come in an assortment of prints and textures, the better! They look so lovely sitting stacked all pretty in a pile... Are you this crazy about linen too? Our winters here are long and bitter, but our days are warm and hearts are full to the brim… and if I look pass my lovely stack of linen, beyond the window, pitter patter goes my heart! Ah yes, daylight is stretching! Daylight is growing longer and wiser each day! The sun's arc begins to grow longer and higher in the sky. Soon, sunlight will reach its peak again. Isn’t this something wonderful to celebrate? And what are you celebrating? Link and tell us all about it!

24 comments:

  1. Cielo, I love linens, too, I love to iron them! I know, I am crazy, but I do. My favorite linen spray right now is Mangiacotti Florals' Ocean. It smells like heaven!

    Happy New Year, Sweetie!

    xoxo
    Ricki Jill

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  2. Cielo- I am a lover of linens too. I have a closet and 2 dressers full of all kinds of yummy things and love to change them often. I even enjoy
    ironing them!

    Hope to join your lovely party again soon- not much happening here besides trying to get our house in NM ready to go on the market again. I find myself a little frustrated using the time on cleaning up someone else's mess when I could be doing wonderful things in my home instead. Oh well I mustn't complain.

    So enjoy your blog friend and look forward to all the inspiration you will bring us this new year!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  3. Beautiful photos..
    Thanks for hosting.

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  4. I "LOVE" linens too!!! Your post is beautiful, as always!!!
    Happy New Year to you,
    Hugs, Donna

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  5. May the New Year come with newness and freshness and be filled with the Grace of God.Happy New Year Cielo may you and your family be blessed with love, warmth, good health, laughter, and of course Roses.

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  6. Dearest Cielo,

    Oh, you're meeting lots of kindred spirits here! Sure, I love the feel, use and taking care of fine linen damask and pure cottons.
    Makes a table so festive!

    Enjoy the lengthening of days...

    Mariette's Back to Basics

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  7. Beautiful pictures...a blog I look forward to

    Trying to get back and visit blogs I love. I have missed blog reading during tree season
    Happy New Year!

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  8. Cielo,
    I love linens too! We changed over to cloth napkins only recently. What a pleasure!
    Your linens make a perfect picture for January. Clean, stacked, with a hint of springtime to come!
    Thanks for hosting every week!

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  9. So many beatuiful pictures. The best of the best... linen, roses and pearls...
    I love linen too, and to mangle them is a pure joy. I wished for a mangle some years ago for my birthday, and my husband found an old one in a charity-shop. Small, electric and on legs. Perfect. I love it.
    hugs elsamarianne

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  10. Gorgeous linens. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Hello Cielo, I too love linens - they are the dressing to rooms and tables - the accessories. I think they set the mood-yours are quite lovely and I think speak of the things that you love - flowers, light and joy!
    I just wish I had somewhere to display mine to see their beauty -
    Thank you for hosting!
    Hope you have a sparkling-sunshiny day!
    Kathy

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  12. Cielo- Oh I love linens too. I have inherited several from grandmothers (on both sides) and I love the feeling of the very old ones. I have one pillowcase with an embroidered monogram that belonged to my husbands great-great grandmother. It is a wonderful old piece.

    Thank you for always making me feel "at home" when I visit you here- xxoo Diana

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  13. I had to come back to add- I just read the first comment and I love to iron linens too. I am using MaryEllen's Linen spray and it is magical! xxoo Diana

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  14. querida Cielo, deseando para ti y familia un año pleno en felicidad y bendiciones, salud y mucho amor.
    Y que sigas deleitándonos con tu maravilloso blog, con las flores de tu jardín y las bellezas de tu casa.
    abrazos del corazón
    maria cecilia

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  15. Hey sweets,
    just poppin in to say Hi!!!
    Happy New Year!!!
    Have a fab week
    oxoxo,
    jessi

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  16. Oh I want linens! I have a beautiful buffet that is longing to store stuff for me so I just need to go out and find some. Thanks for hosting!

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  17. Your cottage is indeed so beautiful.

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  18. Pitter patter goes my heart over your beautiful linens! Your photos of your cottage area lovely, warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  19. I love your linens and textiles. Your home is so pretty. I linked up to your party today.

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  20. I'm with you! I find few things as cheerful as pretty linens. I always have some stacked around too. Yours are very Rachel Ashwell. Thanks, Cielo!

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  21. Andrea at My Feathered NestJanuary 3, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    I was just playing with linens today....how neat to see your post afterwards. I was layering my dining room table with linens and redoing my dining room curtains. I got the book "The Paris Apartment" from the library for the umpteenth time and got inspired to decorate...layering, layering...
    Your linens are beautiful, btw!!

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  22. Te deseo un feliz Año Nuevo en el que todos tus sueños se hagan realidad
    Un abrazo

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  23. Cielo,
    I have truly died and gone to heaven looking at your linens! So gorgeous! Thank you for hosting!
    hugs,
    Olivia

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  24. YOU ARE SO WONDERFUL AT DISPLAYING YOUR TREASURES! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION EVERY TIME I VISIT YOUR BLOG!

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