Thursday, January 10, 2013

Brought to you by the number 18...

This month is all about the number 18 here at A Petite Cottage.
I've been busy with my spring cleaning...I know I'm a little early but when I was putting all my Christmas decorations away I thought it would be a perfect time to give our petite living a good cleaning...beginning with our fireplace.
Gave it a good cleaning, inside and out...You won't believe how sore I am from all the scrubbing.
Anyway, this is how I decided to decorate the mantel...simple and clean.
Oh, and if you are wondering why this month is all about the number 18...Well, you'll just have to come back for another visit to find out...Hee, hee, hee.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.
Hugs and Kisses,


Gina said...

How pretty your mantel looks, Ana! I'm sort of jealous of your Spring cleaning. I wish it was warm enough to open a few windows & clean til my hearts content. :)
I'm guessing the 18 will either your anniversary years or your daughter's birthday or both!

Gina said...

I forgot to add that I love your sweet wreath! So cute and it looks pretty with the sun streaming in on it.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well it really does look like Spring has sprung there :) Very pretty, fresh and clean!

Sea Witch said...

Anniversary? Child's birthday? 18K gold something coming your way? Come on, spill the 18 beans, please.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You have the most wonderful light in your home! I'm craving a little sunshine myself these days.

Hmmm.....your daughter's 18th birthday?

shabbygalsnest said...

Lovely! Adore that wreath! Traci

jeanetteann said...

Love the clean look mantle Ana. You are a tease,wonder what the 18 is for? :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...


Looks great! Very pretty :).
Is the number 18 for someone's special birthday?
Gary and I have been working on a king size headboard, I can't wait to show you.
Sending lots of love, Elizabeth

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Cleaning is not my favorite thing to do but sometimes you just gotta do it. Over the summer I cleaned our a/c vents in each room. Ugh! That was like cleaning a chimney. You can't imagine the soot that came out of them. Yuck! Spring cleaning would feel good if things actually stayed clean around here but never stays more than a day for some reason. Maybe because I live with all boys and a cat. 18? Is your daughter turning 18? Yusef will be 18 in October and I think they are the same age. Wishing you a fabulous Friday! Tammy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your fireplace looks just great. Love that crown! January is a great month for cleaning--I agree!

Teresa said...

I will come back!
But first let me congratulate you in your beautiful, vintage and sweet Mantel.
I love Cleaning. Weird I know. I like to think that when I was being brought up to be a housewife the Aunts that raised me made the chores look like a child's play and I still have the same attitude towards it... it's like playing house ahahahah
I'll be back when there's another 18 on the post subject - but I'm betting on Anniversary followed by a Sweet Birthday in the end of the year.

Lovely Wreath!

Cindy said...

Your fireplace and mantel are lovely and sparkling clean!
Is your daughter turning 18 this year? I can't remember how old she is now, so forgive me if I'm wrong.
I like what you've done on your mantel, it's very pretty.
Hugs, Cindy

Art and Sand said...

Haven't seen a post from you in awhile. I hope it's because you are preparing another cutie to perform antics prior to Valentine's Day.

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

I think I know why it is number 18 :) at least one of the reasons the prettiest. I love your home and that ray of sun makes it look really spring. oh, how I wish spring.
that your beautiful wreath! I like the details green, color your cozy home

jenann said...

You put me to shame... High winds, sleet and buckets of mud do not make me want to start on spring cleaning, but I would love to have the fresh, white and uncluttered look that you have achieved. What a beautiful home.

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Nooooooo!!! I want to know now! LOL! You can be assured I will be back to find out the answer. The sweet wreath in the center of mirror is my favorite... just love it's detailing that requires one to look closer to see the hidden surprises!

Vicki said...

Hi, Ana,
Your home is so pretty and inviting. Your mantle is lovely, too! You have that "special" touch when it comes to decorating. I love the picture of you and your sweet family. Wishing you all a very happy, blessed new year! You have my curiosity up about the number 18!! Love and hugs to you~Vicki

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi happy to visit u again! I've been doing spring cleaning too! Love your mantel display. That wreath is gorgeous!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

Love your beautiful mantle and isn't it always nice to get some spring cleaning done.
Is it your sweet daughters birthday or an anniversary?... I look forward to coming back to see.

Enjoy your Sunday and the new week

Katherines Corner said...

your mantel look lovely! xo