What is it about January that inspires cleaning and paring down so much? Maybe it's putting away all the Christmas clutter. Whatever it is, I find myself wanting things spare and simple in January. Each day finds me cleaning up a small corner. This morning it was the end table. A simple linen cloth, pots of sweet smelling spring bulbs and then a few minutes of quiet while I eat my breakfast with the lovely soundtrack from Pride & Prejudice playing in the background. A lovely way way to start the morning!
On my way home from Colorado this past week, I stopped at Trader Joe's and brought home this lovely Cranberry Walnut Petit Batard bread. A slice of that with my morning cup of Scottish Breakfast Tea is just perfect!