Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hello darlings and 'Happy New Year'!
This year we will tango to zesty Tangerine decor tones, and I couldn't be happier. I adore the spectrum of piquant & vibrant deep oranges and feel very inspired by the colour direction for 2012.

For our wardrobe there will be more than 'Tangerine Tango' to keep us dancing into Spring. Try 'Cabaret', 'Solar Power', 'Margarita', 'Sodalite Blue', 'Cockatoo' and 'Starfish' to mention a few (for full fashion colour trend report click HERE).

I feel inspired to soak up this zesty and bright colour energy and focus on getting our home on right keel after the holidays. 
Though I will leave the tree up for another few days (Oscar & Isabella will force me to resign as mother if I don't..!), I am very keen to stow away Christmas and allow the house to breathe again!

The kids will do their bit to clear away the holiday decor by eating one of our ginger biscuit houses tonight.. Something they have planned vocally & excitedly (!) since we planted the last 'Smartie' on the roof in the days before Christmas Eve..! :)

I will also find some time sit down with my brand new wall planner & diary and carefully mark key dates for the year ahead. I love this ritual and get all tingly by the thought of all the exciting and fun things we will embark on in the months to come!
I'll be back here in a few days but please do hop across to my dear friend Louise of 'Lou Boos and Shoes' to read my 'January Diaries guest post' that will go live tomorrow (Tuesday 3rd January).

Last but not least I wish to send all of you - my dear friends, followers and fellow bloggers - big warm hugs and wishes of a great January!  May 2012 will be a splendid year for everyone!

xx Charlotta

Image credits: 
01. Google image, 02. Toonpool, 03.  Pantone, 04. We Connect Fashion
05. Sköna Hem, 06. Private photo, 07. Papier d'Amour


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous post Charlotta. Please can you tell me where those gorgeous diaries are from? I've been looking for a lovely, lush diary all December and still haven't found anything (until your blog came along). Would love to know where I could purchase them.
Here's to a 2012 full of "zest" :-)

Lumo said...

Hi and happy New Year!

How funny; we have similar thoughts... I have a post ready for tomorrow about Tangerine Tango and used the same fashion show pictures for the trend guide for our sister company Villisilkki (a premier fabric store in Helsinki) blog I keep http://www.villisilkki.blogspot.com/p/kevat-2012-trendit.html .

pretty pink tulips said...

Happy New Year, Charlotta!

I'm looking forward to many more days of inspiration from you.

Here's to a colorful year!
xoxo Elizabeth

Acquired Objects said...

Orange is one of my favorite colors so I'm very excited about doing a little tangerine tango this year. Beautiful post and a very Happy New Year to you too Charlotta and your family.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely post and from so far away!!! Thank you for lifting my spirits today. It is getting cold in the mountains of Eastern Ky. and is beginning to snow a little. I hope that I can wake up each day with the enthusiasm that you have. It has been a very sad year (2011) for me and I hope for a better one in 2012 and likewise for you and your family.

Charlotta Ward said...

Dear Anonymous,

I am so sad to hear you have had a difficult time. I sincerely wish that this new year will ease your pain.

Yes, I have a lot of energy and happiness in me. I was once very sick and nearly lost my life. It was a tremendously difficult process but I made it through. Since then I never take life for granted and I am full of a life force that hopefully will help others too.

I am glad that my posts lift your spirit! It makes me very happy, and I hope that you continue to come here because I am very pleased to have you.

All my love and warm hugs to you.
Hang on in there!

xx Charlotta

Glamour Drops said...

It's a really interesting choice for the colour of the year, I think. Very dramatic, and very bold tone. A most glorious shade - sort of red, sort of orange. Love it! Hope it is a good sign for the year being a bold and happy one for all. Virginia xx

Anci said...

Tack detsamma ! Jag önskar dig ett både fint och härligt år.

Kul med nya färger :)


Stacey said...

Yes, yes, yes to orange! I love it! Happy New Year darling. XX

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I'm with Stacey - YES TO ORANGE! Fab bright. xx

Splendid Willow said...

Happy New Year Charlotta + O + I!

What a cute gingercookie house (did not get to make one this year) - your kids must have been very proud!

Yes to orange over here too. Finally an official color I can relate to.

Happy, happy.


P.S Har helst inte velat beraetta men nej inget paket kom. Inte saa vanligt kanske, men saker och ting kan ju haenda. Kanske en ren aat upp det paa vaegen! (:

Lise M. said...

Happy, happy new year my far away friend! I hope we will meet this year in Amsterdam for Meet the Blogger on June 9, 2012! Would be great to meet you in real life! In addition I would like to thank you for all your lovely posts on your lovely blog. It's always a treat for me to read them!!!

Big hugs!

Lise M

Meera @ firstsense said...

Happy happy new year, darling! I love this post and the Tangerine Tango energy! Sounds like the kids will have with the clear up, aka eating yummy things!

Big warm hugs to you, lovely.

Meera xx

Nuit said...

ohhhhhhh Tangerine-Tango is the hotness and i couldnt be happier!!! :) Happy New Year my friend!!!!!!! all the best to you and your beautiful family!!!

Lori said...

Thanks so much for stopping over! Your post touched me ~ inspired me and made me smile. Your blog is lovely and I will be back!

Punctuation Mark said...

wishing you an amazing 2012!!!

Tina said...

Och detsamma önskar vi dig Kära Charlotta!
Här skiner solen idag(sååå tacksam!) och lyser upp tillvaron, längtar sååå efter våren nu(Ja, jag vet att det bara är Januari ännu:)). Må den komma fort och stanna länge!!!
Massor med kramar till Dig!

Greet said...

Hi dear Charlotta,
I give you my best wishes for a splendid 2012 in return!
I hope your beautiful country Sweden will inspire you a lot writing your this year's blogposts! I am looking forward!
Hugs from Belgium!

Karena said...

This color will be so huge for spring and summer. bright fresh, perfect with white and cream and denims!


Art by Karena

Roz said...

Hi Charlotta, It's so nice to hear from you in Sweden! What a beautiful country! I love all of the brilliant ideas that you highlighted in this new year's post! Love the pop of color!!! Happy New Year too! Roz @ la bella vita

shopgirl said...

i adore this colour orange and love using it in my paintings. thank you so much for your sound advice and support Charlotta. you are an amazing woman full of wonderful spirit! keep up the wonderful inspiring posts!

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