Here at Jean's house, opening the shutters is also a morning ritual. If the weather is very cold, they stay closed longer to help retain some house warmth. Some days at Laury's, I'd never open them at all. As day fades into evening, I close them to keep out the cold....
Like many of the other village houses, le Chalet has a shuttered front door. After our last trip out before bed, I pull the shutters closed behind Lucie and me and throw the bolt, making us snug and secure for the night.
And as an added barrier against the cold, I pull the heavy velvet drapes across the door just as many other villagers are doing on these chilly late winter nights. Such an easy and practical way to keep cozy!
There's more about shutters to come in future blog posts, so be sure to return!