Saturday, March 1, 2014
Happy Sunday everyone ~
I want to thank you for all of your lovely comments about my new living room. Mr. Vintage thought it was quite "white", but one night last week he was sitting in the living room and said "You know, the living room is very calming." Just the effect I wanted ;-) success~!
Well, you know, one thing leads to another and the next thing I knew I was painting the upstairs hallway ~
I painted my little table duck egg and I love it. You can see Chico in the left corner peaking out at me ~
Even Mr. Vintage's little ceramic deer head looks great in the hallway (It was his great grandfather's).
I changed out my fireplace screen with this little cast iron plant holder. I bought this at an antique show years ago. It's from Holland and being that my mother was dutch, I could not pass it up.
I like the look ~
Well, now we are starting on the kitchen ~ whew ~ ambitious aren't we? I will be back soon to show you when we are finished. We are patching holes today.
In the meantime,
I whipped up a batch of oatmeal apple muffins (in my spare time ~ ha ha),
I made them for Mr. Vintage, he has been patching all of the holes that I had in the wall from my pictures and pretties ~ he is such a good sport.
What have you been up to?
Can't wait to hear~!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Hello my friends ~ it has been a little while. Mr. Vintage and I have been very busy finishing up the living room.
I love the way it turned out. I love the soft white which is Beautitone's "vanilla sugar" ~
I made "no sew" drop cloth curtains, and I adore them ~
Since the palette is very muted, I just had to have a little pop of color, so I left the old dresser in here ~
I made little drop cloth curtains for the small window by the stair case ~
A few added pretties ~
I had to keep my little turquoise table in here too ~ with a little pink chair underneath ~
After I was finished painting, I decided to leave the fireplace the way it was ~ You can see that I need to make curtains for the two windows here, but I ran out of drop cloth ;-)
I am getting some more tomorrow. So you know what I will be doing ~
I love, love, love my living room ~
What have you been doing lately?
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Happy Sunday ~ Guess what? Something different, it's snowing again ~
This time, it's a sparkly snow ~ very beautiful ~
Well, it's snowed such much here in Ontario that we have set a record ~ an all time high snowfall this year. So, when it's nasty outside ~ what's a girl to do?
Yes~! redecorate ;-)
I have taken everything off the walls, except the clocks. A girl needs to know what time it is ~ There's Chico on the couch, always has to be near to see what Mommy is up to ~
The other end of the living room. I think I had a lot of stuff on the walls. Just look at all of the patching I have to do.
This weekend, did the patching of all of the holes and finished painting the ceiling.
Next weekend, the walls ~ I am still a bit undecided as to the colour.
So, while I thought about it, I made some chilli ~ would you care for some?
Chilli is always good on a cold day. It warms the heart ~
Go ahead, dig in and tell me, what colours do you like best in the living room?
Please do tell
at 7:17 AM
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hello my friends ~
This morning we awoke to find another snow storm brewing ~
I stayed home from work today. It was just unsafe to go ~ so now that I am at home, would you care to join me?
I have tea ready ~ nice and hot ~
Come and sit ~ relax ~
Would you care for a chocolate?
They are delicious ~ I picked these up at Golden Chocolates ~ ;-)
A little bird would help this little tea party. We can talk of Spring, the birds singing, the flowers blooming and the sun shining ~ ahhhhhh ~
Thank you for joining me for tea today. I am dreaming of Spring. I think I will order my seeds for my vegetable garden...
What are you doing today?
Can't wait to hear from you
Friday, January 24, 2014
Hello my friends ~ it is still bitter cold here in Ontario, so I am staying inside and dreaming about spring ~ ahhhh spring ~
I love linens ~ I love to see them hang on the clothesline drying ~ it just makes me happy
I love my aprons, they make me smile ;-)
I love pretty linens ~
I love pretty things ~
Freshly pressed linens just make my day. They make my heart sing ~
Do they make your heart sing too?
This was a little surprise. Last year, Mr. Vintage bought a hyacinth for me. Well, when it's blooms had expired, I put it in the basement. Well lo and behold ~ I went in the basement and here it is ~ once again growing and trying to bloom ~
I can't wait for spring ~
at 10:40 AM
Sunday, January 19, 2014
hello my friends ~
As you know, we have had very blustery and wintery weather here in Ontario -
My patio furniture has all but disappeared ~
The wind has been howling ~
and I mean howling ~ this is the show blowing off of the roofs of the neighbors.
So, as much as I love the outdoors, I have stayed inside and have been puttering around ~
I love to tweak and decorate ~
set up little vignettes ~
Well, yesterday Mr. Vintage and I paid a visit to our local antique store. I really was looking for a white enamelware funnel. I have one, but Mr. V. took it to the garage and after pouring Lord knows what in that funnel, I gave it to him. It was plastic (didn't really like it).
Well, we found two of the little gems.
This morning I woke up and found this in the kitchen ~
Ahem, Mr. Vintage thought that the funnels should be with my enamelware utensil hanger ;-)
I don't think these will stay here ~
I think they look rather funny. But from a man's point of view (speaking garage/shop talk), that is probably a very good place for them ~ in plain view ;-)
What do you think?
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