Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Linen Table Runner

My sister-in-law was out for the weekend.  We always get so much done while she is here.  We put together a garden shed (which I will show you in another post).  Bought a new BBQ, and did our usual shop circut.

Our favourite fabric store had everything on 50%.  I bought enough linen kitchen towelling to make a runner for my dining room table.
I hemmed it this morning while a torential rainstorm went through.
and found something more summery for the centrepiece

Friday, June 8, 2018

That first morning cup of tea in the garden

First thing ... feed the cat.   Then take my first cup of tea into the back garden.   That is how I start my day.

I had a lot of damage from the harsh winter we had,  mostly from rabbits.  They ate shrubs and plants  to the ground and continue to eat anything new I put in the ground.    It is a fight between me and the rabbits!

But ... the garden is coming along.
Not too much colour yet ... but lots of promise :)   and pots to keep me going til the garden blooms.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pine Floors

I have an antique pine floors in my den which I just LOVE.   The honey colour is really warm and it is all beat up and dented.

I wanted to duplicate that look when I put wooden floors upstairs.   It was really difficult to find.  In Canada no one has pine floors.   I had to go to a specialty floor store and custom order it.   They had to mill specifically for me.   The installer says this is only the second time in his 30 year career that he has laid pine.   It is too soft and marks easily ... just the attributes I want.

I started by wanting to lay wood in my sewing room because it would be easier to clean than carpet.   I kept dropping pins, they got lost in the carpet and only found when I stepped on them.    Then I decided to do the whole second floor.  And ... it is amazing.

Office:   Before... all cleaned out for the install/after

Master Bedroom... cleaned out for the install:  Before/After

Guest Room:   Before/After


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Getting Ready for the Wedding

We are having a wedding party on Saturday.   It starts at 4:00AM!!!

A lot of prep is happening.   The kitchen will be busy making a very English repast ... fancy sandwiches, petit fours, scones and cream and many pots of tea.

I am making the toppers for the little cakes.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Another new storage solution for my kitchen cupboard

I had an additional cabinet added to my kitchen recently to fill a desk area I never used.
... and I love adding storage solutions to my cupboards.    I ordered this acrylic wine rack and it arrived today.

I have so much room in my new kitchen, there is still have a lot of empty space.   The two drawers in that section are empty, as is the bottom shelf.   I also have a really deep drawer with nothing but my purse in it :) 

Good problem to have!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shoe Shelf

Shoe Shelf ... say that three times quickly .... hahaha

I'm organizing my closet because I am getting hardwood installed on my upstairs level this week.   In order to get everything off the floor, I installed another shelf between the existing shelves for more shoes.  It was wasted space as it was.

Easy, peasy and now all my shoes are off the floor.
Good exercise.   It shows that most of my shoes are black and that I need more colour.  I need to get out shopping :)

Then I'll need a new shelf.  It never stops does it!!