Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

This is what the party looks like at our house. That is Emry on the left and Chubby on the right. This is their new favourite spot to sleep. Stewart is in the bedroom on the bed and Rudy is curled up beside me on the loveseat. Wherever you are and whatever you do I wish you a Happy New Year and Best Wishes in 2015.

Love Always,

Monday, December 29, 2014

The china cabinet found a home

The china cabinet arrived before Christmas which gave me plenty of time to wash, polish and make it sparkle. I unpacked all of my teacups and tried to make everything look good. I love the cabinet in this spot. I had my hutch here but it was too deep and stuck out past the wall. Sometimes you just have to live with things before you make changes.
I have been busy lately emptying the last of the boxes. I always have a box ready for donations. When you realize that you do not need a certain item any longer it is nice to know that someone else will probably have a use for it. We have an amazing Salvation Army store in the town south of us and I take all of my donations there.
I have been working on organizing the laundry room. I have a vision for the room and the inspiration came from this picture. This is from the blog: From My Front Porch To Yours.

I just love the room in this picture. I have an antique dresser that I want to sit in between my washer and dryer. This room is my laundry room, storage room, mudroom and a room for the cats. I am going to have to paint the room from top to bottom and come up with a idea for a ceiling fixture. There is no outlet for a ceiling fixture in this room and there are only 2 electrical outlets.
I will take pictures of the room as soon as I get all of my storage furniture in place. I haven't decided on colours yet. Take care.

Love Always,

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Looking forward to Christmas

I have just spent some time cleaning the handles and pulls on my china cabinet. I don't know why I never thought of it before. Once you get one done you want to clean all the rest in a instant. Well it took some doing to get these clean. I soaked them in hot water and soap just to get the dirt off of them first and then I took the cleaner/polish to them. Oh yes and don't forget the elbow grease. There was lots of elbow grease. They look like new, they pick up the light and look so much bigger.
I have been very busy trying to get all of the boxes emptied and everything put away before Christmas. It is right around the corner. How does it creep up on us so fast?
The weather man this evening says there is a really good chance of a White Christmas due to a major storm. This is a lot different from last year. We had so much snow this time last year. In truth it is much easier to get around without the snow. The wind howls here right off of the lake and makes the cottage rattle. We do not have any snow at the moment and it has been quit mild. I guess only time will tell. 

Love Always,