This is great, isn't it? I get my phone books through the post office and the trash can there is full of them. Most people don't even bother to take them home because someone will eventually throw one in a plastic bag in your driveway. via
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
No, this isn't my attic. Isn't it nice? I worked upstairs all day today and made a big dent in the clutter. A rainy day is perfect for organizing and I put it to good use. My fingers feel all wrinkly from spraying kitchen counter cleaner on all horizontal surfaces. I'm still far from finished but it's looking good. Our town library is having an e-waste day on Saturday. I found an ancient laptop that weighs a ton and I'm going to take it there and have them remove the hard drive. I'm taking some old printers too. It feels so good to see stuff leaving the house. When I get closer to being finished I'll post my pictures. In the meantime, here's an article about attic workspaces. Good night all. xo
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The dining part of this living room/dining room combination is very charming. Who needs a separate room? I love to see a fireplace in or near a big eating table, don't you? It rained all day and it's still raining and I am up way later than usual. I'm getting ready to hit the hay in a few. Good night all. xo
Contemporary bathroom with country-style touches.
Displaying kitchen accessories in a creative way not only solves the problem of storage, but also creates a feature that is a guaranteed talking point. From the peg rail and boards to the tableware, the use of wood creates a soft contrast against the more obviously modern tableware. Using a pale yellow paint and wood harks back to the traditional, but the blend of accessories brings this kitchen into the modern day. Read more and view more photos here.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Your wish is my command. I just went into my bedroom to snap this photo of Tabitha in her cat basket on my unmade bed. She has been outside already and has had breakfast. Now she's down for a morning nap. She has such a good life, doesn't she? Old woolen sweaters are her favorite bedding material. I have a blanket on top of my bedspread that is the color of her fur in case she gets out of the basket to sleep in another spot. Have a great day. xo
Monday, October 20, 2014
I can't believe I'm already dressed for bed and it's not even 8:00. In the summer I stay up much later. There's just something about the dark that makes me want to go to bed. I have a few recorded programs to watch and I'll get an early start tonight. Isn't this basket of sleeping puppies the best? Tabitha is curled up in her basket and it's on my bed. That's how she likes to sleep these days. Enjoy your evening and I'll see you in the morning. via
Sunday, October 19, 2014
It's supposed to get cold tonight and I must bring two geraniums inside for the winter. Did you bring in the things you want to overwinter yet? It's time! Aren't these topiaries pretty on this antique wire plant stand? It's in the perfect spot too. xo
Isn't this wonderful? I'm well on my way to putting my third floor in order so I can work up there again. For a long time, it has been a repository for things that didn't have a home. I'm almost finished and I'm so happy. Below you will see the small, long section of my attic where I had a window installed last year when I had my house painted. It is now a packing and wrapping room for gifts and my ebay endeavors. I'm back on track again and it feels so good.
There is no heat or airconditioning in this part of my attic that has the lowest roofline and no dormers. The airconditioning unit is behind the doors to the right and I could always have a vent put in this area but so far it hasn't been necessary. I have to move my table when I have the unit serviced. There is a door where I was standing to take this photo so I can close this area off completely. When I was remodeling my cottage, I never imagined I would outfit the room like this but I'm glad I have it. It's deeper than it looks in this photo and I can stand up straight in the middle. The doorway is low and I still bump my head on a regular basis. Enjoy your Sunday and I'll see you later. xo
Saturday, October 18, 2014
This is wonderful, isn't it. Take off your dirty work clothes the minute you come inside. I actually have a dust buster in my closet so I can vacuum up the leaves and debris that get trapped in my rolled up pant legs when I walk Webster. I love this room! via
I need to cut my grass so it will be nice and short for the leaves that have started to fall. It is going to be a chilly weekend so maybe I'll buy a can of gas when I go out this morning. Have a great weekend.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Our porch days in New Jersey are numbered but it would be nice to have a front porch like this in any weather. I love the Chippendale railing. It makes such nice shadows, doesn't it. It rained all night but the sun just came out at my cottage so I'm happy. xo
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
They look like Herringbone Tweed, don't they? Mother Nature really is the best designer. The sitter appears to be in a fowl mood. The eyes say, "Don't mess with me." I've always loved these birds. via
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I love seeing all the pumpkins used for fall decorating. If you bring them inside in time, you can eat them too. What could be more perfect? You certainly can't say that about mums! via
Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes - recipe here.
Monday, October 13, 2014
I love this kitchen sink with drainboards on either side. I can't tell if it's a genuine old one or a newly-manufactured retro model. I like the whole room, don't you? I watched Madam Secretary and The Good Wife last night but didn't watch Inspector Lewis. I'm looking forward to that show tonight. Happy Monday. via
Sunday, October 12, 2014
This architectural detail is too beautiful for words. via
I'm so happy there were no games tonight so my programs on CBS started right on time. I'm waiting until 8:30 to start watching Madam Secretary and The Good Wife so I can skip the commercials. I might watch Inspector Lewis too if I can stay awake that late. Enjoy your evening too. xo
Saturday, October 11, 2014
It's hard to believe this is all new construction, isn't it?
Want to see more plus the building plans? It's called The Rebecca Leland Farmhouse -- click here.
I woke up to a dark and dreary rainy Saturday morning. It's a steady soft rain and it sounds nice hitting my copper gutters that aren't clogged with leaves quite yet. Enjoy your weekend. xo
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Old song by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys to launch BBC Music.Click here if you can't see the video below.
This is so wonderful. This song has been stuck in my head all day. It was featured on the ABC evening news last night. View it full screen on your computer for the full effect. Enjoy!
This shows how the video was made. Click here if you can't see video above.