I love this time of year – it’s a nesting kind of feeling and so warm and comfortable.
Time to enjoy the crisp days and nights and think about what is to come in the next several weeks…I’d say ‘months’ but it is mere weeks till Christmas.
I love the thought of Thanksgiving coming and enjoying the smells of baking and cooking – and then the mad mess…decorating for Christmas starting the day after Thanksgiving.
I would like to say it gets DONE the day after Christmas but it’s just the BEGINNING….lots of Fall to put away and many totes brought up from the basement.
Thank goodness for strong arms and young bodies of the grands! They don’t know it yet but after dinner and dishes on Thanksgiving day they are all pitching in to bring down the Fall decorations.
I have decided to make it a group effort and it will get done fast. Then up with the totes before they go home (oh, and all the trees too will come up).
So that’s where I am right now – feeling warm and cozy.
But in other parts of the house there is hustle and bustle.
Our grandson Jesse and his cousin Jesse have been coming over every day to help redo the upstairs.
We started with the craft room closet. Tore out EVERYTHING and then they primed and painted. Then Doug installed the new closet hardware/shelves. Looks mighty fine now….and smells even better. Nothing ickier than an old house and a small room that always has the door shut. Fortunately it’s a fairly decent ‘walk-in’ for an older home.
After they finished painting (I see they didn’t remove the tape on the window…)
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Then they moved on to the guest room – that is a bear….they are stripping off old paper that has been painted over.
It is a horrible and long job…today they are finally using a steamer. Can’t say how long it will be before it’s finished but they have never done painting or anything like this before and they are doing a great job.
The paper goes up on to the sloped ceiling part as well…which is what they are working on today.
And the poor craft room is a jumble of things from the closets and the guest room.
This will be the last room we do as it is the catch-all for now.
The two bedrooms will be painted a kind of Khaki if I can find the right shade.
So on to some good stuff – how about some treasures we bought when in PA…I was going to show you on my last post but it got too long.
One large and 2 smaller wispy Green wreaths – I think the large one will go around the neck of the wooden Goose we have.
We found these at Cocalico Creek in Lancaster and they had them on a White Goose.
Are you sick of looking yet??? If not, here’s more.
Table risers for serving hot foods or just for space saving, do you use them?
I do and they really are nice to get things up off the table, easy to put more things on the table around it.
I bought 2 different sizes (and the bundle of dried Yarrow from Pheasant Run Antiques).
Love this long pillow – it isn’t going to be on the brass bed – I don’t like the 2 styles together.
It will go on the White iron bed when the other guest room is finished, but I needed a place to set it for the picture.
Actually I do not want my Brass bed but it’s too good to get rid of.
I’m considering having it spray painted – but it will still have that Victorian look to it – so not sure what is going to happen with this bed.
Then when we were at Roots market this lady made these cute little all cloth dolls ,
perfect for Miranda’s age.
Plus she embroiders the name of
the child on the outfit.
I think Miranda will have fun with it – it’s real squishy.
Yesterday (Friday) we were up north because I had to deliver some merchandise to Country Freckles so she had it for her Christmas Open House which is going on right now folks for those who live close enough to Wisconsin Rapids.
Anyway, I bought more wool from her and these sweet Mercury ornament trees.
We had a request for an Arnette Santa from a customer here for when we went to wholesale in PA a couple weeks ago. She said as long as it had a Red coat she didn’t care what else it looked like so she picked it up today – and LOVED IT….we did good I guess, but then who wouldn’t like them, huh???
So there you have it everyone…the shopping treasures and what’s been happening at and around our house.
With all my orders basically done for good (except for things I care to consign – if I want to anymore that is), I’m settling in like the heading said.
I want and need to get going on my hooked pieces. I have 2 that are for Christmas that are finished except for binging.
I do not know how to do it but I do have instructions so I think it’s do-able.
Hopefully I can get into the rug hooking and stick with it – I’m anxious and way over due.
Over on my selling blog http://kmprimitives.blogspot.com/ I still have the Tree Pillow and the Olde World Santa Journals for sale.
Go check them out.
Back side of pillow
Our little Zayne is growing so big everyday….we get to finally see him on Tuesday. The last time was on the 22nd of Sept. for our anniversary dinner so I imagine he’s going to be a little tub!!!
So, can someone tell me how to get the ‘reply’ on my ‘comments’ for when someone comments and they don’t have a blog or e-mail?
Their comment shows up ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
I would love to be able to reply to their comments…thank you in advance’.
Hope all is well with you out there in blog land.
Blessings to all