Hello dear readers!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post and i am so glad you all approve of the decor so far,I sat in there with a hot chocolate on Saturday night and i looked around and thought so this is where i will curl up in my pj's and watch a movie,i still can't really believe it looks like this and i can not stop playing with those fairy lights they are so pretty when it's dark and it's all a bit new,I think every girl should have fairy lights somewhere in her home.
Pretty flowers arrived along with my neighbor at the weekend 'just because'...She had seen the pink trug they were sat in and she said she thought of me,I wonder why? ;)
The Victorian Women's Recipe Book was a present from my lovely Mum,It has lots of pages for you to write your own recipes in with titles such as 'starters' 'puddings' etc...I must get my Grandma's Christmas Cake recipe from Mum to copy into my book and then i can have a go later on this year.
I primed the cupboard doors and worktop in the little laundry and gave them two top coats of my hand mixed seafoam....I did it the old fashioned way and i have to say i rather enjoyed it.....The colour is much brighter than this but i think my camera must have been left on beach bright light setting as it looks almost grey here.....I used Farrow & Ball paint and the mix was half a tin of Wimborne White,A big dollop of Green Blue and a splash of Arsenic....
I will take more pictures this weekend to show you the true colour.
I painted all the shelves inside and filled the bottom one up on Sunday morning with all my buys i have been stashing,I have two or three of everything which makes Steve laugh...He asked me if there was a war on? I told him i'm not old mother Hubbard i'm a girl who likes things in my cupboard!
I will be painting the inside of the doors this weekend in a colour....I would like to add and 'no it won't be pink' but you never know with me do you? :)
Steve laid all new floorboards in the room that is in the center of the cottage that leads into the garden room where we will eventually have french doors and our dining table,At the moment it is filled with all kinds of rubbish which i have to clean away next time i'm at Shingle Cottage.
You see the window at the far end? well we have now decided that will be french doors and this weekend Steve is cladding the ceiling in the garden room and cladding a lot of the walls too...There is a little step down into the garden room which i love and then there will be another step down into the garden.
This is the view from the step looking backwards into the hallway,You can see i have the vac out as i knew you were coming to look at what had been done since your last visit and i like Shingle Cottage tidy for you girls.
You can also see what a difference white floors make too!
The skirting boards are primed and ready for top coat and the two white cupboard doors are primed and ready for a paint job i have in mind.
These two rooms don't look much now but they are going to be coastal blues,Grey's and white's,White China,Silverware and cut glass.
So now you are all caught up on what has been happening since you last stopped by :)
We always take a car full of belongings and small pieces of furniture with us on a weekend and this time i decided to bring this wicker picnic hamper along,I don't think it has been used as everything is too pristine,Maybe it's because it is so big and heavy? It has bone china plates with lily of the valley on.
Lots of little storage tubs and jars and i think i will add to these and pop a set of napkins in there too.
I can imagine sitting by a river in my straw hat sipping tea from these pretty little cups can't you?...We have been on the look out for a portable wind up gramophone so that we can take it with us on Summer jaunts,That would be our idea of heaven.
I also packed these two new little pink pooch bowls all ready for a little someone who is sat on my sidebar with feathers in her hair,She will be living here too soon won't she?
Oh i can't wait,Really i can't!
Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage...