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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

She's on a roll ...

After finishing the sitting room ... she embarked on the kitchen ...
Walls painted, bricks hoovered, woodburner blackleaded.
Cookery books sorted, bookcase repainted.
Doors polished.
Chairs hoovered.
Shelves painted, jars cleaned.
Newspaper and vinegar on mirrors.
And ... floor washed!
The she collapsed in a worn-out heap on the chair made by Grandpa ...
... with a large piece of cake and a reviving brew!
Oh, and look what the postman delivered ...
... a present in the post from Tam of A Treasured Past 
One of her original pendants made from a Hungarian stamp.  
Beautifully packaged.

29 comments:

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Ahh Love Granpa's Chair....Daisy x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Well done you, everything looks fantastic :) x

Vix said...

I've got that beaded bag on the back of your door, too! Your house looks immaculate and so interesting. I'd sell my soul for that Native American lady to be in my collection! x

marigold jam said...

Did Grandpa make the pretty cushion too? Glad your hard work was rewarded with cake and a prezzie!

YeamieWaffles said...

I love the work that's been done here Jane, a huge amount of effort has obviously got into this and you deserve your present and your cake!

Rose H (UK) said...

You've certainly been busy, and earned that cuppa and a slice of cake. Grandpa's chair is lovely :o)
If you have a couple of hours to spend I could use some help!
Rose H
x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Can 'she' pop over to mine!!! That pendent is lovely, she's very clever! Ada :)

Kristie Franklin said...

My goodness Marina! You have worked your poor little hands to the bone! Everything looks so clean and sparkly! I need to clear out my shelves in my bathroom and re-organize things.

But decided to take clear glass christmas balls and fill them with different things inside of them. I'm going to take the metal tops off and add glass glitter to them and put a beautiful french red ribbon that has Joyeux Noel on it. THEN, maybe I'll clean out my shelves! HAH.

Very lovely pendent, it looks like something I think you would wear. :)♥

Hesta Nesta said...

Well done you, can you come and do my cottage please if you have any energy left? Love Grandpa's chair. Can I ask what you use to black lead your woodburner?
Happy Halloween.
Jo xx

Jane said...

I am a new follower of your lovely blog. I just happened upon it while looking through some other new ones. I was attracted first off by the name - my middle name is Jane - and second by the pictures of your lovely home. I can't wait to read more.

Flaming Nora said...

Do you have brain fever? or are you moving? These are the only two legitimate reasons I can think of for that level of cleaning! Looks fab but I think I needed a reviving cuppa after reading that lot!

Anne said...

Oh I am exhausted just reading about your cleaning exploits! Seriously everything looks fab, I really should knuckle down and do mine instead of going on the computer blog reading!!!

the vanilla squirrel said...

..... some serious spring cleaning and its autumn! It all looks gorgeous and to get a present at the end of all that hard work seems only right! Lovely post x

jill said...

Some hard work you have done today,well done.Love Grandpas chair and cushion.Love Jill xx

Madelief said...

You have been VERY busy! Your house looks good though! I wish I had the stamina to follow your example. My house could do with a layer of paint and some cleaning up too.

What a lovely package you received!

Madelief x

A Treasured Past said...

Boy, I am exhausted just reading this post! It's nice seeing more of your gorgeous home. Love the flag draped mannequin, gorgeous! I am so glad that you like the pendant, thank you for the mention. Tam x

Rosemary said...

Doesn't it just feel wonderful when the tasks are done - really satisfying - and to finish off what could be better than a cup of tea, piece of cake, and a lovely parcel to open.

thriftwood said...

Beautiful gift, and oh how nice to have a home that's all spick and span! You have a very beautiful home xxx

Thea said...

It all looks wonderful well done!
Your home looks delicious
Thea x

greenthumb said...

What a great job you did the kitchen looks great, I will have to start as Christmas is at our house this year.

Brown Paper Packages said...

What a treat to get a peek around your (stunning) home. I love your doors and your fireplace. (Hubby and I are ADDICTED to Escape to the Country..... we live in Australia and loooong for the day we can have an extended adventure in Ol Blighty - see we even try and use the local lingo... truly we are closet poms)

I bet you feel quite chuffed after all that hard work!
Enjoy!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

What a lovely home you have! And so clean! You must be exhausted! Put your feet up now!

demie said...

It feels good doesn't it?
You ahve a lovely home Marina : )

Rustic Vintage Country said...

My goodness me, it's taken me a week just to clean out and make tidy my floor to ceiling cupboard/pantry in kitchen. Well done you! Suzy x

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Looks lovely! And I really like those white shelves above that cabinet. Could use some of those too;)

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AhkaVintage said...

Your chairs are fantastic! I love the one your grandfather made - do you have a bigger picture of it? What is inlaid in the back?
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Sylvia said...

Wow, you did a great job !
And what a lovely present you've received, beautiful pendant !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

VintageVampalicious said...

Ooh I love the ladder to hang things from, that's a genius idea!

Auntie Bliss said...

What a clean home!! So much energy you have! You earned that cake for sure. What kind was it? :)