September 24, 2017
I finally moved my dollhouse to the Art
Studio last week. Now that I have a true
dedicated space to work on it, expect to
see more posts on the progress of the
"Yellow House" as we call it, for now.
I'm sure a name will come to mind. As
always, I'm open to suggestions. Be
creative .... mulling over all my ideas.
I had a lovely visit with our tenants last week
and got some new vintage ideas for our home.
I loved this one .... taking apart an old lamp
shade and using vintage lace to decorate it.
And using a lace panel in an old vintage
picture frame for another fresh look. I
love these both and may copy these for
our antique booth. I even have frames
and just found a perfect lamp shade at
the charity shop. Sweet ideas to share.
I personally love Fall and the softer light is one of the many things on my "I love Fall" list. Lamps are on in the morning and then later in the day as the sun sets earlier and earlier each day. Sometimes, like this past week with all the mist and rain we endured, the lamps may be on throughout the day. On this particularly gloomy, rainy day, I was in the Art Studio and had both lamps on for the day as I worked on organizing the dollhouse stash. I wanted to make sure I wasn't buying any duplicates prior to attending the Dollhouse Show (big blog post coming up for that one). The light was dim, my eyes were struggling so on went the lamps. It immediately made the studio feel warm and cosy. I love these days where staying inside and working on projects makes me feel homey and cheery.
.... to be sick. I have a lovely bronchial infection. It's taken me down pretty good. I ache every where, a lovely fever makes me hot and cold, my chest is full and my cough hurts. I'm doing all the right things, including visits with my doctor, drinking tons of fluids, sleeping as much as I can (in between coughing) and finally yesterday, giving in to antibiotics, which I was happy to accept, shocking my doctor. After two weeks of this, I'm done with it but hope now that there is medication moving through my body that I'll recover quickly. I'm truly not very good at laying about at all, especially when I have long task lists that need my attention to stay on track with life.
This is all I can eat right now and my homemade soup as well. The throat just won't take anything that needs functional chewing and swallowing. At least it's nummy and keeping me full. I usually don't come down with a nasty chest infection until Januaryish so this is far too early. But maybe I'll be lucky and this will be it for the year. Fingers crossed my wish comes true.
After all the landscaping we've been doing,
we decided last month to treat ourselves.
We bought a small spa for the garden and
after lots of research on using natural items
for keeping the water sparkling clean and
healthy, we finally set the the little spa up.
It's so comfy and warm and a lovely end to
a long day of hauling, moving and digging.
We'll soon have to empty it and tuck it away
in the basement storage room for the long
Winter. But next Spring we'll set it up
again for the entire time we have great
weather again. We're not ready to buy a
larger one that would be permanent as I am
not sure we'd want to increase our power
usage and have so much of our deck space
taken up with a hot tub. We'll see how
we do with this little spa in the future.
I bought this tiny rose tree at
the grocery store the other day.
It was on sale for just a couple of
dollars so I really couldn't resist.
The colors are my favorite and
the tiny rosebuds too endearing.
Watching them blossom each day
is so worth the small investment.
How could anyone resist these tiny
and so very sweet smelling rosebuds?