Hello my sweet friends. I came home yesterday from my adventurous mini break to floors! Yay, we have floors which are beginning to be sanded and taken seriously as beautiful wood floors! I’m so thrilled I can’t even begin to tell you.
There are a couple hick-ups bothering the absolute hell out of me. One is a piece which is too wide and stands out like a sore thumb. Apparently it is needed to make the transition from kitchen floor to dining room floor strong and apparently if it was the same width plus a one inch piece, the strength of that piece would be compromised over time and would crack. There will be a solution to this. I can’t live with the aesthetics of it.
The second is the commercial stains for the feature strips are too green or too purple and I need to mix a custom stain in order to be able to live with it. Here’s C and the floor finishing guy, my professional spot lights giving true light and showing some rather poor colour choices.
So my beautiful house continues to be a mess, plus…I miss my stuff.
…and it rained all day!
In lieu of beautiful tea cups and beautiful photographs from my own home, can I offer you some beautiful photographs from an exquisite antique mall I found in Alberta?
Honestly, I just wanted to move in here, and, despite drinking copious amounts of tea today, this next image is as close to beautiful tea cups as I can possibly manage. But then look at this lovely sight. I wish I had an old bird cage to put my orphaned cups into. And I loved the pink rose design. A wild rose is the provincial flower for Alberta…wild rose country…my heart is melting.
Look at this kitchen-like room. I could live here. I swear I wouldn’t need a fridge, a cooker, sink, dishes, all I need is that big-eyed cow painting and all that creamy loveliness.
Oh, and huge baskets holding pillows or quilts standing on the floor. Did anyone else notice the price? Wow! Let’s just ignore that, shall we?
How about more baskets hanging from the ceiling? I think so. Plus a red haired girl in an aqua dress. How lovely is that?
I’ll tell you about a little dream of mine. A private little dream only a few people know about. For years I thought that I’d like to open a shop. An eclectic shop I would call Pom Pom, and I would sell antiques, vintage things, crafts, paintings, fresh garden flowers and anything else which my girls and I felt like making, finding, re-purposing and selling.
Well, in my mind’s eye, Pom Pom would look like this. Everything here would be in Pom Pom, plus a whole lot more.
But the prices would be so much more sensible, don’t you think?
But then maybe I’d be stuck in one place, maybe I’d resent having to get up every morning and tend to a shop and sit behind a table, and, no matter how lovely the rooms were, I’d feel stuck.
I think perhaps that Pom Pom should be a virtual shop. An Etsy store scaled down to represent collections of lovely things for sale at selected times. What do you think?
Or maybe Pom Pom should open for only a few weeks per year, like, say, after a couple months in England collecting lovely treasures. Open in one rented location for a few days and then gone for several months.
Hmm, do you think that would work? It might.
So I’ll leave you with one more image, (and, believe me, this could have been a 17 page post full of lovely images), and wish you all a lovely sweet cup of tea in your own lovely homes and gardens. I’ll be right over to see you all. 🙂
But first I’m visiting Terri of Artful Affirmations. Come see how beautiful her grand reveal garden party is. Wow, Terri I think you should just build a glass house over Big Bertha and have tea there all year long! Then visiting my dear Martha on her front porch. Martha, that is the loveliest little spot for tea, and I love the red, white and blue. Then over the Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for more lovely rosy rose cups, and right over to Bernideen’s and thinking, “Wow, you too? New floors and huge mess last week and you’ve got your act together beautifully this week. You’re amazing girl!”