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The good, the bad, and the ugly…but mostly the good

Ever have one of those Clint Eastwood days?
Now this evening, you know, I have to have a little chuckle just thinking back on the day, it’s been a lovely day and all’s well.

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The bad is: I stripped the mantle in the living room to redecorate for Christmas and so far I haven’t got around to it. Really must try harder.

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But the very good is: I got a lovely surprise first thing this morning. Kerstin phoned me on way to Seattle to ask if she could stop by and say hi. Are you kidding me? I love seeing my daughter, so I cleared it with Robbie, (our daily hour phone call is sacrosanct), he was fine with it and so I called Kers back to say it would be great.

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I was expecting just Kerstie and Adam, but surprise surprise, they had our youngest little girl Ziggy with them.

Oh how lovely to see our youngest baby! I haven’t seen my granddaughters for a few months now and miss them terribly.

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Chloe and I had decided to have a mom and Clover day, and part of that was to clean up the spare room where our collection of vintage dresses is.

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And I guess you’re wondering about the ugly!
Well I have a ridiculous huge nice collection of ironstone and predominantly brown transferware. As I’m cleaning and reorganising the house, a part of this collections, plus other pieces, was sitting on a round table in that spare room.

Oops, the top of the table toppled over crashing two boxes onto the floor on top of other boxes.

Oh boy! That was some cleanup. You might not be able to tell from this photo, but that box is 2.5′ x 2.5′.

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But then back to the good, Kerstie is always on the lookout for more lovely brown transferware for me. I absolutely love beautiful, eclectic pieces and especially if they have a beautiful storybook picture and some other colours, like the watery blues, pinks and greens. I never bother with one pattern and love to mix and match them. Kerstie knows this, and brought me these beautiful plates.

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Anyway, out with the old and in with the new…right?
Now please just no one say the word MOSAIC! I’ve got way too much to do…lol.

Comments: 4

  • November 21, 2015

    Mosaic. 🙂 …. You know you wanna. In March…waiting for spring to arrive.

  • Jo

    November 21, 2015

    What a day – glad it ended nicely. I recently bought the exact same brown transferware plate on the right – I too love eclectic table settings.

  • daryledelstein

    November 25, 2015

    you managed to turn lemons into lemonade .. no surprise there

  • November 27, 2015

    Oh what beautiful images V .. Just superb. The photo of your girls is divine. Love it! Won’t mention the M word .. Lol. I so enjoyed my visit 😀

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