Beach Cottage Coastal Tables & Decorating Snowdrops
Wed 11th, Aug, 2010
Well G’day out there in blogland!
Thanks for the comments and the blog love, you girls are just too much ;-)
Righto so now I’m back I thought I’d show you how when you don’t have a blog to sit and waste time at and how when you cannot stand to be in the vicinity of a computer screen just in case you get pangs of longing for your sad new best friend who rolled up and sat in the corner in a crumpled mess, you get mucho done in your old cottage.
This family area my friends was a bombsite on Monday morning and if you Facebook with me you’ll know I was a woman with a serious mission to get things done …I kick myself for not taking a photo of it as it was when I tackled it, just for all of you who think I wander ’round in this White Palace of Beachy Vintage perfection…..the BC kiddos had left their breakfast remnants all over this table…including squashed up Weetabix in the grooves of the table…(ok I will admit there was about 2 wks worth of mouldy squashed bits in there)….yes they are meant to clean them up before we leave for school and oh yes, funnily enough, they also have on the fastidiously worked out BC Chore List unload dishwasher…and no unless the BC Witch flies around on her broomstick every morning, this rarely gets done…
Their pj’s on the floor, dressing gowns draped on the sofa, lego covered every part of the rug, both kiddos laptops were squeezed in there somewhere, plugged in and not doing much good for the environment. Some bunting I am slowly working on was half-finished in there somewhere too..and sports gear, stinky and yucky from the weekend was sitting in the corner emitting a rather strange smell and looking pretty grotty too.
Not less than a half hour later, all was cleaned, the floor was hoovered, the choc marks wiped off the sofa, the floor Dettoled to within an inch of it’s life and I’d spritzed lavender room spray, concocted by moi, to banish stinky boys’ sports kit smells.
Big sigh. Take it all in and photograph because in oh about 2 hours the whole cycle will start again.
But hey, this for now is nice lunch time…spend a few minutes to set a pretty table time…time out to kick back in calm and celebrate the everyday.
Happy smell the snowdrops days.
Let me know what you think of my housekeeping skills…and more this arvo set yourself a nice little table…you’re worth it ;-)
OK I gotta split, I am going for a walk by the sea & breakfast with lg…
Catch you Beach Cottage Chicks layta
Cushions by TriciaRose at Rough Linen (they are to die for…tell her I sent you )
table : side of the road
napkins : BC Store soon
shell sphere : BC store soon
sofa : Freedom
rug : IKEA lamp : IKEA