Friday, October 24, 2008

While the Cat's Away.....

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments and emails that you sent to me regarding my new book - your support and encouragement means so much to me. I am thrilled by the amount of people who have already placed an order for one - I really hope that you will enjoy it.

Last weekend my hubby took our youngest daughter to Thorpe Park, which meant that I was home alone.....so what did I do?......I cleaned, preened and titivated the house! I really know how to have a good time, don't I?!! But it's rare for me to have these quiet moments, as hubby and I both work from home and the girls are always coming and going....
I won't bore you with my list of chores, but I did have fun in the master bedroom....After 10 years of my dressing table having a lime-washed finish, I decided to paint it white. It took three coats to get an even coverage, but I think it has been worth it....

I then sorted through of all my dressing table accessories, returning only a 'few'(!) of my favourite things to the display.
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On the Sunday I took myself off to a sale. I was scuttling past a militaria stand which had antique guns, swords, helmets and such on display, when I noticed a flash of blue under the table. On closer inspection I realised that it was a sash.
I assumed it was a masonic sash, but the dealer assured me it was from 'The Friendly Society', which I thought sounded quite sweet! So I bought it and have placed it on my mannequin with some ostrich plumes around her shoulders. I had struggled to know how to dress her; I think because she has such a dark covering making any accessories stand out in contrast - But I feel this works OK and she looks quite regal.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend,
Niki x

9 comments:

  1. The sash looks perfect, very ncie display !

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  2. OOh you busy bee! Love that beautiful little blue tiled fireplace! How lovely that no-one ripped it out before you arrived! Love your idea of minimal too! t.xxx

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  3. I know just what you mean about having the house to yourself. Hubby works at home, one teen is still home-schooled and alone time is so rare. I do the same thing. I turn up the music that they all dislike, usually Aretha, and have a good clean and organize session. What wild and exciting lives we lead.
    Wendy

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  4. darling,i feel like afternoon tea-would you like to join me..your dressing table looks great-

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend to me. I am meant to be having one of those kind of days today, I wonder how much I'll get done ...
    Kimx

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  6. j'adore tous ces petits sacs a fleurs.
    manon

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  7. Love the bathroom picture. I have always wanted to relax in a tub like that by a fireplace. With the blue wall color it looks so soothing, need book, wine and bubbles.

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  8. I love the way your dressing table turned out. You have the most wonderful pix! I covet the blue sash. Is it REALLY from the Friendly Society? Is there really such a thing? I would like to be a member!

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  9. Love the photos, especially the sash!
    alicia

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx