May 20, 2018:

Hola!

Yesterday Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle and I couldn't get enough of the royal wedding. What a gorgeous dress, the bride was radiantly beautiful and the church at Windsor - oh my goodness, the flowers alone were soooo beautiful. There's nothing like a good love story to make one appreciate how precious we can be (and should be) to each other.

I'm glad the weather was perfect yesterday for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding. I can't say the same for around here. Spring keeps teasing and then going away. This morning I woke up to a "balmy" 47 degrees F outside, rain, damp, and I turned the heat back on! It's May 20th, the heat. should. not. be. on. Period.

Last Thursday, however, was beautiful. I was able to get a goodly amount of yard and garden clean-up done over several days last week. I also took some photos of my flowering tree anchoring the north corner of my house and made the current collage. I think it's an ornamental cherry, and on the the other end of the house, I think that's called a purple sand cherry? I'll have to check that. The blossoms on the tree do not have a distinct fragrance, but the purple shrub that wants to be a tree (despite my hacking it back, back and back yearly - I'm losing, by the way) has myriad blossoms with a distinct fragrance. I can't decide if the scent is too beautiful to bear or too awful to smell, it certainly can be overpowering!

This coming week will be the third cut of the grass this season. We had rain late Friday night and then for several hours earlier this morning. This rain, on top of the rain we had over four days the prior weekend, and the grass is growing like nobody's business! I don't mind doing the grass, though, as long as it's not too hot, too cold, not raining, and not too windy. I'm not picky at all, am I...

I still have a lot of raking out of areas that suffered from snow mold over the winter, and have not yet really tackled cleaning out the north flower bed in the backyard. That will be a chore!

But Memorial Day weekend is coming. This coming Saturday I will be out with a friend (who has a nice large van - goody!) stocking up on potting soil, top soil to fill in never-ending low spots in the yard, grass seed, and lots of plants! For some reason, this spring seems busier than those in prior years. I can't figure out why that is...

Jan

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Got My Console Table!!! Now What?

Hola darlings! Spring shows no signs of returning to SE Wisconsin anytime soon, alas.  More snow and below freezing temperatures expected tomorrow; today we had sunshine for part of the day, and the iced-over snow already here melted a bit. That means the sidewalks on my trek to the bus stop tomorow morning will be - treacherous.  Sigh.

Today B-I-L Jer delivered the Queen Anne style console table I bought from my sis.  She's so pretty!  I shined her up with a coat of Old English furniture polish right away.  The wood is dry!  'Sis had her sitting in front of an eastern exposure window for more than 20 years, and it took its toll.  But overall, the table is in excellent shape.

Check out her sexy legs:



I'd already rearranged my paintstakingly put together (NOT) gallery wall on this wall in anticipation of test-running the table on it.  She's a match made in Heaven -- not too big, nott to small, although I thought she was taller than she actually is, for some reason.  Her dimensions are 27" tall, 47" long and 16" wide.  There's plenty of room to walk past her from the hallway and the kitchen into the family room.

In my anticipation of receiving this lovely little lady, I raised the pictures of my gallery wall too high -- well, that's a story for another day...

So now, there she is!  Ta da!  And what the heck do I put on her?  Oh.

While I'm pondering that, meanwhile I took off the switchplate for the lights because it was -- I discovered after all these years -- crooked!  And what I discovered inside was -- euuuuwwwww!


This photograph doesn't do it justice!  For instance, two mini-spider webs can't be seen, but trust me, they were there!  And all the construction crud -- from 22 plus years ago!  So, I pulled out the Dirt Devil and sucked things out as best I could without touching anything, and it's cleaner now than it was.  I cleaned up the face place and got rid of that crud outline where the faceplate rested and reset the faceplate.  Thought my problem was solved.  Ta da!  Meh.  Still crooked.  Damn!  I never noticed it before because I didn't have photographs hanging above it before.  So, removed the nearest photograph and that crookedness is not quite as noticeable even though now there's gap that in the arrangement I've had to balance (sort of) on the other side of the wall.  Arrrggghhh!

So, now on the hunt for ideas how to decorate that lovely little console table.

2 comments:

  1. Your new table is gorgeous! I love those curvy legs. Looks like the perfect spot too. I think anything you put on it will be beautiful.

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    1. HI Taunnie, thanks for visiting! She is a pretty table. I've seen several just in the past 10 days or so online painted in varying shades of light blue or aqua. Lovely, but I just can't bring myself to paint this still perfectly good wood finish in her present condition. I've been visiting various websites looking for inspiration for table-top and surrounding decor, and will post about some of my findings soon.

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