December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

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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