It's time for a makeover !!!
I was reminiscing over old photographs and realizing just how quickly time passes. Our home has undergone quite a lot of renovations throughout the years.
Already it needs a Spring cleaning and more repairs.
A nice cup of tea always helps to lift the spirits and brighten the chore list.
There is nothing lovlier than
Ansley's ' American Beauty" teaset.
Most people think that living in a old Victorian is romantic, but really it's a labour of love, especially when you don't have an "upstairs downstair" staff like Downtown Abbey.
Before unlocking the doors and taking on a two-hundred year-old Victorian
it is wise to tread very carefully and think about what might be lurking
behind closed doors. If walls had ears ... what stories they would tell !!!
The best advise would be to ....
DON'T DO IT
Don't even start renovating unless,
Patience is a virtue !!!A person never knows what decaying curiosities
they might find.
OMG ... there were
layers of wallpaper,
a double thick Edwardian Oil Cloth
and a myriad of crumbling lath and plaster walls.
( COUGH< COUGH)
never mind the house
You're a MESS !!!
You now befit the title of ,
breathing in all the dust, ( Achoo)
sweeping up the wallpaper, wall chips,
and just generally begrudging the endless clean-up.
Did I mention that I have allergies.( SNIFF SNIFF)
Renovating is like Spring housecleaning times twenty.
Where is my fairy god-mother?
The 'GOOD NEWS' is that you only have to do one room at
a time. In our case, it has been more like one room per year
since we were dealing with 'heritage' elements.
I NEED A DRINK
of good old "Earl Grey" before I continue,
How about you?
There are so many hair-rasing details to be considered
when you are trying to maintain the historical integrity
of an old home ...
How do you tell the"Old Lady"
that she needs
a complete Makeover?
This is where it all begins.
I am going in for a knee surgery on Wednesday, so I might be a little late responding to your comments in the weeks to come.
Yes, I am beginning to need a makeover myself.( Ha Ha)
We, humans are like old houses, our bones get a little creaky ...
(no matter how young you are) and the nails and lumber have to be replaced. Thank goodness we live in this day and age of medical advancement.
A little replacement therapy is always a healthy alternative .
INCIDENTLYI'm not as old as the "Grand Lady".
I think, that I can still roller skate.( Ha Ha)
This Springtime rejuvenation will be good for the soul
In the meantime ...
What do you think about the color that I chose?
It's called ...
" Frankly Scarlett ", I don't give a _______ from
the epic movie, ' Gone With The Wind"
Don't you agree, that it is a fiesty color,
that echoes the charm of a real old
" Grand Lady".
Please do take your time, sit back,
ponder the color and finish your cup of tea.
Maybe, you would like to see more of the
music room's personality in our future teatime visits !!!
ENJOY YOUR WEEK
SWEET FRIENDS !!!