I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flooring dilemma...

If you have been following my blog you will probably know that we recently added on a small extension to our home. It sits at the front of the house and is made up of a hallway in the middle( with front door) which now takes you into the already existing home. A 'formal' lounge sits on one side of the hall and a bedroom on the other. Just 3 rooms. I have been searching for timber flooring to match the rest of my house but as 'bad luck' would have it they no longer make it and to my disbelief can't find anything that matches. So I have hit a bump in the road and come to a standstill. Now I do have enough timber left over from before to do the hallway so my biggest dilemma is.. do I use another timber.. or go for carpet like hubby suggested. I really don't want carpet as I've been there done that and with kids and living on acres I know I will regret it later.

The other problem is that I already have another type of timber in the kid's bedrooms so this would make it a third type of timber in the house.  Admittedly the new timber will be in the lounge on top of which I would have a big rug anyway, and in my bedroom, so a lot of the furniture would cover the floor .. so I would love to ask you, if you have the time, what would you do?????? as this is driving me totally nuts!!

I cannot wait till the floor is done as I'm aiming to have my home finished inside by Christmas. I have been purchasing some pieces though along the way,  to put in lounge room.

I'm pretty sure you know which way I am going with this.

I have had these oil paintings of Paris for about 15 years now. Someone came knocking on my door at night selling his paintings and I really liked these. I like the one with the Eiffel Tower in the background the most but of course being a Libran I had to buy another one matching to have a pair. I've had these in storage for the last 10 years now. I'm so glad I kept them but I will be changing the frames though to more vintage ones.

Please excuse the junk in the background, at the moment my lounge room is one big mess! See the floor still waiting to be done.

 OK better go as I have dye in my hair and it's been in there for way longer than what it should be... God forbid someone should knock on my door... which did happen once.. oh... the... embarrassment..!!
take care.. Maryann

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Declutter = Ebay listings

 I've  been doing a bit of decluttering lately and unpacking a few boxes I had in storage while we were doing our extension and came across my teddies. Yes, I had started a bit of a collection but am uhming and ahring whether to keep them or not. I also have a bit of a collection of antique baby dolls but they're still packed for now.  So i decided to keep some and sell some as you can see here and are now on ebay....

I also have this pretty stool listed..

Sometimes I don't know what possesses me to buy certain things.. I think it was the quirkiness of them!! Prawn napkin holders!! What was I thinking?????

I made these shades a while ago and never really found a spot for them so out they go too!

A couple of weeks ago I purchased this antique pram, yes I have a thing for them too!   well I needed it for my dolls see so I had a pretty good reason to buy it..even though I have another in storage..

but what the??

I see ginger has found it and made it her bed.. ok she can have it for now till I clean it up.

Hope you're all having a good week,
 take care, Maryann

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pretty pink house...

On my way to go to the  major shopping centre, which is about 1/2 hour away, I pass through some pretty nice scenery..

As you can see it was a miserable day today, pouring for most of the day but I managed to get some snaps of this pretty pink house that sits up high on a hill..

Sorry about the clarity of the pics but some were taken through the windscreen as it started to rain. You can't really see, but it does have beautifully landscaped gardens. It is winter here so much of the leaves of the trees have already fallen.

I just love this house! Lisa and I often argue (jokingly) in the car who is going to buy this house (yeah, in our dreams!) as I want it and so does she.. lol!    I just love the sweeping staircase and all the white ironwork trim. I love the 2 bays windows in the front and the gorgeous white door.. I think they still have their Christmas wreath there and ofcourse I love the fact that they painted it PINK! You don't see that very often. 

I often wonder what the inside looks like and how it's decorated.  One thing I know for sure is, that if this house ever went on the market I'd be the first one there checking it out! It's a shame it wasn't a nice sunny day as I don't know how many times I've driven past but didn't have my camera. It looks just glorious on a sunny day. I might have to take better snaps next time. 

take care, Maryann


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