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Friday, January 7, 2011

my farmhouse cabinet.. and a new year's resolution??

Hi girls, well it's already one week into the new year! I hope 2011 will be a good year for all of you, may all your dreams become a reality! Christmas was a great event at my place this year with 57 people it was really a great day. Fred and his brother had the gokarts and buggies ready for the boys .. and girls .. as for me sipping on my wine, just sitting down doing nothing was all I needed.

We went away for a week after that to the south coast. We have an onsite van there, which is very handy as all I need to pack when we go is clothes and food. The kids love it there and James is such a keen fisherman. He'll get up early in the morning to go fishing by the side of the lake and he always comes back with something.. a flathead or bream.. but you know what the funny thing is.. he fishes with cabbanossi, salami or even bacon. No need for prawns or your regular fish bait! He cracks us up every time!

We are now thinking of selling the van but I have had this cabinet which I love in there and decided to bring it home.

Not sure about it being blue though as everything I have is pink or green. Looks like the white paint may have to come out. The handles will have to go too, the ones that are on it look like cotton spools. I love its rough texture, like that of fence palings, and the chicken wire. It used to store beach towels at the van but now it will hold all my tablecloths. For now I just threw anything on top till I get a bit more inspired.

If there is one thing I learnt at the end of last year when I had so much to do in so little time.. is that it's amazing what one can do when one has a deadline.. and that it CAN be done. I was pushing myself every day to get the house and garden how I wanted it. Now if I could apply that to my life every day I could achieve so much more than I have.
In the past I have never really been in to new year's resolutions.. perhaps because I know I'll never keep them, but this year I'm making one and one only..

and that's to STOP procrastinating and GET ON with it!!

So... starting from now, I am going to get off my butt and put all those ideas and designs I've had floating around in my head for years and make them real. I am going to stop putting off till tomorrow what I can do today.  Dreams don't come true just wishing them.. YOU have to MAKE them come true..

So again I hope all your dreams come true, no matter how big or small. Let's make the most of 2011.. as I certainly intend to.
have a good one! Maryann


Gail McCormack said...

Happy New Year to you Maryann

I love your blue cabinet...I love the colour and wouldn't change it...

This year I'm keeping my canvas simple both mentally and phycially, that way I can add and take off easily as I go along...
Hope that made sense

Gail xx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!! I love your cabinet.


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the cabinet, and I wouldn't paint it. I think a soft blue would look great with your pinks and greens and stand out for that something special effect in a home. It is very sweet!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Maryann,
I hope you have a very creative and motivated year in 2011.

I wonder where on the South Coast you visit. My Mum lives in Eden and my sister in Pambula, It's all beautiful around there!

I love the cupboard. I can see it painted white with pink crystal knobs! ooh, la la~

Comeca Jones said...

what a cute cubby !I just found you I hope to be ordering somethin soon!


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