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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yes! we have flooring... and peonies too!

Hi girls, well we were determined to come back with something last Saturday and we did. We finally found timber flooring that pretty much blends in with our old stuff. It is a little darker than I'd liked but I knew trying to find a perfect match was going to be impossible.  We even started it on Sunday and have been doing a little every night after Fred get's home from work.. I have to hand it him, my Fred's a work horse and a jack of all trades.. ofcourse, I'm his handy assistant, picking out the timber and handing it to him! Each piece is glued and then nailed down.

This is the hallway from where we started.. which joins on to our family room..

It is finally coming together but there are quite a few things I need to paint now like the french doors leading into the lounge and also some furniture that I keep putting off.  So hopefully I will have some nicer pics for you in the future!

My peonies arrived too.. wasn't sure what to expect.. I bought them from a website here in Australia, in Victoria actually called   Misty Downs..  they have a lovely range of peonies and an unbelievable amount of gorgeous roses!! They were so nice and sent me a free dahlia too.

I my haste to plant them yesterday I forgot to take pics but if you can imagine a twig about 6" long with a few pink buds at one end.. that's pretty much all they were, hiding in all that packaging. I am so looking forward to seeing them grow come spring.
bye for now, take care, Maryann

5 comments:

shez said...

lovely post

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The floor is going to be wonderful! And I know your peonies will be lovely. What time of the year do they bloom for you? Here in North Carolina they bloom in May/June.

Darling Clementine said...

Hi there, we are leanne and kelly from Darling Clementine.We would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much we admire your blog!! Your home is stunning and your garden looks amazing! We look forward to seeing your peonies in bloom.

Comeca Jones said...

Cant wait to see how your peonies do!

lucinda said...

Looking great Maryann......bet you cant wait till your peonies flower too!

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