Wow did not realize it had been a couple of weeks since I posted. It has been incredibly busy here at Maple Hill. I did manage a couple of projects this weekend - my Prayer Flags are coming along for Lenna's swap but I'll save showing those till later.
I have been redecorating around the house. The Master Bedroom (which we had not changed since 2000 and had very dark decorating) got a good cleaning and a few additions starting with this bookshelf that I thrifted. Took 2 hours on Saturday to clean. I thought it was in pretty decent shape until I started using some TSP on it (heavy duty cleaner that I swear by). I had to be careful but man there was a lot of "yellow" gook (hopefully not patina, LOL, or nicotine, just dirt) to remove. There are spindles on the side that took some extra work.
But it came out wonderful so I loaded it up with old books and photos. I like the one of me mainly because of the frame - how retro is that! (ugh, won't tell you how long ago that was)
I have English tins all over the place - the little toffee tin was a special find as I remember getting those when I was young - so sorry I never kept any of them...
I also thrifted (separately) a couple of chairs that just so happen match the book shelf...you can tell I live in a woodlot - this room faces the North so not much sunlight. However, it has been a blessing this summer with the heat!
The chairs look nice with some of my vintage embroidery and quilts...
I'm liking it - still have some additional things to work on but I'm pretty happy (on to the next room - its never ending :>). Hope your having a productive (or lazy!) weekend. Enjoy. Jewels