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Friday, October 30, 2015

My Living Room Ta Da! Moment

My living room is almost completely done (I still have to fix  a small window, touch up paint and get the floors waxed)-- a triumph in blue and white, I think.

This is one side of the room before, when the former owners lived here:


This is the after:


This is the other side of the room before:


and after:


These are some closeups of some of my favorite things in the cupboards:









Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mountains of Prims to List

I have a table full of little Christmas trees in all sorts of antique containers awaiting time for photographs and listing.  The girls are helping me with samplers and fabric boxes too, here are a few:




Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Little Time Travel

Walked up 3rd St. in Muscatine yesterday, and actually had my camera to record.  I'm sure there are other towns with amazing old houses out there, but I haven't seen any to match these Mississippi River front homes of the 1800s.  Most of them are so large, it was hard to get them in the camera frame.  I added a few odds and ends of pretty windows and iron fences and flowers.  It was a most beautiful fall day here in eastern Iowa.










Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Tiny Bathroom is Finished

We just finished the smallest room in the house, good to have at least one thing complete!
White is before and aqua is after.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Mustard Day

The latest works, done in mustard milk paint...