note: amendment: the guy on the ladder is NOT my husband..LOL
Not for the faint of heart
Not for the faint of heart
My work space, my "where I am 24/7", my "everything is here" room, where I create space,
my "oh my" room! Have you ever seen such a mess?
Happy Pink Saturday she says with a grin on her face. Never let it be said that I don't make the best of a bad situation and take advantage of a PINK SATURDAY photo shoot. Only a real plumber uses a PINK LADDER.
This is my office/studio. Last week we had, not one, but two pipes burst two days apart. One flooded my beloved room, bath and storage room and the other sent copious amounts of water into the family room. This old house has copper pipes in it and the well water, unfortunately we found out, ruins the pipes over time. The decision was made before any more disasters happen,to replace all the pipes in the walls with pvc. Yippee...what fun! NOT. I didn't shed a tear but am seeing it as a great time to redo my work space. As of right now there are 16 holes cut out in my room alone. Thought you would like to see who kept me company most all of Wednesday. :)
However, when they started tearing up the walls in the rest of the house and in particular the family room, I did shed a few tears. That's Amy, one of the plumbers. She's assessing the situation in this photo and had no idea I was taking her picture. She was so cool. She and her husband are a team and do terrific work. Looking at the bright side, at least I will be getting the inside of the house painted a lot sooner than I thought this summer! :)
Anyone have any inspiration for me on how to give the holes in the walls and ceiling a French chic look? :)
Jumping from a bad situation to a wonderful one, I was thrilled to win two fabulous blogger events recently. Rita over at that really pretty blog, French Laundry, had a contest. She was asking for bloggers to send her photos from around our home, of what we thought exemplified Fifi's new book "Romantic Prairie Style". (this was before disaster) I was a finalist and then I won....Wow! I won, I really won and I received a copy of that gorgeous book. Can't wait to sit down and savor every page and thank you Judy for a fun time. If you get a chance, click on over to her blog and check out some of the entries. Just beautiful and you'll get some new ideas too. And speaking of new ideas and inspiration, how charming is this presentation of my win. Look how Judy wrapped the book. I kept it on the kitchen counter for days before I even unwrapped it. I thought it was so delightful.
And then I entered a give-away and won this from Simply Cool Stuff.
Talk about an inspirational blog. Maria's blog is chock full of her creative ventures and fabulous finds and she has a cool website too. Don't you just love this sweet vintage 1950's hand thrown glazed pot. I love the blue wash on it. It's so Frenchy looking. And Maria had no way of knowing this, but we share the same last name and that piece of pottery comes from my old stomping grounds, the pottery factory of Williamsburg. I have been going there since I was a young girl, when the old buildings had nothing but dirt floors and chickens had free rein of the place. Thank you Maria, I love it and it now sits proudly with my other old crocks.
How Sweet the Sound, for our Pink Saturdays. And I hope you all have a fabulous and fun weekend. xoxo