It was great to read that some of you are going to make your own lace covered jam jars,They are so easy to make and look so pretty...I am going to make a few for Christmas with a bit of sparkle.
If it's now the weekend and your tuning in and i'm at Shingle Cottage Painting in the bedroom and your reading this thinking 'jam jars?' you might want to take a look here Easy,Pretty Lace Covered Jam Jar
i have posted a few times this week so you may want to flick back to make sure you don't miss anything....
Last weekend at Shingle Cottage Steve laid all new floorboards in the room which i am going to take pictures of tommorow so i can show you next time,He did such a great job! Thank you Steve xxx....
I was here,there and everywhere unpacking things,painting,sanding,filling,cleaning you know the girl bits that make a house a home or should i say a cottage a errrr cottage?
Last Sunday while Steve slept soundly (i think it was the hot chocolate and cookies before bed that did it)
I was up bright and early cleaning in the room and i decided to take everything that has been piled on the mantle piece week after week off and arrange it all properly and that's when i realized it's all turning out a bit beach cottage in here isn't it?.
I love the mermaid tin sign she is just adorable and the little gold box is great for hiding boxes of matches for lighting the fire.
Hard to see but at the back left of the bird cage is a tiny boat made of mother of pearl shells that my Dad bought for Mum on their honeymoon,i love it and it's story.
I also played around with the wall lights,swapping up the crystals they came with for the odd larger one and adding some old blue glass droplets to get more of our own look,here they are so far but no doubt they will change as i have just packed a bag of huge glass diamond shaped droplets but i will be keeping the blue glass droplets as it really makes them stand out against the Antique White walls.
Talking of blue glass,my stone girl arrived with me last week too and she is wearing my Grandmas blue rhinestone necklace,i did bring two necklaces for her but one has vanished or it will be in that safe place that we all have girls ;) otherwise known as the Bermuda triangle...
She will have to make do with one necklace for now,i'm sure the missing necklace will turn up when i'm not looking for it.
Little Blue Bird came too complete with his own sparkle....Steve's Mum bought me this for Christmas a few years ago now and it is lovely to potter around putting things out that have come from loved ones,It is nice having everything pass through your hands again and it is fun making it all fit in a new home.
Ruffled shells that my Mum picked up for me while she was out and about for a cottage by the sea,Thank you Mum xxx She is just the most thoughtful person i know,she is always thinking of others and she has great taste too!.
The tall seafoam candle sticks are going to have some gold gilt finger brushed on them this weekend as we are having a fair bit of gold in this room to warm up the blues and aquas.
Looking at this picture below is making me wonder what it would look like with all the candles burning?
Do you think that? when you read blogs? like hmmm i wonder what is through that door or if that's how she decorates a Birthday cake i can't wait to see her Christmas tree!!! i know i do :)
It's a wonderful place this isn't it? on the Net,Blog land,call it what you will this place
where we all get to share our hopes,dreams, projects,lives.
I don't know a more fabulous bunch of girls to share our rebuild and my crafting and decorating with,Thank you always for your lovely comments xxx
So what's your view,is this room going Beach Cottage or is it just me?
Join me next time for more ramblings from Shingle Cottage,you know that little place by the sea in England with central heating and hot water coming out of the taps?
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