I had some friends over for dinner a couple of weeks ago. This was the hostess gift they presented me with along with a lovely bouquet of tulips. Hmmmm .... interesting choice I thought.... are they planning on staying for breakie??
And then I opened it...WOW... a dozen gorgeous hand painted eggs. These eggs come from Judy's collection which I had oogled at her house at least a couple of dozen times. She has a basket which I would guess holds a hundred or more.
Judy and her husband lived in Indonesia for several years. It was there at the markets that Judy's penchant for these absolutely exquisite eggs began.
The eggs start off as wooden shapes and are handpainted in the most beautiful colours and patterns. I love love them... Thank you so much. And just in time for Easter. But how to display them?
Anita displayed our pretty and oh so popular silver birds at the store in one of our lovely glass dishes, nest and all. So I thought wouldn't the eggs look wonderful displayed the same way?
I think a row of these on my diningroom table is quite perfect! Or...
Isn't this pretty? Simple yet... so very pretty.
You could mix them up, some eggs, some birds and some eggs and birds. Why not?
These sweet little silver birds are quite literally flying off our shelves. And speaking of my diningroom, it's done, finished, finito... for now :)
My new diningroom table and chairs. I love it!
Favorite new artwork. We have a few more of these in the shop but I don't expect they will last long.
As part of my renovation I had the glass in my built in cabinets changed out to mirrors. It totally expands the space, since my diningroom is pretty tiny this helps make it seem bigger. It certainly is brighter.
Looking the other way towards my livingroom. Want to see it too?
My livingroom is almost complete. One last thing remains to be done. See that door to the very right of the room... soon it will be a built in cabinet. I've been waiting on my carpenter for months now. He assures me it will be done by the end of April. Now readers I have one more thing... I'm looking for your input here :)
All my lovely drapery panels were wreaked by the dry cleaners. First they shrunk them and to try and fix the problem they let down the hem. But as you can see it's a mess... we cannot get rid of that crease. So I need to order new draperies. And by the way this is at my cost since the cleaners had an "at your own risk" policy. Not happy about that, but I must accept it and move on.
I am seriously thinking of changing from my off white panels to this pale blue silk and doing french pleats as opposed to the grommets. Our supplier is going to give me a very good price since we are good customers. Well, now that you've seen the diningroom and the livingroom... what do you think? Should I go for it. I'm thinking yes, yes, yes. BTW I had a manicure today, see nails above :)
Moving on to more diningrooms and houses getting done, I want to show you the diningroom progress at Number One Grafton. The soon to be B & B.
This is the diningroom way back in October. Note the light fixture. And all those crates on the floor are actually the new windows.
A couple months later and the windows are installed but now we have furniture, furnishing and boxes replacing them temporarily. Emphasis on temporary.
Monday of this week. The construction phase is almost over the diningroom has been cleared out with the furnishing allocated to rooms and other areas of the home. Graeme and Judy were working hard this week and last... Almost ready for guests. The draperies, blinds and the rest of the furniture, accessories should be in place within the next 2 weeks. Doesn't it look great?
One last thing, while driving through the PEI National Park last weekend saw a little more wildlife. Seems to be a weekly occurance for yours truly :) Notice the sign... Cavendish, Green Gables, that way.
He or she was such a poser. How pretty ... a beautiful red fox out for a spring stroll and photo ops.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!
Thanks for reading. Have a great Easter Sunday and long weekend.