Thursday, July 10, 2008

Making Progress

I am on vacation. generally we take a very involved summer vacation but with the acquisition of the house this year we are home. So I have given myself over to the house. The diningroom is almost done as you will see below and the bedroom is next to be unpacked. MANY boxes, probably 18-25 have been unpacked and the packing trash sits in a dozen bags waiting a ride to the dump.

The house continues to give us floral surprises





and the wisteria we cut back to a stump is determined to make a resurgence.

We seem to have a grassy covering most places but on closer inspection we actually have shamrocks!! I guess in this house full of predominantly Irish folk it is appropriate.
The diningroom has a built in shelf area. Not big enough for anything but clutter...UNLESS...you have a collection of Fenton Burmese glassware. Then it all comes together doesn't it?





When we married it was in a Church built by DH's grandfather. For our first anniversary he had a Fenton artist paint this lamp for me. The shade was pulled from the archives, no longer made, the image is of the Church.


The china cabinet is displaying a minimum of what I have. I collect china, glass, etc...and have tried to show everything which leads to a cabinet asunder. I have decided to display minimum. No Belleek,Wedgewood,Mikasa,Fitz and Floyd, Pfatzlgraff,Peach Lustre, etc. They are safely packed in an area easy to access when I want to use them. What we have is a shelf of my Green vaseline glass, a shelf of our Royal Doulton china and a shelf of tea services. Interspersed is some of the Galway crystal and a few Swedish glass pieces(DH is Swedish and Scottish, I think Irish).







That is some fenton that will need to wait til the parlor is done and then can be displayed. We have gone to Fenton twice...we have bought much online and a few pieces on our honeymoon.

I will post more later when the sun goes down and the sun stops reflecting off everything.
AND I recived my first shipment from Claudia of Wollmeise reknown. Holy Moley!!!!! It is very grand.

(THE SUN IS DOWN AND FEW PICTURES ARE ADDED) I opened the package and it was as though I had come from the store. I LOVE the bag, one side has German/English knitting terms. Look at those colors!!! I want more!! I have two more coming and will continue to seek out more. I bought the Poison sight unseen!! I knew I would not be disappointed!!
And I believe I have learned why Oliver has grown so quickly. I believe he is devouring DS2, Shamus, his owner.

Here are afew pics in the dark with the flash only. The darker of the two shows a bit of the carpet which I could take another pic of but I am tired. DH says I have done too much to the room. SO much it looks as though nothing were done. ????? OK he further explains saying it appears as though the house were just built(1900) and that is how the room has looked since day one. Such a nice compliment!


And what have the others been doing? DS1 is out having fun. Tomorrow is the last day of his first job. He has not been happy in it since day one and has found another job which starts Monday, the day after his 24th birthday! The new place seems to realize his potential as they have offered him much much more money. Ben is thrilled which of course makes me happy.

DH has been replacing the fence which came down in February when the tree came down, remember? He has taken parts from way way down the fence and moved them uo, It was the most cost effective means for a bit. Oliver has run out the yard and into the street a few times and we need the security of the fence.

And Shamus and Oliver have been dancing!!!

2 comments:

Owner - U.M.A. said...

The ware is absolutely beautuful!

Lorraine said...

Cheryl- That's what it's all about- having a place to display and enjoy your collections.

You did a really nice job in the dining room.