I haven’t kept you completely up to date on all that has gone on, sorry ‘bout that! Let’s start with Mother’s Day. I went to San Diego for the Sunday market, and left my Mother in care of two of my sisters. Homemade scones ready to bake with instructions. Check. Array of home made jams and pancake mix and eggs. Check. I arrived home later in the day to Mom in tears; my sisters had Mom make them breakfast and had apparently performed a number of faux pas such as wanting to put the Limoges in the dishwasher and throwing overly generously sliced strawberry hulls down the sink and criticizing Mom’s pants tucked into her socks, all of which had my Mom saying NO NO NO and ushering them out the door by late morning. I will add my own, I told them to munch on but not take the leg of lamb Mom and I had started the night before. They cut the meat off and took the bone home for their dogs (vs. mine). Rather than bringing her favorite flower, peony, they brought something Mom thought “cheap” and she was not happy….Oh dear…..
Memorial Day was a few short weeks later. Mom and I conspired a bit. Offer no food? Paper plates? Instead, she and I headed to the beach with the dogs with a granddaughter/niece in tow….for a pancake breakfast served by the Laguna Beach Firemen. There were lots of great photo ops for the holiday~
I offered all to bring their painting clothes and help out, but there were only a few takers. Rather than worrying about my family, I am focused on several projects this summer.
I would never touch this ceiling, which is my bedroom, but I am in the process of re-doing the display on my pine French baker’s table which is my desk, in the same room~
My summer is full of projects, large and small. The one I am working on now is the former servants quarters and in the 60’s, a rental.
Who did this, nothing in align and a bare bulb? My Dad admitted he did the wallpaper himself right after we moved in, in 1970. Yikes!
There are two rooms with a bathroom in between. I am focusing on the bathroom and the back room; here is the ceiling as it was done in 1923, a wash to match the trim of the house in a blue-green-slate~
1960’s bookshelves lined the walls~
OK enough of that preview, let’s go to the garage, which I want to clean out this summer but first I have a garage sale this weekend with stuff from R’s house as well as our own. Close the door, quick!
In another corner of the garden, I want to make a garden shed. Oui, another project. Hopefully my nephew can do this for me…..
These French crated will go there~
as well as these post-garage-sale-freebies~
and these six cranberry crates; great modulars~
And nicely marked~
Add in a few pieces like this drying rack~
And I have more than enough to keep me busy. Look for more on these projects soon…..