Does anyone remember Home Interiors? It was a direct sales company that used to do home shows...anyway, I got that little figure at a home interiors party. I used to keep it on my perfume tray but since I no longer have a dresser and downsized everything to my closet, I had no place for this little girl I have had for 30 years. I found she had a chip on the backside of her hat so I placed her in with the succulents outside.
I believe she is happy there!
The deal with painting and staining your home, it reveals how dingy the rest of the house looks. I do not have time to do everything. However, I sanded down this table last year and never stained it. I just used a tablecloth all year. I wasn't about the let that happen again. The table is heavy so I decided to just stain it where it was, in the dining area. I placed them on paint cans - worked out great! Since I use a gel stain it's not messy. This is a before shot -
All I have to do now is put a satin coat of clear sealer on it - and it will be done. Today I sanded and stained the leaf - which I don't need to put in until a few days before Thanksgiving. I'd like a new tablecloth but I don't know. Have I ever mentioned I am a sucker for cloth tablecloths? Like do I need another one?
I am way behind in my Fall decorating because I took a detour into home improvement. I will go over the chairs with Restore and Refinish to freshen up the wood chairs. A couple of weeks ago I replaced the worn seat pads. Oh, I also want to put a pad on my mom's old piano bench. I think I can do that while decorating the house for Fall. My curtains came - on Monday - I bought a rod yesterday so they will be going up soon.
And yes, that would be Miss Susie under the table - always where the action is. Which reminds me...
Does anyone remember Dick Clark's, "Where the Action Is?" (1965-1967)
Excuse me...I digressed.
I'm always cleaning - like I have said, we are either the cleanest people or the dirtiest. But every season there are certain things I like to do. A few of the exterior things we don't do - like store our garden hoses and patio cushions. We use them year-round.
What about you?
Do you have certain chores you do that you do in the Fall?
These pretty little white flowers in the pond bloom in the cooler months.
They die off in the summer.
The lily pads won't be flowering again this year.
They are done and will go completely dormant.
These Mexican sunflowers are still blooming.
This flower popped up on the hill -
The fig tree is turning - the fig on there is hard and won't ripen. It needs a bit more warmth.
Guardian on an Italian Cypress Tree.
That's it, SMILE for the camera.
With 2 bible studies and my support group, and doing all of this painting and staining, etc - my days go by terribly fast and I am beat tired by 8pm! I sleep like a rock. (Do rocks sleep?) Yesterday I made a vegetable lasagna so tonight I won't have to cook. Just heat it up.
Tomorrow Foodie and I will go out together. We like to visit different supermarkets I know seems strange but we like to look for things my regular store doesn't carry. When we lived in the Bay Area, there were many different types of stores - we're limited here with not as much variety as in a big metro area.
There was a reason why I nicknamed my middle son, "Foodie."
Except for working at Mervyns Department Store as a teenager - he had always worked with food. From Round Table Pizza to Safeway. He's worked in restaurants in the kitchen and is a dietician for a care facility. Plus he enjoys cooking. I always encouraged him to go to culinary school but he enjoys what he does now. He likes serving people...
Well, now I'm starting to ramble...
Until I post again,