Monday, May 6, 2019

The Start

Of a Spring Bedroom redo.
We finally had a wonderful Spring weekend.
With all of the rain we have had,
our big river water level is high.
Our dock is right at the level of the water.
With more rain coming this week...
it may be under water.
Others South of us were sandbagging
 to save their homes.
The water levels are not expected
 to recede until July.
The smaller river near our stores,
is very high too.
The folks that live where both 
the St Clair River (our big river)
and the Belle River meet are really nervous.
Our stores are on a peninsula
where both rivers meet.
For now we are safe.
Please say a wee prayer for those that are not.

Saturday I took FIL to the grocery store,
smoke shop and phone store, so he could pay his bill.
Since his car accident 3 weeks ago,
both Bob and I have been his taxi.
His car was totalled.
He treated me to breakfast and we had a nice chat.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday I did some
 much needed cleaning.
I moved all of the furniture around
in the living room for our 
Spring/ Summer look.
My bedroom started getting a makeover too!
I decided to open up this cabinet and create this.

I decided on a blue and white theme for
our bedroom.
It will transition perfectly for July 4th as well.
The left door I added a blue coverlet piece
and white linen piece. 

The right door I hung these old long johns.
I actually found these in a barn.
I love the look...old and worn for sure.

I added my pitchers and rye baskets.

This is the start of my blue and white.

Added a few more rye baskets.
[those are tomato pincushions inside the basket]

This is my new one.

Well unfortunately I have to go to work now.
Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Did you do something for yourself this weekend?

The start of Spring Blessings To All!


  1. You are very good at using what you have and moving things around I find a look and leave it until I am sick of it.

    1. Thank you Cathy. I would get bored if I left it the same. LOL Janice

  2. You are good at staging. You could get a "retirement" job staging for other shop owners. Just a thought. Another "dealer" I follow does that. She sets up at 4-5 events a year and then uses her talents to stage for various shops. You're styling is very unique and eye catching. Have a great week.

    1. I love that you know the difference between your and you're. Drives me crazy that so many people don't!

    2. I should think about that. It would be a fun job! Janice

    3. Hope you are having a good week too Jacky! Janice

  3. I never move things around. Same is good for me 😊 but your changes always look great.

  4. I read a book and mopped up after a minor flood. Most of my neighbors weren't so lucky. I sympathize with those watching the water levels.

    1. We are under more flood warnings. Hope for the best. Janice

  5. Hmmmm.... I change around decor accents, but furniture? Almost never... Like my twin, Lauren, I am good with “same.” Much of that has to do with very “unique” features of our once I find something that “works,” well, it works for almost forever. About a year ago I changed some (very small) things around in our (also very small) living room area, and I was like “why didn’t I do this sooner?” But that’s about it. Love that cupboard all to or closed.... And you have some wonderful pitchers.... ~Robin~

  6. I change the bedroom and living room twice a year with Bob's help. I love collecting. so thats another reason for moving things around. Janice


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