Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tearin' Up The House!

Hello, Dear Ones! You would think I've taken an energy pill! Lately I've been tearing things up at Note Songs cottage. I've been pulling out, taking down, deep cleaning and rearranging! I've been having fun. I think 'spring cleaning' has hit me at summer time. Been cranking down the AC and going to town. I showed you my builtins in the den which took me a couple of days - I know, I'm old and slow! ;)

Now I've been tearing up the sun porch...
Now you have probably seen my little sun porch. It's at the back of the house and a step down from the den. It's also open to the den. In the snap below the den is to the left.

Now this is how it's been before and I really did like it. Probably liked it best like this, but hey, a girl's gotta change things up sometimes. This is also before Reba(my new camera) came into my life.

Here's another snap of how the sun porch looked before. Just reversed from the above view.

Well, now it looks like this! Do you like it? I fiddled for a couple of days trying to figure out where to put things. I think it looks a little more spacious like this, do you?

My little tall table has always sat in the windows, but this time I brought the little sofa over here.
The sun is pouring in this afternoon.

Here's another shot of the sofa and the little coffee table.

Now I know you've all seen my pillows - all made by my most dainty talented fingers! :) I could change them out, but I just love my toile and Rooster pillows! Can you love toile and Rooster pillows sitting on the little wicker sofa in the sun porch? Why you bet your needles and pins and chicken feathers you can! :)

Now this is the only real 'wall' in here and this is where I've had the little wicker sofa and wicker rocking chairs at times. So I poked down my Texas table as I call her. Yep, you're seeing stars, Dear Ones! I'm living in Texas, you know! :) I painted this puppy and stenciled all over it maybe 15 years ago and I still kinda like it! Oh, and maybe tomorrow I'll paint that golden frame to creamy white! I'll tear it up tomorrow, maybe! :)

Now Dear Ones, I'm olden in body but very young in spirit and these little babies of mine love to sit under my Texas table in their little red wagon. They are always ready to go somewhere but they never seem to get going!

Here you can see the brick that's on the outside of our home and where the sun porch was added on to the house. It was already here when we bought the house. Being so talented as I am, I just poked up a shutter here in this corner and hung up some little tins. These shutters were on all of our downstairs windows, they didn't work well, so I took my dainty creamy fingers and went to work taking them down.

Here's a little footstool and I'm using her to hold a basket of ferns! There's also a shy little angel sitting close by. It's always a good thing to have a shy little angel sitting on your sun porch.
Yep, you're seeing cords and extension cords here. There is not one plug out here so I have to do what a gal's gotta do - run extension cords along the baseboards.

Oh, Dear Ones, my floor really is clean. If you're seeing those little white dots - that's a little bit of paint splatter. I did it, I admit it and I just haven't taken the time to scrape them off! Maybe I'll do that tomorrow! :)

This is my one 'live' plant out here! Dear Ones, meet Mary! I do need to repot her and maybe I'll do that tomorrow!

See? She's very healthy and loves the sun. I just get such a kick out of twirling her around and then in a bit her little leaves are reaching for the sun. Love that!

Now you've seen my changes on the sun porch. This area is not very big. The porch is twice as big as you're seeing here but the other part is a mess and I'm not going to show it to you! :) Maybe I'll tear it up tomorrow! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'm joining

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Southern Nights

Southern nights
Have you ever felt a southern night?
Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees
Whistling tunes that you know and love so

Southern Nights
Just as good even when closed your eyes
I any one who can truly say
that he has found a better way... hey

Southern Skies
Have you ever noticed southern skies?
Well it's precious beauty lies
just beyond the eye
It goes running thru your soul
like the stories told of old

Old man he and his dog that walk the old land
Every flower touched his cold hand
As he slowly walked by weeping willows
would cry for joy... joy!

Feels so good
Feels so good, it's frightening
Wish I could
stop this world from fighting
La Da Da Da Da Da
La Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da

Mystery like this and many others in the trees
Blow in the night, in the southern skies

Southern Nights
They feel so good it's frightening
Wish I could
stop this world from fighting
La Da Da Da Da Da
La Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
~ sung by Glen Campbell