My vacation is nearly over, and I've somehow managed to turn it into a computer vacation as well. I barely checked e-mail and have done very little blog reading the past few weeks. I've been outside a lot and had lazy days and productive days, and it's been so nice! I've done a bunch of things that will eventually make it here to the blog, here are a few for starters. The duck wallpaper is finally coming down. Wow, it's so ugly, and see how dark it makes the room? This picture was taken in the middle of the day with all the lights on and the blinds open. I'm about halfway and it already feels so much lighter in here.
So no more ducks, but the husband decided that 18 chickens weren't enough and decided to add some geese to the flock. They're nearly three weeks old now, and cute as can be, but so very messy. I was not in favor of this new endeavor, but I couldn't exactly say no, after he agreed to the chickens, could I? They're currently living in the guest house in a kiddie pool. They love water and never have enough. See, the bowl is empty and I had just filled it a half hour earlier. I think we'd better get a bigger bowl. The gander is named Edwin (he's the big one in the back), but we haven't named the two girls yet. Family members may be able to figure out where we got his name.
One of the nicest things about having all this time off is getting to all those little projects that you need to make time for that just get set aside. Like hanging art on the walls. This big wall in my kitchen has been bare forever, except for the big Delft plate of my grandmother's. I love the numbered hooks, and of course my $12 wooden shoes (worth $15, if you ask me). I found the apron on the right during my thrifting/antique malling day a few weeks ago. It's so pretty, a crisp linen with rick-rack trim, what could be better for an apron? I think I still need a little something for the right side, above the little plate. I'll just have to wait until I find the perfect piece.
Next time here at heylucy: egg cookbooks, cute cats, vintage buttons and a clothesline! And much, much more!