cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Evolutions.....

Things happen in life that lead you in a different course. We have to have our wooden floor removed and replaced soon. I decided that we needed to get out bookshelves out of the living room beforehand as that is a great deal of work. I love having books in a living room but have always dreamed of having a library. We are getting close to being done with creating the separate library but now also have a long wall where the shelves used to be that needed decorating. So time to move things around again...


My antique English sidetable is now on a portion of this wall. Right away, Jos said we could now use this as a quilt wall. Guess he missed that from our old house.

Here is my summer decorations for the sidetable...

My Bull's Eye quilt which I made back in 2004


Sweet primitive Windsor doll's chair with my teddy holding a stitched pillow which was a gift from a friend


Cutting board decorated with a summer vingette


Amazing to think it is time to change it to autumn in the next couple of weeks.....

Heidi

21 comments:

  1. Love your current set up. That quilt is wonderful. Good luck with all the renovations!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I am not looking forward to this renovation. I will be so grateful when it is all behind us.

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  2. Everything looks wonderful ~ love the teddy holding the stitched piece! Hope the flooring change goes well.

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    1. Thanks Catherine. The pillow was a gift from Barbara in Maine. She made it for me since I am originally from Ohio. I love it and have had it on display since it arrived a couple of years ago.

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  3. You have trained Jos right, he recognized that it needed a quilt to make it seem like home. Saw some wooden shoes at the antique mall last week, I thought of you. I have started a new blog called "Aprons In The Attic," hope you will take a look

    apronsintheattic.blogspot.com

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    1. It gave me a warm feeling when Jos said we needed to hang a quilt after moving the first two shelving units. I am so glad he appreciates my hobbies.

      I wear wooden clogs all the time but not the old fashioned ones you saw. They are very comfortable.

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  4. Handcrafted gifts from friends are the best. Sorry that you have to replace the floor. I remember all those troubles you had when Mr. Murphy came to stay with you. :)

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    1. Oh yes Cindy...they are!

      I cannot believe we can maybe put this all behind us in the coming months. I am sooooooo sick of this floor. It became a danger even. I will share more about this whole story later when the floor is replaced. What one person can create in havoc is amazing. And this man is continuing with his company too.

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  5. A quilt on the wall is an essential piece of furnishing! Your looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! You are right. I love seeing quilts hanging in people's homes.

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  6. The quilt looks lovely Heidi and perfect for that wall. I love your vignette too.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thank you Patricia! It is so fun to play with things for various seasons.

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  7. Love the quilt Heidi. Summer has sped by and now my favourite season is almost here. Looking forward to seeing your Autumn decorating and also to getting back into blogging again.

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    1. Hello Rowan! Autumn is my favorite season too. I am so glad that summer will be coming to an end and the parade of colors will now start. That and I cannot wait to put on a sweater and scarf and go out for a walk in the crisp air. :)

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  8. I'm so sorry you have to have your floor replaced. On the better side - your quilt is gorgeous! Your handiwork is simply amazing.

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I loved making that quilt. The patchwork was fun and the hand quilting was a great deal of pleasure as I did it freehand. I am really proud of how it turned out. I will be so glad when all this stuff with the floor is over with. It has taken too much of our energy and kept me from moving into this house emotionally.

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  9. So glad that you are finally getting your floors replaced. You will be so happy. Love the quilt, it is very pretty.

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    1. Thanks Susan...it started to feel like it was never going to get done. The man who is to remove the floor and also going to replace it is now dragging his feet so I have to still hope it all goes smoothly. Stay tuned... :-)

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  10. Your quilt is just stunning! Thanks for stopping by my blog Heidi!

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    1. Hi Manuela. Thanks for stopping by mine too. I love hanging a quilt for the season.

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  11. Hi:
    We are back from our trip and your brother started his long haul to Az today. I just talk to Bill when we got back.
    Your wall looks really good, I like the table there and the quilt looks great. Now you can change them for the seasons like you used to.
    Good you got it finished before the floor comes out.
    Love you, Mom

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