Monday, 10 September 2012

Nearly done!

After a couple of days' work on the windows, come yesterday afternoon, we were able to drag our mattress back into the bedroom and make up the bed, titivate and consider the joys of sleeping in our room again.  

Here are a few glimpses.

The black and yellow ewer and basin look more in keeping with the bed than my beloved Minton one, which I am now keeping safe in my sewing room.

My seasons cross-stitcheries have gone up...

A plump new duvet...

 There used to be a not-so-stylish (actually, not AT ALL stylish) tallboy in the alcove at the side of the bed, which had just been turned into a giant set of man-drawers by my other half.  With it now ejected from the bedroom, the alcove looked a little bare, so I arranged a few of Mr U-t-B's knick-knacks on the floor.  I thought this would be met with derision, but (step back in amazement) he likes it, and it means that no clutter-collecting piece of furniture or shelf is likely to go in there!

So all is calm and restful in the newly decorated room, but we now have to reclaim the rest of the house from the dust, debris and discarded tools that have landed in every nook and cranny!  


  1. All looks very lovely Alix! I love the cross stitch season pictures ... did you do them?

    Enjoy your new room and have a lovely week

    Claire xxx

  2. Looks very nice Alix hope you sleep well.Love Jill xx

  3. How beautiful it is all looking, your cross stitch pictures look lovely in their new setting.

  4. Love the cross stitch pictures.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. It all looks lovely and fresh and serene Alix - love the soft wallpaper.
    Your cross stitcheries look great hung together!
    Yes, one downside of decorating is that it somehow spills out all over the house!
    Gill xx

  6. You have really got things looking lovely. I love the flooring and I can remember the seasons cross stich when you when making them!

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. It looks so tranquil and lovely! Well done. I do know what you mean about the rest of the house looking like a building site now, how does that happen?

    Oh and the old coffee table, Paul had an ear infection and you know his balance is not good at the best of times, well he lost balance, feel on it and smashed it to smithereens, bless him, although I confess I wasn't worried about him at the time, it was my gorgeous unique 50s coffee table whoops!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! IT all looks wonderful. Sweet dreams!


  9. Looks fantastic Alix, I love the colours you picked and the floor looks great, Thanks too for the best tip I've seen for hanging pictures - (on the next post) that I've seen - simple but very clever!! x