15 August 2009
top: thrifted pointelle knit by LL Bean
skirt: 60s pleated skirt
shoes: vintage t-straps
hat: vintage wool beret
purse: 40s Bond Street bag
The last few days have included eating tons of fresh homegrown okra, pink eye purple hull peas, tomatoes and corn delivered straight from my parent's farm, scraping 50 year old linoleum off of the stairs in our 140 year old house, making plans for our very own garden in our new backyard for spring, lots of sanding, more painting, more cleaning, lots of trips to Lowe's, figuring out where I'm going to fit all of my clothes in my tiny new closet and trying to fit in a little sleep somewhere. Whew!
We're in full remodeling mode with the house right now. It's a lot of work, of course, but it's so rewarding at the end of the day to step back and see what a difference it's making. The place is already looking so much more cheerful and bright with all of the walls painted. I can't tell you how much fun I had ripping the carpet off of the stairs (and the surprise linoleum that was under the carpet - seriously, who puts linoleum on stairs?) and exposing the original hardwood stairs. We're taking lots of photos along the way and when I find a little extra time I promise to share some before and after photos with you.
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