Monday, November 16, 2009

" Nose To The Grindstone "

I hope " you all " have missed me as much as I've missed you! We have had our nose to the grindstone for a solid week now, daylight to dark! The dining room is almost done! Here's a peek!
I can now fix the curtain right as I'm not trying to HIDE what was on the other side of the door! HA!





First the window had to be cleaned so I could see how to clean the room! NO pictures of that as I'm too embarrassed to show how the table and floor was full of stuff that is now all carefully packed and in the storage room.



This is one of the projects I tackled. This old chest was in the garage store room. I washed it down with Murphy's Oil Soap, had Hubby add some wood decoration to it. The left door had a place to hang clothes. The right side has three drawers and a door on the bottom. It had wood knobs but I found the original glass knobs in the top drawer.


I had him add two shelves to the left side..................


Then I stained it with Bombay Mahogany stain...............added the glass knobs.




It then went in the dining room...............
I know the wood doesn't match but I like the darker!


It now holds my small kitchen appliances and the drawers are for storing linens & things!





This Curio Cabinet is cleaned and holding collectibles...............







A view of my clean dining room. We are going to repaint but that is for down the road. I will leave the tray ceiling the same which is the color of the walls now but will paint the lower part white, add white chair rail , the upper wall will be Dusty Rose.






We added the extra leaf so the table now requires a 114' table cloth which I ordered. Right now I have mine and mother's combined crystal collection, in the middle. Those are roses from my garden!







The China Cabinet now has my China in it................









This China is the Moss Rose Japan pattern. It started with my Grandmother, it then passed to my Mother who added some and now I'm adding to it. Inow have a service for 12. It also has both the Tea and Coffee Service for 12.











The Crystal in here is all mine..........as is the hammered aluminum casserole dish.











I went to EBay last week and found some pieces to add, here are the pieces I added.
A Salt & Pepper set.












A Gravy Boat.................












A covered Casserole Dish.................














I made an offer on this Platter. This is the picture from the EBay seller . The description claimed it was Moss Rose Japan with the marking on the back. I paid with shipping a total of $ 29.02 for it.















THIS IS THE DISH I RECEIVED! It has no marking on it , it's round, it is made of rainbow colored glass! I'm pi**ed ! I wrote her an e-mail to complain but got no response! I'm filing a complaint with EBay against her today! The dish is not that bad even though it really doesn't match my set but I hate to be the victim of fraud and this was fraud in my book!

















I have several old plates I've collected for display purpose, so Hubby is building me a display shelf. Well it was going to be one long one but half would be behind the door, so he cut it in half to make two out of it. I'll show pictures when it is on the wall!


















Let me end with some pics I took one day last week of our Sunset. We have been working daylight to dark and we are always bone tired, so I have no idea what day this was. HA!



















I've tried not to miss my sunrise and sunset views each day............




















It makes my day to see them...............




















Welcome to my new followers and I'll try to get around to visit soon! I miss seeing all your antics! :)





















32 comments:

Missy said...

Glad you're back! Missed you! Wow, I would be mad about that plate too! That has never happened to me, but if it ever does, I would definitely file a complaint. I hope that it gets resolved. All of your furniture looks gorgeous...everything is coming together nicely!

Journaling Woman said...

Very nice, you all did a fine job.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

It looks beautiful! You've done so much work! I'm really impressed. I don't blame you about the plate! Definitely let Ebay know about it and good luck!

Elizabeth

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I had a little look-see this morning and noticed you hadn't posted anything in awhile....hmmm Carol must be busy on her dining room , and then walla!!
It looks so beautiful, you have done a tremendous job the pair of you.
The china is gorgeous, it looks perfect in the cabinet.
Thanks for sharing the pictures, it will be just so cozy with that Thanksgiving dinner on the table ;)

Tracey Hodge said...

Wow - you have been busy!

It looks lovely.

Kat said...

I have missed you! I forgot about you working on the dining area. My office is such a mess right now and I am de-cluttering it. I love the china pattern too. I wish I had a formal dining room. I have so much china, knick knacks and glass to show off and no where to show it off.
Good Job. I know how tired you are. I had to recover a week after my big painting job.

Nezzy said...

Missed you girl. You have made grand progress. Your dining room is coming together beautifully. Sorry about the plate, I would definitively contact Ebay.

Have a terrifically blessed day and we are so very blessed that your back.

Carol............. said...

What a beautiful job..on EVERYTHING!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks lovely. You guys work so hard. I think it most important that you surround yourself with what you love. Seems like you do that very well.

Vicki Lane said...

Now for the Thanksgiving feast in the new dining room!

Becca's Dirt said...

You got jipped on the plate. Not even close except for the rose. That would p!$$ me off too. Your dining room is fabulous and I love the colors. Glad to have you back - missed ya.

Tiffany Norris said...

Can you come to my house? We only have two rooms; it wouldn't take you long. ;)

Wobegon Cottage said...

I like what you have done to your dinning room. I wish people could be honest, I would be very upset. You so look forward to a new piece and then recieve an imposter it is very dissapointing. Good luck on resolving the issue.

Morning's Minion said...

It will be nice for you with winter coming on to have so many projects resolved. Your dining room will give you pleasure for many years to come.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, I have missed you!!!! Even when the Titans WON---I thought I'd hear from you!!! Sigh!!!! ha

Your dining room is gorgeous. I can tell that you two have done tons of work in there. GORGEOUS....

You will love having Thanksgiving dinner in there this year.... AND--hopefully many many more.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I thought you'd been awfully 'quiet' lately....boy you've been busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger!

Everything looks great. Truly does.

Don't you need to rest now?

Marguerite said...

Welcome back! You and hubby are quite a team! The dining room is gorgeous and I love the china and the crystal in the centerpiece! And that plate rack is going to look great, too. Kudos for getting so much done!

Janet, said...

I love the old chest (it looks like what we used to call a chifrobe(sp?), where we hung our clothes in.) That plate doesn't look anything like what you bid on, I don't see how they thought they could away with that. You've been very busy, but accomplishing a lot.

RNSANE said...

Everything looks just beautiful. You got the dining room ship shape in more than enough time for Thanksgiving with all your stuff in place. I love the cabinet with all that storage space for your appliances and linens. Great accomplishment there!

Arkansas Patti said...

She is baaack and yes you were missed.
Your cabinet I adore. All those appliances finally have a home. Mine drive me nuts.
You all really do good work.
Loved the S&P shakers.

NCmountainwoman said...

Yes, I did miss you. What a busy bee you have been. I love all the improvements. The hard work paid off.

NitWit1 said...

Wow you have been VERY busy. I particularly love the old cabinet which holds so much. They don't make furniture like they used to, with REAL wood.

I think your future paint job will really add light and airy atmosphere to a lovely dining room.

I have been victimized a few times buying collectibles,but some of it was my own ignorance.

If if is not unusual, just run of the mill purchase, I find almost everything I want at just as good price on Amazon.com including grocery items in case lots -like Kashi TLC Original 7 grain crackers. I use a lot as they have whole grains in them. Almost as good a price, and free shipping as WalMart.

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

WHEW! You must be tired. Beautiful job. I especially love what you did with the old cabinet. What a neat idea for storage.

Medora said...

Wow. I do need to visit you. Everything is so beautiful. I think if I stopped by I would stay.

I love Murphy's Oil Soap. I would sniff it from the bottle if I could get away with it.

Deb Shucka said...

Your house is so beautiful and warm and inviting. I think you can consider all your work a rousing success.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Well worth the effort! I can just imagine the lovely dinners you two will enjoy in that room!

Trixie Goforth said...

You never stop, Biscuit! Looks real nice!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely room and I am so sorry about your experience on ebay. You sound like me. I hate to be taken too. I am glad you filed a complaint on them.
Your home is lovely
Maggie

merrilymarylee said...

Will you be using all of this Thanksgiving?

Good luck (go get 'em!) on the e-bay fraud.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How beautiful! Isn't it wonderful to see the work of your hands and heart come together so perfectly?
Well done!

Merisi said...

I am so relieved that you did get the right platter after all!
Congratulations on all the progress you have made.
Love the peek of a corner of the kitchen.

Jen Chandler said...

Gracious friend! You have been busy! Such a lovely feeling, isn't it?

The cabinet looks MARVELOUS! I love dark stained wood. And the room looks wonderful. Such a relief to get things in order. We're still trying to get things organized from our move in September!

Glad you're back! I haven't been much of a blogger in a week or so myself, thanks to my computer at work protesting my going to blogger. Hmmm...a conspiracy no doubt!

Happy Thursday!
Jen