All this week I was supposed to be Spring cleaning - I have to hurry because the season is coming to an end very soon! I was alone this week as DH flew off to Los Angeles for work which meant I had plenty of time to get down and
For some reason I was side-tracked several times. Because it cooled off a bit, 85 instead of 95 degrees, I felt compelled to do garden chores each morning, trimming shrubs, watering, and painting outdoor furniture. Also met dear friend Vanessa for some Crate & Barrel and Urban Outfitters shopping. This was followed by lunch, and a country drive to a dairy farm's ice cream shop. There, we rocked on the front porch overlooking bright green corn fields while enjoying a scoop. I also spent some time at SuzAnna's antiques playing shop in my booth. All this side-tracking was delightful by the way!
But I did do quite a lot of heavy cleaning - washing windows in and out, hauling my sofa slip cover to the laundry to use the large commercial machines, washing floors, doors, dusting blinds, polishing wood trim, scouring shower tile................
.......and moving things around of course!
Moving things in the house means taking photos...........so here are the pretty bits I captured today after all the hard work.
Moved my very heavy iron urn to the coffee table, loaded it with nice woven Summer feeling sea grass balls.
This old table is new, to me. It spoke to me at SuzAnna's yesterday so I brought it home. Everyone knows these little Italian tables, usually shiny gold leaf and quite elegant. This one is more my style, bashed about a bit, sanded and scraped, now matte not gleaming and gilded.
The sunflowers are back in the garden - springing up from the seeds dropped from the bird feeder again. Seeing them in bloom makes me realize that Summer is almost here, even though Spring has felt like Summer for several weeks. Tomorrow more cleaning on the agenda - hard work but the results are so satisfying