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Friday, March 15, 2013

Messes and I don't do well together...

Hi, Everyone.. 

My sweet bloggy friend, NANA DIANA, has shared with me some of the different things I need to do to help show our house to advantage during open house.

One of her hints....
 "Clean your lights and even the light bulbs."

So,  down came my dining room chandy glass shades...
and all 4 shades got a good, relaxing bath in BUBBLES...
I asked them if they wanted a glass of wine while soaking and all 4 said "YES" !!
Now, all my glass shades are HAPPY....


Rinsed in the HOTTEST water so they would dry streak free.



Now, THIS might be one thing I may think about twice when we move.

I've always loved a CHUNKY type chandy...our new house has no chandies...AT ALL....Really high ceilings so I am thinking I may not even WANT a hanging light....

we'll  see....:)

Next on the list today was to clean out, REPAINT and straighten 
our tiny little pantry.

Only 5 tiny shelves and I have been trying not to buy too many cans and etc.
so it will be easier when we have to pack it all for the move.
Such a tiny, little pantry.... but.....


Remember....we do have the shelves in the utility hall for a larger pantry.
and, THANK GOODNESS, it is empty and all painted, as I showed you yesterday.

Next on my "GET 'ER DONE" list was to
clean all the tile in one bath, REPAINT the cabinets...

Our humble, plain bath leaves a lot to be desired but I can tell you right now...
SHE IS CLEAN and SHINY.
WHEW....

By bedtime, I was needing more than a cup of SLEEPY TIME TEA...
I needed to RELAX
soooo,
I sat down and looked at my little cute pillow...
(WHAT?..you don't relax by looking at pillows...???)

 Now, I hope NO ONE tells MR. SWEET that when I took ANOTHER  load to
GOODWILL,
I couldn't ignore this absolutely ADORABLE pillow...
I just fell in love with this little SPLIT PERSONALITY pillow...
cute, don't ya think?
Just turn it around and flip that little flap over and.....WALLA


and I had myself a
CUP OF WINE.

All my pretty wine glasses....packed and at the new house....

so it was a little vintage glass with a sail boat and a bird that held my night-time,
un-wind
and delicious
WILD VINES
BLACKBERRY
MERLOT.....

ahhhhhh........
it's the little things.


LINKING WITH:
Vintage Inspiration
Tickled Pink
Feathered Nest

32 comments:

Theresa said...

Beautiful and clean as a whistle! I know that your precious home is going to be sold quickly:) Have a blessed weekend dear BJ, HUGS!

Vee said...

That is a great tip! Sometimes, when I'm dining with guests, I look up and try not to think about it. LOL!

I know that whoever buys your little cottage is going to gain a lovely home. Clean and neat as a pin. You've been a loving homeowner for many years. Your cottage will tell the story for you!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, that is a ton of work, you really needed that wine. Everything looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

I know your home is shining from top to bottom! I wish I were there to join you for a glass of wine!

XO,
Jane

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

We tend to forget how dirty our light fixtures get. You're going to love your house too much to sell it by the time you are finished with all that work! lol

Pondside said...

There's such a sense of accomplishment when those big chores get done. I've been offline for a bit, so will have to go backwards to find out what you've been up to!

The French Hutch said...

I love spring cleaning, love seeing everything sparkle. We've moved a lot bj, so I know what you are going through to get your house ready to "show". Just think of it as spring cleaning, you would be doing that anyway! A wee bit more of the vine and you'll be ready for bed!

~Emily
The French Hutch

Stacey said...

Yes, we cleaned all the light shades and the bulbs at our house when we were selling it. It's a lot of work but makes a huge difference.

Irene said...

BJ did you say you had a glass of wine or a bottle of wine? Ssshhh Your secret is safe with me. I won't tell Mr. sweet. LOL

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning sweet Sister, Hang in there and remember I love ya..Hugs Gloria

Beth said...

Brings back memories of when I sold my house. Lots of hard work involved in getting it ready to show.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, BJ, you are one busy lady! Everything looks wonderful! I guess you're trying to motivate me to do the hard cleaning this weekend! Lol!

Kathleen Grace said...

I can't imagine your darling home not selling quickly. I bet whoever walks in will just feel all the love that has been soaking into the walls all these years:>)

Cranberry Morning said...

What great tips for getting your house ready - and yet easy to overlook. I love that glass in the last photo.

Have a great weekend.

Natasha In Oz said...

You have been a busy lady! It's totally worth it,though, as everything looks wonderful! Good luck!

Best wishes and happy st Patrick's Day too!

Natasha in Oz

Madeline's Album said...

Nice tip about the light bulbs and shades. Everything looks good you and your hubby have really been busy. Have a blessed day and Happy St. Patrick's Day this Sunday. Madeline

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

If the wine is yummmmmmmy, it can be held in any old 'thingy'. "Auntie" sezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Oh my, all this sprucing up! You are wonderful. Your house must shine. Which is super wonderful, for selling.

Don't go and get yourself too "pooooped-out," with all this shining and sparkling, though. :-)

Hugs,
"Auntie"

A Quiet Corner said...

Keeping things neat, tidy and orderly while you pack and clean is exhausting! I did it 1 1/2 yrs. ago and it took me forever to recoup! The place looks spiffy!!!...:)JP

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Your wine bottle and glass remind me of the song,"Sail Away with me...". After all your lamp globes had "Calgon, Take me Away!" :)
Now, I don't think I've ever looked at pillows to relax, but crystal and silver will do it everytime!!! Sweet dreams, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Well, I can see I put you to work! Doesn't it feel good to get that kind of stuff done though? I know it is a ton of work but will be so worth it when you are all done. Love the wine glass...next thing I know you will be drinking bootleg whiskey out of a tin cup- I just have to watch you every minute! xo Diana

meandmr.com said...

Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

-Melanie @meandmr.com

Linda said...

Good for YOU!! Your energy amazes and inspires me!

Audrey said...

A well deserved glass of wine and in any glass is acceptable. Good luck for a quick sell on your house.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Phyllis @Around the House said...

you have done so much work, who wouldn't want to move in a sparkly, clean, painted, fresh, not cluttered space like that...it is ready for her showing...I hate to rub it in but I have done a pretty pansy tablescape, I know all your stuff is packed and you cannot play in the dishes...so I did for you....

Phyllis @Around the House said...

you have done so much work, who wouldn't want to move in a sparkly, clean, painted, fresh, not cluttered space like that...it is ready for her showing...I hate to rub it in but I have done a pretty pansy tablescape, I know all your stuff is packed and you cannot play in the dishes...so I did for you....

Sarah said...

You are a busy lady, BJ. Your house is going to be sparkling. Who ever buys this one is going to be very lucky.

Kathy Moreland said...

So clean and shiny! Love the way you unwind! Have a good weekend.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

If you wash your windows, a great way to make them sparkle is to use warm water with vinegar and wipe them down with newspaper. I do this on the outside of my windows and they look awesome when I get done. If you have a squeegie, it makes it go a lot faster. Love your place, hope it sells fast for you!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Marina Pérez said...

Hello, my name is Marina and I live in Jerez (Andalucia) in the south of Spain. I've run into your blog and I've love it. You looks a beautiful person and your husband too, So you have a new follower.

Hugs

Marina

Sue said...

Good luck with the sale of your home, I know it looks wonderful, I too love shiny lights. I didn't move this past year, but due to a total remodeling project,I did have to pack and unpack, quiet a task. Enjoy your day.
Blessings,
Sue

Glimpse of My World said...

How did I miss the post you were moving? Where you going? Hugs... Valarie

Carla said...

Isn't it fun to move? Not. All that work and someone else gets to enjoy it. LOL. I know our buyers enjoy our ole place. We couldn't have asked for a better fit for our old home. Good luck on the sale of your home.