Thursday, July 22, 2010

company's coming


I've been sporadically de-cluttering and tidying lately, getting ready for some relatives arriving next month. Interesting how when you have people coming over, you suddenly see your home in a different light. Sometimes not so great :) All of sudden I've got big plans. Things I NEED to get done but really have no time for right now or extra money. So I've decided to do some small fixes that will make a difference!
Lamps are an easy way to perk up a space. I love em. They are cozy and spread cheery pools of warmth. The bedroom where my British troops will be staying needs new bedside illumination. So I went online to look at table lamps for ideas. Boy, who knew there were so many options. From stained glass lighthouses to natural dawn simulators to rustic bear lamps to red Chinese Food carry out box lamps....hmmm. I'm thinking simple. Probably will end up with something like this lamp Monty(as a kitten) is curled under. I love this picture:) Anyway, I'd best get back to work. Dusting, sweeping, redecorating:) I should really be painting!

10 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Monty was such a cute kitten!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Shelagh! What an adorable photo of Monty! Perfect cinnamon bun curl! Such cuteness! :-)

The Words Crafter said...

Ooooo, a kitty! I just want to cuddle him-he looks a lot like my Kitty Boss!

Anonymous said...

Well now! I'm going to go have to see about that Chinese Takeout box lamp...
Enjoy your relatives when they come! It all goes by so quickly.
-Lisa Y

Robin Norgren said...

I could stare at pic #1 for hours....

susanna said...

Have fun with your guests, Shelagh. Have they been to Nova Scotia before? And your Monty sure looks cute in that photo. Oh, and I like the look of those glass paperweights and orbs in the first photo. They remind me of raindrops.

Gillian said...

Happy cleaning! The best is when it is all over smelling pine fresh and looking tidy. Enjoy your company xoxo

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...for some reason, i believe you will get it all done...especially if monty would get up and pitch in! he is so darn cute!

Kerri said...

sure it looks great- but yes, the incentive of visitors soon to be arriving does get me into quick cleaning action, too. and then i love my home again!!

Kim Humes said...

Aw what a beautiful kitty cat! Mine likes to curl up by my laptop while I work too. Cats are such wierdos lol