I am having a house warming – house blessing party for my new neighbor this coming Saturday. I wish I could invite you all to come.
The cute house across the street is being transformed. Lovely gardens have replaced dandelion forests and 2 tall dying fir trees. New fence is in place and a lovely wrap around the side yard deck; tile on the front porch complete with flowers and railings. Flooring has been refinished and lots of lovely new paint and trim. Vegetables abound. Blueberries hedge. Strawberries ground. Two new apple trees grace the gates. And the squirrels keep planting sunflower seeds and pumpkins! There is so much life and energy.
Many of our neighbors have already met our environmental engineer, as she walks her schnauzer, Brody, several times a day. We just want to thank her for the beauty she is creating.
I thought it would be a fun break in the winter rain to have a brunch get together, tour her house and come for some cozy yummies across the street.
We had the perfect center piece for the dining table; it just needed dusting.
Librarian daughter built this house/centerpiece and works on it when she is home for a visit. It was started about 15 years ago and still needs work and wallpaper. Some of the furniture is from a middle school trip walking the Lake’s District of England – just like one of the Queen’s parlors.
She loved the yellow cottage of a landscape architect who resided on our walk to school.
This doll house is made from recycled wood from our house remodel. All of the furniture and details were made or purchased by this child.
Her bedroom was painted Jingle Bell Green and stenciled with Amazon dart frogs, elegant parrots and butterflies hung from the ceiling. Now the room is butter cream yellow with white trim and is a guest room.
What do you like on the table when you have a party? What was your favorite decoration that just was “perfect” for an event?
With so much rain and cold I needed to put my energies on getting connected with bright and sunny folks, what could me more fun that celebrating the purchase of a FIRST house? Do you remember your first house or condo? Are you looking forward to that prospect? How will you make it your own?
Looking forward to your wonder full comments.