Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Over Night Guest Coming!

I found out last week that I have over night guest coming today! Oh, I was so excited! Then I realize............I had to clean house!! When my children were small I kept my house spic and span. But as I grow older and have so much work to do for the business, house cleaning is the last thing on my list!! It's just not important to me anymore! If I have a free moment I'd rather play cards with my grandson or look at pictures in a decorating book! But when you find out you have someone spending the night, it doesn't take long for you to realize they are going to be in your house long enough to check out forgotten corners, cob webs on chandeliers and what ever else I've let go for such a long time!! I happy to say my house is clean as a whistle!!

There is one little thing though, what is it when you start cleaning you feel the need to change things around! It's not enough that you have to clean, but now is the time you choose to tear things apart and try to put it all back together before time runs out and your guest arrive! That's exactly what happened to me! Thought I would show you a few changes I made while cleaning! Boy it feels good to have such a clean house!







Billie Bob's family tree!!



I bought this show case a couple of months ago to put in my booth. The top is 9ft. long, we think it came out of a deli. It was so dirty you couldn't even see through the glass! After Craig got finished cleaning it up I liked it so much I decided to put in my kitchen and store dishes in it. I think it's much better than the store counter we had in there, this case lets in more light!
Theothertheresa

27 comments:

Angie said...

LOVE the photos!!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

This looks fantastic. Love the clock!

I am exactly the same way now that I am retired. The "spic & span" clean thing is just not as important.

Thanks for your beautiful blog.

Charla

donna baker said...

I am the exact same way now with cleaning. Must be age related. In fact, while overniters and even my kids do still come occasionally, I admit to feeling "oh no"! It is so much work. I now go to where they live for Christmas. So much easier. Love the kitchen piece.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I LOVE Billy Bob's family tree!

common ground said...

If I were coming to your house, and oh that would be wonderful, I wouldn't even notice any cobwebs or the such. I would be mesmerized by all the gorgeous goodies! A clean house is a truly wonderful feeling. Now have a great time!
Debra

Laura said...

First of all, let me say that my sentiments on cleaning... mirror your own...it's just not that important anymore....except when visitors are coming for the night. It must, indeed, feel good to have a clean house! Secondly, your new arrangements are wonderful....I especially love Billy Bob's family tree...now that is unique! Just fabulous! And....your new kitchen counter is a spectacular addition...what a lucky find and a good eye for seeing possibilities! Have a great evening!
Laura :)

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Everything looks so great, your guest will be impressed!
Fabulous counter too. looks wonderful.
:) Irene x

Cathy said...

All of these vignettes are gorgeous!!! I love your artistic eye...a little quirkiness added!!!

Wonderful!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

sweetpea said...

Can you come over and clean mine now? You are my friend right, and friends do stuff like that for each other... Looks great, especially the family tree.

Hugs,
Shelley

tracy said...

There you go again,when I have company coming I frantically clean.You make the extra effort to decorate too!simply,Tacy

THE VERANDA said...

Loving the show case! And everything else.... Maggie

Cindy said...

I love a clean house but my problem is I can't just clean....I always want to rearrange as I clean! I just LOVE your home. You have such incredible taste!

Dixie said...

hey... are those housecleaing abilities for loan... we could use them in French Lique... love the old deli case in the kitchen... what a grand idea! I love it!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

The showcase in the kitchen is pure fabulousness!!

Amy

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hey TOT, I'm betting you could rearrange the city dump and it would be beautiful when you finished! Love and Hugs, Pat

Blue Creek Home said...

How true about the need to rearrange while we clean for company!
Enjoy the visit.
Rhonda

June said...

I love the case in the kitchen. So awesome to see everything stored in there.
I love your home. It definitly looks like someplace I would want to be an overnight guest in.
I laughed when you said that when your children were small, everything was so clean. That was so me. Now, I'm happy to get the dishes in the dishwasher and a load of laundry in before bedtime.
Smiles,
June

Fabulously french said...

The photos are gorgeous!

Leeann x

Carolina said...

I love the pictures you make!!! And what a gorgeous things you have. I'm going to follow you!!
Have a nice day!
Carolina

trash talk said...

Gush Gush! (translation: Oh mylanta!)
I want that display cabinet!
Tn'T

Junque Couture said...

I find It always gets worse before it gets better when I clean! Love your pictures...Enjoy your house guests!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

There's nothing like expecting guests to get you up and moving!
I always get inspired to finish long ago started projects....hmmm maybe I should have more guests!
I love the family tree...:)

Found Around said...

I'm just like you! I don't care anymore either. It all looks great though! How good it must feel to have that done. You've inspired me to work on mine again. Well, maybe when we get home from Warrenton! Susan

The Green Pea said...

Great photos! Everything is so interesting no one will notice a little dust. Have fun and enjoy the company... Sandi

Sweet Repose said...

Girl the white clock looks fab!!! Hmmm wonder where it came from..hee hee...and the Billie Bob family tree, you just gave me a fun idea for the shop...make it stop!!! Boy they think the crack heads are weird...my Lorie is gonna freak!!!

Wish you were here to help us with the shop, I got tons of stuff at CV today...that never happens anymore, guess I snuck up on 'em...ha!

Say hey to Miss Laurie...not too much wine now girls...

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow! Where have you been? Or should I say, where have I been? Love your blog. And I very well remember the wonderful article in CL. You were so clever to decorate the trailer the way you did. You would NEVER have guessed it once was capable of hitting the open road! LOL! Anyway, I enjoyed your post and will be back for more fun.

Smiles,
Judy

Jackie said...

Can I come visit too????? Questions: tell me about the chair in billy bobs family tree corner and how did it turn out with "stowe?" Are you going to Brim in sept? Tell Craig I said howdy doodie.