Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Changes and Special Souls

Hi Everyone,

thank you for those that kindly left messages on my last post and to those that visited. Its been a little while again since I was here I tend to have a love hate relationship with my blog these days. Its been a busy few weeks again for us and we had to make some decisions and hard choices to. Sadly our house move fell through when we only had 2 weeks until we were due to move and during that same week our dear old greyhound boy Ted went blind in the night we took him to see our vet and he collapsed he had received a haemorrhage behind the eyes and she advised us it was his time to go. We only had Ted for 5 months he was 12 and half and had been a neglect case he was in such a sorry state when he came to us he couldn't even stand properly let alone walk and was in so much pain. But with lots of TLC we got him walking, eating and enjoying life again to see him on the beach for the first time was a joy to behold he was in complete awe he had such a deep old soul and was so sweet, soft and gentle a real old gentleman and he is greatly missed daily as is our other boy Midi who died of epilepsy a few months ago to. These greyhounds sneak into your hearts and no matter how old they are or how poorly and how much it hurts when they go to soon I will never stop helping them. I have my girls Milly and Kia still and they are such a joy although Kia at the age of 11 is losing her sight even more but providing we don't move furniture she copes well.

And well I didn't mean to talk so much about the dogs. Due to the house move falling though and then finding another lovely house but realising it was to far for our son to commute we decided that things were happening for a reason and maybe we were meant to stay where we are for another couple of years so that's what we are doing. We have gradually moved our things back in and decided our front room needed a little makeover to give us a lift. So out came the rolls of original 1970's wallpaper we had found, 70s curtains, I made some new cushions from vintage fabrics. We found a 70s tiled coffee table rubbed it down and stained it and also a little tiled side table. We have yet to buy some new internal doors and flooring but for now its light, bright and fun and we love it :-)

The new look




The Before photo


I made new cushions from Vintage barkcloth



You can just spy the new coffee tiled table


I bought a new lamp shade for my parents old wooden lamp base the shade is made from 70s green floral fabric



I just adore the paper its bold, bright and fun


 
Love my little collection of chance glass hankie vases


The 70s green curtains add to the lightness of the room you would think it would all clash horribly and to some you would probably say it does but I think it all blends lovely :-)


I am always on the look out for more little Murano glass animals to add my growing collection.

So with just a lick of paint, adding some wallpaper to the walls, adding new curtains and cushions and a few pieces of furniture its amazing how quickly you can transform a room :-)


Please excuse Milly this corner is just for the hounds but we managed to find this fabulous Don Quixote print by Paynton.

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha  is a Spanish novel. It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo (at the end of Part II he is given the name Alonso Quixano) who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is, and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story.

Its a fabulous print and you can just imagine the adventures they got up to :-)

This weekend I will be trading some of my vintage retro delights at the fabulous Roxy vintage and Handmade Fair  https://www.facebook.com/roxyvintageandhandmadefair?fref=ts  at St Andrews Church House, Cheddar. Doors open at 9.30am-3pm.  So if your in the area why not pop along and say hello :-)

I will be back next week to tell you all about my own fairs that I organise my main event this year is our VE event on Saturday 9th May there is so much taking place but I will fill you in next week but in the mean time why not pop along to my events page here at www.facebook.com/DeeDeesHandmadeAndVintageFairs and you can find out more.

And that's it from me time to walk the girls,

Have a lovely week

Love and hugs dee xx



In Memory of Ted a special soul..gone but always in our hearts

6 comments:

  1. Your house looks gorgeous Dee, I will have to come and say hello one day!
    I believe things do happen for a reason too
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. These things do happen for a reason, I'm convinced.It all looks gorgeous and the wallpaper is fab.
    Bless Ted...what a sweetie.
    See you soon!
    xxxx

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  3. Yes, I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason even if it feels terrible at the time.
    Your house looks absolutely wonderful, I adore your pink settee. xxx
    PS Gloves! I've just remembered. I'll pop them in the post tomorrow. x

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  4. I too am a great believer in all things happening for a reason even if it takes us quite q while to see why. You should be very proud of yourselves for giving Ted such a very happy and safe end to his life. x

    I love the makeover by the way.

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  5. It's a real disappointment that your move fell through, but you have obviously decided to make the best of it, and a living room revamp is just the thing to lift your spirits! It looks fab. So sorry about Ted but you gave him a wonderful loving home at the end of his life and he'll have loved being with you for that short time. xxx

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  6. You have had a traumatic time of late, I'm so sorry to hear how badly Ted deteriorated. And the disappointment of the house move. But I adore your 'nest'. Perhaps it's all meant to be & the perfect place will come up when the time is just right. Xx

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