Most of these pictures come from the British Country Living magazine. January 2007 issue. I only have it because my friend Cathy sent it to me as a present since she knew I had never seen the British version and I just love Country Living and Country Home. This one is a keeper. Just look at all the lovely images it has inside! I hear it is available in book stores, I just haven’t made time to pick up another issue. I highly recommend it, if you love magazines as much as I do. :)
Lucky for me, the long weekend meant we had some time to work on our ongoing construction project. The closet doors were installed in the new master bedroom, we finished up the base board and moulding in the room, installed the outdoor lighting on the addition, and set up the drainage for the new paved patio. (The pavers will be next). Here are a few photos so you can see the progress….
The closet doors are still missing the door knobs and locks to keep them closed, but it’s a big improvement. I’ve been staring into these open closets for months!
Here are the new outdoor fixtures (nothing fancy, a basic light from Smith and Hawkin), and the fresh unpainted stucco work. You can also see the unfinished soffit work that needs to be done, and the new drain pipes sticking out of the ground… It feels like there is no end in sight!
This is a peek at one of the corners in my new bedroom. I hung the carved wood piece this weekend (a Pottery Barn find), and hung some of my grain sacks from it (got the idea right out of the Pottery Barn catalog!) I love how it came out.
And last but not least, I found one!!!!!! This is the new butter dish I have been scrambling all over to find. I bought it on ebay. It is a reproduction, but even the reproductions are very hard to find. I paid probably too much for it, but it’s worth it, considering how obsessed with finding one I have been lately. I haven’t decided where to put it yet, but I am so ecstatic to have one!
I had so much fun reading every one’s comments. Thank you all so much for reading and for entering. It is now 5:oopm on the dot, and I have 48 total comments. Special thanks to Violets Are Blue’s random number generator link, that I learned about on Heather’s site, to make this all a lot easier on a gal! The randomly picked number is #28. Who is Emily! Emily please contact me so I can send you out your goodies. When I click on your name it tells me your profile is private, so I have no way of contacting you.
Thanks again to everyone for your nice comments. I will be sure to post about the magazine article when I hear something. Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)