Friday, July 27, 2012

Still thinking about pallet floors

So, we got lucky and got the most perfect flooring for the living room!  BUT, there was only enough for the living room.  We still have to find flooring for the the hallway, bedroom and dining room.  So I'm back to pondering pallets, since buying flooring can get expensive and it just doesn't have the character that salvaged wood does.

I found a few more photos to try to post, let's see if these don't get the dreaded red X!

and this one, although I do like the first one best

And then there's this ceiling too:

I might paint the floors if we do the pallets on the ceiling to keep everything from seeming a little like a mirror.  Painted floors are perfectly acceptable in a cottage :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A new "toy" for the kitchen

We just got this!

It is the Hobart era slicer and grater attachment for the Kitchenaid.  Of course as soon as we got it home, we popped it on and made some potato chips.  SO very fun!  I will have to take a video of it.  It fits on the front of the mixer. Now to find other attachments...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The gardens....

We've been hard at work in the gardens...and here are a few pics to share!

Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy:

Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset:

Echinacea Tiki Torch:

Echinacea Hot Papaya:

Echinacea Raspberry Truffle:

Echinacea Pow Wow Wildberry:

Garland Daisy double flower:

Day Lilies, unnamed:

Hosta flower scape from an unnamed hosta:

Egyptian Walking Onion getting ready to walk:

Some general photos:

One year ago:


The floor is finished!

The floor is in...and I think it looks fantastic!  Now I have to finish the hearth pad sides...