Normally when I am writing a post I have a certain idea of what I'm going to say before I take the photos. I usually up load them all in one hit and then just start writing. I rarely have writers block. I think it comes from my teaching days, when sometimes the best lessons were prepared on the walk from the staff room to the classroom. I mean you have the basic lesson plan in your head, but it really comes together once you are on your feet in front of an audience.
This post is different however, as it has moved from one theme to another and as I write this I still have no idea where it's going. This morning I started stripping a small table I bought at a garage sale years ago. Mr Beach House queried with his usual, "Is that new?" Luckily, I was able to honestly answer in the negative.
I had intentions of painting the table white, as a little addition to the Beach House Brat's girly bedroom make over, I am currently undertaking. She is borderline moving from cot to bed, but I love the fact that once she is in the cot, she actually stays there. When we go into that phase where she has some control over whether she stays in bed or not, I know I am in for that horrible time when kids realise they can get out whenever they want and quite frankly my head is not ready for that battle, just yet.
So yep, this post was going to be about the restoration and styling of a little table for a girl's bedroom.
But once I started stripping the table I discovered a lovely walnut inlaid flower motif. The shape suggests it is a deco table and although I am loving white, especially after the wedding of the century last Friday, it is almost too pretty to cover up. I probably will end up painting it white, but I now need to consider my position. For the time being, it is happily ensconced in my living room, between two arm chairs and as I have lime washed wood there, I think its non white patina looks pretty good. Although the room is becoming a little crowded.
So as you can see it is not styled yet, but as everything is a work in progress around here, it won't take long.
So, with the little white table post on hold, we move onto another subject dear to my heart and that is France. I'm very keen to go back there as soon as possible. I would love to live there, put the kids into school and swan around all day just taking it in. I figure I have 3-4 years to achieve this goal, as number one Beach House Brat will enter high school there after, making my dream become a little harder to achieve. So finally I can tell you what my post is really about and that is my absolute love and adoration for that most civilized of nations France.
I took this shot whilst returning last night's video, called 'French Films', of course.
Then I came home and started playing with my coffee table and this is what happened.
All the whites are junk yard finds. I think the mirror as an underlay for the vase, is sweet, as it reflects light and makes the flowers look rather voluminous when I look down on them.
I have recently discovered www.bookdepository.co.uk and have been stocking up on all the titles that are double the price here in Australia.
You've seen the pineapple before here, but I love her very much so she made it into the shoot again.
Well after a slow start, I made it this far....hope you did too. That's it from the Beach House today. I just noticed I have now posted 50 times. Who would have thought. After today's little false start though, it seems I seriously need some new material. There's lots to be done around here in a makeover sense, but I feel the urgency to actually complete something now. From where I'm standing the next 50 posts look a bit tenuous. So lets see!!!! Have a great week everyone.
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