Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Yes, our headboard is still in the living-room!
We picked up these place-mats at the Oysterfest on Cape Cod a few years ago.
Narrow tiles over the sink.
This soap-dish is another Oysterfest find.

Phew! Yesterday I got to put my feet up for a bit. Bruce had the car for golf, and I was forced to stay put. It was a much needed break from all of the running around that we have done.

You can see by the photos that, with the exception of outlets and under-counter lighting, our backsplash is complete. I love it! Bruce found these tiles, and I must say that they are just beautiful!

We made a trip to IKEA to purchase shelving, and Bruce and a friend assembled them - it's so nice to be able to put things up off the floor, even if it's only in a temporary location. Yesterday felt for the first time like we were living in a home rather than a disaster area.

Today the bedroom closet is being assembled by Bruce and our same friend - thank you Rick! I told him that I would cook him anything that he wanted in exchange for his help. He mentioned something about new golf clubs, to which I responded "As soon as I can find the knitting pattern for them, I'll get started!"

So, a little peace, and peace-of-mind has begun to settle around us. We may even make it the three miles to the beach this week!


  1. So glad you were able to catch your breath after so much work. The tiles are stunning!

  2. Gosh, I LOVE it all. Those tiles are really amazing. Great find. Enjoy it all!! Clarice

  3. Let me know if you need a head cover knitting pattern...I've knit two for my mom in her signature orange! Your home looks fantastic! the backsplash is lovely, as well as the faucet, shelving, furniture, soap dish - it's all perfect. Put your feet up a little more often and enjoy!