Wednesday, 13 November 2013

And the colour is........not quite ready

Thank you for entering the giveaway competition - I will keep it open for another week so there is still time to READ the post carefully and enter! Thank you also for kind comments and emails - I will blog visit this week - I promise.


Thought I would build up colour tension and reveal table colour next time around. In the interim these are the shelves all stocked with stock......stuff....


There is something very appealing about stacks of coloured fabric isn't there.  Why is that I wonder.


I am rather partial to colour and pattern....I think that I may have mentioned this previously...




Can you see that shelf bottom left I got a bit fed up with the folding and did more 'shoving' instead.



Good to have everything in one place.....well nearly.........there may be some more......







So my old tins are still here - now they are stacked in the vertical position



Let's face it that: pared back Scandi look is not going to happen any time soon....though I have plans for the kitchen!



A tin repeat - of course this arrangement has been changed umpteen times already as with each tin use it all gets shuffled around!










These photographs show the room in its early metamorphosis - before the table purchase and before some chucking out had taken place.



I fully appreciate that this looks like Steptoe's Yard....oh dear

In the photo below I seem to have got rid of some stuff only for more to appear via the back door!

At this point I was desperately moving stuff around in order to create a bit of table space.  I have not repainted the floor (which I last painted about 10 years ago and dried with a hairdryer in order to move all the bedroom furniture at that time back in....)




This was the table back in the summer - I managed to do a bit of light sanding - that was all that was needed before I painted it a particular colour........


What could that colour be I wonder......?



I think that some of you have spotted it......well done you sleuths!



Table in  all its glory will be posted next time with the winners too


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41 comments:

  1. well that was just what i needed - a lovely splash of colour - i really do admire your very tidy piles of material and mary looks grand too - does she have a different outfit everyday? didn't enter your comp i'm afraid - bit bogged down by things BUT all pales into insignificance when you see the news doesn't it? xxx

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    1. ~Thank you Lynne - fear not those piles will not be tidy for too long! Mary does tend to show off a bit with her outfits - I will have a stern word with her.
      I will never complain about our weather again

      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you kindly amanda
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Oh Jenny I could spend days in your room of delights and be a very happy bunny... those piles look so beautiful don't they...and all those sweet little sewing machines and tins that one can only wonder what goodies are hiding inside... xx

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    1. Aww - thank you . I was in a charity shop at the weekend and there was yet another little sewing machine....4.99....but thankfully it was one that I already have!
      Take good care
      Kind regards
      Jenny

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    1. thank you kindly Swallow Barn
      Keep warm today
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. But how can you remember what's in each tin - I haven't got half that amount and by the time I get to the right tin I am usually a) rabid or b) have forgotten what I was looking for. Are you sure you haven't got a swish plastic storage box behind you with white envelope labels written on in felt tip pen? Hmmm .... Jane x (please excuse my sleuth like behaviour but I have been watching Poirot)

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    1. Dear Plain Jane
      I get a little rabid from time to time.....I scare the children.....I also forget.....a lot...
      What I haven't revealed is that the shelving is all on a hinge and it swings back to reveal a stash of plastic boxes...ha ha!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Announcing winners today Linda!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Please can I come and play at your house?! X

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    1. Indeed - the key is under the mat.
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. Oh Jenny you put me to shame. Your room looks so inviting and tidy. Best not to say what mine looks like. Have you been watching the Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners? I definitely identified with the lady this week who seemed to have a 1001 WIPs. I think I should do a bit of tidying up before my husband gets the camera crews round for the next series. Philippa xx

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    1. Dear Philippa - rest assured that it will not stay neat and tidy. It is a bloomin' mess right now! I have missed this current series of OCC but saw it last time around. I am rather keen on bleach - as my pock marked clothes can testify!

      Keep warm today
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven .. fabric and retro heaven! What a pretty sight, all that wonderful colour. On cold, grey days I'd sit with my chair facing all that "candy" all day long.
    x

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    1. Thank you very much Susan for your kind words - this room has kept me going on these dark gloomy winter days!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. I think that's the best type of wall insulation...and Mary looks completely at home. We are planning to down size next year so grateful of any tips... like brick up the back door! xx

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    1. Dear Eco Ethel
      When the day of la grande 'downsize' arrives I will be in bit of a tizz so not really sure that I am in a position of giving good advice. I think that you are right = the best option is to start bricking up NOW!
      Keep warm
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. I love the look of that room. Think I could spend many happy hours in there looking through the tins and at all the gorgeous prints and patterns.

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    1. Thank you kindly Kate-Em
      It is a cheery room and if I could get a fire going in the grate I could live in there quite happily (I will be able to make tea then).
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Jenny I could quite happily spend hours rummaging through your fabric stash. Such beautiful colours and fabrics. Good job you have a larger than average house!

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    1. Hello Anne
      I think that being lucky in having spare rooms has also been my undoing - we used to live in a one bedroom flat for year.....it was rather packed.....
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Think you could probably sell tickets for a rummage in your room. Don't they become dusty though, or am I being a bit anal?

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    1. Dear the woolly dog
      I have got a roll of old bus tickets - would that do do you think?
      Not anal in the slightest - it does get dusty with all the lint but it drops to the floor so I can swiff it up with my swiffer....
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. OMG my heart is beating so fast at seeing all those 50's fabrics hidden on those shelves what I wouldn't give for a little peak at them. Do you make things with your fabrics? and all those yummy tins to :-) Goodness you have an amazing collection that is one gorgeous room. dee x

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    1. Thank you kindly dee - I realise that I am lucky to have this space. For years I used to park myself and my sewing machine at the end of the dining room table.
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    2. Meant to say Dee that I do indeed make lots of things with all these bits - if you look at the top of my blog you might see the link for tutorials and that shows some of the things that I have made. Not all mind! thank you again
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. It looks very tidy to me. My shelves are at the stage of 'stuff it in and hope it stays.' Still very jealous of your tins!

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    1. Dear flicity
      The tidiness does not last long - I tidy up - I mess it up - I tidy up - I mess it up - I tidy up - I mess it up. I have just had a Christmas tin clear out - shocking really!
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Gosh that is lovely, am dribbling!

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    1. I've got a vintage hankie for that very thing.....
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Now Im feeling a bit dim for not spotting the 'clue' in the last post but like a moth to the light Im distracted by all the prettiness on those shelves...

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    1. Dear Priddy Priddy
      Ah yes - reflection is a wondrous thing!
      thank you for your kind words and for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. Ooh Jenny I want to rummage through your wonderful collection of fabric.
    B : ) x

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    1. YOu are welcome to Barbara
      Thank you as always
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. I so want to visit and rummage your shelves!!
    looks like heaven to me...

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    1. I am lucky to have this space I think
      thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. Dear Jenny, I was so glad to see you pop up over on Oooh Betty that I thought I would bob over to you and say HI!
    I myself have been thinking about a simple Scandi style but alas, as I try to part with stuff, more stuff seems to appear. It is a most tricky situation!
    I think we may just have to accept that we are women of many loves (mostly of the tin variety) and just get on with it.
    I love your shelves and all that sails on them xxx

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    1. Dear Oooh betty
      We are doomed to failure Betty - we must accept that our shelves will be shoved full of stuff despite how much we get rid of....that is our lot in life! I have small areas of nothingness - but they are very small and keep asking me to fill them up in the way that space does....
      Thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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