h e y L o v e l i e s!
how are you?
the past two weekends we have been BUSSS – – – YYY!
Mr D and i hosted Holland and Ben while Chrislyn and Jason prepped and moved into their new home. they are now about thirty minutes northeast in a lovely new house much closer to Jason’s workplace.
this weekend, my goal is to begin spring cleaning. the list of “to do’s” starts with a purge for a monday morning thrift shop pick up. i will be refreshing a cool vintage dresser that has returned to 34 after the kid’s move.
the dresser belonged to my great-aunt Margaret. it screams mid-century chic! i love this dresser. my favorite feature is the door on the left that swings open to reveal five small drawers suitable for keeping jewelry, hosiery, foundations and lingerie. i plan to give it a light sanding, use a medium tone wax on it, and line the drawers with pretty paper. it’s currently standing in the sewing room, with Margaret’s old suitcases piled on top.
my first seeds arrived from Floret Flower Farm!
my focal “annual” this year will be SWEET PEAS. i have chosen a variety of seven colors. the seeds will soak Saturday night. by early sunday afternoon, the window sills will be filled with starts.
i have Chinese forget – me – not’s, a variety of snapdragon seeds, and sunflower seeds on order from Floret to be received in time for another wave of “starting” next weekend.
Holland has asked to make “perfume”, so i have been studying hydrosols and herbal distillates. the process looks quite scientific. i hope for a sweet splashing or spritzing outcome. she starts kindergarten in the fall, perhaps we will pour a bottle of SWEET HOLLAND GRACE for her teacher.
i’m off to the clinic early this morning. we have “execs” visiting today.
have a wonderful weekend!
w / L