Woot woot! G’day! Guess who has been doing a little foofing?
That would be me.
Gosh this all looks white, errm is this really my old cottage?
It must be, oh hang on, I’ll just pop out of the study, turn left and see the bombsite after the kiddos left for school to check
Now, if you Instagram with me (‘abeachcottage’ over there) you will know two things
1. I am refusing to get on the Christmas train yet
2. in despite of that I am having a binge on fairy lights right now.
Oh yes sirree I have such an exciting life in this old cottage, that the stringing up of fairy lights really does float my boat. Muchly.
Oh and solar powered ones for the garden! Hello sailor.
And so the other day, at home, alone, before a trip to the ER with a certain Mr Beach Cottage who decided to have a minor disagreement with a tree, yep Frank and Spencer comes to mind, no I do not do sympathy very well, I took it upon myself to do some tablescaping with said lights…
Pretty things, mason jars, white flowers, vintage bus rides, coral, shells, coastal bits and candles…what more can a girl ask for in life, huh?
And here, the same as the other day, there is no big, $198 for a napkin ring budget for this hobby of mine….but no budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice home – so this area is the same, it’s hardly cost any money – a getting old table from IKEA that I bought as a temporary thing when we first came to Australia and have certainly got good cost per wear from (so using that card for blackmailing purposes), ditto the chairs, a vintage ladder found roadside for free, a tablecloth from IKEA fabric, drugstore flowers, and a dresser from a garage sale for $25.
You can do it if you B and Q it
See you tomorrow hopefully, I have sporting duties to attend to this arvo and there is lots going on in this old cottage, hello freshly painted Sitting Room in a new BC white, yah…
What do you think about year-round fairy lights, give a little bling to your life? Or a little you know, well just no?
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