Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Christmas Dinner aftermath
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
"Now bring us some piggy pudding, Now bring us some piggy pudding..."
So here is the actual song if you are so inclined. There are several versions of it. This is the one I grew up with.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Gifts wrapped and silver polished
I cheated with the silver this year and used my mothers silver cleaning plate. I really enjoy cleaning silver, and like to leave tarnish in the grooves...a nice old patina. However, I am running out of time, so the plate it is. I must say, it sure looks clean!!
The flash created this gold shine. I love it. Let's all pretend that my old battered silver is actually gold!!
No flash...and the silver as it actually looks.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Another shelf done, most of the Wedgwood is clean and shiny
This teapot, cream and sugar was a gift from Allan for Mother's Day...one week after I had Noel.
All washed and polished to a shine
Two shelves of dishes done!!! One to go.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wedgwood dishes are washed and put away!!
I took two hours tonight and washed my 73 year old Wedgwood Embossed Queensware dishes. I really took my time, even using my little Lee Valley nail brush to wash out all the blue grape and vine design around each dish.
Washing the dishes
Drying and stacking
Back in Great Grandma's china cabinet
The other side
Two shelves left to go
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Crystal washed and sparkling for Christmas Dinner
All polished and shiny and ready to be put back in my great grandmothers China cabinet.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Christmas Tree decorating AND a snow day so rare on our island.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Well, I'll be darned...look what we bought!!
Another 8x12' greenhouse!!!! Allan, the 'usedvictoria' guru, found one for $400.00 with an exhaust fan and thermostat...everything but a heater. This BC Greenhouse new with the extras, would be about $6000.00. It'll need a bit of cleaning up, and three or four new glass panes, but that is all. Oh and a lot of sweat equity. Here it is during the dismantling.
For next year anyway, I think I will fill it with tomatoes and peppers. I LOVE tomatoes.
Welcome to Middlebrook Farm little glass house!