Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winterizing the old house

Yesterday we had a really rude awakening after a lovely, mild fall as temperatures dropped well below freezing and a fierce wind blew in from the northwest off the Bay of Fundy.
I have been putting off winterizing my drafty old heritage home and had to hustle around putting up clear plastic at the kitchen windows and also I ran up a curtain to hang over the poorly fitting door to the attic staircase. No need to wonder what sort of fabric to use in my house with the stash that I have! So I looked out some lovely Provence inspired drapery fabric and got on with it. An hour later I had a colour and style coordinated curtain that set off my little French corner in the kitchen. It's a lot warmer in that corner now, too!

As you can see I've filled my old French granitewear pitcher with a huge bouquet of lavender that I got from the same farm that supplies my loose lavender for sachets. I ordered several pounds fresh this fall and am now making up and shipping lovely lavender sachets like you see in the picture below.
PRICE 3 for $27.50 USD flat rate for shipping 3 or any quantity is $5 USD to order


Karen said...

Love your Provence inspired curtain and it looks beautiful with your pitcher.

Pondside said...

Hi again, Janet. Just wanted to thank you for your visit and your comment on The Book of Negroes. I smiled when I saw that lovely blue pitcher in your photo, because I have the identical one. I love that shade of blue.
Family secrets - they are so very intersting, and potentially so very damaging.
I'll be back to visit again!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hi Janet. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about feeding the birds. Lovely to see you kitchen corner looking so smart. A Very Happy New Year to you and your family. Do call and see me again. The only journey I have made over the Bay of Fundy was in very thick fog - quite scary and of course I didn't see much of the bay. Lovely part of the world you live in.