So this weeks been a case of putting away items used for the CnS and also tucking away the mugs and paper plates/napkins ready for next years event. But It's also nice it's over and went well and people enjoyed themselves.
It may seem strange but I now feel my times my own, whereas from September onward's the CnS is always sitting around in my thoughts and now I feel It's back in it's box until next year when Tickets go back on sale. I did actually announce next years theme at the end of this years event because I will once next spring/summer comes need to actually start working on the display so it's not a last minute rush like normal.
Next year's theme is a railway station in 1939/40 , that time when children from London were sent away by train into the countryside to protect them. The idea came from my aunt's wedding in august when the reception was held at the Bluebell Railway line in Sussex.
My sister Michelle and I looked at each other and said what a great display it would make for the Chat n Snap !
I'm really looking forward to trying to achieve this look next year , so will have to start early to have any hope of it making the grade! The bluebell railway's main station and museums etc are in East Grinstead where my youngest lives, so I can go back and look around next year to get some more detailing. It's an amazing place and well worth a visit.
Due to my tooth, the weather and the chat n snap, the house came to a halt for several weeks, however I did manage , much to my delight, to sell five pieces of furniture that were no longer needed but filling up space either indoors or in the shed. Which means we can now stand a chance of getting our cars undercover in the carport this winter!
We are going to move our new arts and crafts tallboy into the old Sasha studio for the winter because we need to decorate and re-carpet our bedroom before we add any more furniture that would then have to be moved again so we can do the work.
Of course there is still loads to do before we even look at working on the bedroom ! The kitchen/breakfast/dinning room needs to be completely finished before we go upstairs, she says... although there are some things that now due to the approaching winter that need doing outside, a last push on getting the end shed emptied and passed over to our neighbour, a poly tunnel put up in it's place to house those plants that need that extra bit of winter protection and some plants need splitting and also re-potting or putting in to help them over the winter months ready for placing in the new redesigned flower garden.
We have over a 100 tulip bulbs that need planting in pots ready to make a colourful display next spring.
I have finally purchased some fabric to make the base cushion seat on the new to me Ercol chair and plan to get a start on that in the week when I'm not working as the weekends , when not working , I need to get outside and help Paul with clearing carport and shed's etc.
We've also bought a 'new' sofa and need to decide what sofa goes, I think , much as it pains me, that my old habitat sofa ,that I recovered years back and now needs doing again, and is now over 40 years old must go and that we keep one of the newer sofa's a mere stripling of only ten years ! My mind says the habitat sofa must go , but my hearts says WHAT! But the decision must be made today as the other sofa will arrive tomorrow ! and I am determined not to fall into the age old trap of putting out into the workshop just in case !!What to do ... what to do!!!!
Saffron was chosen to wear the new dress by Ginny that we bought at the Chat n Snap and she added the coat we won in the raffle, along with some boots and tights we already owned.
We needed to move a yellow Magnolia from the front garden, that was getting hidden by some tall roses, Paul's planted it just to the right behind the pot where we hope it will do better and we can enjoy the flowers more.
Well I hope you all have a healthy fun filled week ahead