Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Making a Home

As Olivia has posted about in her wonderful way here on her blog, much of our last week and more has been spent cleaning and painting at Mama and Daddy's new house down the street.  Rooms are taking on the personality of their new occupants; wallpaper shreds are being cleared away, walls have a coat of lovely color.  It has felt amazingly like home from the beginning.  I look forward to them being settled snugly in.

Even in an empty house Mimi still 'havs dough'!

Dough-smooshing on a cold, snowy day...painting about to ensue around her.

Stories with Mimi between scrubbings

Must have Nana's Birthday again!

First bread baked in the new kitchen!

Sun-patch

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 The kitchen painting is finished. The color is a most wonderful buttercream color. We tried to remember what the color reminded us of until Will helpfully mentioned that it was the color of eggnog. Exactly. Between coats of paint I sewed curtains from fabric that Mama found--the most delightful fabric I've ever seen. We were in raptures when the guys helped us put them up. So retro. So Babushka's cottage. (Dad dubbed the look for us: retrovenia.)

 




 (Living Room)


The rooms have already been filled with friends laughing and playing games and eating pizza. 'Cause having people in their home is just what Dad and Mama do. Friends and family have helped much: vacuuming and scrubbing, painting and bringing pots of delicious food.










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3 comments:

Julian said...

so lovely! Aw thanks Katie for sharing! Please continue to do so! I LOVE the fabric. So blessed to have your mama near:)
christina

Mrs.Rabe said...

It will be a lovely home, because of the love of the family that is going to live in it. It really is special Katy. How blessed you all are.

Jodi said...

I often wish we were neighbors. I'd love to share a pot of tea with you and your momma. :)