While we still had our beauty sleep …;0)))
somebody started the flight to the north of Sweden…
We had breakfast…dressed up in pink…
ALL OF US…:0)
And started to prepare for the party…
Louise had filled her suitcase with pink/white dotty tablecloths…
and a pink serving tray…
(also a stroke of genius of Petra to involve Louise in some PINK..:0)…no problem was Louise answer to Petras questions about PINK..;0)
First guests to arrive was my Mum and Dad…:0))
and the puppy “Märta”
(They started early in the morning driving for 2 1/2 hours)
Brother Gussar was kind to do the milking of the cows for them…
Thanks brother!
Dear dear mother of mine…and Märta…
( notice the pink scarf..:0)
A knock on the door!!!
And the long way distance guest arrived…
My brother Anders from Stockholm…
Big smile!!!!
(totally fooled here …
never ever thought he would come since we were to meet at Easter…)
Such a wonderful surprise!!!!
And dressed up for a pink party with a pink shirt
and hot pink socks…LOVELY!!!
Anders and my dear Dad caught in conversation…
Really would have loved seeing Dad in some pink..
but I guess the limit was reached…
he said he came with pink skin…:0)))
And it works for me…:0)
Louise continued with preparations…
(See how fast her hands moves…:0)
Nice to have parties like this so my old china comes forward…
Inherited this from my dads aunt Irene…
pink and grey Royal Tuscan china from England
It’s so thin and just beautiful…
tea tastes so good in them…
when I feel luxurious I use them and enjoys my tea even more…:0)
Pretty pink tulips from Mum and Dad…
Viktor ( with a little pink in his T-shirt)
…raised a hand to take care of Märta…
Dear daughters of mine and Jimmy came…
miraculous they seem to have succeeded
to not be on any close up photos… Bummer!!!
But photos of what they came with…lots!!!:0)
show on next post…promise…:0)
Lars had prepared some lunch which we ate before
the other guests came…
Salmon fish soup/casserole ….Mmmmm….
Satisfied and happy we could just wait for the guests…:0)
—XOX—

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Still have some photos to show of our “whitified” home…

First up is the stairs from “hell”

(if you haven’t read about my frustration regarding the painting of it…
Before photo…of a very dark pine stairs to the second floor
And this is how it looks
after 4-5 coats of paint
….pheeeewwwwww!!!!
Ha ha!!!!
So well worth all the work!!!
(But I have to confess a lot of tears have fallen)
It’s so light that nowadays Molly can’t hide under the stairs…
like she use to when there is time for her manicure..lol
Viktor said the first day when he walked down the stairs…
(with just one coat of paint…)
“It’s like coming down from the clouds”
…and he is so right!
(Another Schnibble quilt and my Christmas gift from Louise this year)
I just love this sign…:0)and the quilt too…;0)
Quilt made from a pattern by Carrie Nelson
with Rosalie Quinlans first line of fabrics…
Well… I can’t say how happy I am over how all this turned out…
the light really makes such a big difference…pictures can’t show everything…but a lot!! :0)
Next thing up for some white paint was the hallway…
A very narrow and dark entrance…
with a cupboard in the middle of one wall
…don’t know why they put it there?
And how we have let it be there…blind as newborn mice???
Still havent thought out to have it here
but it’s getting along…
The removing of the cupboard was a good decision
…it’s now more light and airy…
Still have the windows to paint…but that will have to wait until summer…can’t be done now!
Picnic quilt pattern by Carrie Nelson made in Swedish retro fabrics and my still unfinished Great Granny Along quilt…
New storage for mittens, socks or whatever needed to be fixed
instead of that missing cupboard…
found these …suitable for my income
…and so far it works just fine!
And a perfect place for my birthday gift from last year
…the little mini gardening/light house…
Still no lights fixed in the hallway
…so little battery blossom branches fixed some light!!
 
Still have some furniture to paint…
But for now I’m pretty content with it all…
these pine furniture will be painted some day…
But first I have promised Viktor a makeover in his room!!!:0)
Hmmm… Do you spy a new quilt in the corner…:0)
yes..it is…
and lots of lovely and marvellous gifts
displayed underneath the quilt…
Someone have had her birthday!!!!
Back with that another day…:0)
See you…love always…
—XOX—
 
 
 
 

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Here it comes …
Pictures from our “whitified”
home…
Before picture from the TV corner…
(Hah…didn’t see Molly sitting in the picture first…
But there she is…holding a purple blanket…lol..)
Don’t look at the mess…no need in cleaning up before the painting!!
After the painting…
Biggest difference is how much higher the room felt when we painted the beams white…and of course the light…;0)
But this corner was the lightest even before…
Here is a picture from the other end of the room…
The dining area…
(Messy…;0)
And after…:0)
The green walls were so much darker than I thought…
I just love all the light!!!
And we did buy a new dining table and chairs…:0)
It was IT!!!
Painted some furniture…this one had pine top before
and was antique white…looked dirty…but not anymore!!
In our little kitchen there was yellow wallpapers…
never liked them so now the walls became white…
like it so much better…

Lots of photos…so better make a part 2…

See you…
—XOX—
 

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