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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Puttering

 


This morning I filled a sink full of hot soapy water and let my crystal candleholders and vases soak for a bit before rinsing them and drying them to bring out their shine. While the crystal soaked I donned a pair of gloves, spread some paper over the kitchen counter and polished a few bits of silver. Silver candlesticks, a graceful bud vase and a tiny mug engraved with my husband's name. It was a gift from his grandparents when he was born. The inside needs refinishing and it's just used as a decoration although all three of our children did take a few sips from it.

I cleared away the harvest decor from the mantel, china buffet and tables and dusted everything well. Then to the rearranging - my favourite part! I added, subtracted, adjusted and squinted to see that everything would be just right. There's still some tweaking to be done, but in the meantime I'll enjoy the pairing of soft silver and brilliant crystal combined with delicate lace on my mantel.
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4 comments:

  1. Just caught up with all your latest posts Lori. You ar eposting more than ever.
    Your daughter is so like you.
    It was a priviledge to visit the corners of your home. So artistic.
    The signpost was very interestingm also the French post and then I got a peep of last Christmas.
    Love and blessings to you.

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  2. Isn't it fun to change things around in our homes!!! Love your pretty silver items.

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  3. Hi Lorrie,
    First off, Happy belated Birthday to you and your daughter...I hope you both had great ones.

    I love your combination of silver and crystal, especially up against the blue walls. Very sparkly!

    Jobs like that (the washing and polishing) can be very relaxing if you're in the mood to putter...

    Have a great week!
    Linda

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  4. Polishing silver is something I love to do during advent :-)

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