Sunday, January 21, 2007

We have had our first weekend doing work on the new house. We tried out the wood burner which lit ever so easily. I could not resist taking the little chair down even though we are not moving in for a week or so. I apologies for the quality of the pics I'm still getting used to K's new camera. It was these or nothing so I thought I would post them anyway. I tried the rayburn out which did heat the water and the radiators its going to get a bit of getting used to. We had a little lunch cook on it, it was all so warm and lovely.
The carpet has all been taken and K did a fantastic job pulling up floor boards and tying in the joist's to the wall.
Another thing I could not resist was to take all my bird mugs down and a couple of rabbits.





18 comments:

tlc illustration said...

It all looks very exciting! (I love the bird mugs).

Nonnie said...

How exciting to get started on the house. It looks lovely. Love the little stove. Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

carolyn said...

Oh what fun,brings back memories of when we first got Willow House.

Primrose Hill said...

Hi Joanna,
Your new place looks fab, love the Rayburn, you'll get used to it pretty quick I'm sure. I learnt to cook on a Rayburn, so I'm waiting very patiently for one of my own! So does your new house need a lot of work doing to it?
L x

Tracy said...

The excitement of a new house to decorate!!!!
Everything looks lovely already - enjoy the journey x
Tracy x

Clare said...

Hi Joanna, how exciting for you! I love that staircase. You're going to have a wonderful time and I look forward to seeing all the photos along the way! Clare x PS. Will you have time to paint?!

lettuce said...

It looks great. I like moving - well, the moving in. Not the moving out.


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Sigruns German Garden said...

Joanna, we have the same cups! I bought them during a holiday in Britain. I have some with cats.

Sigrun

natural attrill said...

How exciting, it will all look lovely. Have fun with it!
Penny.

Fiona Bun said...

It's beginning to look like a home! How's the Captain?

Libbys Blog said...

The rayburn will definately take a bit of getting used too. I must scan the instructions in then e-mail them to you. I will try and do it next week!!! Remind me if I forget, its no problem for me to do by the way!!!
Libby

One of us said...

That is a great picture of Capt Ruperts packing there. I hope he likes his new digs and settles in quickly. You know us rabbits can be picky. ~Rabbie Burns

Rebecca said...

What an exciting time, on the verge of moving into a new home. I wish you all the best in your new house.

PG said...

It looks so exciting and I loove your twisty stairs! So much more relaxing watching someone else move house...

Gigibird said...

I have the swallow mug, but I feel I shall have to equire more birds.... shame EB doesn't have a blackbird one as they are my favourite bird.

weirdbunny said...

Are you not living in the ne house yet? WE moved into our as soon as the new roof was put on. We only had a cold tap and a bucket in the kitchen though. And I was due to have my son 3 weeks after we moved in !

Carolyn said...

Are those emma bridgewater mugs. I LOVE them. I too have a fondness for birds. I keep checking your blogs to see if you've painter any new birds.(hint hint)

Marta said...

Great work.