Friday, September 5

life at 'the pub'...

it would appear that we no longer reside at mossy shed but instead an old english pub...to complete the 'pub makeover' i only need to add some hanging baskets with red geraniums and a pub sign. i am thinking "the queen's head" but my man feels "the red lion" would be better.
i have no idea whether to laugh or cry at this point...across the pond no one would blink an eye, but here where i have planted some roots, an old english pub is not the norm...i shall leave the final verdict until the end (isn't that just a silly thing to write, of course it 'the end' i just typed 'final'...) anyhow, then i will post a pic of the 'before', way back when in January and then we will assess the 'after'...and i am quite sure you will have lots to say about it...


we are now onto our 4th day of school and getting into the swing of things...the early starts (for all those lovely UK readers, i do mean early...high school starts at 7:30am...i can't imagine being a teenager and expected to have a brain engaged at that time in the morning)...anyhow, i was saying, the early starts are a little hard to adjust to but at least this week the sun is shining so getting out of bed isn't quite so awful.

tomorrow my in-laws come to stay at 'the pub' for a wee while, i plan to put them to work in the back yard and then if they have earnt the treat, i will take them thrifting...yes it's true, i know how to show our guests a good time :)

but before i sign off from another frilling week in the life of 'little old me' i must share my internet purchase from a week or so ago...


i found them here...after their arrival, i looked at them for a while (i don't mind admitting 'hugging' them from time to time as well).
soon it became quite obvious that my little towels were way too lovely to be stuck in a cupboard and not be noticed by passing folk and so i was inspired to finish off my laundry space, which i know for some is true luxury but for my busy household and three cats is a necessary little space.
i was fortunate to inherit with our house purchase a lot of 'eighties' formica kitchen cupboards in the laundry space...of course i would have loved to inherit something not from the 'eighties' but as all of you lovely readers out there know, it just takes a bit of paint and fabric to fix things up...so i lovingly took down my inspirational 'tear outs' and then lovingly stuck them all over my desk to keep them safe, then i spent a few hours swearing at trying to remove the doors (i'm a bit of a weakling i must confess) and then the fun began...

i'm most happy with the space...everyday since the transformation a cat or two thanks me for cheering up their little space and i have to say the laundry doesn't seem quite such a chore anymore...

she's wishing you a lovely weekend and will see you next week ~ Tif

7 comments:

Gigibird said...

Well at least your man didn’t suggest you call your pub The Nags Head:)
It doesn’t really look like a pub as you don’t have a group of chavy people huddled outside smoking.
I am rather taken with your washing machine and dryer….as you know top loaders are a rare sight in Blighty apart from at a launderette which are also becoming rare.
What about The Fussel Arms?

hazeljoy said...

you will be needing some old horse brasses to make that a real pub.
ps. 7.30am!? i get to school at 7.10 and i thought that was early!

Michelle said...

can never go passed simply "the royal hotel"
in australia every town has at least one royal hotel.i think they were trying to capture the good old days of england.but you do not see many tudor style pubs around these parts.
i agree you really do need a group of hunched back overcoated henchmen out the front having a smoke..good luck with that!

Anonymous said...

Ha! I vote for The Mossished Arms - I'm sure you can come up with some novel idea for a heraldic motif. And if you can't abide the thought of chavvy smokers - you can simply scatter a pile of dimps (dog-ends) around your front door ...

E

Diane said...

I hope you heard my "oooooh" as I clicked on the photo of your transformed laundry room. You make turquoise Tupperware look like a million bucks. Charming!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

The laundry room is gorgeous! I love it all.

Francesca said...

did you say 7.30 am? actually in school and working? that doesn't seem right to me.
i like your makeover, what's with the string?
the weatherboard is very jack straw's castle in hampstead, also having a makeover actually. hey, maybe they are tiffing up the bar with doilies and barkcloth. you could be twinned!