Friday, 12 June 2009

My tidy porch

If you follow my Twitter then you will know that I have been on a cleaning spree - not sure why as that is not really me! Tara and I went to fill up the bird feeders the other day and that then turned into a 'must clean the porch where the bird food is kept' frenzy. We'd already sorted the coats at the weekend as many went to the charity shop so there was already much more room in there. The shoe cupboard was also sorted and some shoes donated too!! I also hung some pictures up to make it look more like a room and less like a dumping ground!

The pictures all came from the jumble sale apart from the one on the bottom right which we think came in a job lot from the auction.

This is the original glass between the porch and the hallway from 1898. It has lasted well but I daren't clean it!

More original glass but this time around the door.

And just in case you think I've strayed from my normal slummy mummy phase then here is a shot out of the tidy porch into the messy hallway and through to the kitchen where you can see a pile of black bags waiting to be taken to the charity shop!

10 comments:

Jenn~ said...

I am in love with all your antique glass...just stunning :) and your new picture arrangement suits the area perfectly.....

don't you just love cleaning sprees?? well as long as they do not last forever..

Jennifer Rose said...

that glass is gorgeous! I'd be afraid to clean it too lol

theothermousie said...

What is a cleaning spree????? Also when are you going to put me out of my misery?????

Deanne said...

omg your porch is a stunner, i love original features, sadly i live in an ex council house so none of that gorgeousness here :(
and then i am a mummy too so toys always everywhere lol x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Your house is gorgeous!!! That stained glass is fantastic!!
You don't need too much else in a hall with beautiful original features like those!!
Love the pictures too!

SHARON XX

nifty thrifty said...

I think the hallway looks just like a normal lived in house should. I have bits of clay stuck between the grooves of my kitchen floor and plaster moulds all over the place. Plus a teenage daughter who doesn't understand the concept of putting things away. yay to normal houses where real people live!!

woollywotnots said...

I love your doorway. The glass is exquisite.

Tweed Delights said...

I'm glad you showed that last pic - pheeeew! :) Lovely stained glass features - I wouldn't clean them either :D

twiggypeasticks said...

What a lovely porch, will you come and clean mine now please?
twiggy x

Tip Top said...

Oh dear. I feel you may be coming down with something. Tidy away all the cleaning things and get crafting. You will soon feel much better. Dr Ruth