I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine has been one big chore, but I have to put on a big smile and just do it! I'm still painting and I feel like I'm way behind on this project. Even though I'm doing it on my own and it's just the kitchen and dining area, I should be further along. We have no "dining room", just a very large kitchen with a designated area for a dining table, hutch and other bits of furniture. What makes this a longer project is that I have to clean, sand and primer the walls first, plus move furniture around. Remember my project was put on hold because of jury duty. I had planned to do this during the week after work, I only work from 6:30 to 10:15am, so I had plenty of time to paint. Now, I have some subbing to do next week, so who knows how long I'll be at this. I do have a vacation coming on June 20 through the rest of the month, which I plan on continuing with my home improvement projects. So I hope you don't mind me rambling about it, I promise to keep it short. I do wish I could afford to have professionals come in and do everything, but that's not going to happen.
Oh, I've also been decluttering and packing away some of my favorite dishes. They are just in the way right now. It's my Franciscan Starburst and Echo collections.
Sorry this photo is a little dark, but they are beautful dishes and does not go with that hutch they are resting on. While I was packing and storing these little gems, I started to go through some my other retro dishes and what-not that have been packed away years ago and forgotten about. I've decided that I no longer want them and don't need to be hidden away in the garage any longer, they deserve to be in some one else's prize collection. So I think those will be the first items I put in my etsy shop, whenever I get that going, there is so much to learn. Here is a sampling of what I have. Yep, more Franciscan dinnerware!
As for the jury trial, it ended on Thursday, 4:30pm. It was a criminal case and very interesting. We had a great judge, who kept everything moving at a steady pace. I was back at work on Friday morning and it didn't look like I was missed. Oh well.
Have a great day!