Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Fluff


Time to clean….


..which means whip out the Swiffer, Windex and Pledge.


A little dusting here…


..and here…


…and here.


Taking note that this old motto is missing a few letters….funny how you catch things when really paying attention.


The dried hydrangeas need a little fluffing…


…and dust blown off of the shells.


Cleaning stacks of things here and there….


…and taking my time to get in the nooks and crannies.



It feels good to have things clean again…

well, until next week!

Happy Monday!


Time to kick back with some lemonade!


Anonymous said...

That's the thing about a well decorated home. There is always SOOOO much dusting to do! It makes me a little nuts sometimes... giggles.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Brenda said...

I need to be inside fluffing but instead I am outside digging.
Everything really looks pretty.
Enjoy your lemonade:)

Sinta Renee said...

Great photos. What nice things to be surrounded with!

birdie blue said...

love the red and blue pillows in the last picture. very sweet.




I've been doing the same thing, I just sat down for a little break (;
Everything feels so good and looks so pretty after its all clean!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Your photos are so expressive and beautiful. It all looks so pretty! Hope you have a great week,
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh my what wonderful photos! Bet that made your dusting more fun! It's so windy here today it wouldn't make a difference to dust!

bee blessed

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I can just picture you there...dusting and fluffing and humming a little tune while the pets sit around watching! lol What a warm and comforting home you have. Now...can you come over here and work some of your magic? I hate dusting!
Smiles, Karen

Sue said...

I never quite knew just how much stuff I had until I started dusting it! Cleaning services never do quite the same job as I do. My problem is that I take too many breaks in between. What should be a day's worth of cleaning turns into three! LOL

Miss Jean said...

Miss Jean's house needs some serious fluffing! Wanna help? Tee Hee!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your fluffing! Your photos are amazing today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Vee said...

Do you use anything special to clean the tops of your books, Becky? I have such a time with mine. Everything looks so much spiffier after a good cleaning!

(I loved the story you shared with me in your comment. That must've been so incredible to see. I'm glad that you recognized it for what it sent down.)

Elsie said...

Oh Becky that's what I've been doing all day. With all that I
have it takes more than 1 day.
But I love all of it and never
would have it any other way.
Aren't Mondays Wonderful.LOL:O)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Monday to you, too! I've been doing a little bit of housework today, too! ♥

Julie said...

WOOT! Good for you. Inspiring the rest of us to GET TO IT! by looking at all your cleaned treasures...sigh...if only it would stay clean...ah...that must be Heaven to come. :-)
Enjoyed the photos and visit. Hugs.

Skoots1moM said...

each visit to the thrift stores I shop for a far i've come up empty.
where did you find yours?
so pretty!

Susan said...

I am on the look out at yard sales and thrift stores for me a cloche.......I can never seem to find one.....I usually find everything I look for..........but so far no cloche

fiberdoodles said...

When your done fluffing your place will you come do mine? After your lemonade of course ;)

Pondside said...

I'll make the lemonade, if you'll bring your cleaning energy!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Isn't it fun to do a photo shoot and dust at the same time....makes it all worth it! LOL

Your vingettes are so pretty and you have so many wonderful vintage items on display. Your home is so lovely.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

I'll make the lemonade - you do the dusting!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Love the vintage print, great saying. What cute things you have . . shows lots of love in your decorating. Have a nice evening! Sandy:O)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. Be sure and tell the sweet pups hello for me. I am still LOVING my little pillow. It sits right here by me on the computer table. Love & blessings from NC!

cherry said...

I did a bit of dusting too! Your photos are stunning Becky! Hope you visit me sometime! Have not seen you for awhile! Cherry

Susan Freeman said...

You are my inspiration to fluff and clean. Thanks, I needed that!!

Susan and Bentley

Unknown said...

Well I'm sure there isn't THAT much dust in your beautiful home! :)

Enjoy your lemonade!


Claudia said...

Your nooks and crannies are among the most charming that I have seen! I always love seeing photos of your treasures.

What did we do before swiffers??? I should have invested in the company!


jane and the happy crow said...

Lovely collections of lovely things. Isnt it great when you do get round to dusting, everything seems so bright and cheery, but then maybe I dont dust as often as you! Jane xx PS those pics of Becky are soooo sweet!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I did this last night. Cleaned and vacuumed and mopped. Until next week, just like you said. But it sure feels good right after it's spiffed up and smelling fresh, doesn't it? Your house is so inviting.

Denise said...

Can you come to my house please? You can swim in my pool.........

"Create Beauty" said...

You make house cleaning look fum. And un-dirty! Becky, I emailed you about a little gift I want to send you...

~ Violet

marie said...

Hi Becky,
I got your message ~ what a delightful surprise! How WONDERFUL to hear your voice!!
I will be in touch.

hugs to you!

MSM said...

What beautiful photos and music. I love your blog. Thank you so much, feels so good to come in here.

God bless.

Tanya said...

Such beautiful photos but it reminds me that I have to get back to my cleaning! ha ha

Susie Q said...

Wouldn't it be just peachy if the rooms could stay dust free and clean for longer than a week? *sigh* When I am Queen of the Planet I will decree it be so!! *giggle*
Have a beautiful weekend!