Stacking shelves....

Monday, 27 July 2009
New shelves... yippeeeee!
Only half of this wall was ever shelved and the other half much wanted but long awaited....
Happily no more. I spent Saturday sanding and painting them Victorian red to match the others. Neck bending cutting in along the back edges did not help the thumping headache....
Probably the last time they look tidy.... Note mount washpile in the foreground... its still there but I have plans for it to disperse tommorow morning. All painted ready to fill. After many trips up and downstairs to collect the 'stuff' my legs were practically dropping off and all enthusiasm for shelf filling had dropped off.... Its mainly all dressmaking bits and bobs which is wonderful because this is where all the household sewing takes place (its one of the reasons why I couldnt really have this room for my Fairysteps workroom... that 7ft table is sucha a luxury for cutting fabric). Fully inspired by the sewing rooms transformation I have ordered some printed cotton lawn for my winter petticoats. I couldnt get the colours I wanted so I have a plan to overcome this slight spoke in the works. I shall reveal that in another post.... And because I had a brushfull of nice red paint.... I painted my little 'sit closely by the fire' chair. There it is, hiding next to the old rayburn.... Yes it is an old childrens chair, and yes I am far too big for it..... I always feel like Alice in wonderland after the growing big part when I sit there!

And because tiniest tiddlywink couldnt bear to be left out, the dolls house family also had a clear out and moved in new shelves (thank you Auntie Lulu xxxx). I was requested to take this action shot of poor old Granpa and one of the young uns' struggling with a display cabinet from the back of the wagon....
My cousin arrives tommorow! Hopping up and down with excitement!
Last note: The lovely Tangle Catkin has asked to do an article on the new fairy shoe collection in Fae nation so I was ever so flattered and chuffed about that! I shall post a note when it happens. Also ordered a copy of Fae magazine no 7 this evening so a few good nights tucked up with my reading specs on will be on the cards in a few days.... cant wait!!!


  1. they look great!
    my shelves are JAMMEd with stuff
    i could use some more too! :)

  2. love the shelves-they fill up so quickly! i could a whole new wall of them. love the little red chair. i have to admit to having a collection of little turquoise ones that i do sit on(my nephews to do). there is just something very special(fae?) about them. my favourite table was saved from a museum and is an old library table that is about 10 feet long! love! have a great visit with your cousin. i think i will post a photo of myself wearing some stripey socks with a pair of favourite red shoes on my blog. they are fun red shoes, but not your fairy shoes-those i need to add to the list!
    take care,

  3. what a charming visit A.xx

  4. I wish I had that extra wall of all looks so organized! Love the action shot of the dolls moving their furniture off the cart...too funny! The new shoe designs are wonderful,too.You've been the busiest of fairies!
    Have a fun week,

  5. Hi Ren, I just love your house, I'd feel very at home there. We seem to have very similar tastes in decorating! I lke the sound of your new sewing project. I hope we get to see its progress. :) Have fun with your cousin!x

  6. such a busy, happy, cosy looking room. love the colours you have painted those shelves! i never have enough sheling in my studio. i hope you dont mind i am going to post about you on my faerietale of inspiration blog this week as your fairy footwear is just perfectly ....perfect * ruthie