Sunday, November 11, 2012


Well, I am posting this much later than I intended to!  Poor Ginger has been sick with a middle ear and throat infection, and now it seems as though Tom Kitten has succumbed to the same.  At least Mr Provincial and I are on the mend since we all got sick at the same time.

So joining in Auntie Leila's challenge to spruce the bedroom up.


Well, this is where work started  - on the bookcase.  Inherited from my great-Aunt it is not one of our favourite pieces of furniture.  But, how much better it looks now that I removed all the double stacked books off it!  In fact, I think I could even say it is looking PRETTY now.


I cleaned off the enormous pile of Tom Kitten's outgrown clothing (and a few bits of mending) that had accumulated in this space.  I made enough room for my jewelry box to be retrieved from elsewhere in the room, not actually much in it but the memories of picking it out on a day trip to Crow's Nest with Mr Provincial and Ginger make me happy.

Given that the change table is likely to be a part of our room for a while to come I tidied everything up and it looks a lot better. I suppose I am HAPPY that the children I am so blessed to call my own mean I get to have something as utalitarian as a change table in our room.

I finally got all the odds and ends which seem to find their way onto the dresser cleared away.  Much better.   


Tom Kitten offered his own particular brand of help to the bedroom sprucing process.


My favourite chair and painting, sit next to a small stack of mending.  Didn't quite get everything off the bedroom sprucing to do list!

I still love this bed, bought in Melbourne when we were posted there.  A mattress update is in the works as the springs have sprung in this one and on one side they have a tendency to stick into you:)

Did manage to switch out the drawers in the bedside tables, only 6 months late.  We swapped sides of the bed when I had a little internal hot water bottle and the airconditioning just wasn't cutting it.  When we swapped back when Tom Kitten arrived I never got round to swapping the drawers back over.  A five minute job now done.

Missing pillow explained by a still slumbering Mr Provincial who took to the spare room bed after our all nighter with Ginger and her poor ears.


  1. Wow! You've been busy!
    Have the Willows arrived yet?
    (your bedroom looks GREAT!)

  2. So lovely to see you blogging again...was just thinking of you recently and wondering how you were going!Absolutely love your dresser and bed...and everything looks so organised!
    I do hope everyone begins to feel better soon...we have had a lot of illness here this past month too...awful with sick kids isn't it? Little Tom Kitten is looking so big!x

  3. I'm such a nosy parker- had a fascinated look at your book shelves! Changing days long gone here. those stacks of nappies! Good job, well done!

  4. I love your bookshelf! Very pretty. Also your cute, dainty, matching lamps :)