Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Like I mentioned yesterday, this weeks tackle took place at my Mom's house. In her kitchen to be exact.Sweetheart put up the wallpaper and border in her kitchen countless years ago. Really, I can't remember it has been that long.Well, it's comin' down!!! No, that was not the tackle...she hired people to come do it and then to paint her kitchen and a spare room which will become a computer room. My tackle was to help her prepare for the hired group. I cleaned all the wood in the spare room, door frames, window frames, baseboards. Clean away all cob webs. Also in the kitchen. We also cleared her counter tops.Look closely at the counter top. It is a sage green paisley out of the 60's or early 70's. She wants to replace it, but I LOVE it and so did the decorator she hired, who thankfully convinced her to keep it! It is in great shape. She actually tried to burn it several years ago so they would HAVE to replace it. No luck...it would not burn.
I also wiped down all the wonderful tile she has. It, too, is original and so great! I love it...she is rethinking her hatred of it.Isn't it great??? She IS replacing the sink though. I don't blame her on that one, though I would keep it myself and just replace the fixtures. It is also sage green.We got everything done in short order. The kids played a game while we worked. I will be sure to show you the end result next week. I am going back on Monday to do all her cupboards inside and out!Afterwards Grandma took us to lunch at "The Red Flame" Can you believe they had an Atkin's section on their menu??!!While waiting for our food, Zach snacked on a dinner roll and loudly asked me
"Is this where ALL the old people come to eat???"
After looking around, I whispered, "Yes, Zachary, it certainly appears that way!"
My mother blessed me in another way too. Lunch was great, but wait til you see what treasures she gave me!! So wonderful I can't even stand it!!! I will show you tomorrow!

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11 comments:

Donetta said...

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Guðrún said...

Your mother is lucky to have you to help her. I agree on the tiles and the counter tops, keep it. Maybe the "old" people didn´t hear what Zach said :)

Heart of Wisdom said...

Great Tackle,

Thanks for sharing,

robin@heartofwisdom.com
http://www.heartofwisdom.com/heartathome/

Dani said...

Ooooo, I LOVE your mom's kitchen.
I have never seen formica like that before.

Charlene said...

Leave it to the kids to state the obvious very loudly!!

Jessie said...

It sounds like a fun day of prep for the decorating crew! LOL, your son sounds very observant!

Karen said...

Too funny of your son. I'll bet your mom is thrilled to be getting this stuff done. Here is mine.

Brenda said...

Great tackle! I'm with you, I love the paisley counter.

Hannies Annies said...

I love what your mom is doing with her kitchen..can't wait to see what she gave you! It is nice you have a very nice relationship with her. Your children are adorable...as always...

The Vintage Housewife... said...

OOOH MY DARLING MISS BREN...HOW DO I EVEN BEGIN! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR MY WONDERFUL GIFTS!

THEY ARE TRUE TREASURES OF MY HEART!!! I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE... YOUR LOVELY TREASURES AND VINTAGE HISTORY PLACED INTO MY HANDS!

I DO NOT TAKE IT LITELY...THEY ARE TO BE LOVED AND WORN BY THIS VINTAGE GAL...THANK YOU...I WILL WRITE ON THEM IN THE COMMING WEEK OR SO...

MAYBE AFTER THE TEARS HAVE BEEN CONTROLLED...AGAIN THANK YOU FROM MY HEART! BLESSINGS CAT~

Julie said...

That comment by Zachary was priceless. Too funny!