Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sunset, a tui and drop cloths.

Here are a few snaps of my week...
I count my blessings when I see a beautiful sky at the end of the day.

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly and do everything what should be done and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
~ Elbert Hubbard.

 Through the shutters, I took this photo of the sweet tui in the tree. They are such beautiful birds with a tuft of white feathers at their neck.

I could be joining white Wednesday today ~ this is how our lounge has been looking like since Monday. 
Casper the friendly ghost could come and live here with us.

The plasterer finished skimming the walls today, so now we will be able to move onto the next stage. Great to say goodbye to the green wallpaper and hello to the room looking light and bright.
{sorry the photo was taken at night, so it is dark}

Have a beautiful day


  1. Dearest Carolyn,

    You still have so much to enjoy around you... Those weeks of renovating will soon be over and you will be happy.
    Enjoy the coming weekend.
    Love to you,


  2. Hi Carolyn! I love the photo of the sunset and such inspirational words:) I am sure your room will be fabulous when it is finished!

  3. Beautiful post Carolyn. The quote is highly motivating along with the perfect picture to go with it. I especially loved the bird click through the shutter, how wonderful!

    Have a lovely day :)

  4. Ciao cara!

    Sinceramente non ti invidio.

    Anche io in questo periodo sono sotto lavori in casa! ;o(

    Ti abbraccio e sono con te con il cuore! ;o)

    Bacio grandissimo! Kissssssss. NI

  5. Hope all that hard work's going well - we're sure it'll look beautiful when it's finished!

    Have a lovely weekend,


    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  6. I can't wait to see that room finnished !!...have a nice from

  7. Dear Caroyln,
    what a lovely sky! Looks so wonderful!
    Say "Hello" to Caspar ,the friendly ghost :O))
    I am sure it will look geourgeous when you finishe this room!
    Have a happy rest of the week my friend,
    love and hugs

  8. Good morning my sweet friend! RENOVATION is always a FUN thing to look forward to ! I will look forward to seeing your results!!!! Anita

  9. Thank you very much :*
    You look gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful post, Carolyn!

    You'll soon be relaxing in your new lounge!!!


  11. I love your White Wednesday look Carolyn - very elegant!
    The sunset is amazing. What a wonderful view you have; so inspiring in any weather.

  12. I can't wait to see the end result! I'm sure it will be wonderful!
    Beautiful post, as always.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. The sunset is just beautiful Carolyn!

    Happy day!

    Madelief x

  15. Thanks for the wonderful sunset and inspiring words.
    Sarah x

  16. Oh you took a most beautiful sunset photo dear Carolyn, Love it-
    And I am sure your room will be so pretty and bright after the painting, it will be fun to redecorate it after :-)
    Hugs to you.

  17. So beautiful, that bird looks so sweet. Good luck with the renovating. Catherine x

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  19. have a nice weekend dear!Thanks a lot for your nice comment!

  20. Have a beautiful day my precious friend. Love you and Happy Mother's Day on Sunday♥

  21. Hi Carolyn ... what a beautiful sky and those lovely words by Elbert Hubbard . My! you are going to notice a real change to your lounge-room and I'm sure it will look delightfully fresh and light. Isn't it good to make changes like this?
    I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Autumn weekend xx

  22. Beautiful photos - I love the sunset!

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    Have a great week.

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  24. It truly is sooooooo beautiful where you live Carolyn. Magical, peaceful and beautiful.
    Can't wait to see how your lounge turns out.


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