Sunday, 13 April 2014

Breakfast Room teaser, Montreal miniature show and our trip.

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the end of the winter. I want to apologize for not commenting on your posts since we got back from holiday. I came back to month end and migrating to a new system at work so it has been a really hectic time for me...again. I will start catching up this week so comments are on their way.

The breakfast room will not be finished for a few more weeks and I did not want to go that long between posts so here I am with a little teaser.

Test fit of the wall elements and window walls

Drawings I made on the boat for the window wall...

... and drawings of the paneled walls

This weekend I started painting all the components of the room

Next post I will explain step by step as I usually do. Sorry for the long wait, but planning and building some of the room elements has been a long process and I had to order a lot of lumber.

Aside from the breakfast room last weekend was the Montreal Miniature show. My good friend Julie and her husband Brian came over for a lovely visit and I made some terrific purchases at the show from 2 of my wonderful friends.

Martha was not able to bring her wonderful flower arrangements, but I have a weakness for silver and went crazy at her table...

...and I purchased some wonderful pieces from Julie. She hand painted the glass decanter and glasses, and the sewing item kit is exactly what I needed to fill my sewing room

I think the candlesticks and the fruit stand turned my dining table from beautiful to exquisite.

Our trip was just wonderful. We cruised the Mediterranean and we all had a good time. It rained one or 2 days, lightly, but overall we had great weather and the sea was calm. I do not buy many souvenirs but always look for something that is right for the Manor. I found a mini version of one of my favorite sculptures, the rape of the Sabine women.

I looked everywhere, but the only other souvenir sculptures I saw were those I purchased on past trips, but I was thrilled to find this one.

And that is all for this time my patient friends. I hope to unveil my Breakfast room very soon. Until then I will be enjoying your posts and here are a few pictures from our trip to inspire you. We visited 10 cities in 11 days. Some we had been to and were thrilled to visit again (we love Florence and Barcelona is our favorite city in Europe) and many new interesting places (Naples and Cagliari were in credible, and even Tunis which was not our favorite stop was fun to see).

a prehistoric castle in Cagliari was a highlight, but as you can see in the next picture not made for big guys like me


Cagliari from the boat

my favorite building in Monte Carlo

Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

Palazzo Vecchio

View of Florence from the top of the Palazzo Vecchio tower



a room in the Mosaic Museum in Tunis

a modern area of Valencia

I hope these pictures will inspire some ideas. and now back to painting mini lumber...

Thank you all once again for your wonderful comments. I appreciate them and your visit very much. I wish you all the best and send you all a great big hug,