Saturday, 26 June 2010

BLOGGERETTE SORORITY



Won't you join us?

It was yesterday I know. I was supposed to post this yesterday and join in the Sisters in the Bloggerette Sorority over at Karen's Some Days Are Diamonds, but I have to admit to a state of inertia in the latter half of this week.

You see, I got up the ladder in order to begin painting the walls of my kitchen (Craig and Rose's 1897 Adam Cream) when I had a huge shock. HOW FILTHY WAS MY CEILING? As you can imagine, I rarely get up there to inspect it closely but I never imagined...

I blame it on the Aga. It does tend to attract dust.

Anyhoo, I hot-footed it to the shops to load up with Flash and two car wash sponges. By Wednesday I was a limp rag, fit for nothing and that's how I've remained until today when I finally have the energy to get off my **** and DO something.

Karen gave us an image of the five sisters in the pic above and asked us to use it in some way, then photograph what we'd done and include one of ourselves. Here is my humble offering. The sisters went through a few incarnations before I finally stopped being embarrassed by my efforts!




I bought this little cabinet in a cs before Christmas. I haven't done anything to it except put the five sisters in the window. I arranged some CK lavender products and lace in the drawer for added interest:



The lilacs and window box were painted with some watercolours I had lying around in the cupboard. The lace trim was left over from when I made my daughter's christening gown:



Lastly, in the words of Mike Yarwood 'And this is me':


Very pleased to have joined the Sisters and I look forward to meeting you all soon when I visit your blogs this weekend.
Blessings,
Andi
xx


74 comments:

  1. So sweet! Didn't you just love working with that picture? Like you...I didn't have much time to do anything but it was still fun to get out of my comfort zone.

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  2. Well I love the cabinet and aren't you charming! You seem to have a sense of humor very like mine from the other things I see on your blog LOL Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and very nice to meet you!

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  3. Yay, I am so glad that you are a sister in this fabulous new sorority as well! Being German, living in England, with my heart in France, I don't know anything about sororities, so this is a great opportunity. I love it already, there are so many like minded women!
    The little cabinet is so sweet! That really was lucky find, already painted so beautifully! The Sorority picture looks great on it and really makes it special. The CK goodies certainly bring out the colours nicely.

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  4. Great job on your Rush project!! LOVE the little cabinet as well as the lavender products!! I'm so glad to meet another Sister!! I can't wait to see what's next with our sorority ~ I look forward to getting to know you.

    PS - after hearing your warning - you won't catch me anywhere near my ceiling!!

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  5. YAY! You made it! (But now you got me thinking . . . what does my kitchen ceiling look like?) Love the cabinet! What a cute idea! And who doesn't love CK products? The picture of you and your creation is GREAT! Now you can go relax! :)
    Enjoy your weekend! karen :)

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  6. Way cute...that is so adorable! Nice to meet you sorority sister!

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  7. Hello Andi,
    So nice to meet you! Love your cabinet with the sisters on it! Such a creative idea :0)

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  8. oh that's so cute!

    I blame everything on the Aga. Floors, ceilings, fattening puddings, too much wine in too many casseroles...list is endless.
    The nice thing is, it can never answer back!

    Enjoy this fab weather
    xx

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  9. Well, sugar, it's a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment for me. I always love hearing from chicks "across the pond" as they say.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  10. What a great job you did!! Nice to meet you!

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  11. Just love your cabinet and it's such a great way to hold all of your Sorority Sister's treasures. Your blog is a cute as you are and I love it when we can see everyone's personalities in their creations. I'm your latest follower and look forward to seeing your around the "house". Have a great weekend, fondly, Roberta

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  12. Oh...you have an AGA! I would love one..even though they make the ceiling dirty!
    Love how you have 'pimped' that cabinet!

    Bellaboo ;0)

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  13. Hello Sista Andi!!!!
    Love your little project...how cute that turned out!
    Nice to meet you and your blog!
    Certainly will be back to keep an eye on you.
    xoxo~Kathy
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  14. Very lovely creative use of the photo!A treasure!

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  15. I love your little cupboard... and the drawer with the lavender is so very cute! Blog Sista Sandy

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  16. hello blog sister! Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE that cabinet, you enhanced it well! TFS :)

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  17. You wont belive this, I gave a little cabinet EXACTLY like this one to the local charity shop recently. It was an orangey pine colour to start with. I always meant to do something with it....I wish I had kept it now!! XX

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  18. this is so cute! I love it! Glad to meet you sister.

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  19. Oh my, how precious is that?? I love it, what a smart idea!! Love your great and sweet photograph sister!

    Nancy

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  20. Pleased to meet you Andi, First of all I love, love your banner and second of all I am jealous that you live in an Edwardian house. But we can be sisters anyway. :) I think your item is just charming and so is that photo of you. I hope you will visit The Vintage Nest often. xo Lynn

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  21. How clever you are to think of that, Andi..I've not seen another cabinet in the Rush party! And I love the little drawer overflowing with goodies...

    Your banner is incredible, BTW...and when it's not so hectic, I will come back to see if you have pictures posted of your Edwardian house. Great photo of you with your project...

    Lynette

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  22. Oh...and your Quentin Crisp quote...priceless!

    Lynette

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  23. Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! That little cabinet is precious!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

    Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
    Rebecca
    from...
    {Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

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  24. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your blog. Your project is great, so creative. It has been great fun meeting new sisters this weekend.

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  25. The cabinet idea is so original ~ one of a kind, really. I love it!

    Also love your blog. Visited England back in my younger days (1989, I was around 23 years old and visiting friends ~ had an absolute blast! Would love to return some day.)

    So glad to meet you!

    Kathleen

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  26. Hi Andi, nice to meet you, sista! I just love what you did with the pic. The cabinet is adorable and your embellishments are so pretty. I have never heard of those beauty products..must be a UK brand? I bet they smell delicious!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and now we are sisters!

    Barb

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  27. Well done Andi, cabinet looks beautiful.

    Hugs RosieP x

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  28. What a fun blog you have! Would never have known about you had we not been to the same Sisterhood Rush Party! Cheers and keep those quotes coming!

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  29. Hi
    Andi. Thanks for stopping by Cozy Blanket. Let me start by saying how much I love your blog. Your header picture is beautiful. You are so cute. What you did with the picture makes me feel bad that I spent a total of five minutes on mine. I'll do better laster, sister, hah.
    Albert over there on the side made me laugh. When I was a
    Nanny for Doodle she loved Baby Einstein DVD's. She would always say, "There is
    Nanny." when she saw his sketch. The wild hair and the glasses, I guess. I had forgotten about that, so funny.
    I'm going to follow you, come back and see me. ((((HUGS))))

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  30. Spell check......later not laster

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  31. Howdy..I love how you used this special graphic...it is as beautiful as you..so nice to meet you my new sister and thanks so much for visiting me...

    DeeDee
    http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

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  32. Yes Andi, I did show my roots with my plate and cup , I ask family bring it over when they come. I can find some peices over here. I'm a follower I need some English sometimes, it was lovely to meet you and I'm going now to look at your blog and look at your celing!!!HAHA and I used to have a cupboard just like the one in your rush project. My did'nt look so beautiful.
    Hugs Wendy @ blissangels

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  33. What a cute little cabinet, and what a pretty thing you've made of it! So looking forward to getting to know all of the lovely "sisters"!

    Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

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  34. Oh my gosh--this is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a clever idea!! Totally gorgeous piece!
    Hugs,
    Cindy Adkins
    Whimsical Musings

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  35. You did a great job on the cabinet, I think you have created the only one I've seen. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Glad to have an additional sorority sis.

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  36. Andi you are beautiful and I love your little cabinet. A great job. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to all our sista fun times together. Blessings
    QMM

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  37. Hello, Sister--what a beautiful cabinet! It would be perfect in my bathroom. I just LOVE it! Glad to meet another bloggerette sister--can't wait to see what other creations you make as we get to know each other.

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  38. How creative! I am getting all kinds of wonderful ideas from the sisters! thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too:)

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  39. Hi Sister!!!! Great Job on your rush project!!

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  40. How adorable is that. I have seen so many gorgeous things. I am ready for the next venture. How neat and fun this has been. I am following you know and hope you take time to catch my fun giveaways I have coming up. If you love coffee or gardening. WHooo Hoooo
    It has been nice meeting you. Kath'

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  41. Hello sister dear!

    Now this is awesome and different!!! Lovin' it!!!

    I look forward to our parties!!

    xxoo
    Your Sassy Sorority Sista!

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  42. Hello, what a great Idea, I like it so much.
    Love
    Doris

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  43. Hi Andi! Thanks for the visit today. Love your creation and that little cabinet is so cute. You must be a very high-energy person. That was quite a task you tackled.
    Hope you are getting some rest today.
    I'll be back.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  44. Hi Andi,

    The little cabinet looks great. Starting to think I should have joined in with this as well as it looks fun!

    Would you like to meet up sometime soon?

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  45. How fun to meet you....and I love your blog! That quote about keeping up with the Jones' is so true!
    AND I want the cupboard you put the Bloggerette photo into! How charming it is and how imaginative you are!
    Welcome and I'm happy you visited me and are now my SISTER!
    Jan in Colorado

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  46. Hi Andi,
    What a sweet little cupboard! Nicely done.
    Your NY sister,
    JoAnne

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  47. Hi Andi! Love what you did for the rush! So looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Julie from California

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  48. Oh! I hadn't seen anybody do this! Lovely image of you both!!

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  49. Your cabinet is the best! How original! Nice meeting you!
    ~Terrie

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  50. Your cabiet is adorable! I love how the sisters come up with such unique projects. Glad to meet you! I'm Margaret from Missouri.

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  51. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. I love what you created. It is too pretty. Enjoy your day Sister! Hugs

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  52. Hello Andi~
    The cabinet looks lovely ... worth the wait! ... and you dear sister, look cute as a button, I LOVE your cap!
    xo
    Jill

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  53. How pretty and what a clever idea! I am now following my new sister!

    In the sisterhood,
    Jacalyn

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  54. HI ANDI!!!!
    SO nice to meet another English Sister!!!!!This is going to be so much fun!!!!!
    I hope you are feeling better after your cleaning, I understand about thew dirt up high, what you can't see will surprise you!!!!I hate ladders, ever since I fell off of one and broke my left foot. SO I stay off of them, and hope the dirt up there is minimal!!!!!
    I LOVE your RUSH project, you did an outstanding job on it!!!!!
    This is going to be so much fun, I just hope I can keep up with everyone and I do not see how!!!!
    We have alot of new sisters!!!!!
    WOW
    how fun spreads to more new fun people!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  55. Hi Andi,
    Such a sweet pleasure to meet you, and your project is just too lovely!
    enJOY,
    Kimberly

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  57. woops - I meant "creative" lady :)

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  58. What a fun thing to have taken part in. :O)

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  59. Hello Sister Andi! So happy to meet another Sorority Sister and follow their blog. Love your cabinet!

    Huts XX
    Barbara
    Moore Whimsies

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  60. Beautiful blog...So glad to meet a new sorority sister....Hope you will stop by and visit me...I have a giveaway I am drawing for tomorrow...

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  61. Hi Andi, I'm so happy to meet you, and to learn all about your way of life. I joined as a follower to keep up with all your great posts. Love your little cabinet, you did a beautiful and creative job! I love the term "car booting", it took me a while to figure that one out. ha ha!! Glad to call you "sister"!
    xo,
    Debra

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  62. Sorry I haven't been around much - your cabinet is really pretty. And I love your header photo - or did you change that ages ago? Shame on me!

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  63. Wow I love your drawer piece and the image is so sweet! You look so cute in that last pic. too. I'm glad you like my pin-ups. My cousin from Italy vsitis me often to copy the images for his own collection..lol!

    Sandy xox

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  64. Andi, Hi there! You did a wonderful rush project! It's so pretty! So glad to meet you and hope to visit again soon.

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  65. Hi blog sister!I am your newest follower.
    Your blog and works are absolutely beautifull:))
    Greetings from Croatia

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  66. This is just darling!!!!!! Great to meet you sister! I was a bit late myself.
    Lynn

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  67. Hello! Thanks for coming a visiting me, I know what its like when you feel whacked out! I love adams cream, We had that in our last house in the living room. The chimney breast was in old oak ( or is it wild oak?) and the other walls in the Adam's cream. It is lovely good quality paint. That colour glows in the sunshine and makes the room feels filled with sun.. lovely! In reply to your question.. We are using a ladder to paint our rendering, it is a slow and laborious job. I haven't really done much today, as it is too hot!
    I find that our open coal fire and multi fuel stove give off a lot of dust and dirt, so I am not surprised that the aga does. But ceilings in kitchens get so mucky! Have a happy weekend! Suzie xxx

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  68. I am late with this sister visit but was busy last week and ready to visit a few blogs before I head out to enjoy this lovely weekend. Love your pictures and will be back real soon

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  69. Now, this little cabinet with our sweet girls on it turned out so so cute. I love it.
    YOU, my sista friend, are precious...and I am lovin' your hat.:))
    I am following now as I am trying hard to follow all my sorority sistas...we gotta stick together, ya know.
    xo bj

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  70. So very sweet! I do love it!! You really found a great way to use the pic! This is so fun!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  71. Your ***RUSH*** project is wonderful! The colors are beautiful. I'm having so much fun seeing what my new sisters have been up too.
    It's so nice to meet you & see you too!
    Hope your week is going great.
    Be blessed!

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  72. fabulous cabinet! love it so pretty!

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  73. Hi Andi!
    I'm loving your sweet little cabinet! And the photo is a nice finishing touch. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Debi from Utah

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  74. I think you did a very clever and creative job!

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