Sunday, July 15, 2012

Clean and Fresh

Don't you just love it when everything inside and outside of your house is squeeky clean!

Sissie's and Mr. Sissie's Cottage has been power-washed.  All outdoor furniture has been cleaned and the garage floor has been painted.  It's so clean and fresh smelling around here, that' I'm smiling all over the place!  There is something about "clean and fresh," that makes me happy.

Take for instance lovely vintage linens in a pretty basket sitting out in the grass...

.... Mom's childhood rocker sitting on the porch with a box of pretty flowers...
 Or, the smell of lavender and hydrangea...

I could go on and on, but I'll leave you with this thought.....what makes you happy?????

I'll see you all in about a week.  I'm off to my Sisters and I'm sure I'll have lots of good stories to tell and stuff to show you.

In the meantime don't forget to get out there and create, make, sew, write, photograph, repurpose, bake, Pinterest and find something wonderful and share it with us.



Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Have fun with sis Sissie!! I like things all neat and clean too, but that aint happening lately~lol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The pic of the linens is very pretty! Enjoy your trip-have fun:@)

Sharing Shadymont said...

I know you and your sister will enjoy your time together. I'm all about squeaky clean too! Just feels so good!

Have lots of fun!

Darjeeling Darlings said...

Love the rocking chair picture! So calming!

Darjeeling Darlings

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love everything clean and fresh..and uncluttered! Your home always looks clean and fresh. You have the advantage of no little ones at home...2 legged ones anyway. Cats are such a clean animal--part of what I love about them. I saw this tart scent at Walmart called "Maid" or something like that. It said, "Make your house smell like your Mother lives there". The scent smelled like a mixture of Ajax and other cleaners--it make me laugh. Enjoy your newly pressure washed and painted home!

Debbie said...

Your pictures even look fresh and clean!!!
Have fun with your sister, Sissie.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful linens, Sissie! My hubby started to paint our garage floor. It definitely looks so much better and he's been wanting to do it. It's got the specks that you add so I'm sure it will hide a lot, too. Have a great week and have fun with your sister!

Two Vintage Sisters - Robin and Pam said...

Looks beautiful and relaxing!

Katherine said...

I love fresh laundry! :) And any lovely flower scent is great with me! :)


NanaDiana said...

I love the smell and feeling of having everything squeaky clean. AND I want it all done- top to bottom- ALL at once-right down to clean sheets on all the beds. Crazy, isn't it?

Have fun with your sister and I can't wait to hear about all the fun you will be having-xo Diana

Dorthe said...

Hello sweetie, LOVE your mothers rocking chair-so beautiful with your pink flowers ,and the linnen so lovely.
Wish you loads of fun and happy hours with your sisters, Sissie.

trash talk said...

I have to say I'm on board with you and the smell and sight of clean. Nothing smells better than linens straight off the line and filled with sunlight.
Ummm...could you take a tape recorder with you to Sister's? I think a transcript will be in order upon your return!
P.S. I'm not gonna tell you to have fun 'cause that's just a given. I am however gonna tell you not to do anything I wouldn't...or at least don't get caught doing it!

KATHY said...

Your pictures look fabulous!! Fresh linens what could be better!


Mary Ellen said...

I want to go spend time with my sisters now!!! Have a great time with yours friend!

Love your pretty pictures of your linens!

Today getting to putter in the garden makes me happy!

bee blessed

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such gorgeous images, Sissie. I could just about snell the freshness.
Do enjoy your sister, relax, laugh, and come home with some FAB treasures to share!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty linens sitting out in the fresh air. Have fun with your sis, Sissie.


Cindy said...

Ahhhh, my sisters house always smells like hydrangeas...Are any of those fragrances you're showing in the photo hydrangea scented... i'd love to find a good one for the home...
Everything does look bright and fresh and clean. I love the rocker with the little box of flowers, and oh the lovely linens...
I hope you're having a blast with your sister and getting into all kinds of things together!


Annesphamily said...

I like less clutter and lately! Ugh! I need to get busy! It is a good feeling to get something accomplished and look at it and smile! :)

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup