Friday, 12 April 2013

Making Me Happy.......

 

 
Celebrating 26 years of marriage, I've loved Mr Bea for almost 30 years....goodness me, I'm making myself feel old! Some highs and lows in all that, marriages aren't all plain sailing, but we can still make each other laugh!
 
 
YOU! I've been a little, (well actually a lot) overwhelmed by your response to my chair makeover!
 
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the support, encouragement and virtual love shared here is AMAZING....thank you all so much! Mr Beas response was to say you've only painted some chairs....bless him, even after living with me all these years, he still just doesn't get how excited painted chairs can make us!
 
He did say however, he thought I was crazy when I dragged them in from the charity shop, (he's got no vision!) but he actually quite likes them now!
 
 
Changing my little display, but not quite ready to let go off those eggs just yet.....I'm hoping that there will be a lovely, colourful Printers Tray on there soon!
 
 
Space Making! As you know we have been clearing out 'stuff' this week, three car loads to the charity shop....so much 'stuff'!
 
The girls have cleared out unwanted toys, freeing up space in their bedrooms, meaning the toys that were in the conservatory, are now in their rooms. Result!
For the first time in nine years this space is not filled with toys....it's MY SPACE! Yay! Of course, children and husbands are welcome in here too, as long as they don't make too much noise and mess!
I think the settee is crying out for one of those delightful crocheted blankets....that however may take another nine years!
 
 
 
I've LOVED these Easter holidays....we have mainly been an indoors Easter, it's still so cold here, although warmer weather is on its way......apparently! Relaxed, chilled.......happy.
 
Oh, and I'm cooking up more plans......
 
 
They involve a small suitcase, vintage loveliness....and a small cat....
 
A Dottie Angel inspired plan....I'm not too sure the cat approves, and of course I need to work out how to stop the lid shutting....actually, that might not be a bad idea.....especially at 3am when she's scratching at the door asking to go out (the chirping birds are driving her crazy!)......I jest....of course!
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting, thank you for taking the time to leave me your thoughts....welcome to all those of you who are new to Vintage Sheet Addict, hope you will come back again!
 
Have a great weekend you lovely people, hope the sun shines for you!
 
Ada :) x
 
 
Oh...and I'm a little happier with my suitcase now too.....
 
Here's some pictures to make you Happy Too!
 
 
 
 
 
Xxxxxxxxxxxx :) x
 

56 comments:

  1. But you are actually real old when celebrating your 26 years of marriage!!!:)
    I am allowed to say so since last summer we had our 30 years of marriage celebration. (cannot believe it myself but it is the truth anyway)

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  2. Oh! And I forgot to add: poor little cat.

    What a thought.. please get rid of the suitcase!

    Did I tell you already that your cat looks very much the same as our Lupus? (you can verify that at my blog)

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    1. Hi Brigitte....don't worry about Minnie, she's curled up in it now! She will literally sleep anywhere, she looks all cosy, curled up next to the radiator! :) x

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  3. Men just don't seem to understand the excitement at all do they? Good thing we can all be craft crazy here ;) Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing so many beautiful makes :) I love looking through you fabric photos, it brightens my day x

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  4. Happy Anniversary!!!! Your chairs are brilliant, your 'new' cosy little nook is fabulous, blue suitcase a winner, and I can't wait to see your cat in it's new home. So many lovely things. Have a great weekend! Mel x

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  5. Love your blog, Ada; I found you via Koralee at Bluebird Notes. I am envious of your wonderful sheet collection! The chairs look fabulous, excellent job! congratulations on your 26 years of married bliss-we celebrate 10 this year, but had a 17 year courtship first! Love from Geraldine at sky-blu-pink.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, thank you so much for your visit! :) x

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  6. Your display is very cute. I really like that gravy boat. I've been looking for one at thrift stores.

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you and Mr Bea! Love your cleared out conservatory - a well deserved space for you to relax. I might have to borrow that suitcase for our ancient moggy who meows really loudly in the middle of the night, lol xxxxx

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  8. ~ Congratulations to you both and~ DITTO too...We celebrated 24 years married on the 8th... and.....Twenty six together! But... YOU started young, my friend! hehe.. Haven't seen Minnie for too....Long! and isn't she a cuttle! ~I have made suitcase beds for my four! But because they are of the naughtiest feline types...they still prefer to sleep in all the naughtiest places...as kitties do! Have a super duper weekend, Ada...." Do What Makes Your Heart smile"....We had a glass of 'champs' and thought what we may be doing next year on our silver! Yippe! Venice here we come! ~ Love Maria x

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  9. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! And congratulations on doing such a wonderful job on your chairs and suitcase. I still haven't had time to cover any of my vintage cases yet but I keep buying them when I see a good one. I have a whole stack of them now, all stuffed full of vintage fabrics. Ever since my children saw a picture of Dottie Angel's Little Olive snuggled up in her suitcase bed they have been asking me to make them for our cat and dog. I'll get round to it one day! Love, Mrs RV x

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  10. My husband never got the chair painting thing either. In fact I still grumble about the chairs I haven't painted over the years so as to keep him happy. Yours look just lovely in their new home :D

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  11. Congratulations to you both! It seems quite rare these days to get to those figures and Snap as I've loved my hubby for 30 years this year too! We must have been babies when we got married!
    I love what you've done with your printers tray and your suitcase covered in fabric, gorgeous!
    I love the bed Tif made for Olive and I bet your kitty would love one too!
    Your conservatory looks vey pretty and homely. Perfect for a cuppa and a spot of crochet!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Rachel x

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  12. congtrats on ur long and happy marriage and yay for vintage sheets!

    oh and i love that star paper thingy...did u make it?!

    mezz x

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    1. Hi Mezz, no I brought it at a vintage fair last year, it's made from an old children's book :) x

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  13. Hi There, Congrats to you and Mr B!!! Love your chairs - I mean REALLY love them!!! Nice to have your own space!!! Enjoy it!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  14. Congrats to you both! We have racked up nearly 42 and I'm proud of it! (I was a child bride........)

    Of all the photos this post, I am most thrilled by your stripy mat, because I have stripy mats'rugs all over the place too!

    Happy celebrating! Lx

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    1. Thanks Lynne, alas the rug is not what it was, the sun has bleached it so its not as vibrant as it used to be.....mind you who is! :) x

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  15. Happy Anniversary Ada...love your suitcase and what a sweet little wooly! Heidi

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  16. Congratulations on your anniversary lovely Ada ... your home looks so lovely and welcoming ... we are still in the midst of the toy stage but my time will some ;) ... have a lovely weekend ... Bee xx

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  17. Congratulations! Your home is looking lovely - imagine getting some space back for yourself - wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for that case (but at the same time a bit nervous for the cat!) x Jane

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  18. Congratulations, love the spring like look you have going on.

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  19. Congratulations on 26 years of marriage, we are 2 years ahead of you! It's frightening of fast time goes it doesn't feel that length of time! Love the suitcase what a transformation!
    Sarah x

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  20. Happy anniversary, 26 years is quite some achievement!

    You can manage a crochet blanket in no time!

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  21. Happy anniversary to you both! Also, having just caught on your blog....THOSE CHAIRS ARE FAB!!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, beautiful flowers. Well done with the decluttering and reclaiming your conservatory, we've been doing the same here in the spare room :) xx

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  23. Congrats!
    I'm intrigued by the suitcase plan. Can't wait to see it and how it goes down with the furry one.
    ellie
    x

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    1. She's already sleeping in it, she's a bit intrigued too....just wait til it's been Ada Beaed! :) x

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  24. Congratulations to you both Ada... i love the Dottie idea of in a case idea... Cxx

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  25. What a lovely post, Ada. I've had an old suitcase in the garage for a year now and I just don't know where to start with it. I will look to you for inspiration I think! x

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    1. Go for it, turn it into something beautiful! :) x

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  26. ps. Happy Anniversary! 26 years, wow. xx

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  27. COngratulations to you both and happy anniversary.

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  28. A child free area - i can't imagine it, sounds idylic! Congratulations on 30/26 years together!

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  29. congratulations on 26 years of happy marriage.
    your conservatory is a great place for stitching, light so good, I do miss mine.Thought of you yesterday when I was looking at our local auction house and see there are lots of old suitcases being sold on tuesday, can`t go but might pop over the day before and have a preview.

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  30. Just catching up here Ada, Oh my dilly dally goodi-ness HOW beautiful are your chairs...gosh they are so perfect for the Spring and such gorgeous colours I LOVE THEM x My hubby is very similar and will often be unable to make sense of what I have made or plan to do (hehe), congrats on your anniversary too by the way. We also got married in April with the hope of new life and Spring.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy your new space, a girl has got to have a space (if not a room...I wish) of one's own xxx Penny

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    1. Thanks Penny, I'm really pleased with them! :) x

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  31. Hello, and thank you for visiting Coastal Colours and leaving a comment. I was intrigued by the name of your blog so popped over to have a look and oh my goodness! You have my sheets that I had when I was first married, they were a wedding present. They are the yellows orange flowered ones, I believe they were from M & S but I could be wrong. I will add you to my blog roll. Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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    1. That's right Rowen they are by M and S bet you never thought there would be women mad for the designs in the next century! Thanks for visiting! :) x

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    2. In my excitement! I forgot to say congratulations on your wedding anniversary, so sorry, Rowen x

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  32. Congratulations on your anniversary!! 30 years together is worth celebrating :) I LOVE your new place in the conservatory ... I still share all my spaces with everyone else and can't wait to have a whole room to myself and my crafting! That sofa is a blank canvas for your new found love of crochet ... pillows! blankets! You'll hate to hear that I tossed quite a few old suitcases (and steamer trunks) out of the house from my parents. I really wanted to try something with them, but after keeping them for a good year, the awful smell of them still had not diminished, and I had no choice :( I did keep my mom's little bathroom case which is holding spare soaps in the bathroom, but it needs a redo somehow ... have a great weekend Ada! Wendy :)

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    1. Not sure even I could could do smelly old suitcases! :) x

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  33. Happy anniversary! Laughter is certainly the best medicine. Love the chairs, and hope you can put your mark on your new found space! Flissx

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  34. Love the calm and cosy look of your conservatory. Congratulations to you and your man and big thanks for popping in to see my crazy diamond. Claire/Just a little less xo

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  35. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, Ada! Your home is looking lovely....it's so good to sort things out and clear some clutter! I have an old suitcase in the attic....maybe I should get it out and do something crafty to it! Looking forward to seeing your new idea re the suitcase and the kitty!
    Helen x

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    1. Helen, you'd do something exquisite with it I'm sure! :) x

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  36. Congrats to you both! I'm not sure your cat will give up that super comfy bed for a suitcase though!

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  37. What gorgeous flowers. Happy anniversary to you both.
    M x

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  38. Hi Ada,

    Congratulations on your 26th wedding anniversary! Hope you had a lovely day together.

    Your right to clean up the house. I did exactly the same when my eldest daughter moved out. It puts new ideas into your head as well. Your crocheted blankets will be on the couch :-) Love your chairs and your colourful printers tray. You found some lovely fabrics to put inside!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

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  39. Happy Anniversary Ada! So lovely to see some glimpses of your lovely colourful home. And a vintage suitcase cat bed is a fab idea - look forward to seeing the pics :)

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  40. Hey Ada, happy anniversary, here's too many more years of happiness ahead.....
    Love your chairs, they look brilliant.
    Your conservatory looks great, love all the colours in the rug and patchwork cushion too.

    Claire :}

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  41. Thank you all for taking the time to visit me! Minnie looks very comfy in her new bed, just a good job she's only mini........:) x

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  42. It's probably a good thing I don't know where you live as I would most definitely want to steal all your chairs!

    Happy Anniversary to you both!

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