A Union Jack please…

imageIt’s a new day and I have new projects ahead. Currently I am in love with the Union Jack flag and anything British really. Coronation Street, Scott and Bailey, Heartbeat and Masterpiece Theatre can draw me to the “telly” for an evening. Something else I like to keep my eye on is craigslist, preferably for free finds.
Occasionally we find fantastic freebies and have redesigned our whole garden with plants, planters, shrubs and trees all found for free on craigslist. One of our best finds was 550 sq ft of flag stone! My husband Roy, the man I call my own human backhoe took self and truck in pouring rain and after 4 trips and a couple of weeks had made pathways and patio transforming an unused waste land into an inviting place of peaceful beauty.
When it comes to finding free furniture on Craigslist there are some real ugly ducklings out there. My searches are never about finding the already beautiful. My searches are about potential; down on its luck wood furniture, having seen better days and now begging to be transformed into eye appealing functional pieces.
Of course I can’t keep every piece so who knows I might have to sell some. My favourite is the Union Jack table. I’ll be making a series of these beauties. And I’ll post more

Open House – January 16, 2011

As we bustle about preparing for our open house advantage is taken of on line, preferably free, adverts in our area: craiglist, kijiijii, castanet, are a few that come to mind.  My goal of course is to direct traffic to my own blog, not this one, my other blog or as I like to call it my, website.  My Real Estate website that is.

We have had our home listed with a flat fee MLS Realtor since the beginning of November and to date we have had 2 open houses and 3 showings by local Realtors.  The needs of the buyers were all different, all finding our home unsuitable for themselves even though they were impressed by the open spaciousness.  Some didn’t like a bit of wall paper I had up in the front hall, we immediately removed it and repainted in designer taupe!  One did not like the size of the kitchen because they are gourmet cooks and need mega space.  As my husband will attest I too am a gourmet cook and the kitchen is an ideal size for me; smaller space, less to clean up and for me the miles of surface you will see in some kitchens is enough to put a halt to cooking all together.  The other couple, as reported to me by one of my 84 year old neighbours, were so old and feeble they may want to reconsider moving to a house…

All said though people are looking and this delights me!  …and just as thrilling are my web sites stats showing I’ve had visitors.   http://www.okanaganhome.wordpress.com/

May my guardian angels be with me this Sunday as we have our third open house and receive an acceptable offer.