The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Expanding the Empire at The Dairy House






It certainly has been a very busy few days. Last Wednesday we embarked on the project of expanding our space at the Dairy House.
First job was to start painting as Sue and I wanted to creat a cohesive space on the top floor, and that pink wall had to go!

It is a large space with a high ceiling, so boy was employed to climb the scaffolding tower...... He worked so hard all day, and amazingly we had the whole place painted in time to collapse in a heap on New Years Eve.






Now the fun part, moving in new stock and creating a fresh new look.






It is taking on a style of its own, and I think the lamps add a cosy atmosphere.


There is still the "Lads corner" with flags, ladders, garden furniture, picture frames so you can take the "other half" there knowing he will be occupied while you browse through the textiles and treasures.......

17 comments:

MelMel said...

That all looks smashing!

Happy New Year.....xxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Pics look lovely Liz. I stayed on a bit later tonight and shifted a few of my things around, but I'll probably have to spend most of the day up there tomorrow. Forgot to bring sticky labels home tonight, so I'll write them in front of the woodburner tomorrow morning and then go up into the cold ... !!!!!

All best wishes to the boy for next week.

Sue xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Happy New Year Liz!
You put me to shame...my painting is taking ages...and you've moved stock in too!! I'm in love with both of those embroidered pictures in your photos...and a little bird tells me that the cottage tea cosy has already sold to a lovely lady! ;-))

Good luck with the new venture, in this, a new decade (can you believe it?!)

Lots of love and luck,
Niki xx

Tilly Rose said...

Good luck with your new adventure!! Happy New Year wishes....hope it brings lots of smiles!
Hugs Karen x x x

OhSoVintage said...

Oh, it all looks lovely. Well done and wishing you continued success there in 2010.

Clare said...

It looks great! I love the framed embroidery on the wall...may have to check that out in more detail!

Josie-Mary said...

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Happy new year to you too!
Donna told me to get it touch with you re local fairs. I'm hoping to set one up in Exeter & she told me you would know the dates not to do. I'd be interested in doing Honiton too. :)

Rosie said...

I really hope to get the Dairy House sometime it looks a lovely place. Good Luck and a Happy New Year x

Purrfect Haven said...

Its looking wonderful.. good luck... Darcy, Bingley and Helen

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's looking fab Lizzie!

All the best for 2010!
Jayne

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Lizzie, I thought the upstairs was lovely when I visited, it will be even better for my next visit. I think the fabric on your header is as fantastic as when you bought it!
Tracey

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Oo and I meant to say .... I wish I could have a unit at the Dairy House because I think it is a lovely place....
Tracey

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your kind & encouraging comments, it really does make the hard work of the past week worthwhile!

mitmot said...

Hi Liz
thanks for letting me know about the doggy comment on my blog - i have removed it now. As for bargain hunt, we came second, but we laughed all day and had a fantastic time :-)

mitmot said...

Bargain hunt was filmed at Newark, mostly in the rain even thou it was Aug!

lou said...

You have done a lovely job! you can always come around too our house if you like.

Happy New Year...love Lou xxx

Looby said...

wow that looks great!!! love your header by the way, that fabric is gorgeous!

Looby xx