very nearly ready
We set up the tent yesterday morning and then Youngest spent the day making it his home.
K and I went on to clean and build beds.
Everyone pitched in...Middle hauled stuff, Youngest gave up his room, Oldest donated a mattress (for some reason he has two).
I thought I'd take pictures as we might never get the WHOLE place this shiny again.
I didn't polish the wood on the stairs.
We've stocked up on cake.
K and I worked hard to make Youngest's room as inviting as possible...
The beds are from when Oldest and Middle were little - when we lived in the city. The footboards have stickers on them. Raccoons and penguins.
The front garden is at its peak.
Your home looks lovely. So welcoming and inviting.
I just emailed Poppy and Susie and asked them to have a few drinks for the other Mamas at Mamarazzi. If you could enforce that, we'd appreciate it mightily. :-)
Have a wonderful time!
Wishing you all a good time and great weather!
have a wonderful time.
Hope you all have a blast. Have a margarita for me!!!
And OMG, you are a WAY better hostess than I am. Any overflow from our guest room queen bed gets the recliner sofa. AND LIKES IT.
well, maybe not...
but a lot of New Yorkers without country estates might be willing to spend a night or two in such posh country surroundings and they might not even trouble you for cake.
Love the front door...and I love the shingles!
SHould have AD come and feature your home in it!
Awaiting to hear all about BlogHere.
::le sigh:: I used to have cherry cabinets, too, but mine did not have cake drawers, more's the pity.
And what wonderful hosts you are, beds and all.
Youngest's tent look's fabulous, my little one has been begging to camp out in the yard, if we had a tent like that - I might be tempted.
Enjoy your time together.
Your home and gardens look tidy as pins, and your guests will love Chez Blackbird.
have fun wonderful, beautiful ladies.xoxo