Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ceilings

These are the chinese decorations for the the start of the year of the snake at the club, aren't they pretty.


It has rained for a couple of days more or less constantly, we have floods everywhere the highway up north has been flooded even the railways were cancelled for a while with landslides and floods everywhere.

My gutters can't cope and we just cleaned it out.

Too wet to go outside so I took some pictures out the windows.



These are my ceilings they all need painting I just realised it's been a long time since these have been painted, I'm not good on ladders I don't like heights so I never get the urge to paint them but this autumn I will try an get them done. 



This one is in the dinning room, my son painted this one but we have a fireplace in this room and we use it a lot in winter and the paint is always discoloured it's easy to clean the walls the ceiling is too hard, they are higher than they build now and the patterns are so interesting and are no longer done in the new homes.


This one is in the main bedroom they look almost Egyptian with lion bodies and people faces and wings so different to the other rooms, I made the light shade it matches the curtains when the light is on the room is in a warm red glow, the walls are red, I call it the red light room.  

This is the craft room and where I paint and sew, I like this pattern do you think it could be a lute.


Oh look it's stopped raining I can go out and play. 





24 comments:

  1. Merle, you have a beautiful home! I love the gateway, ceiling patterns and the windows with their European safety latches!
    From Mac to Angus, you look great Mate!

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    1. Hi Noelle,
      Hello to Mac from Angus, he didn't come to visit for his two days this week, it's a bit lonely without him his mistress was sick this week so she was home with him a few days but will be here next Tuesday and Wednesday.
      Thank you I do love my home but being old it has crumbly bits.
      Merle......

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  2. Such beautiful ceilings! I would love to have those in my old house!

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      I think the ceilings was the reason I wanted the house it helped make the final choice.
      Merle...

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  3. The window catches caught my eye, too, but the ceilings are the real show stoppers.

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    1. Hi Joanne,
      Those window catches has so much paint when we first moved in I had to unscrew them and clean them up to get the windows open, some people never open windows they just turn on the air conditioners.
      Merle...

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  4. Hi Merle.....your ceilings are lovely. I like the circular patterns.
    Have a good day
    Barb xx

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    1. Hi Barb,
      I've started painting the spare room, see you Monday.
      Merle......

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  5. Hi Merle! I like your rainy views. We don't get much here. Your ceilings are dreamy! I love old architecture. I'm with you. Stay off ladders! There's always something you just have to live with in an old house. But that's all part of the charm!

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    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      There is alway something to do, for years not much was done when I was working full time and the children were young and still at home now I'm having fun with my house.
      Merle.........

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  6. We could do with some of your rain in New Zealand. It's the driest summer for years.

    Gorgeous ceiling!

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      We must have got your rain by mistake but I think our next rain mass is heading you way.
      Merle.....

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  7. Oh my, Merle. Those red lanterns are enchanting! And your ceilings are so pretty, too! Very Victorian! Thanks for your visits and comments to my blog. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan,
      The lanterns do look good.
      Merle......

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  8. I miss the pressed metal ceilings we had in our past homes!
    This house is about 60 yrs old..but no pretty ceilings :-(
    Yours are gorgeous, Merle!
    Get someone with a good head to climb the ladder..or stand on a table with an extended paint roller like I do.. hehehe!
    Raining here today..I can't go out and play yet.. boo-hoo!
    love..Trish

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    1. Merle, I don't know how old the crepe myrtle is.
      It was here when we bought the house and we've been here nearly 9 years.
      It was already huge when we came and we just let it do it's thing.
      Not sure how tall it is..maybe 15-20ft or so.
      I'll ask hubby tonight.
      The front yard has some very large trees that were planted when the house was built way back in the 60s.
      The mountain view and the trees were some of the main reason we fell in love withis house :-)
      xox T

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    2. Hi Trish,
      That' not a bad idea standing on the table, I do have a fold out stool that I can stand on and I move the wardrobe around with me to give me security, I hold on to it.
      I know I 'm a bit of a baby but thats how it is.
      It's raining here too.
      love Merle....

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  9. Okay..hubby says "at least 25ft tall.but it's probably at it's limit by now."
    It looks lovely in the rain..the photos don't really do it justice.
    I think you could probably prune yours to a shorter height if you wanted to.
    They are wonderful trees, aren't they?! xx

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    1. 25feet is a bit big so yes I will prune it back if it get too big they are wonderful trees, I love the flowers.
      Merle........

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  10. Hi Merle, Thank you for stopping by to visit me, Sometimes I think I'm getting to old to change...LOL! I love your blog, you have a lot to look at and I look forward to visiting often. I'm a new follower too :o) Have a great day and it was very nice meeting you...Hugs Jennifer

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  11. Wooooow!!! Those are your ceilings? OMG, I would love to have ceilings like that! I hear you on the heights thing, I start shaking just standing on a chair. Thank you SO much for all your visits to my blog, it means so much to me and you really should do a re-watch of The Postman Always Rings Twice...it's a wonderful movie:)

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  12. I like all your ceiling views, and the peeks out your window. What a rain you had. Hope things are getting back to normal.

    you have beautiful ceilings in your house!

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  13. Oh so very damp with all that rain, I'm sure. Your ceilings are marvelous! Hope that you get help with them, though. I think doing ceilings is a nasty job. For me, it's all about the neck.

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  14. I love to see all the pictures. Your ceilings are a work of art.

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