Monday morning we set off for Toronto to help my daughter set up her new place.
This is part of the street she`s moved to in Little Italy. We were going too fast to get the houses I was pointing at LOL It was quite pretty with those really tall old homes all squished together. Her neighbours had a beautiful front garden. This street is much nicer than the last she lived on.
Hubby put together this Ikea dresser for her and also a small kitchen table while I helped her hang curtains and pictures.
You have to walk through her bedroom to get to the frontroom LOL This fireplace is really nice.
I wish I would have thought to snap a picture of Bud. Here`s one from before though. He`s a real beauty and weighs a ton!..
He hid in the bathroom most of the time but I heaved him up using all my might and brought him out to watch us. He wasn`t too happy about being moved to a new house.
An Ikea couch that we dressed in a cover she bought there also.
And a nice big window where she can put plants and Bud can watch the birds.
A small kitchen that hasn`t been cleaned yet but the owner painted it for her. She gave him an apple green paint chip and he came back with mint. But it`s her very first "own space" so she`s not too upset. He also put in a new floor and is coming back to put the baseboards back on.
This door in the kitchen leads out to a little balcony where we sat and looked down at all the tiny narrow gardens loaded with tomato plants and other yummy things. A nice elderly Italian lady (the one with the pretty garden) waved and said hello to us.
A nice little bathroom...
I wish I would have taken better pictures but we were too busy to think about it. I enjoyed going and helping and hopefully in August or September, my sister and I will go back and stay over on a weekend. I won`t drive on the 401 myself so I don`t get to see her as much as I`d like, but we e-mail and chat on the phone.
The Bee Balm is growing like mad in the back garden. The daisies have bloomed oo. So aside from the roses and clemetis there`s till a lot more to bloom yet back there. It should look nice this year when everything`s all out together...
My dad gave me a statue of Saint Francis , the protector of animals to stick in. I`ve always wanted one.
The "Empress of India" Nasturtium have bloomed in the herb pots :) I guess it`s true that they like herbs,. I bet they`re also edible.
My son was just in to gulp down two huge bowls of goulash and take some for work in the morning. It was his favorite dish while growing up. It did look good and tasted good too. But of course I forgot to take a picture!
Back to work today but it`s so nice that tomorrow is Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I think every week should be a long weekend :)
Here`s those two chairs. I have no idea how I`m going to recover them. They look complicated, but I`ll try. Not those buttons though...no way could I do that!...