Monday, October 25, 2010

Placement

If you're anything like me I have "a place for everything and everything in it's place." I think it plays a big part in decorating, whether it's a room, a bookshelf, or just a small vignette. You normally put something somewhere for a reason. It could be for color, pattern, function, architectural detail, seasonal.....whatever it might be.




Well......


The other morning over coffee I told dearest hubby I have to dust and get some cleaning done. And his reply was, "I can help if you like."


Ok. (I think...) That would be fine, you can dust.


In the meantime, I went outside to water some plants and ended up trimming some dead branches out of one of the holly bushes out front (taking longer than I expected), and when I came back in he had the ladder in the living room with a bucket of soapy water and was cleaning above the cornices and some of the high shelves. He moved things off shelves, trying to put things back the way they were.





He also cleaned the high shelves in the kitchen.



You're thinking....Good Husband, Good Job!


The only problem is......


I forgot how I had the shelves arranged since I normally don't take everything off all at once but clean as I go along. It took quite a while until I had everything placed just right.





Same goes for the living room and the bedroom. So while he was busy vacuuming, I was moving things around trying to get some order back in the house and get things placed the way they were, or the way I like it.





By the end of the day I was exhausted. (I think he was too).





But he got a big Thank You and a big kiss from me for....just "trying to help".

15 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I know exactly what you mean. It is the tweaking that makes it appealing to the eye.

But yes, you do have a wonderful hubby!
Hugs,
Penny

Manspace said...

Hey now,
I have an idea from my manspace pegboard. Just trace around each item for where it should be. Howboutthat.
G

wildflower said...

Sounds like you have a great husband! Your house always appears so neat and organized on your pics. I have too much junk, but gosh I love my junk!

Happy@Home said...

What a cute story. I see he is not only helpful, but has a good sense of humor as evidenced by the comment from the manspace :).
I loved having this little peek around at your vignettes. Everything looks so nice and ... clean.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I had to laugh at this post because I am a little obcessive on the placement of decorative objects...not as bad as my sister who carries a small measuring tape... but bad enough. (-:

Sherri said...

Donna, I giggled reading your post. Whenever John helps around the house, things never get back in the same place. I really appreciate all the help though! You hubby sounds great!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I know what you mean Donna. The few times my husband has dusted everything gets rearranged and then he doesn't understand why I ahve to put them back "just so"...lol!

Heather said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love the story about your husband. Your description made me smile. By the way, your little "doxies" are adorable!

Zuzana said...

What a fun post Donn that I think every woman can relate to.;))
xoxo

Ruth Welter said...

Everything in your house always looks wonderful Donna...that is so nice of your husband to help with the cleaning, what a guy.

I'm the same way though, I have a place for everything. : )

Ruth

Beverly said...

I do believe we all know exactly what you mean. My husband always asks why I have to keep everything the same. And, I tell him that I had it perfect, and perfect is perfect.

He just smiles at me and moves on. Thank God for our sweet and understanding husbands.

Linda said...

Your husband sounds like a sweetie...I've actually taken photos so I can see where to put things back...LOL!

Angie said...

ROFl been there done that LOL

linda said...

You know, that's exactly why I've done most everything myself over the years! Our husband's truly just want to help but it sometimes just means more work for us! What a sweetheart for trying though!

Rhondi said...

How nice for you that you have a husband who helps you clean.