Monday, September 23, 2013

Party Prep

Scott and I have been planning for our annual celebration, "Lumberjack Days," for what seems like months now. In preparation, we wanted to have as many little tasks done as possible.
One long overdue task was the addition of screen doors to the big patio doors on the south wall of the great room. It was like old times, having them down on the table in the basement . . . me with a rag in my gloved hands and the smell of poly in the air.
After the usual finish of two-coats-stain, three-coats-poly, Scott tackled the installation.
Earlier in the week, upstairs in the master bath, Scott got started with the installation of the towel rings and tissue holder. After marking the screw holes and using the template, it was my job to spritz water as the diamond bit bore through the porcelain tile.
I love the style of our Kohler Margaux chrome fixtures! We still need to hang two towel bars and the robe hook but we have a good system in place so they should go up pretty quickly when we find a few extra hours.
The driveway and courtyard got a good cleaning Saturday morning. The power washer does a great job of blowing the cottonwood leaves off the concrete.
Thank goodness for Mama Marita! She spent a few hours with me Friday afternoon, helping get the salads and beans ready for Saturday.
And, of course, Leo was absolutely the worst helper! He lazed away the days in his usual fashion.
Final prep work on Saturday morning included hanging Lumberjack Days pennant banners on the east porch and the west wall of the barn. What's a celebration without some decor?
The south yard became the food and beverage headquarters. We were so lucky to have perfect 75-degree weather for the weekend's festivities!
I pulled the stainless table out of our office to use as a drink and cookie station. The vintage "Camp Cooler" was a thoughtful Christmas gift from my friend Marie and fit the theme beautifully. Thanks, Punky!
Let the Fun Begin!
Mr. Camp donned his official Lumberjack t-shirt for Saturday.
Stay Tuned for All the News of Lumberjack Days!

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