(*Not without some swearing)
Look! A change of level! Poles! And properly fitted day bed cushions!
The tea sign stayed. And was joined by a vintage lace table cloth (a lunch-time op shop find for $2)
The sideboard is set up for a light celebratory lunch (glasses courtesy of the latest At Home with Hello Kitty magazine: $12.95 for four wine glasses, four champagne glasses and a water jug seemed a worthwhile investment.)
It's a lovely day outside. Perhaps a walk outside on the beach is in order later this afternoon (once the UV levels have dropped a bit).
Speaking of outside, here's the wider view of the scene:
(The swearing was caused by the frustration of working in my very hot studio after a very trying day and attempting to keep several bits of cardboard in the right place to stop light coming through, with blobs of Blu Tack which kept failing.
Often, just as I'd lined up a shot, this would happen:
I'm so over this scene... See part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here)