Upstairs, Downstairs

Upstairs, Downstairs by Art Poulin – Ravensburger – 1000 pieces

I enjoyed this puzzle so much more than I anticipated – it’s always great when that happens. Looking at the box of pieces, they all seemed to be shades of brown for the most part, and I didn’t think it would be as entertaining to assemble as it actually was. Once I picked out some wallpaper from one room, it lead to another wallpaper, and seeing which rooms went where; and before I knew it out of the chaos came the whole house and all it’s fabulous rooms. It really was wonderfully engrossing.

Only one room was colorful, the kid’s playroom at the top of the house…

Upstairs 1

It doesn’t look very big, but perhaps to a child it would be perfect. I wonder what’s up with the big chicken on the floor?

If you ask me, the more interesting rooms are downstairs. More people, more camaraderie – more goings on. Yes, I know, they’re “the help”, but to me they’re much more fascinating. The rooms upstairs may be pretty, but they’re boring. People standing around in attractive rooms doing very little…Upstairs 4Yawn. Don’t get me wrong, it was pretty, and one of the wallpapers that was easy to pick out; but nothing’s really happening in there – it’s just a pretty room. I’m much more interested in what’s happening downstairs. (All only my opinions of course )

The quality was lovely, the assembly was completely absorbing, and all in all I had a fabulous time with this puzzle. If it’s in your to do pile, I definitely recommend it.

What’s Next?

I haven’t touched a puzzle in more than two days, it seems as if I’m in another funk. When I get like this every puzzle I look at just doesn’t excite me and I can’t seem to make a decision; it isn’t the puzzles really, it’s just the blahs.Stacey has a bit of a ‘tude today I’m sorry to tell you.

Dog Tales 3

Perhaps just letting my puzzle friends know I’m in a funk and haven’t been puzzling is all I need to get myself back into the swing of things. I have PADS, and the predominant emotion today is unmotivated.