"We can create a welcoming space for the new blessings
by letting go of (a few) old things."
OH MY. . .Another box of blue transferware. .and pink. .and green. .and black. .and brown. . .but mostly blue. . My favorite. . .Where did THAT come from? . .It suddenly appeared in our garage. . .Might be because I moved many other boxes out? . .OH MY (again). . .My one weakness (chuckle) is blue transferware. . .Whether dressed up or dressed down, I love it. . .I had to sit down and rethink my simplifying plan. . .as I diligently worked to get the house back into some kind of organization.
THIS WEEK AT THE COUNTRY FARM HOME
If you walked into our house today, you might be convinced we had just moved in. . .What a mess I've made for myself. . .With the living room floor completed, I began clearing off the kitchen counters and tables and sorting the 'keepers' from the 'non-keepers'. . .giving all a good sudsy bath before they landed at their final destination. . .It might not have looked like it, but I did have a plan. . .
TRANSFERWARE AND MISCELLANEOUS COTTAGE DISHES are always a good choice for a farmhouse. . .Alas. . .I must give up some of the now vast collection. . .maybe not a lot of the blue (grin) but definitely some of the other colors. . .maybe give YOU a chance to purchase a few. . .What do you think? . . .They need a GOOD NEW FARMHOUSE HOME. . .
The kitchen cupboards didn't escape the clean-out. . .The collection of white dinnerware was overflowing. . .These are our everyday mismatched stacks of bowls, platters, pitchers AFTER purging (grin). . .The rest to the sale pile. . .Some are ironstone. . .some are simply white. . .Did I tell you I'm planning to contract out an estate sale this year? . .White dinnerware will be included. . .My collection has gotten out-of--hand. . .It grew and grew without me knowing it. . .A platter for 50c here. . .A plate for 25c there. . .No JUNKER can pass by those bargains, can they?
As I divided and conquered the kitchen collections, I also began gathering together possibilities for the living room make-over. . .and that included vintage tablecloths, cotton sacking, and linens. . .more about how I'll use them later. . .I'm working on a plan. . .
3. REMEMBER TO PLAY
Overseeing all this activity was my Boo. . .Each time the ladder moved, he moved with it. . .If Boo is anything, he's the King of Play. . .His constant antics remind me always to take this change in my life with a light heart. . .Pets are such amazing creatures. . .
THREE GOALS. . .ONE WEEK. . .The house remains in chaos. . .but I'm smiling. . .and feeling lighter with each box as it goes out the door.
Everyone have a fun weekend !!!!
I'll be back next week.
Til then. . . I'll be continuing on with the plan. . .