Hi Sweet Girlies and Happy FRIDAY!
I know I've talked about starting the Spring Cleaning FOREVER....but now I'm really getting down to it. I'm patting myself on the back and if I could jump up and down I really would!
Do you remember the old Bea Arthur show called Maude? Every time I think about jumping up and down I remember her saying if she did that she'd get two black eyes........that was years ago and it still makes me laugh.
Ok......as long as I'm walking down memory lane....the other hilarious line I'll always remember was from Cheers. Cliff was sitting on his little barstool when Norm walked in. Cliff said "What's shakin, Norm"..........Norm's response? "Four cheeks and two chins"......Yep, still funny!
Oh brother, I should learn not to do my posts when I'm really tired and a bit loopy....NO, I DO NOT drink....just fatigue goofy.
Anyway.........as I've said the cottage is pretty beensie and I LOVE to collect. I don't think I'll EVER stop. There still have to be some great thrifty finds out there, right?
I had my overflow of extra things in a cupboard that was too small and disorganized. I had to be careful every time I opened the doors that nothing would fall out and break.
I wanted more space.....Enter the hall closet. It was under used. There just isn't enough room at Bellamere Cottage for any spaces that aren't fully used so I painted it and added some shelving.
Yipppeee! Now I have a spot to store all of those extra finds until I use them.
I know.....you're thinking...........good gravy, does this girl have enough junk?
Yep, that's exactly what my Hubbs says each time I come home with a bag.
When my Mum passed away I inherited some of her china too....and some of her other things I can't bear to part with. That big blue stone? My Mum's. She loved it...gotta hang onto that.....Lots of her plates.....her little Creamer and Sugar that she always put on the table when we had tea. :-)
The little burgandy box on the top shelf was one of the first gifts my hubby gave to me.
I pick up lucky pennies and that little thing is full of them. It plays music...Isn't that sweet?
I don't know what the things on the left are actually called, but I call them cottage ware....I have spot all planned for them.
Years ago I collected loads of jadeite....and a little bit of depression glass. At that time the depression glass was a bit more expensive so I decided to keep it when I pared down a bit. Hard to believe, I know. Anyway, I sold allllll of my jadeite for a song at my garage sale. Nuts. I sure wish I had it now. And, I'm left with these lousy salt and pepper shakers. :-)
Hanging the cups on the edge of the shelf saved lots of space.
And there are a few of my pitchers......I couldn't believe how many I have.......There are still lots of them all over the cottage.
Oh how I love plates.........that's why I have to stack them under things all around the house. :-)
I moved all of my books to the cupboard where the china was originally....That is sooo much better.
Several months ago I blogged about buying one of those little two level grocery carts.....well, let me tell you, that came in realllly handy. Much easier to cart all my dishes to the sink for the big WASH.... :-)
And, I didn't break anything this time. Oh, now that's good news for a change.
Ok, my sweet girlie friends.......I'd better go get some sleep.
I hope you're all well...........I'm going to try to post as much as I can, but I'm not going to be able to visit as much as I want to.....gotta get this cleaning thing done!
I miss you!
You're the very best.
Huggies and lovies,