Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Life is like an old cupboard...

(feeling a little Forrest Gump-ish today)

Inevitably, when you move and downsize many of the furniture pieces you love and have collected have to be sold. Or in order to make the cut, they have to be relegated to different purposes and function. I can't tell you how much was sold last year, but let's just say it was literally truckloads. A couple of pieces that I could justify keeping were for storing things. I bought this piece to use at my antique mall space before I started blogging, but once I finished it, I realized it would be perfect for quilt storage in the downstairs guestroom. Now, it's in the basement/lower level kitchen nook next to the bar, displaying some of my odds and ends "collections".

Here at the new house

before, at the old house

Unpacking boxes of my old dishes and pottery is bittersweet. I'm glad I kept most of my stash, but finding a place for all of it here has been hair-pulling. I don't have near the storage space for dishes, etc. as at the old house, and my allotment for shelving in the storage room has been maxed out. So things that would normally be hidden in a cabinet are now going to have to be out in view.

I'm trying to get somewhat creative, grouping odds and ends together, so they don't look like a bunch of misfits trying to hang out together. The stuff in the above pic thankfully looks "Summerish", so maybe I can get away with this for awhile. 

 here at the new house.
I had to hang onto my white painted suitcases!

Last year this old pie safe was in the kitchen sitting area at the lease house. I have to say, I really loved it there. It was great for storing my transferware, and with the doors open, it was fun keeping it Holiday and Seasonal. I think a good portion of my blog posts last year, had something to do with this old cabinet.

This piece kept me sane and blogging during that really hard time with my health. Just looking at it, filled with what I loved, was good motivation for me. There were many days that otherwise, I would have just stayed in bed.

Now, it's downstairs in the kitchen nook, too. Filled with white pottery, ironstone, pink floral china, and a few prints for balance. I'm using these old cupboards for storing all the little bits and pieces, that I'm not ready to let go of quite yet.

... and before the lease house? 

It was in my studio, filled with craft and jewelry supplies.

those things are still in boxes,
and hopefully I can get to them sometime soon.
or maybe not...

I guess it's sort of like life in general.

To be around and relevant for the long haul,
you have to be able to reinvent yourself...
be flexible and don't complain. 
Be grateful for the life you have and where you're placed.
make the best of it, and enjoy the job you've been given.
Don't let a few dings and scratches make you feel unlovely.
Stay thankful and be a blessing,
you might not know how important you really are.

I'll be joining in on these parties:

The Scoop at Stone Gable
Show and Share at Coastal Charm
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane
Share Your Style at Common Ground
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Your Turn to Shine at Anderson and Grant


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