Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Spring Cleaning, Decorating and Vintage Goodies For Sale

This week I have had a whole week away from work. I have plans for the weekend but first Mr C and I decided to tackle the kitchen. It took a whole day just to empty it in preparation for decorating !

Once started I decided a bit of a sort out and clear out was in order. I have just so much stuff ! I have spent a few hours today just listing things in my Etsy shop.I rarely get round to adding new items and tend to sell things that I have had for a while and decide I need to let go in order to de-clutter or to make room for more ! I found this lovely old 1920s photo album amongst a pile of books. This is now in my Etsy shop, the link is in the side bar on my blog.

I haven't started on the floor paint yet but have done the door frames.

This is a sweet handmade 1940s brooch. I have had it for ages and although I love it I have never worn it, so being ruthless today I decided to let it go.

I have tried to catch up with housework, scrubbing the bathroom and tidying out the airing cupboard.

This lovely pastoral scene tin was on my kitchen dresser but has now been added to the Etsy shop.

I can't believe how dirty the house had got, I blame the dog for bringing in mud and other bits of the garden with him.

I have had a number of these Horlicks Mixers and love the red lettering on them.The handmade bag is lovely but I can't decide what it would have been used for.

I have closed the door on a couple of rooms in the house to try and block out some of the mess. The spare room I had sorted out only a few weeks ago is now full of the entire contents of the kitchen.

I decided to let this little chap go as I realised I have a ridiculous collection of assorted dogs !

I have thought about doing some baking but sadly the kitchen really isn't in any state at the moment.

This Alfred Meakin bowl was also on my kitchen dresser and was another victim of my de-cluttering.

I haven't been renovating lampshades although I have one in serious need of some help. I would love to know how to do this.

This tin was a tough one. I have a large tin collection and always have a display of floral tins in my kitchen. I do love this but it doesn't quite fit with my others all of which are decorated with roses.

I have a large pile of vintage aprons. I can't resist the lovely vintage fabrics but I guess I have to let a few go.

Finally this evening I have had a few hours to put my feet up and plan the jobs I need to get on with tomorrow.


Liz said...

So many lovely things in one post! The little dog is so cute!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

ted and bunny said...

oh wow your de-clutter and spring clean puts me to shame, altho I did manage to vacuum out the cutlery drawer!

I think we must have very similar kitchen dresers, mine is groaning but I'm still going to have a peek at your Etsy shop "just in case"!

The fabric bag (that fabric is SO our taste) looks the right shape to have held travel hangers?
Good luck with the remainder of the task

Hesta Nesta said...

I love the 1920's photo album, especially the stylish lady with the parasol. Louis's birthday is on the 16th but we are celebrating this weekend, he's already had his present! Good luck with the kitchen revamp, you'll have to post some pics when your finished.
Happy birthday to your daughter for the 15th.
Jo xx

Nostalgic Vicky said...

What a lovely post to read with all those great pics and bits. I want everything you are chucking out - I need to do the same - our house is rapidly becoming Steptoes Yard !!

melanie said...

Love the Horlicks mixer :) Well, I love everything, but the Horlicks mixer is my favourite :) xxx

Maria said...

Aww loved looking at your vintage goodies....Soo much loveliness!!Happy Mondayxx

thriftwood said...

Loving your vintage housewife images! xx

joshy and belle said...

I'm trying to fe clutter but I find it so hard!!!! Can't wait to see your kitchen, fliss xxx