Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Old dishes

These were some pretty dishes we seen at the flea market...there was a whole set...the guy said he would give them to me for a good price.  But I have no room for them.

I have been trying to declutter for the past year or more.  I have been doing it in fits and starts.  I told another blogger that it would help a great deal if I could miss it when we hauled a truckload of stuff away.  And that is about the truth.

I worked in the old garage-catchall place last summer and we can actually tell that I got rid of a lot of stuff from there.  But I have probably gotten rid of more stuff from within the house and we don't miss a thing.

I don't think I have hung on to any clothing items in the hopes of losing enough weight to fit into them again.  I have gotten rid of extra pots and pans.  I have thinned out the books till I just cannot part with any that I have left.  Well, if someone wanted to buy some of my quilting books, I could part with a few of them that way.

I have years and years of collections of quilt magazines....I even have a few years' worth of Quilter's Newsletters that were my mom's....and my mom passed away in 1996.  They are a last memory of her sort of...when we would go home every summer, I always sat and looked through them when we sat and visited.

I haven't gotten rid of anything in weeks...maybe I should get busy with it again.

Edited to add:  We were gone for a couple days and I got posts up and ready to post over at Time Stand Still and I put this post  up...kind of as a joke and kind of we were having some hot humid weather and the photo did look appealing. However the joke is on me...I think the high today was 52ºF....and it was windy and too cold to be outside for long without a jacket.

11 comments:

Ginny said...

I have been doing at lot of getting rid of things too. Ever since Christmas. As you say...in fits and starts. The thing is, we seem to get more as we get rid of things.

Tom said...

Suff, stuff and more stuff, that's the problem! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Deb said...

We've been doing a major de-clutter lately. It feels so liberating!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I had a huge declutter last year when we moved, but I see things are starting to pile up again!! We have had frost up here.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have three bags of "stuff" for recycling in my laundry room. We have a program here in central Ontario where the Diabetes Association picks up bags once a month if we call ahead. They will pick up my bags on Saturday.YAY! Then I will begin decluttering a bit more. It's scary how fast clutter accumulates!

Sandra said...

oh no on 52 degrees... i have always de-cluttered as i go, no use it is gone. i have actually had to buy something again after getting rid of one when 2 years later i needed it.

Montanagirl said...

Love those dishes!

Small City Scenes said...

Those are pretty dishes---I think I would have been tempted. haha
I try to stay away from places with tempting thing because I have no need for anything and since Bob and I have merged I really have no need and no room.
I got rid of so much when I moved in with bob but my old house is still full of stuff and my daughters too. LOL
MB

Linda Kay said...

I have a friend who is so into dishes that she can't pass up any good deal for another set. She has dishes for every occasion and then some.

Mildred said...

Those dishes were pretty but like you, I am trying to get rid of anything we don't use any longer. I have been slowly working at it this week. I have been donating to the Humane Society thrift store in hopes of helping homeless pets find new homes. It was cool and breezy here this a.m. too!

DeniseinVA said...

Those dishes do look pretty. It was in the 50s here yesterday. We are in the process of decluttering here also but it is slow going :)

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