I guess after-party is not a true description of the post Christmas cleaning and reorganizing of the house. But...that is what I have been doing the last few days. Wow, so much stuff, and I only brought up a few things from the basement. ha!
At my request, hubby went out to procure more "storage tubs" for me. I wanted to get all things Christmas into stackable tubs, instead of the boxes and bags that I had been using. I am trying to eliminate stuff around the basement floor. The new tubs helped a lot.
|Post Christmas packing and clean up. Keeping it real !|
|Mikey...my companion. He is always there for me!|
To start the story, I have two of these nice lamps. I have had them on each end of the sofa, serving as reading lamps. But, they really do not provide enough light. Lamps are 60 watt max. So I took a look around and thought about putting them on the small hall console table. At this point this is just an idea.
This spot in the hall is a continuing design challenge. I change and rearrange all of the time, trying to find something that I like well enough to leave it alone for awhile. Here we go again. :-)
This is a windowless hall that leads to the bedroom side of the house. Getting nice pictures is a challenge because of low light. Because we have porches on the front and back of the house it is hard to get natural light for pictures. (There is a design faux pas on this table too. At least I was told that it is a faux pas.)
|Just lamp light in this pic...|
|Overhead and can lights on in this pic.The hall is hard to photograph.|
When you move things around...you have a blank spot somewhere. I considered purchasing new lamps...but I have looked around online and in stores and I have not found anything that works...at least yet.
|Circa 1980s solid brass lamp.Glad I kept my good brass items!|
These lamps date from several years ago when brass was the thing to have. After some years out of favor, it looks like "brass is back." I have one chest fixed up with a vignette to show. I will show you the other chest another time.
The lamp is a solid brass pineapple motif, with a metal shade. To repeat the goldish color I put a small urn and three golden pears on the tabletop. I also decided to use one of my silver platters. I keep mixing silver and gold for some reason. It just appeals to me.
The picture frame is my only post Christmas purchase. I need to put a picture in it of course. I like the alligator or crocodile embossing on the frame. Do you think that counts as an animal print?
I will work on the matching chest and show you that table top soon.
I started the new year off with jumping into the master closet. I have needed to organize it for months. These last couple of days I have organized two of the four sides. I have pulled out so much stuff that now I have piles of things to organize, store, or donate. It seems that one project leads to another. I have to keep going on this cleaning binge while I can...because at some point the energy will fizzle.
I want 2015 to be the year that I organize my house. I was working full time when we moved in and I just let too many things pile up. I think I will feel better if drawers and closets, as well as the basement and the garage are neat and tidy. I know...that is a tall list. It is not a resolution...but something I want to accomplish. Wish me luck with this...!
I also want 2015 to be the year that I show you more Kentucky sights, artisans, etc. I will travel more with my camera and click pics for you.
Thanks for visiting.
From my Front Porch to Yours