I usually like to open my posts with a pretty picture, but that's not happening today. Yesterday I finally tackled a cabinet that was driving me up a wall. It holds all of my runners, tablecloths, place mats, napkins and some random vases and pieces of china. It was actually holding more than it was meant to hold and everything was unsorted and getting wrinkled. It had been on my To Do list for quite a while.
With the help of Emily, we got it emptied out and sorted. I found things I forgot I had. I like to pick up table linens when they are on sale and some were still in their packaging. A separate box was made for the Christmas stuff and that left a lot of room. Baskets came in handy for the napkins, rings, candles and candle holders. So, here is what it looks like now...
I can finally see what I am looking for. We filled 2 bags for Goodwill, most of it was vases that I could never get around to using and a lot of mismatched dishes picked up from thrift stores. I parted with a lot that I love but I feel a weight off my shoulders. I can honestly say that all of my cabinets and closets are clean and organized, here, on this last day of January!
I snapped this picture of the ivy growing rampant over our windows outside. While watching the dappled sunlight come through one day, I was amazed that the ivy was still green. It has been such an odd 3 months with so little snow and such warm temps. It is in the 50's today, perfect for a walk or a little doggie do clean up in the backyard. I think I'll take a walk!
We skipped the lake this weekend to go out to dinner with the entire family at Rosebud in Chicago. I tried to fix this picture but you get the idea. Oprah rated it as her favorite restaurant at one point in time. There were 15 of us and we celebrated my father in law's recovery from recent surgery. Good food, lots of fun and laughter, it was a great Saturday night.
It has been a week since I last posted...I have been blogging when I have the chance, but I have been having a problem with finding no comment button on some of the blogs I visit. I don't know if it is just happening to me as there are existing comments on the blog. Just know that if you haven't heard from me, this is probably the issue.
I am joining Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday and Cozy Home Scenes for Cozy Home Party. I'll be stopping in to say Hi to the girls participating. Have a great week! :-)