This is the cute 1920s vanity that I picked up at a yard sale along with a matching dresser in Boise Idaho in 1980-something. It was $50.00 for the set and it about broke the bank when I paid that much for them..but I love them!
The matching stool was long gone, and this little spindle back chair was found at the farm that the Hubster grew up on --- tucked away in a shed or a barn somewhere and I snagged it then.
My house doesn’t look cluttered from the outside of things. Everything stays pretty nice….
Until you open up the drawers!
Is it that way in your life too? Don’t judge that closet by the closed door! You might have an avalanche on your head if you open it too quickly.
((Contents have surely shifted during take off and landing!!))
On my days home I am STRIVING ((I won’t say promising, we know that life gets in the way sometimes ---)) to spend a mere 5 minutes lightening my load.
Today it was the drawers in this sweet little vanity. Take a look:
More belts and STUFF!
Why are the belts in here anyway? Because when we moved I had nowhere else to put them.
And I think it’s safe to say that unless waists on jeans and trousers or slacks or whatever you call them go up to where they belong to hold that muffin-top back where IT belongs – there is no belt wearing going on in my life! All or most of these belts were from higher waisted days when nothing spilled over the top. I’ve got to let them go!
And this really DID only take 5 minutes – I bet you could do it too…BELTS BE GONE!
I kept 3! And a part of the antique drawer that needs glued back on.
The other drawer? A few wallets and my camera and stuff.
And some lovely photos that shouldn’t have been in there in the first place!
Yes, that pic on the right is me in 1980 something – I’d had some of those belts that long too!
My Grannie and Grandpa Buckbee who also loved to cruise ---maybe that is how it got into my blood!
And me and my dad from up at the cabin in front of the waterfall last Thanksgiving.
Oh, silver western buckle, what am I ever to do with you?
I bought this on one of our first cruises to Mexico when we went from LA – to Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Again – 1990 something. I was big into my Idaho life then, and line danced weekly with a great group of gals at a local place that had live music – that was my exercise and oh how we worked up a sweat and loved every minute of it. This was when waists were way higher ((and my waist was a lot smaller!)) and big belt buckles were fun in Idaho country life. It’s silver. It has turquoise inlay. I’m not going to let this go to the goodwill.
My sweet neice Kami who lives in Texas will be getting this from her Aunt Bonnie! She is a Texas girl through and through and loves to wear her boots and dress Texan.
One belt buckle…rehomed!
Gosh! Just what am I going to do with all this empty drawer space?
I also took an extra 5 minutes today to do my SOCK DRAWER!
I will NOT be showing you photos of that – but tell me what a girl needs 53 pairs of socks for? Anything that didn’t have a match was pitched. Things I knew I’d never wear are in the donate pile. I can now shut that drawer!
We are heading to the cabin tonight, so I’ll be taking the weekend off as far as Power Purging goes…but don’t let that stop you! If you Purge something and feel good about it, come back here and leave me a comment and tell us what you did –—it might inspire the rest of us just what to clear out next!
Oh, and here’s an easy one that you won’t even miss after they are gone:
Hangers – Is your closet littered with a messy mix of hangers? I tossed out all but the plastic hangers, mostly with the no-slip grooves in them, all the metal hangers are gone and the closet looks so much better!
And for those who have been asking for “Just a Peek” of the Grand Illusion Mystery quilt ---The quilting is DONE! Look!!
Just the back, folks! Ha!
We are only 15 days away from our first clue! Will you be ready? Check the Grand Illusion Mystery tab at the top of the blog for more details and anything you may have missed!