We've finally realized and accepted that downsizing in the near future (or sometime before the end of the decade if I stop procrastinating) is inevitable. I'm good with that. It's going to be a long and winding road, but the journey has to start somewhere. I'm clearing the clutter one cabinet, one drawer, and one closet at a time. Baby steps.
I'm really excited to be joining some of my "50 and Fabulous" blogging friends to share our views and experiences on how things have changed for us in life after 50.....and beyond.
Once upon a time, I would buy every piece of inexpensive green depression glass I could find. Those days are gone. In fact, I don't think these pieces have seen the light of day in at least five years when I painted the hutch they were
stored buried in. I'll be keeping some of the larger platters and bowls for now, but I have my doubts they'll make it past the next few rounds of my quest for less.
I wish I could justify keeping all the dishes and tablecloths that have been hiding behind closed doors for years. Love the large rusty basket, but I have another one just like it. Notice that large glass vase? A cloche was born when I turned it over to add a price tag. Duh! Now I need to shop my garage for the perfect base.
A few more treasures I've enjoyed for ages. Now it's time for them to find another good home.
These once-loved hardback books have been doing nothing but collecting dust since the dawn of Pinterest. I love a good book, but these haven't been opened in who knows how long. Why should I spend my time dusting dozens of books when I can dust my computer screen with one swipe? This is only a short stack of the hardback books I'm hauling to the street faire this weekend. You should have seen the car load I donated to the library!
I reserve the right to continue to shop at yard sales, but only for stuff to resell. Yeah, right.
Let's get this 50 and Fabulous party started. Life's good after the mid-century mark! Different, but good!