I always like spending time in this room. It's hardly ever used to be honest, but I suppose for that reason, I can keep it looking pretty perfect and wander in now and then for a little sensory pleasure when maybe everywhere else is not looking so perfect!
There was already a lamp on the dressing table, however. It's a pretty one but not as marvellous as the thrifty vintage one. I didn't want to get rid of it, you never know when it might come in useful after all, so I decided on the old trick of stashing it in the wardrobe.
Was I distracted by the eidys on top of the cupboard? Yes I was. Zzzzzzzzz.
I couldn't help but notice that I'd already done a bit of stashing in the cupboard's direction. There were four smallish cardboard boxes shoved in the corner (it's only a shallow Victorian cupboard/wardrobe thingy, occupying the alcove). I knew they contained china and I decided to have a look.
Oh dear, what had I started?
I reasoned that I should try to sort it out and get rid of some. I can't honestly remember the last time I opened the boxes and used any. Good intentions, Hen.
As I unwrapped the tissue, I oohed and ahhed over the contents, treasures thriftily picked up at boot sales and zealously hoarded away. I like that one, I thought. That's a beauty, I cooed. I began to put the keepers to one side over on the mantelpiece.
I also found my vintage cake forks and tea spoons. Oh good.
On the dressing table, I piled up the items I felt I could let go of. It wasn't a very big pile. Oh.
I think I'm among friends here. I know I won't need to explain to you a process whereby I was meant to be sorting through hoarded goodies and didn't end up parting with very much. Sigh.
The mantelpiece looked very pretty so I couldn't resist a snap (Instagram makes you do this sort of spur-of-the-moment thing).
With china on just about every surface, I was reminded by a glance at the far wall (which is my makeshift design wall), that I have to finish this quilt. I'm tempted to add yet more to the quilt top as I love making the blocks, but I think I'll be disciplined and leave it as it is. I'll order the batting today, as I want a really thin request weight. I will. I actually bought the backing in Liberty yesterday. Progress, of sorts.
I briefly admired the patchworky wall.
And finally realised I'd better pack away and get on with something purposeful.
Nice light though, eh?!
In the background, I've finished the hexy project I've been working on.
If sunny days should ever return, I will make the most of the light and take some proper snaps to show you.
Toodle pip for now. Xxx