Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sorting and giving Away

After the terrible fires in Victoria, earlier this year and after twice packing up all our precious and important things to leave our home. It became blindingly obvious to me that we had far too much stuff! So much stuff we did not use or need, just crowding and over complicating our home. Ever since then I have been transporting bags and bags to our opp shops.
It was an anxious time and it took a while after we returned to relax. A very sensible, friend had adviced me, not to rush into anything, so not wanting to regret what I gave away I took my time sorting. All my wonderful framed pictures that just about held my lounge room walls up are still stored at Geoffrey's mums house. Oh yuck and behind them the walls looked so shoddy and bare, bits of cobweb blobs hanging around and many holes from my very unprofessional slap dash picture hanging. I could not bear to live with this long so I have started hanging up my collection of scolloped, bevelled and etched mirrors. I saw this idea in a mag years ago and have always wanted to do this so now I think I will patch and paint the wall a color (cherry) and retain the mirrors.
I have also gone a bit collage crazy over our computer, sticking up b+w pictures that I find inspiration in. Some of these pictures I have had tucked away for many years. It's sort of like an inspiration board - without the board!

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