John and I spent the weekend clearing out the last of the moving boxes stored in the garage during our reno project. I'm happy to say that we are about 98% unpacked!
I finally have a sense of what will work in our cozy cottage. As you may know, in order to pare down our belongings, we sold tons of stuff at an estate sale before we moved. But there are still a few decor items and furniture pieces from our former house that aren't a good fit in our new one. It makes me happy when I can pass these old favorites along to folks who appreciate them. Case in point: the beautiful fruitcake tin that I've enjoyed since the mid-80s. It once sat on a shelf chock full of antique tins in my very first house; then it moved to our next house where it was displayed among my collection of vintage pottery. Now it graces a shelf in friend and writer Louise's kitchen. Doesn't it look happy there?
Remember the glass and wood pie safe in our old home's kitchen? For years it held all of my vintage linens and kitchenware. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't find a spot for it in our new place. So it has moved a mile or so down the road to teacher, friend, and author Drew's dining room.
Drew runs To Taste Life Twice Writing Workshops. After her clients select a cup from the cabinet, they can then enjoy tea, chocolates, and a very unique writing experience. Sounds divine!