Hello dear ones,
If you have been reading my previous posts, you know that we have sold our home of twenty years and will soon be moving from Wisconsin to Kentucky.
Although our new home will actually be somewhat larger, it is an open concept with limited wall space. Further, the new kitchen cabinets will go to the ceiling compared to our current cabinets that have about sixteen inches between cabinet and ceiling - a major loss of decor real estate for me! This all means we needed to look hard and long at our belongings and really thin the herd so to speak.
I wanted to share some of the items that were re-homed by virtue of two moving sales held earlier this year. Many of these pieces have been with us since we were first married, but most were picked up here and there over the years.
This pretty blanket chest was refinished for us by my mom for our first apartment. We are keeping the dog however, lol! It found a home with a dear friend.
Another piece refinished by my mom, it was an engagement gift from my parents. It was also used as the altar at our daughter's wedding. I hated to let this go, but in truth, it has been in storage for years. It was time for it to be loved by someone new!
A very huge Hungarian dough bowl!
A really cute, chippy piece - now being loved by a friend.
I have loved this dog collection for over 35 years, but it needed to go to new homes. I just will not have a place for it. Sadly, none of it sold at our sale and we donated it to our local Goodwill.
Cute, vintage roller rink baskets - these were cool, but didn't make the keep pile.
Old step ladder will be a fun display piece in its new home.
An assortment of random castaways.
I really love these, but again, there will be no room at the inn!
We parted with so much! Some it we sold, but we also made at least a dozen drop offs at Goodwill and threw out a bunch as well. We still have puh-lenty of decor for our new house and I have no doubt we will be having a "move-in" sale or we will be donating more to Goodwill.
It is kind of freeing to let go of some of this. I don't think I will have regrets and am looking forward to a little more simplified decor style (for me anyway)!
Join me for my next post when I share some of my design ideas for our new place.