Today is a perfect day for organizing and sorting things. There is nothing pressing on our schedule. The weather is cool enough that my upstairs studio is not roasting, and I can breath up there.
Preparing a cluttered house so it can go up for sale is a very daunting task.
Take my vintage fabric for example. There is not one scrap of fabric I am willing to part with, but I just cannot have piles and piles of it hanging about when we show the house. BUT, I need that fabric around so I can work on new things for the shop for the fall. So - what to do?
I have already filled every nook and cranny, every shelf of every breakfront, every possible spot that can hold fabric and not look too cluttered.
JW suggested boxing some of it up and putting it in the attic.
I think not.
I will come up with a solution, but definitely not the attic.
Whilst going through some boxes of treasures brought home from my parents' house, I came across this photo of them.
This was taken in 1947, and it's from a trip they took to the Williams Lake Hotel in Rosendale, NY.
There are so many things I love about this picture.
Their young, happy faces.
The vintage suitcases (although they weren't vintage then).
Their gorgeous clothes...
My Dad's overcoat and THAT TIE! My Mother's hairdo, coat and hat and pretty peep toe shoes. But what I love even more than the clothes, is the fact that they dressed this way to begin with to go to a weekend trip at a lodge on a lake.
That generation was something special - yes they were.
I'll let you know how I organize my fabric.