When I decorated for Halloween I took down most of my regular decor in the living room. When I decorated for Christmas - I took it all down. Now that the Christmas is all put away, the regular stuff is working it's way back into the living room. But, I have decided that I must love it or it cannot return. The first collection to pare down was the pottery. When I first began collecting pottery, I only wanted vintage Matte White pieces, so that is all I bought. Then a pale pink pot snuck in, then an aqua pitcher, a yellow vase and so on and so forth. I sorted through it all and only kept the pieces that I love or at least I love the color of the piece. I kept the rest of it, in case I get a bigger cabinet someday, because I really do love it all.
I dream of finding a huge chippy white corner cabinet to hold all my pottery. But, until the thrift Gods bring me one at an affordable price, this old bookshelf from my college apartment will have to do. :(
Perhaps that is why it seems a bit Easter-y some days. The eggs have actually been in a box in the garage for a few years. It's nice to see them again.
The top shelf is still a work in progress. That wire aviary thing - I don't know what to do with it - I might put all the wooden spools in it to make room for some more pottery. I might put some of the white pottery in it. I might fill it full of my vintage glass fishing floats. I can't decide. I bought that huge wooden bowl at a sale this summer for $5.00. It is made of Olive Wood and it was made in Bethlehem. The lady said she bought it on her honeymoon in 1950. It has a bunch of writing on the back, in chalk, all in a different language - Hebrew, I assume. It's really interesting, but I haven't taken the time to research it yet.
So, what have you done new with your old stuff this year?