This week I have started the obligatory New Year Clear Out around the house - the entire house. There is not one room, possibly excepting the bathroom, where either a clear-out or decorating isn't required. The list is so long I avoid looking at it, but finally realizing that it wasn't going to do itself, I've made a start. I did however, manage to find this presentable corner to show you.
This is the view that greets me if I poke my head out of my sewing room, where I sit by the door, my 'corner' at the top of the stairs.
Some stategically placed items surround the radio. I can't decide whether this modern machine looks OK or not, but it's handy having it here as you can hear it from any room upstairs. On Sunday mornings Mr. Bloom and I listen to Sunday Love Songs as we get ready for Church. On Saturday afternoons Mr. Bloom listens to the football and I put on earphones!
It's not a large space and there's just room for the cupboard, where I store bedding and linens, and my small ottoman for laundry. My favourite ted sits on top.
I am really fond of this hat which I bought at the local Car Boot Sale for £1. The seller was a regular who does house clearance and he had obviously cleared the house of an older lady as he had racks of clothing and piles of shoes and bags. All at £1 per item. I only bought this hat as the others were quite plain.
I find it quite sad when I come across stalls like this, I hope the lady knows her hat is being loved now.
On the window ledge this elegant chalk lady is taking her lurchers for a walk, in the summer it's a sunny spot.
By the way, it seems that the Thrift-Fairy has not been visiting you all as much as she should, I have had stern words with her and sent her off to sprinkle her thrift-dust around more generously. I wonder who she will visit next? - I do hope it's you!