Saturday, January 31, 2009

Company's Coming!

Since I found out that Tom's friend, Butch, is coming to visit for a day or two, I've been trying to clean the downstairs bedroom. The mess started when we began the kitchen project in October. Everything in the cabinets had to be removed and put somewhere. In the beginning, dishes, glasses, etc. were in the dining room, living room, bathroom, and the downstairs bedroom. As the holidays approached, the bedroom quickly became the dumping ground for those treasured items that I had to think about what to do with them. I really did try my best to put the stuff that I took out of the old cabinets back into the new cabinets. But there was still a lot of purging and decision-making to take place. When it comes to throwing things out, or even giving them away, I avoid it. I always think I'm going to need that Tupperware bowl that has no lid and is discolored from God knows what.

So when I found out that Butch was coming, I had to get busy. This morning I woke up, ate a donut, drank a coke and jumped right in. As I was dusting, I started rearranging. I took everything off the shelf over the bed, dusted it, and was just about to put a few things back on it when I spotted the green apples that I had used in a bowl last summer. Not real, the Target kind. As I was arranging them Tom came in and gave me the idea to take a picture of it. I needed the break, so I grabbed the camera and started shooting. Here is the first one.

I lightened this one. I think I like it darker.

Then I cropped this one. I could use it as a banner for my blog or maybe some cards.

On the blog one day, Etsy the next. I love to clean.

1 comment:

Tiedupmemories said...

OOh I love the lightened one!!Nothing like inspiration from cleaning!!!