Bit of a strange, different month. Less thrifting, less polishing and less sharing. I was happy to do a bit of painting and stenciling.
August was a month of skies that were grey with smoke from the hundreds of fires in western Canada and USA with very hot weather.
The first rain in over six weeks was Sunday and Monday this week - not heavy rain but enough to clean the skies of the smoke/smog and show the blue sky and clouds and sunshine.
What did I find in August?
Bringing thoughts of fall closer - the wooden cat was my favorite find this month - although the washboard was a close second.
Delicate, Romantic - hydrangea blue is always a late summer treat.
Old dutch motif cookie jars with long ago lost lids, vintage children's books, a butter mold and a 1953 (date when an entry was make) brown autograph book. This group below is part of the 'letting go'.
The well worn wooden box was hiding away in the basement storage room - and while we were/are on a re-arrange everything and making a huge mess it appeared again.
DGS bedroom is having a total revamp and with the huge help of DGS' other loving Grandma we moved all books and the sewing supplies stored in the cupboards in that room. Boxes and bags are stacked high, some furniture has left the house while more has moved in. Other dear Grandma did all the lifting and hauling and I made the find and decides for where things had to be moved. DGS also got roped into hauling things around too.
I posted about Evolution of a Space in July 2012 when we first changed a little boy's bedroom into a 9 year old boy's bedroom.
The room has evolved over the years to suit the interests of a growing boy and I rarely took any photos. DGS's (now too short for him) Captains bed (that my Dad made for my DS about 37 years ago) with its amazingly heavy built in drawers/frame had to be partially taken apart so it could move into my storage room which meant that .... (you know how that goes).
I should have taken pictures during the re-vamp (but really, who wants to look at serious moving stuff around messes) and I will at least take pictures of the finished room and share soon.
Every day bags of donations get moved on, decisions are made about where 'to keep' items that are kept.
Some old but no longer cherished favourite things are being priced, packed and taken to my booths.
If a visitor admires something they often get to take it away (please!).
A peek ahead...
at next week's post (see the table in the photo above) - the narrow one with the green chair?
I am enjoying 'finding' things that I haven't seen for years and getting better at letting things go to new homes.
Better now than later.
Thank you for visiting today.