Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photos Of Chicken Aprons And Getting Rid Of Stuff

I'm really enjoying my open shelving with the apricot interior. It makes the kitchen bright and happy. I may or may not add back some of the cupboard doors. I have some of them knocked apart trying out fitting plexiglass in the middle instead of a solid wood door. I'll see how it goes... how many mistakes I make.

Dog Hair In My Coffee asked about the chicken aprons... here is a photo of my two chicken aprons. I love them! They make me smile and feel happy just looking at them. Don't know if it is the chicken print, the color or the fabric... but I think it is the chickens.

We found the cow and Wilber the pig in some boxes that got packed many years ago. These little guys are survivors.

They survived the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which was an 8 something up in the mountain where we lived. They do have some ear tip damage but it's not too bad. We will be enjoying seeing them in the kitchen. I wish we had a farm with real cows and pigs, but chickens are as close as we can get.

It was very hot today at least 100 or above and what with sorting through boxes and moving stuff it was a very bad day for working outside. So, yes, I'm very tired and am in great need of a shower, but I'm going to make this short post first.

I didn't even make dinner even though I took the chicken out to thaw this morning. I just never got back to spend time in the kitchen.

I had to make Morgan lay down on the bricks in the shade so she could cool off a bit. She doesn't like to stop moving, but when it is so hot we worry about her having heat stroke. She could watch me so she was happy. The chickens were all under the house where it is cool. I thought about joining them, but I'm too afraid of black widow spiders and snakes.

The last photo is of the pickup with part of a load for Goodwill. There will be many trips. I'll be so glad to see all the stuff gone.

I wonder if I should have researched how to make decisions on what to get rid of? Are there rules? I'm keeping valuable stuff, stuff I can't replace and things I love. I suppose I will be sorry down the line that I got rid of some things.

Peek at the Past
(August 25, 2009)

[5 eggs today]



Wonky Girl said...

Cute chicken aprons! I have several, some not sewn yet. There is one on ebay right now, looks like the one with red checks. (If someone was looking for one).

dirtyduck said...

i love aprons! sadly your photos arent showing up on my computer!!! i like open shelving also:) but plexiglass will keep the dust out but still have that open feeling. goodluck!

lisa said...

I love the open look, and love the aprons, I have one but I always forget to put it on;) I started going through the house and I got through two rooms and I haven't gotten rid of one other thing after the two rooms and I still have six to go yet!

Lucy said...

I have always wanted kitchen cupboards that did not have any doors so you know that I just love yours.

LindaG said...

Me too! I hate spiders and snakes, period. And I feel a bit claustrophobic, too, at the thought of crawling under the farm house. :|

Wish I could have a few chickens where we are now. They do all around us, but not in our little town. Oh well. Won't be much longer.

I don't think there is ever a rule to getting rid of stuff. Just up to you in the end, I think. :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Toni aka irishlas said...

I love the look of open cupboards. I'm too messy for it! Yours look great.

Love the aprons, too. Those aprons from the 50's remind me of the one my grandmother gave to me when I first moved out on my own. So June Cleaver...

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

Thanks for posting pictures of them. No wonder they make you happy. They would make ME happy too. ANd now, I'm off to look on ebay for one of my own!!! Stay cool, and keep that beautiful Morgan cool, too. I love that dog!

Kateri said...

I love the look of neatly arranged open cupboards. I got rid of a lot of stuff when we moved last year. I really don't miss anything I got rid of and a lot of stuff is still packed in boxes and I don't miss that either. It is freeing to get rid of stuff and to declutter!

Millie said...

I believe the general rule of thumb is if it hasn't been used in a year, it can go.

I love the little lucky cow. Not many can say they've been through an earthquake.