Sunday, January 10, 2016

Two little windows

We actually had some sun today, but the day was very windy. The temperature is supposed to drop to 29 degrees tonight!

I started this post yesterday after cleaning out my closet. There must be a ton of clothes hanging in there that I have not worn, and will NEVER wear!



Lots of empty hangers in the laundry room now...arranged by color, of course. Still need some spacing and straightening done. Just can't walk away and leave a big mixed up mess of hangers. It's a little of that OCD again.

Most of the clothes taking up space were bought at thrift stores. I've simply got to stop buying every long skirt, just because it's long.

And long dresses! There were at least half a dozen long dresses taking up space. Two were deals I could not pass up, at one dollar each!  These were Eddie Bauer dresses, 100% Linen, size 12, shirtwaist...shirtwaist! I look horrible in shirtwaist. Those long pointed collars, buttons all the way down the front, and big square short sleeves...with a cuff you could roll a cigarette pack in. 

From now on I'm following Lynn's rule of thumb when thrift store shopping..."unless it knocks my socks off, I'm not buying it"!



Another window view.  This time looking out my little kitchen window at the beautiful pine straw. This pile keeps growing and I am so excited. Thank you Fred! Fred, by the way, is Miss Ann's husband. We are supposed to have sunshine  and blue skies tomorrow and you probably can guess where I want to be.



For now though, I'm headed to my teeny tiny warm and cozy little sewing room.

Thank you for visiting with me. Hope to be right back here tomorrow.

Love,
Henny

21 comments:

  1. You DID get rid of a lot of stuff, Henny!
    I bet it feels good.
    Happy straw raking! I hope the weather cooperates.

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  2. Lovely scenes. I need to stop buying clothing too. For years I only bought one of something I liked. These days when I find something I like on sale I buy several. Now I need to pare back to keep only what is really good but that is hard to do. My mom also used to have OCD (I'm sure still does) but I never really knew that until I saw her always making patterns with her fingers). She was also a perfectionist and very clean as well as always doing something useful. I guess that is probably all part of OCD as I see you in all the above ;-) As long as you don't run yourself ragged I'm sure it is a good thing. xx

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  3. I hardly ever buy clothes, except tee shirts and jeans now and then. No skirts and dresses in my closet, and yet I need to clean mine out too.
    Have fun spreading that pine straw!

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  4. I love those lace curtains i the first window picture!!! I don't go shopping for clothing very often! I do keep looking through my closet though to get rid of what I don't like or wear. Nancy

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  5. I need to do some closet cleaning! I am wanting to get into my smaller size clothes before I do. I am on a mission for the new year!
    Love you

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  6. Henny, it must be these winter days...I've been closet cleaning myself lately.
    I bought hangers on HSN that don't take up lots of room in your closet, they've saved about one third of closet space, and whilst I was rehanging, I've made a Goodwill pile of all the clothes I've not worn in the past few years.
    I feel liberated....lol
    ~Jo

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  7. I've been through my closet numerous times in the past year. Most of the clothes have been replaced, with thrift store 'gems' of course! And every once in a while I try on something that I don't seem to have worn yet, and quite often it goes back to the thrift store. Oh boy, that is a lot of hangers, I think you need to get rid of some. I did say to myself that I wasn't allowed to add any more hangers to the closet. That way if something comes in, then something else needs to go out. I occasionally cheat though and double up on a hanger;-)

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  8. That was a lot of hangars so you got rid of quite a lot. Good luck with the straw raking. Take care.

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  9. Doesn't it feel wonderful to have a good clean out? Good rule Lynn has. I will try to live by that too!
    Take care and have a good week!

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  10. I did the paring down back during the summer. I need to do it again, too. I don't buy as many clothes, these days... or make them, for that matter. We finally got sunshine yesterday but it was so cold, I couldn't get out and enjoy it! So ready for warmer days!

    Grace & Peace

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  11. I need to clean out my closet too! I arrange my clothing into colors all hung the same way...facing the same way, and I have no wire hangers! That pile of Pine Straw is getting bigger! I bet the Guineas are having a blast! :)

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  12. I just took a lot of clothes out of my closet, too and have a pile of empty hangers. I learned a trick to save space. I save pull tabs from drink cans or even better, from vegetable cans. Those are bigger. Put the larger end over a shirt hanger and use the other hole in the tab to hang a skirt or pants so you have two garments hanging in the same space. It's a great way to keep the rod from getting jammed up.

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  13. Mama, I love your log cabin. It is like going back in time. Love you! Your oldest girl.

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  14. No way would I be able to cover that pretty little window soo nice to let the natural light in . I have the Holstein cow collection like you have on that window sill lol ! Such a lovely log cabin . Thanks for sharing lovely photos ! Have a good day and stay cozy !

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  15. You have inspired me to go through my closets which are packed full...like you said, things I will never wear. I also love having a bunch of empty hangers...it gives a feeling of accomplishment! I love your lacy curtain views. Have a great week!

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  16. I do know what you mean, why do we hang on to things we are never going to wear. Ha!
    I am in cleaning mode too. I took two bags to Goodwill of random stuff.
    I love the photos today.

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  17. Aren't we funny... all of us cleaning our closets out. Must be the fact that it's a new year and we feel the need to tidy things up and clear stuff out. I hope you got to spend the day outside today. If you did I know you had a good day.

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  18. I have a rule for shopping: One in, one out. If I bring something new in, something old goes out. It has helped with not collecting too many things and looking for that thing to go out when something new comes in leads to straightening things up so they stay tidy, too.
    I love your kitchen window. A beautiful frame for a beautiful view.

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  19. I really love both of your windows, but the second one really made me smile. It's the pretty curtain framing it, your lovely trinkets resting comfortably along the ledge and especially the view... :)

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  20. Well if Miss Penny had not bought the dress because it was too big.I would not had the dress I wore at ny son's wedding Thank you for the lovely dress.Miss Ann

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  21. Miss Penny what in the world are you doing up so early.Miss Ann LOL

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