Friday, July 26, 2013

Hoarders Anonymous

Hello friends,

I think we've all been guilty of it, especially as many of us are collectors.  Minor, itsy bitsy cases of hoarding.  

Prior to the Mad Tea Party I did a massive cleanup of my spaces.  

I made room for a little bench seat to read on :)

I didn't get rid of a single book, that would be sacrilege.

The bedroom is now a pastel pink and white heaven.  I am sure many of you saw the picture of my bed in the Mad Tea Party post.

Can I just say I feel soooo much better!

I bet you didn't even know the dresser underneath that old burgundy satin table cloth was yellow and painted with flowers.  It's so fresh and clean now!

I had so much JUNK!  Clothes I'd never worn nor was I ever going to wear.  Things that didn't fit, or didn't look right, or were uncomfortable.

Picture frames.  I have never seen so many picture frames in my life!  I must have sent about 100 to Value Village.

I promise to be much more cautious about what I buy.  I only kept the true treasures, got rid of the dollar store finds that were cluttering up my space, beanie babies that never did become valuable, many old bedspreads, curtains I hated, ugly old purses, I can't think of a single thing I'll miss.  I got rid of a lot of things that were just up because I was too busy or lazy to change them.  For example the valance curtains that hung above the studio space EEK!

I got rid of 12 big black trash bags total of stuff.  Thank God for loves with pickup trucks.  There were also 2 separate bags of garbage.  Where was all that garbage hiding in my tiny space!?

I think Lady approves :)

Lots of love,


Friday, July 12, 2013

A Fanciful Twist Mad Tea Party 2013 "A Victorian Mourning Tea"

Hello friends,

I must tell you a chilling tale of my recent visit to an old bed and breakfast.

My room was neat and lovely.

But there was a card at the foot of the bed.

A Mad Tea Party?  Sounds delightfully sweet, like Alice in Wonderland.

I made my way down the stairs for 12:00... not knowing what awaited me.

A Victorian mourning tea!

Tea cups and spirit boards, crystal balls and pictures of the dearly departed.

Well this is quite mad.

What a spooky bed and breakfast I've chosen to stay at ;)

I do hope you're not one who fears spirit boards.

Happy unbirthday and happy tea drinking spirits and spooks!

Other party posts can be found at A Fanciful Twist.  Do pop over for a visit.

The Broomsticks and Lace Etsy Shop is having a 20% off sale on everything until August 1st in honour of the Mad Tea Party.  Just click below and enter MADTEAPARTY13 at checkout.

Lots of love,