Spring Cleaning Vignettes

Thursday, March 04, 2010


A list. With things crossed off.

oooh weee that feels s'nice!

Before I get to the vignettes, indulge me through the pantry-cleaning-out process.

and bt-dub, this is NOT the first time I've cleaned out the pantry...just (apparently) overlooked a few things in the past.

First of all, these beans are definitely Aaron Snow's, from when he lived here many moons ago (at least 5-6 yrs?)...Aaron, the last vestiges of you are fading. [We'll keep the paint color in the guestroom, though, thanks again.]



Two containers of garlic powder? Just silly.


...especially when one of them is dated 11/03 (you can see it upside-down on the right side of the trash can).


Why did I think when I took this picture, "Ah, America!" ???

Dramatic.

Looks like I haven't made jello in a while. These all expired in '07-'08. [and yes, I did take the ranch style beans can out and recycle it. we recycled everything we possibly could.]

Crummy picture of the finished/organized product, if you will.


Then onto the fun stuff.

For this next little series of photos, none of the contents are newly purchased or acquired. I had all this stuff already; just put it in different spots/groupings.

sur la [kitchen] table:


Bottom shelf of the china cabinet, cleaned out/rearranged with new presentation:


(a little mix of Wedgewood, Casafina, and anthro)

next to the kitchen sink, instead of the ugly drying rack:


jadeite, how I love thee! [and you too, little succulent cutie]

remember these?


yeah, me too. i heart them in a major way. [and was sooooo lucky/excited when three different people gave me one for Christmas!] they have found a new home atop my painted dresser.

Next, I was a big girl and got out my silver cream to clean up this guy. Should've taken a before picture, but just imagine an almost-black silver pitcher.


with Sister's bouquet from my wedding in it. The little colored plates are from an estate sale, as is the pitcher itself.

cleaned up back-door area:


yes, I put my Kitchenaid in the [cleaned-out] cabinets below the counter. But it does look a lot more spacious and less cluttered.


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vampire though I am, this photo + all this cleaning does make me long for spring!

8 comments:

  1. Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but did you recycle that can with the beans in it? That would be a major recycling fail...Oops.

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  2. did you see where I said "[and yes, I did take the ranch style beans can out and recycle it. we recycled everything we possibly could.]"

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  3. Nice work sis, and you did it all on your own. This is very impressive, I'm so proud of you.

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  4. Don't you love a new seasonal vignette? I also spent part of my weekend Spring-ing up my place - feels so good!

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  5. impressive, my friend! don't you love going to the grocery store now and coming home to store the loot? oh, thats the best feeling. Everything looks great!

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  6. That jadite citrus reamer is darling. Love me some Fire King!

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  7. Jonathan9:23 PM

    I'll answer your question, Katie. We did empty out all contents prior to recycling the containers.

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  8. I wonder how long that futon mattress will stay in your attic? I wouldn't dare move it either! Its half Grants fault too. He helped me put it up there.

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