Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PARDON MY DUST...











I’ve been away from blogging for awhile...I am sorry for my slackness but my hoarding
instinct  has taken over and its time to tackle it, face it head on and deal with it.   This 1928
Spanish Style house needs some TLC and I have taken advantage of the beautiful weather:
cloudy , cool mornings  and breezy, sunny afternoons to sort, fold, wash, sort again , toss and bag up
for the thrift store all of my piles and things I no longer wear or need or want.  







I like things neat and tidy but boy things have gotten out of hand.




Underneath it all is a layer or two of dirt...





 I have to dust my little vignettes...





Stuff needs repairing...





and my workroom is filled with estate sale finds that 
need fixing, cleaning, rewiring, repainting...


So I can get it into here...
and turn it into cash .




 I am taking a little time
to get my priorities straight, and try to get things back in order.


cause  I know its going to get really hot...and then I can’t do anything..



Hope this summer has been wonderful for you all
and its been filled with juicy summer pleasures,
cool lakes..
warm balmy nights,
  and the self indulgent delights
that only summer can bring...

PEACHES!!

BLUEBERRIES

STRAWBERRIES

WATERMELON


ENJOY IT ALL FELLOW BLOGGERS...
because i know i am.

24 comments:

Everton Terrace said...

Must be something in the air. I've been purging away over here. My office looks like a hurricane hit it! I think it's because it's so hot outside - I only want to stay in and the clutter drives me nuts. Also, I feel like I need to be ready for something, kind of like a nesting thing. Your dust is pardoned and we await your return!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Feels good to clear out clutter, doesn't it?

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I know the feeling! I really need to clean this office/craft room...there hasn't been much crafting in here since I started blogging but who feels like doing anything when there's clutter on the work table! My fault...I'm the one who put the stuff there so I need to get at it. Leaving for Canada soon so it would be nice to come home to a clean work space. I hope you get everything done that you're wanting to and I hope your good weather holds out for you. Have a wonderful Wednesday....Maura :)

Paula said...

Cynthia, what a beautiful house, the windows, OMG, these windows. Would clean them everyday - or so I like to think!
Must be in the air. I started to sort out the things I take to Tampa, and the boxes fill up quickly...
You know whatever time you need and take, we will be here,,, waiting for you. Love across the pond

Von said...

Ah!That's better.

La Dolce Vita said...

LOVE, love your house, just wonderful and you really make me miss CA!!!

Gracie's Cottage said...

Lovely house Cynthia...perfectly California...!

Jan

Chris said...

Your house is darling! It's going to be even beautiful-er after you do your magic. Have a blessed journey~

Pooch Morning Glory said...

juicy summer pleasures.... yes...
~laura x

katie said...

what lovely photos!!! :)

it's definitely a good time to clean. as the weather gets warmer. good to stay active, but not go out and get too hot~

wishing you happy days and good productivity if that's what you're wanting~~~

love and hugs!

Just Be Real said...

Man what an awesome comfortable and so inviting home you have there. I love the birds. Thank you dear one for sharing and opening up your doors to us to enjoy with you. Blessings.

koralee said...

Your home is so cozy..love it. I think I have piles of dust around as well...I just don't want to look. Take care sweet one...xoxoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ooh, I adore your home!
That William Morris print on your workroom windows also hangs in The Songwriter's studio! One of my favourites!
And, what a great fireplace.

Enjoy this summer Sunday!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Girl, your home is amazing! LOVE those stained glass windows.
The house looks like you. :-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Anne

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Cynthia
Well I am a little absent from blogging/and commenting too.. the move and one lousy internet connection...

Love that dark timber cabinet!! fabulous!!! take care and enjoy your cleanup xxx Julie

Mohamed Mughal said...

Love the decor!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Your house reminds me of mine....but you have a MUCH more darling fireplace than I do...you must have been doing some serious cleaning, everything looks so nice and neat.

Thanks for stopping by ...I am hoping that "person" gets tired of posting on my blog..seeing that I can't block them.

Rose

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I just read some of your life story..you write SO beautifully...you should really, really write a book...if you have not already.
You are wonderful at expressing yourself.

And then you could make up fictional characters and you would make a million dollars and you could thank me for encouraging you..and you could have me over for a visit in your mansion and I could swim in your pool and we could go antiqing.................of what joy.
OK...maybe I have gotten a bit carried away..but TRULY..you are an excellent writer. I am glad you came back and decided to start posting again.

Sincerely,
Rose

Rosemary said...

I know what you mean.
You have a great place, so pretty!!
Have a great weekend,
Rosemary

Susan Sager Brown said...

I love your house!! I dream of moving out of NJ and living in an adobe house with arches and cool tile floors.....with a little fountain in the back....and my kitties...xoSusan

Why S? said...

You do have a beautiful home. Beautiful windows, beautiful fireplace.

I too hope to tame my hoarding instinct one day. Little by little. Sometimes, too little.

Paula said...

Hi Cynthia, wondering if you are still busy dusting ;-) Wish you a wonderful start into the week and hope you are doing ok. Love from this side of the pond

Oz Girl said...

I agree, your house is divine and so California, I absolutely love it. And I know what you mean about cleaning out and organizing. I feel the same, and yet I tell myself the hot weather will be gone soon and there will be more time for indoors when winter is here!!

Hope you are having a lovely summer, and that you've managed to tame your clutter since you posted this. :)

Fleur de Boheme said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I haven´t had the time to update my blog regularly lately, but soon the summer season is over and then I´ll write every week again.

Your blog is really great, too.

Thanks again for following, take care,

Kirsten

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails