Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Continuing On

So I've mentioned working on my friend's home.
She passed the end of October and her middle daughter and I
have spent countless hours/ days dealing with the aftermath
of a loved one's passing.
I've been purging a lot the last few years, as you know.
 As I aged I worried about what I was leaving behind 
for my family to deal with.
The situation recently has only sped up
 my process and dedication.
The difficulties we encountered are too much to go into here;
but in this process I edited out more of my 
own pieces and stored them for sale in April
and some I just gave away.
I was persuaded, and I'm grateful that I agreed,
 to take this wall unit for my office/den.
The funny, ironic thing is I spent years dusting and arranging displays
in this unit, for I cleaned house for my friend for many years. 
I met her the first time I came to clean for her.
By the third visit we were joined at the hip. 

Adding the units created a 75% rearrangement 
and purge of the room.
A huge table, glass cabinet, 7 shutters 
and wingback chair left the room
and I love it all so much more! 

This wall stayed the same..for now. 
I'm debating the leaning bookshelf

I'm working on the glass area this afternoon,
filling with blk/wht photos of passed relatives and a few 
keepsake treasures from them. 
The little curtain is hiding some ugly paperwork stuff 
till it finds a new home or I may just keep it.




Karen M said...

You have such a way with creating a lovely space....

TheCrankyCrow said...

Such a great space to work in, just be in and to breathe in. While I liked to before, the after is great...even more so if you're more content with it. ~Robin~

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I like before and after as well Z ....... we all need to de clutter every now and then. The daughter of a 95 year old family friend has sold her house and she just told me what a nightmare it is !!! 95 years of ' stuff ' to sift through. She said, as the house is now sold, she is going to put a lot of it in storage and go through it at her leisure. You have done a great job .... you have such a talent with interiors. XXXX