Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter

The reason my house/life is untidy is because I never throw anything away. I've got a number of theories for this - war baby, it may all 'come in useful'! Frugal Scottish/ Yorkshire parentage. Creative - I might do something with it. ('Might' being the operative word!) Whatever the excuse, I've got drawers crammed with stuff and here is just a bit of it, trotted out for Easter.
Birds' nests (with unrelated eggs.)
A very small white rabbit from my childhood.
Can you spot it?
An assortment of tin and pot eggs,
and a very fine beaded bird, a present from Africa.
Hanging baskets.
All that's missing now is chocolate!
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE.

19 comments:

  1. happy easter! like you, i take comfort in my 'thungs', and i think yours are beautiful!

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    1. 'Thungs' - I like it! In our family we describe it as 'stuff'.

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  2. Your theories make sense. :-)
    Happy Easter with lots of sunshine!

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    1. The sun is here today, Paula. Lots of love to you.

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  3. I also belong to the club of "I may be able to use that again". I am getting better lately though and disposing of things that I would have kept before.

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    1. You're getting better, oh, good for you. I think I'm a hopeless case.

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  4. Have a wonderful, colorful, Easter holiday, Rosemary.

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    1. Thank you, I hope it's the same for you.

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  5. Lovely decorations and I have the same problem, I never throw anything away.
    Happy Easter !

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  6. Happy Easter to you too. And I hope you'll find the chocolate tomorrow. One chocolate bunny has already vanished here...very strange...I have to divert suspicion from me and better clean my chocolote mouth :o)
    x Alex

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  7. Lots of stuff is just fine if it's GOOD stuff. Found the egg! Just beautiful. Happy Spring, Rosemary!

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    1. I've got good stuff, I've got not-so-good stuff AND I've got a whole load of rubbish.
      I kept a pair of cowboy boots for years, then I took an objective look at them, thought them rather naff and took them to Oxfam. ONE WEEK LATER Wee One said, "You've THROWN OUT the cowboy boots!!!"

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    1. Thank you, Steve. We are in AWE of you and your wonderful house - there is surely a book to come of it!

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  9. Happy Easter to you!

    "The reason my house/life is untidy is because I never throw anything away."

    But your photos don't show anything untidy! That is why I'd aspire to be you -- LOL... OK, perhaps not a laughing matter since the blogosphere explored has been busy pushing me towards getting rid of all my worldly bits and bobs.

    So I say, found at last! On this blog, a confessed non-minimalist! People label me as minimalist, but a truer word would be maximalist! I try to make the most with whatever is at hand because my grandmother (who I grew up with) always told me to never throw anything away because I might need it someday. And my own mother was always repeating to me how she was born on a homestead in the middle of the great depression when their crops failed and they didn't have anything to eat. Not being in that situation is certainly something that today I am grateful for.

    Anyway, in short, from all that long-windedness above, I see you as a maximalist! But perhaps a better one than I! Your world as presented here is so tidy and endearingly beautiful. It is like a breath of fresh air and dose of sunshine just visiting. So thank you for sharing your garden!

    (And all for now!)

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  10. Dear Wildside, thank you for relabelling me, I'm very happy to think myself a Maximalist (I think it deserves a capital letter, don't you?)
    Your family history sounds interesting, I hope you will tell their stories on your blog.
    My photos don't show the messy bits because I'm sneaky and don't point my camera where chaos reigns!

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  11. What a great collection of objects. Happy Easter to you!

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