Jan 22, 2014


Dolls on my bed....Bethy, and Chatty Baby!

 I weeded through my bookshelf's and have a whole box leaving my home. Plus,some knick knacks, a set of Easter bunnies,a Christmas wreath and some other items,which I have already forgotten, have been donated to our local charity shop "We Care Too ".
Back in the first of December, I sold some of my dolls on ebay through a friend,and she has some others she will put in her booth at the antique mall. I gave my vintage Tiny Tears to my friend Betty as a Christmas present. She had one just like her as a child, and I knew she would love having my doll.

Tiny Tears
 My plan is to only keep a few of my larger dolls, also a few smaller ones, my Hitty doll and a couple of her companions! :)  I have been gathering some tiny things for Hitty Jane ,in hopes of having her a doll house one day. I am trying to convince my eldest son to build me a plain four room doll house. I think I may have him close now,to being convinced that is :)

Hitty Jane
I heard a comment recently if something is packed away,stored out of sight,not being used or appreciated,then essentially it has already been discarded. I thought about that and in my reasoning,its seems to be a correct statement. I wouldn't say so, as far as seasonal things,in the way of holiday decorations,nor would I put keepsake items in with that category,because in my thinking ,those things are retrieved from time to time for their purpose. Does that make any sense to you at all? What I do have in my possession, I would like to have out in the open so that it is being used or at least appreciated by sight of it. So with all that being said , my "weeding " process will continue until I reach my goal,and will begin again at some point afterwards, if I feel my home becoming to cluttered once again. I am happy to say...I have just about reached the point of not having any excess storage in or outside of my home. I only have a few more storage boxes to weed through. Realizing that feels pretty good too!  I am still looking for that "Remembrance Chest" to store my keepsakes in. The one I made mention of  in this post! It won't need to be big...middle size will work just fine! OK, I think I have taken enough of your time with my thoughts of weeding! Thanks so much for all of your prayers regarding my previous post...there are going to be hard days ahead for certain loved ones,but they are trusting the Good Lord and he won't let them down. Blessings to each and everyone of you.....Shelley


Olivia said...

Never think you are taking up my time with your posts. I come hear to read what you have to say. That is what I love about your blog it's a picture of your everyday life. I like your idea of not needing it if it has been stored away a long time. You are right it is like the item has already been discarded.
Prayers for your DIL family on the loss of her step dad. You just never know when you are going to meet your maker and should live as such.

DollZandThingZ said...

You make some good points...I need to de-clutter again. You are a good motivator for sure. One good thing about Hitty is that she doesn't take up a lot of space!

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Best wishes... I need to declutter too.. Love all your dolls..

Serenata said...

Lovely to see your Hitty Jane and to hear about your weeding and decluttering process and I wholeheartedly agree. I am starting to work on our place, but it is going to be a long job as I also have to convince my DH of this!

I was sorry to hear about your DIL's step dad, very sad and traumatic for him and the family.

Regina said...

I like your blog. I'm sorry to read about your step father in law. Will be praying.
Your home looks so whimsical and welcome. The type of home I like visiting!

Denise said...

I know Your trying to live an uncluttered simpler life but I have been wanting Your address so I could at least send You some cards or home made gifts.If You would like-Knuckled54@yahoo.com Hugs and blessings Denise

Karen Andreola said...

My mother (who is the most startling clutter-free person I have ever known) gave me a bit of advise when I told her I was weeding out my clothes closet. She said, "If you haven't worn it in two years you'll probably never wear it again." I've joined that with what you said about a thing being out of sight and therefore already discarded in a sense.
Oh, but how hard it must be to give away a doll or a Teddy.
When I think about the storybook Hitty I remember how often she changed hands through the century. But yours is safe and sound. Good.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think about stored items this way, too. But it's nice to be able to rotate things sometimes. Of course I love all of your dollies. I hope we both have a doll house someday. I think you'll have one first! heehee! Sweet hugs!