Well the clearing out is going slower than the arriving... but it is happening. I've not sorted out any more doll related items to sell lately but have made a start on the bigger items of furniture and possessions.
We are really doing two things at once, clearing out what we no longer need or have room for and also getting in the things we need for the changes about to happen. So the new radiator for the bathrooms arrived and the wood etc for the new front porch and internal walls will be arriving on Monday. all of which we are having to find places to store.
Paul re sanded the top of the new pine kitchen table and gave it a coat or two of oil and finally it was time to bring it into the kitchen. A simple task you think, no first we had to take apart our old kitchen table and then wash the kitchen floor so all was lovely and clean, then a trip into town to buy some new oil cloth to protect the table, since the oil cloth we had was far to small for the new table.
Then Paul and myself had to carry it from the carport through the back gate across the patio and in the french doors! It is very heavy and hard on the hands! But finally it was in place and it fit!
When we decided to get it two weeks back we forgot that little fact of making sure it was not too big! Paul is very good at knowing whether something will fit due to working with sizes all day and he said it would be fine but when it was delivered it looked so much bigger than I remembered! Luckily the kitchen is a kitchen breakfast room so big but still we should have checked just in case!
So here it is along with the new oil cloth.
I was just about to buy the same blue with white spots that I'd had before but the blue did not really match the cupboard doors, when I saw this atlas cloth and decided to go with this instead.
Functional and also educational at the same time!!
Plus the sea blends with the cupboard doors really well! So a good result. However being a lovely big table and our last table being under half the size we only had four pine chairs to go round it ! So off we went back to the place we bought it and purchased another four chairs, we bought two chairs back with us and will collect the other two today. It will save us when family or friends come from having an assortment of chairs gathered from around the house to seat everyone.
Now today I am going to clear out lots of my bed linen..... I hope .... does anyone else have lots of bed linen more than they would ever need but in such perfectly good condition you cannot bring yourself to give away to charity or recycle? Well I am hoping by the end of today I will own only what I truly need ...... I tried this last weekend and only had three fitted sheets in the get rid of pile and a cupboard full to over flowing!
Now a few dolls left but a few dolls have arrived ! None of which are Sasha's so you won't be that interested. However I have purchased a couple of items of Sasha clothing which is going to arrive next week, so will show off the things I am keeping as a couple of them are for the raffle at the Chat n Snap in October.
Well I'll report on if I managed to clear out most of the bedding etc next Sunday, the weather here today is glorious, windy ( I love the wind) but bright and sunny too! So hoping you all have a great week ahead, I'm off to sort linens....