I was reading a chapter from 1,001 Timely Tips For Clutter Control and Step 1 is Cut the clutter. Here's a short excerpt:
1001 Timely Tips for Clutter Control: Knowing What to Keep, When to Toss, and How to Store Your Stuff
"Countertops, and the chaos that's on them, are the first things you see when you enter a kitchen. Your pantry may be perfect, your cupboards immaculate, but if your countertops are a jumble of papers, appliances, dishes, and knickknacks, no one will notice. And since no kitchen has enough counter space, how can you waste even one square inch of yours under clutter?"
So, I moved some of my stuff onto this oak table. After awhile of enjoyment, I'll probably pass some of the items on. I thought my red mirror and shutters and red candlesticks go well for Rednesday.
Do you have lots of clutter on your countertops? I sure do and when I went on to read the following chapter, the author mentions getting rid of cookbooks. Oh, boy... how I love my collections.
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I added a little red trim around an old lamp shade and filled the lamp base with sea shells. Such a sweet little lamp. The creative choices are endless with these type of lamps.
One of my daughters is a prop assistant for the movies. She gave me some bolts of fabric from the movie, Hemingway, and Gellhorn. This is just a little sample but I love the silk brocade.
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