Monday, December 27, 2010

Let it SNOW!!!!(and decisions)

Those of you on the East coast know what I'm talking about, we are getting Snow! And it not just snow(which I love) but wind too(which I don't care for), so it's quite wicked outside. But it makes for perfect conditions inside to get some work done. Yesterday I cleaned and organized the basement playroom. Today I'm working on reorganizing and cleaning the mudroom closet. I am trying to make it more efficient for all the snowboots and snowsuits. And next I'm going to tackle my craft room which is about to become my 10yr old son's bedroom. I'm not looking forward to the work and trying to figure out where to put it all, but I know he will love his new room and I will have fun decorating it like an old fashioned boy's bedroom(I'm not changing the paint or stenciling).

I'm on a clean out the house kick right now. I'm tired of the clutter and lack of room to put things away properly. And I'm a bit tired of the prim, at least in the kitchen. I think I may lean more towards "farmhouse" in that room. Does anyone have any goods pics or blogs for that type of style? I have an idea in my head, I just would love some inspiration.

Which leads me to my next BIG decision, I'm going to sell my entire collection of Pfaltzgraff Folk Art dishes. I have well over 400, maybe 500 pieces, and it is just monopolizing my kitchen. I would like to sell it in one lot and not individually, so I'm not quite sure what ask for it, but the ReplacementsLtd value of it all is probably close to 8,000. I have a lot of rare items and the majority of my pieces are not the China made ones. I think it will just make my kitchen easier, because right now I have cupboards filled with the dishes, but I don't use most of them.

Here are two pics from Christmas morning. The first one is Mason enjoying an orange from his stocking.
And here is the pic of the kids coming down the stairs. I take this shot every year.
Have a lovely day,



  1. Love the jammie kids! I'm so with you on re-organizing my whole house, taking one room at a time! Good luck in selling your china, I'd start locally!

  2. What is it about snow that makes us want to spring clean? :-) I love the feeling it gives when I root through things. We had to when we moved into this house in November. We are going to sell things this spring when the flea markets start again. Good luck with selling your dishes.

    Love the tradition of taking your kids picture each Chrismtas morning on the stairs. I am sure they will remember and talk about it forever. Looks like you had a really Merry Christmas.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  3. Tiff ~
    What great pictures of the kids!
    I wish I'd get on a cleaning kick but it's not on my to-do!
    I know it would be alot more work, but I think it would be easier to sell the Pfalztgraff in smaller lots and I think you could make more money that way. JMHO.
    Hugs :)

  4. I too am on a get organized get clean kick..I took down all the decorations yesterday and I feel like I can breathe again..I can't wait to see the bedroom you redo and also your "new" kitchen look.;)

  5. For some real farmhouse kitchen inspiration go to Aunt Ruthie's Sugarpie Farmhouse at Hugs, Loretta

  6. Does Replacements BUY china too? (I mean, they must get it all from somewhere right?) It will be hard to sell that much of it at one go I think.

    Your Christmas card was SO stinkin' cute btw! I loved finding it in the mailbox! :-)

    (If I had a single ounce of energy to spare I would be cleaning out the basement storage and putting away Christmas. But I am clearly too pregnant to move, lol.)

  7. I too agree that you should try to sell your dishes in smaller lots. Someone will try to lowball you for a large lot. We had two weeks of wicked snow storms just before Christmas, so I am happy to see someone else have to deal with it all:)


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