Sorting Out the HousePosted: November 10, 2011
Massive apologies for the sporadic nature of my posting recently. We’re in the process of buying another house, and trying to sell ours. Consequently, with the usual work pressures and trying to get our current house ready for market there’s not been much time for anything else. After several weeks of sorting, charity shop trips, vising the local skips and selling like demons on Ebay, the house is looking more like a home and less like a dumping ground for ‘hoarding tramps’, as I called us on one frustrated afternoon.
Most of that on top and underneath is for sale… still, it’s quite a lot to be greeted with when you come in through the front door. Hopefully buyers won’t be put off by it.
We’ve got so many old lamps around the house now. We keep hoarding them to use in our new, bigger house; trying to find convenient places for them in the current one can get quite tricky though! Parting with any of them though… not really an option.
The kitchen has also had a big tidy up and general sprucing of paintwork and bits and bobs. Our little terrace has been redesigned at some point in the past, so we get a titchy little dining area which, naturally, we’ve filled with other things too. Mostly, my books.
That’s a retro, board-backed big eyed girl print on the wall and a fantastic Mari Simmulson bowl on the table. We bought the print in Germany, the bowl from an auction in New Mill. Pottery up the top is also for sale – and mostly filled with other smaller pots!
After the living room, our main bedroom is my other favourite room. Especially now that we’ve sorted it out and I can actually get into it. Again, still lots of pots - too many – but I love the feel of it in there now.
I’ve deliberately not taken any from the other angle, as the other corner is still a West German Pottery overload. We’ve got fiver lamps in this room in total! Not all of them light up… actually, we only ever use an Anglepoise I’ve got down my side of the bed to read with. Maybe the lamp collection is becoming more of an obsession.
Hopefully, the next ‘house shots’ I’ll be taking will be of the new one. In the meantime, I’m glad that we’ve sorted this place out so much. It makes the last few months of living here much more enjoyable.