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Truth in decluttering

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:00 pm

As previously mentioned, I spent yesterday afternoon with my sister going through some old linens from my Nana's house. There were some amazingterrible things in that bag:
- Apron that says 'I cook in the kitchen but I boil in the bedroom'
- lovely hand stitched linens that I will use or cut up for blouses for me and Mrs Moops
- ugly linens (most machine, one hand stitched) that will go to the op shop

Amongst said ugly linens was one handstitched tablecloth with a most unusual pirate theme. A different design in each corner - lamp, parrot, treasure chest and pirate ship in full sail :shock: We had a good giggle and planned to send it to the op-shop. I told Grandma Woo about it this afternoon and we had another good giggle. Then she called me back ten minutes later to say she had told Dad who remembered that it was stitched by his dear Grandmother and would we please save it. Mum wondered what she would ever do with it - it is ugly and the wrong size for any of her tables to boot. I told her to tuck it away in the back of a cupboard and when she and Dad die my sister and I will send it to the op shop :lol:

Also found this artist this week and thought I'd share with you all:
http://www.amymeissner.com/inheritance-project.html
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Re: Truth in decluttering

Post by Andypandy » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:12 pm

Gold.

I hoarded everything after my Oma died. 2 years later i op shopped a lot of it.
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Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:28 pm

Andypandy wrote:Gold.

I hoarded everything after my Oma died. 2 years later i op shopped a lot of it.


Sometimes I think it just takes that long to be ready to deal.

My Nana didn't die, she moved into a nursing home. I think she liked to see that some of her treasures ended up in our homes, although she is still pi$$ed at us about moving her there. And now she can't come to my house because stairs, and I have her beautiful old dining table and I think she will have forgotten she let me take it and will think I stole it from her. Dementia sucks.
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Re: Truth in decluttering

Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:16 am

'I cook in the kitchen but I boil in the bedroom'

Actually just laughed out loud on the train at that one :D
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Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:03 am

Jenbt85 wrote:'I cook in the kitchen but I boil in the bedroom'

Actually just laughed out loud on the train at that one :D


It was a slow reveal too - a not-too-ugly pinny style apron with a Kuwaiti-cute picture of a woman in a mob cap on the front and as we read it there was this dawning horror!!

My grandfather had a thing for rude jokes and stuff - he had a Rotary tie gifted him by a visiting Japanese delegation and when you turned the tie inside out there was one of those nsfw wood cut Japanese pictures of a geisha not pouring tea. I can't imagine why I saw that as a fourteen year old, and the whole thing sounds weird and innappropriate now but I'm a child of the seventies :roll: :?
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Re: Truth in decluttering

Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:18 pm

Mummy woo! wrote:
Jenbt85 wrote:'I cook in the kitchen but I boil in the bedroom'

Actually just laughed out loud on the train at that one :D


It was a slow reveal too - a not-too-ugly pinny style apron with a Kuwaiti-cute picture of a woman in a mob cap on the front and as we read it there was this dawning horror!!

My grandfather had a thing for rude jokes and stuff - he had a Rotary tie gifted him by a visiting Japanese delegation and when you turned the tie inside out there was one of those nsfw wood cut Japanese pictures of a geisha not pouring tea. I can't imagine why I saw that as a fourteen year old, and the whole thing sounds weird and innappropriate now but I'm a child of the seventies :roll: :?


:D That's so funny!
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