We’ve been gradually decluttering our house in readiness to put it on the market. Our collection of kitchenalia has grown over time and taken over a corner of our kitchen.
We just squeezed each new item in among the others. What a mess.
Much, much less is so very much more.
Now you can actually see what is there…..Grandma’s cake tin with a hunting scene, my first little patchwork wall hanging, a few interesting green handled bits and bobs to rummage through, a souvenir tea strainer with a “Municipality of Bathurst” on it that I found in the southern highlands, “Ashelford” soft drink bottles from the time that Bathurst had its own brand. The round blue and red Arnotts tin has Australian prime ministers shown around the top and is a great resource for trivia questions. The Milo tin celebrates 60 years of the company, we also have one for 70 years and I’ll have to keep an eye out for one this year as it is 80 years this year.
The timber top of the dresser was made by me at woodwork classes in the early 90s, when TAFE still did lifestyle courses. Mick and I learnt lots in those classes. I also crocheted the scalloped shelf edging.
We still have all the other bits and bobs packed away and once we have moved we will work out a better way to showcase small sections of the collection on a rotational basis. The dresser will probably go into my new sewing room.
And now, a before and after.