Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone! Here's to 2007 being a great year!! My new year's resolution this year is to be more organized. I'm a neat freak on the outside but my drawers and closets aren't always as clean as I would like them to be. So, I started today by cleaning out my hall closet. It feels great to open the doors and not see a mess. Yesterday I took my English chintz china collection (photo above) down and washed them all. I keep my collection in this beautiful cabinet that my dad made for me. I have it hanging in my living room. (He also made the sign hanging on the door.) A couple of these teacups are very sentimental to me. My mom gave me the cup and saucer on the left on the bottom shelf. She bought this set in the late 40's when she was on vacation at Niagara Falls (way before I was born). I always loved it so a few years ago she gave it to me for my birthday. An ex-boyfriend gave me the cup and saucer in the middle on the top shelf. He also gave me some other pieces here but they are not antiques but I still love them all. Since I live in California I'm always so afraid that these might get damaged in an earthquake but I can't imagine not having them out to enjoy every day.


diana said...

Happy New Year to you ! Taking down those holiday decorations pushes me to clean,edit and de-clutter too...makes me feel a little lighter. I am going to attack the deorations closet... maybe tomorrow.

Deb said...

Happy New Year!
I love your "I'm In The Garden" sign.

Susie Q said...

Lovely pictures and such a beautiful cabinet and collection!
Thank you for sharing with us!

Uh huh. January is just the time to re organize and de clutter and re do!


Daisy Cottage said...

Oh, I love your beautiful china! How precious ~ I'm glad that you have it out to enjoy too ~ those mean earthquakes will have to stay away!

Jen said...

I love your display. The fact that many of these have sentimental value is even better!