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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Simplify Nope I'm Hoarder

As most of you know I've been slowly redecorating and remodeling and trying to simplify.On the other hand I'm a dealer and when I set up at the Fleamarket I deal in what I love Prims.So when you are constantly hunting and picking you find things you love too.Thus the problem I hoard things I love.Yes all the rooms you see when visiting look nice.But if you went in my computer room,the loft,the garage and sometimes the sunporch you would see mass amounts of stuff as a seller I need some of it, but really some things I just have because I love them and don't want to display them.So today I hit the motherload sale and packed my Jeep(it's the big suv sport) Even tied a antique high chair on the roof...So I give up some to sell...Some to display...Some to hoard.....Above is the corner of a shelf I started in the bedroom the little bunny was bought today...Below is some going off to fleamarket tomorrow..Antique quilts a little worn but pretty to fold in a cupboard..Chippy paint crocks..Butter churn...Look at the huge wood bowl so tempted but going....The big basket and box are filled with old kitchen stuff..Tin lantern..oil and kerson cans...rug beaters and tons more goodies out the door...
Look at the carved wood eagle,he's staying with me...

Hey didn't I just get rid of a bunch of this kind of stuff..I bought a ton of old cookie cutters not sure what I'll do with them yet...Also got a bunch of other antique kitchen stuff advertising biscuit cutter...Wood Pie crimper...Old well used wooden spoons.. That stuff will go... This is staying for now Early tin spice box with chippy original red paint....
and look all the canisters are in there and the nutmeg grinder...
Random stuff and a better pic of the eagle..The antique tin is really neat..The red fence goes around a twig tree I bought..Forgot to get pics of some it was alot of stuff..Most of this will go..
Love the old berry vegetable gathering baskets hoping to keep these but they might go if I can't find a spot.One big one small they stack inside each other...
This was hubby's picker find.It wasn't for sale but he always ask about stuff he wants even if it's not in the sale.They said yes..Antique ice box....
All the trays still in in..
It's staying...smile...
And finally I didn't find this today but Margie http://hungryhookprimitives.blogspot.com/ and I did a personal swap and she saw a redware bird plaque I had she wanted and I saw this.So we swapped.I collect Gold dust twins..I have the large wood shipping crate and the small box to match this.. You can visit http://bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.com/2010/10/apple-dumplings-and-black-americana.html to see the other pieces..
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!~Amy

14 comments:

Farmhouse prims said...

Ilove your things, your displays are awesome to me, I am definately a hoarder, I have a hard time parting with things that I like. He He Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lecia

Mary Ann said...

My parents always talked about an ice box, but I really didn't know what one looked like. They actually used them when they were children! I love that basket in the second picture!!

acorn hollow said...

I have a ice box but it looks very diffrent it is an oak one much smaller. I try not to be a hoarder but it creeps in little by little. Looks like you got some good finds.
Cathy

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

wonderful finds!! I loooove that butter churn!
patti

dee begg said...

Amy,

You're not a hoarder...you're an appreciator! LOL! You appreciate the old simple things and give them a loving home where they are admired and loved. Have fun at the flea market tomorrow. Don't think the hubby is in the mood to get up early, so we won't be going.

D

Theresa said...

Hoarding...shmording....minimilism sucks!!! Homes with lots of prims look cozy and warm. When you start hoarding garbage...then there is a problem :)

renee said...

LOL! Amy, did you do this post for me? LOL! I have been beating my head in the wall about this!
I understand about the whole simplify thing, but I also know that I am not one of those people! LOL!
I am a collector, I like pretty much the same things you like, so I know you get it.
I also know that SOME of it I have to let go of, and believe me, I have gotten rid of A LOT!
My craft room is very unorganized and I really dread going in there, but I do know I need to do it so I can work in there.
Thanks for sharing, and I LOVE your home, it's very cozy!
Love ya!
Blessings,
Renee

Brenda said...

OMG...that ice box!! WOW...would love to have that, you are so lucky girl!! That wood eagle is also awesome! Can't wait until my pineapple on the spool gets here from you!! I always need those pineapples...lol!!

Brenda

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You crack me up. I am trying so hard to purge. I move things around, some things leave, and I buy more--always more. Your on-line sale gave me inspiration. I'm still cleaning closets and drawers.... I try. I really do but I love my stuff.
★Linda★

KittyWampus said...

Oh Sweet Amy...At least you have an "excuse" - you can always say it's for your flea sales, etc. I'm to the point where I make my husband watch "Hoarding: Buried Alive" so I can say "See...I'm not THAT bad!" (BTW - he's not buying it much!) And I looked at the things you sold at your blog sale and wondered how you could part with those things...Gee...don't think it's YOU who has a problem. You know who bought them!! You're a sweetheart...love your things; love your insights. NO YOU ARE NOT A HOARDER!!
Hug & Smiles ~ Robin

Mary said...

Oh my gosh that refrigerator is to die for, what a lucky girl! Love all your finds....you should see me craft room( I have the same problem)...need to declutter, but it's so hard to part with things in there, cause you know what happens.. get rid of it and the min. you do, thats when you need it for your new creations...LOL I love what Dee Begg had to say, Your not a hoarder, your an appreciator...way to go Dee!LOL

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Amy~
Love the ice box~ great find~ and so many more goodies~
Yep, me and simplify has not worked either~ I think homes look pretty simple~ but when it comes to mine~ I feel like it is empty~LOL~ so I have to junk it up~Love junkin it up~ always have so far~ Friends & family come into my home and are like how do you keep everything so clean~they say they would never want to clean my home because all the junk!!
But I LOVE MY JUNK~ so I clean!!!
love this post !!!
smiles
Teresa

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

I'd want to keep it all too!!! Love the ice box.

~Madalynne~ said...

I think we're stuck in the same cycle Amy! I just decluttered my bedroom and then went to an Estate Sale on Friday and brought home boxes of stuff! Who can resist?!