Saturday, June 30, 2012

Making Space!

Good morning!
Yesterday, the late afternoon sunshine peeked through my window here at the lake house and lit up the green glass on the windowsill.

...and the blue glass.

I've been busy up in the attic...
It's amazing how much stuff you can stash away over 23 summers!
Yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets...
Oh my! the fading sun streams across the kitchen counter tops
 that Dad and I painted gray last summer.
(wasn't that fun?!)

It turns out that I have waayyyy too many treasures to keep.
Mr. Flea calls it junk.
Dad calls it inventory.
One of my neighbors up here...
...who has been greatly amused watching me
 drag all this stuff out of the camp...
...called it 
semi precious recyclables.
don't you love it? :)

Setting up a new booth at Schoolhouse Treasures...
...hoping to free up some space here at the lake house.

Next week we have a houseful...
...of friends and family...
...hopefully not junk, inventory or 
semi precious recyclables!
What are you all up to this weekend?
celebrating the 4th? vacation? gardening? cleaning out?

Let me know and I'll read all about your goings on tonight...
...for now...I'm back to work and off the computer!


Ronda said...

Wonderful treasures!...enjoy your day!..

Anne said...

Oh I love those bottles! So pretty with the reflection of sunlight.I am just about to leave for our farmers market.Have a great weekend.

Susy said...

Oh how I'd love to shop from your "stuff" (: and isn't it interesting how others view it? btw, it's great having your posts on FB.

Sarah said...

Laura, oh my, I see some treasures I'd like to add to my inventory. Are you selling the cold cream and anchovy past pots? Please let me know. I have just the spot to add these two.
Hanging out here in the house this weekend. No special plans for the 4th at this time, but who knows.
~ Sarah

Lorilee said...

Lovely inventory. Neat old stuff is SO hard to resist.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love this vignette and everything in it. Definitely precious treasures. Hugs, Marty

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything looks so pretty with the sun shining on it. I'm painting the kitchen to get this new kitchen done soon.
Have a great weekend.

Woodside Park said...

I call those treasures, Laura! Darn good finds :-) And, fabulous photos as usual. I love that wirework glass jar with the utensils. And those iron / metal (?) utensils with the curly ends / fiddlehead ends....looks like you have 4 of those. Thanks for sharing your treasures. :)

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

Another great post - that blue glass is so peaceful, just love it! Your photos are so crisp too, like being there. ; ~ ) x

Bohemian said...

OMG... Loving it called Semiprecious Recyclables! I may have to borrow that Phrase for all my Junque! *Winks* If I wasn't already in the midst of a Great Edit and Purge of 2012 myself I'd be chomping at the bit to add some of your Treasures that you are letting go to my Stash! *LOL* See how afflicted I am?!? *Smiles*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweet Laura!

I definately call them treasures :))


Wishing you a great Sunday!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Love all that blue glass...I jsut bought two large blue mason jars and have them above my sink...I love the light shining through makes me smile...
Blessings, Lorraine

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I'm loving all of your 'bits and bobs' laura .... I have the Keiller marmalade jar.
This weekend I have done nothing but watch Wimbledon !!!!.....but, they on't play on Sunday so I shall be out in the garden.
Enjoy your weekend Laura. XXXX

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Ooh lovely recyclables - I couldn't part with any of have some lovely things and it's always so nice to use things you've had stashed away for such a long time! Happy weekend! Sharonx

Kris Vogelsang said...

LOVE the lighting!! The screen behind almost looks like a chalkboard-love that! Also, you mentioned the painted countertops-I remember when you discussed that last year-how have they held up?? Thinking about doing this myself and would love to know. Thanks!
Kris of Cricket Acres Studio

Gert said...

Oh I love all your bottles...not junk to me Wish I lived closer...I could take a few of them off your

Sounds like you will be having a wonderful time this weekend. We're having company over and Tom will be grilling steaks!


LizlovesVintage said...

This is a funny post! I'm getting a kick out of everyone's view on junk. It's so hard to make that get rid of pile. Isn't it? I just cleaned out my closet ;)
Have a great weekend and fun time at the lake.
xxx Liz

helen tilston said...

Hi Laura

You have many treasures here. It feels good to get rid of some

Enjoy your weekend


ThreeOldKeys said...

Who wouldn't love a post that contains:

a lake house
green glass,
semi-precious recyclables
and your sunny pictures?

Carole said...

You are brave to be spending time in that hot attic but I'm sure it's fun to rediscover things you hadn't seen in years.

Happy 4th with family and friends

jacklynn4 said...

I want the wire silverware thingy! I don't know where the sale is, but you can mail it right?
bliss farm antiques

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura,
I absolutely love these photos, they are so beautiful and artistic!
I wish I could have been there while you were cleaning out the attic,
I could have relieved you of some of those semi-precious recyclables! :)
Hope you have a lovely 4th!!

gail said...

Hi Laura....wonderful treasures. If you are going to sell the wire holder, I would be v ery interested!
Enjoy your holiday.

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear Laura,
for me, they are definitely all great treasures.. I love the old wire and the wonderful pots. Wishing you a lovely stay of your familiy and friends :-)
Have a fine week, lovely greetings,

1 said...

Post some photos of your new booth! I can't wait to see what you were able to unearth and what it all looks like in the new space.

north pal said...

of course, i love it all,especially the wire container. i have noticed another time that you had it in a picture. wire creations are good. i love the few pieces i have. Bestest,Denise

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I echo the comments from "Three Old Keys"! Beautiful photos and I'll take the lake house any day of the week!

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Wonderfull treasure Laura!!! I spend the week end at the public pools, it's too hot to do anything here!! wish i cuold be at the lake with you! i just love your kitchen!!! can you post some pics of the lake house from otside?? i wonder how it looks like!! enjoy it!!

Anonymous said...

Great treasures! I would hardly call them junk! HA. Sounds like a fun filled weekend spent with friends and family and no better place to spend it than at the lake! Have fun!~

must love junk said...

Wow! I call that really GOOD junk ;)

Cottage and Broome said...

Never junk, just wonderful finds! Happy 4th, Laura

Evi said...

love your neighbors description of the goodies. As they mens junk is another mens treasure.
I am soooo proud of you getting a grip on it all, and also for setting up another space. Congrats!!!
Laura, I wish you and your family a very happy and wonderful 4 TH of July. I know, you all will have tons of fun.
I miss you, and will call you beginning of next week.
Sending you lots of love and hugs,

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful 4th! I love your treasures...they'll be eye catchers for sure in your space!