Happy New Year to you! For me, the year is off to a more relaxed start then it ended. I've been napping and resting up the last few days.
We saw the old year end with old friends here for supper. We had a great time visiting and laughing over some old stories and new ones, too. Ell admired my red and white buffalo check curtains.
I told her how I'd seen these on several blogs...Ell doesn't blog, so she doesn't know what she's missing with all the wonderful ideas out there...for a few years now.
Anyway, I found buffalo check tablecloths online several months ago and ordered a couple in red and white, also a pair in black and white for when I wanted a different look. I just bought those rings with clips and put them on the rod. No sewing was required. I also ordered 4 napkins which I used to drape over the rod in the smaller window over the kitchen sink.
I had planned to get them hung up before Christmas, but procrastinator that I am, I put it off. There are many other things I put off last year, too. I have many goals for this year and one is to get back at the decluttering. I'm determined to get better organized and only live with those things that I really love or need.
There are so many things that I don't need taking up space, but it is very hard to part with them. For example, I have 3 sets of long-stemmed crystal goblets. One set is mine, one set I inherited from my mother and one set from my grandmother. All are sets of 12. I love them all, but I know I don't need them. I don't even use mine when I set the table for special occasions, preferring to use a more simple, larger goblet. I don't see myself parting with any of them, not yet.
Now that I've stated that I have too much stuff, someone please tell me to just look and not buy even if it's a great bargain when I go to the resale shop! Well, okay...it depends on what it is. :)
I hope your new year is off to a good start. Take care and stay well.