Don't you love a good spring clean? I do. With the doors and windows open, the house is awash in the scent of the orange groves. I love to move things around, clean inside, under and on top of everything. The act of organizing, cleaning and purging honestly thrills me. There is that sense of a fresh start, you know?
Hawthorne clipped from the garden.
One of the things I liked best about Country Living styling my pantry was the use of baskets to control odds and ends.
Also, I stole the idea that my friend K uses in the Fuchsia Dome. I swapped the bulky wooden hangers for these sleek velvet covered ones and gained about a foot of hanging space. Critical in a one closet house.
Do you remember this Lily of the Valley lamp I bought at an estate sale a couple of years ago for $7?
I swapped the shade with the $2 lamp I bought at a thrift store in Utah and love it. Multi-state decorating.
I love the feeling of order and calm that spring cleaning brings about, it helps me pass through this difficult time. x
ps - thank you everyone for leaving such kind, sweet and thoughtful comments about Melinda. You have no idea what they mean to me. x