Where does all the dust come from?
I have now spent two days deep cleaning the house and have been amazed at the amount of the accumulated dust. Normal weekly cleaning doesn’t address the grime that gets on light fixtures, baseboards, mirrors and glass shelves in cabinets.
I decided it was time to give the house a good going-over before Christmas and what a work-out I’ve had. No need to worry that I haven’t done my daily walk or yoga exercises!
|Cleaning the fireplace screen, andirons and tools was a major undertaking. But I do love the look of sparkling brass in winter, especially at Christmas.|
I thought about taking out and washing each and every piece of crystal in the curio cabinet, but what a daunting task that would be.
On second thought, I just cleaned the glass shelves around each piece and called it done. I will individually wash each piece as I go if we use it during the holidays.
After all, the doors on the cabinet will be closed and who is going to open them to check and see if everything has been cleaned?
Naturally – for me – I can’t keep only to the task at hand but must venture into other endeavors. Today, it was thinking about what decorations I'll make for the house.
If I had my way, I’d simply make a large arrangement of boxwood shrubbery clippings and call it the Christmas tree. I LOVE boxwood, both growing in the garden and cut for arrangements at Christmas time. Just adding a red bow to this arrangement would be adequate, don’t you think?
|I crocheted a set of eight of these Christmas place mats back in my creative days with wool and needles.|
I know this greenery won’t last for a month but I’m just testing it out, see?
For tabletops, a bowl of red apples, oranges or nuts beat out sparkles and artificial anything, in my opinion.
|A sprig of boxwood adds a finishing touch.|
Over the years our mother has taken Christmas tea towels and added a crochet edging. I have many of these, some used and some not because I deem them too pretty to use. I usually take them out each Christmas to display in a wicker basket.
|A hot pad crocheted in the granny square pattern.|
This is just a quick post to let you know what's going on with me in recent days. I have to say goodbye now and get back to work now. There still are many more dust bunnies to capture!
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