A while ago, I mentioned that I have a love of mid-century furniture. Much like my fabric dealer, I used to have a mid-century furnishing goods dealer, who was a former schoolteacher turned vintage furniture refurbisher, and he sold his wares out of his cute Craftsman house garage. His prices were incredibly reasonable and the quality of his products was topnotch, so I’ve purchased quite a few things from him.
For example, I got this great walnut credenza for a steal (about $200) and he had completely restored it to near pristine conditions and delivered it for free. I’m a fan of this era’s furniture because of their petite stature and often simple, streamlined silhouettes. They fit perfectly in our late 1940s townhouse. Sadly, he is no longer in the biz, and I miss him.
The lamp was a thrift store find for eight dollars. It was an excellent haul – I seem to have good thrift store karma because I usually find exactly what I’m looking for (I’ll have to show you my amazing mid-century dining chairs from Goodwill some time when I get a chance to photograph them properly).
I’m a fairly neat and organized person and I’ve been doing pretty well with the purging, but time and time again with my hectic schedule, the last place I focus on is my home and we still have so.much.stuff. I don’t want you to think my house is normally this minimalist (though I would love it if it were), because usually there are piles of bills, paperwork, my sketchbooks, my camera, both M’s and K’s parapernelia — they’re cluttering up the beautiful clean lines. Everything seems to end up on this credenza.
I’m excited for fall for a thousand reasons, but at the top of the list is that K’s return to school means focused time for me to get more done. And that means getting my house back in order. I need better organizational systems. I might even get all feng shui. I want to unlock the front door and feel like I’m returning to a sanctuary. I’m much more of a fall cleaning person than a spring cleaning one – I feel the need to massively revamp and organize and clean when the leaves start changing colors.
What about you? Do you have fall plans to organize?