Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Soup Tureen & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #38


As my 4-month purge continues, I am unearthing items that I had forgotten about. That's a clear disadvantage of having too much stuff - you don't get to actually use a lot of the things you might otherwise enjoy. Like this soup tureen my mother gave me. I think it was made by patients at the psychiatric hospital she used to work at. It's pretty and I like the idea of using it, yet I never have.

I'm sure professional organizers would say I should discard it, as it hasn't been used in the past one year, two years...but for now I am holding onto items like this that I would like to one day use. If I can get rid of enough other stuff - like the hundred VHS tapes I have now put into one big pile for sorting - then maybe I can access and use the other things that bring joy.


How do you handle items you don't use frequently (or at all)?



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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting the party, Joann. Have a beautiful day!

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  2. Thanks Joann for Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Love visiting and joining in. I am working on sorting through stuff I haven't looked at for a long time, one box or drawer or shelf at a time, slowly and either parting, sorting or thinking about for a bit. Slow work.

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    1. I really appreciate you joining in Joy! Good for you on your organizing. It definitely can be slow work and it can go on for a long while... :)

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  3. Joan. I am very very slowly going through things and thinking if I really want/need/use it. Then if not it is going to one of my booths or to the thrift store. I think you have done a great job so far. I think you should hold onto the tureen and then if you don't use it by next year then maybe it goes. JMHO

    Hugs, Dianne

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    1. I am slow at it too Dianne. Lately I'm really speeding up the process though and I have to say it's refreshing because now I can see an end in sight! Thanks for your kind words and advice. :) Jo

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  4. Most definitely a tureen worth keeping! We've been doing our annual summer clean out too-- feels so good to know everything has a place!

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    1. Thanks Taby! I can't wait until everything has a place...that helps to maintain order, doesn't it?

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  5. that's a lovely tureen! I have a couple that never get used because nobody in my family (apart from me) eats soup! Not only that, if they did I would probably serve it straight from the pot so I wouldn't have to wash a tureen. With items I don't use, they're stored away in our spare room somewhere... still waiting for the kitchen renovation so I can have a new cabinet to display everything!

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    1. We all eat soup here, but it's so true - I just usually serve it from the pot for convenience. But sometimes it's nice to dress up the table a bit. So we'll see... ;)

      I have one dining room cabinet and one sideboard in the basement and two cupboards in the storage room...and it still doesn't hold all my dishes!

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  6. I don't have a tureen! How can this be?? It would be so nice to have one, yet do I need one or do I want to store one? Not sure about that!

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    1. Best to avoid getting one Laura...unless you see a really nice one. ;)

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