Thursday, June 19, 2014

Basic Basin Bathing

red and white enamelware
It was a hot, sunny day with no chance of storms.

The perfect day to pull out a washtub filled with soapy water.

A fine day to gather all the baskets, pottery, and enamelware to wash and set out on the grass to dry.

I snapped a photo when all had been returned to the house but the red and white enamelware.

When I walked through the breakfast room and saw how much space there was without the basins, I decided then and there to tag them and let them go to the booth.

It is basic really.

Take your basins out to bathe and do not let them back in the house.

Another collection gone.

See y'all!

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  1. Oh my goodness Donna! Your house is going to be bare in no time the way you're purging! I must admit...sometimes I am tempted to get rid of most of my "stuff" because the house looks much bigger and even cleaner in a way without it all. Much less to dust too! Good for you...:) Have a great day!

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. I need to downsize some collections myself. Looks like you have a good start. Love that metal stand in your picture! Have fun with what you are doing!

  3. It is amazing how when you take some things away, you don't even miss them...That is a great collection....There isn't room but they would look great in my greenhouse...

  4. Those basins will be well loved in another home. :)

  5. I better not ever come to shop in your booth, you'd be out of inventory and I'd be broke!
    Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  6. Never, lol!!!! I only have a couple of those, so easy for me to say!!

  7. Great collection gone to mall, more space retrieved (which will get filled up all too soon). Makes sense to me. The pattern of a shop owner.

  8. That's a fabulous collection! More space gained is a good thing, and I'm sure they'll be well loved by their new owners.

  9. Purging is so good, and so painful! I know I need to sell my big, round coffee table (that took forever to find), and it just sits, taking up space. I love it, but what a space hog! The kids want it gone, they love playing on the rug, *sigh*. I need to just post it for sale. I love your basins and would probably still be tempted to buy them, even though I have a couple already, heehee. Why is it so hard to stop collecting beautiful things?

  10. I used to collect these and I had a cabinet full. When my now 11 year old niece was a toddler she would pull them out and sit in the big one. I also had all the red wooden handled kitchen utensils. She'd and her brother would pretend to bake. They still have that memory. They were sold when I renovated to my new kitchen. I miss the old:\(

  11. Nice collection Donna and I am sure you will miss them for awhile but will enjoy the space gained. I am packing up from the garage sale and calling Finds Thrift to come get everything. Stuff, I will not miss. I hope to be in a major purge this year.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  12. LOL!! I need to wash all my vintage items outside so I can let go of them. Those are great basins. Have a great weekend!

  13. Such a pretty collection!! Love the red edges on them! :) Happy new week!! xo Holly

  14. I have such a HUGE collection of the tan/cream with green trim or light green with green trim enamelware... I need to downsize, I think.... Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  15. Ha! Now there's a plan. :) Thanks for sharing this post with Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky Party, Donna.


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