Decluttering my Vintage Home

The other day I was sitting here thinking about decluttering my vintage home and all the things I should be doing!…One of those chores was Ironing! ha! you think you have a big pile of ironing! mine is about 10ft high now! {I keep hiding it! shhh!} Everyone in the Happy House is having to buy new clothes!
…Anyway…rather than do the chores…I decided to have a de-clutter in the sitting room! Yikes!…I can hear you all yell!…Freddy was asleep, so this was the perfect opportunity to get some stuff moved down to the garage! before he woke up and discovered my dastardly plan! {not sure if ‘dastardly’ is a word! but hey it sounded good! lol!} {oh and please take note…nothing above was rejected unless it has yellow, orange, mauve or black…all red rose pieces are staying! 🙂}

I decided there was too many colours, that I didnt like…OK so whilst we were out and about we bought alot of orange and yellow glass…now rather than list it on my website…we decided to keep it and add it too our scheme! Now I appreciate that this retro look in very in vougue at the moment…but although I love the brightness of it all…I longed for my happy shabby look back! so rather than this…

l have toned it down and made it more of a happy shabby retro look incorporating all the quirky items that I love…I know this is more me…don’t get me wrong – I love retro, but I like more the quirky, pretty and cute, side of retro…

I have also found some yummy pieces lately that I have been meaning to show you…This picture for instance…isn’t she divine…I have been looking for a place for her for ages now…so I decided to put her here in the sitting room!…oh and can you spy my little cherry brandy deer…isnt she lovely!

Also my cute little kissing couple…this is actually musical…it plays the theme from ‘Love Story’…soooo soooo sweet ay! As you can see I have kept some glass and a few snippets of yellow and orange here and there, but definitely more toned down!

I have also tweaked the mantle…I wanted to display my new {old} finds, which includes {above} my cute little ‘Vernon Ward’ pictures either side of the main picture and also my lovely little happy deer on the mantle piece…I think they look so much better over here!


And hey! what do you think of these lovely little ‘bluebirds of happiness’ that I found….aren’t they just sooo sooo sweet! Right…so as you can imagine whilst making sooo much mess and taking items down to the garage! trying to be ever so quiet! {something sagittariuns just cant do! lol!well this saggitariun can’t anyway!}

Hubby woke up! came downstairs and wasnt too happy!…apparently…I had been taking out of the room, everything that he had bought!!! OooOpps! No! really! are you sure??? Yes apparently! ‘Oh well, at least you won’t buy those kinda things again’! I said! EeK!…I asked him a few days later whether he prefers it and he said he’d tell me when I have made the new cushions!…Jammy so and so! I know he prefers it really!…Little does he know that I plan to paint the teak unit duck egg blue!!!!!!…But I’ll have to wait until he goes out to do that!!! lol! ;)!

Love Happy x

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