January 26, 2011

When I haven't been working...

I've been reorganizing. Chris and I are in the middle of some major pre-Spring cleaning. Now that he's back from South America, the holidays are over, and our trip to New York is behind us, we are being super productive. In October when Chris left for his field work, I haphazardly stored and fit a lot of our wedding-related gifts, intending to revisit them with his input. I also just had a lot of papers and miscellany to sort through at the end of the semester. I normally do a huge end-of-semester cleaning right away, but this year I flew to Brazil instead. I had a lot of catching up to do.

I went through my armoire and have a big bag of clothes for consignment. I also will be listing additional items on my Shop Jesspgh blog in the coming days. Right after I took this photo, the armoire's bar collapsed. The piece functions as my closet overflow space.

The thing about old houses is that what they lack in closet space they make up for (ideally) in charm. Frankly, I don't know if there's enough charm in the world to make up for the woefully inadequate closets of this house. But Chris and I have done our best to compensate with attractive storage-solving antiques. What southwestern PA lacks in urbanism and coastlines, it makes up for in affordable antiques.


Carly said...

Hahaha I had to laugh that the bar collapsed! Hope you were able to fix it :) The bar in my own closet is looking dangerously bent in the middle. I have so little closet space or even room for an armoire, though... I constantly have to go through my stuff and get rid of it.

JewishGirlBlog said...

What a beautiful dresser! Too bad the bar didn't hold up! Like Carly, the bar-supports on my external (read: secondary (read: I shop too much)) closet are looking a bit concave...

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Carly, it was sitcom-like because it happened immediately after I took the photo! Thankfully it is easy to screw back in... I guess I should weed out a few of the lesser worn heavier pieces.

JG, yeah my main closet's bar is sagging a little. I haven't had that one fall yet. But the bar at my previous home did.

Thanks for reading!

Becca said...

I've been doing a lot of closet cleaning too. I need to do it on a more regular basis so that I actually see and find the stuff I love, but I tend to put it off and only do massive purges about 2-3 times a year.

Your armoire is really gorgeous, hopefully you can repair the bar.

I'll be looking forward to seeing what you post for sale!


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