This week, while dusting - the fireplace makes so much of it when you burn wood - I moved some things around a bit. Of course real 'Spring cleaning' (such as moving heavy furniture) will be necessary after daily use of said fireplace. Being a bit of a lazy Winter house cleaner, other than the basics as in bathrooms, kitchen, quick run-throughs now and then with the vac, means that big clean is looming closer, ugh! These current lovely sunny days seem to show up the dust as the harsh Winter light streams through the now grimy windows. Of course spiffy clean exteriors on windows are definitely not a Winter must, are they? It may still snow again!
How about those cobwebs suddenly visible in cottage corners - where the heck did they come from? I haven't seen a spider since the unusual southern cold arrived some months back.
Anyway, dusting means moving objects. Sometimes just putting them back in different places makes one see them with a new eye.
Moving the angel from my dresser to the nightstand was perfect - she's still wearing the papyrus bracelet made for me by our boat captain while drifting through the Okavango Delta in Botswana last May - awesome memories to ponder at bedtime.
The shade I made years ago. Love it except it does need the feather duster often because of all those chiffon pleats!
The mantel - always a fun place to 're-decorate'. At last I took away the mercury glass candlesticks reminiscent of Christmas Past. Instead the patina of the vintage metal candleholder is making me smile as I dream of flowers, real ones, appearing in the garden in a couple of months.
Do you enjoy moving objects around your home? Are you always 'dust free'? Do you climb on ladders to wash your second floor windows, or lean out precariously as I do on a warm day?
Come on, please own up, at least where dusting is concerned, so I don't feel so guilty!