Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Been A Long Time!

It truly seems like a long time since I felt like I had the time, motivation or something to share with you.  I have missed my blog and you all so much.  I will not bore you all with a lot of details, but I've had a busy, crazy, emotional three or four weeks going on in my life.  Things are fine now, but I have not slept well, cried at the drop of  a hat, been sad, mad, all these things wrapped into one.  It's really hard to explain without writing a book and that I may get to one of these days, but for now I'll just tell you life is once again okay.

A few weeks ago I was notified that I was loosing my storage space, rather quickly!  I have had to find the time first of all, and then go through AGAIN, throw away, give away, consign, sell items to antique dealers for nearly nothing, donate AGAIN, you name it.  It's a very difficult thing to do over and over again.  Give up all the things you have loved and cherished for most of your life!

Well, I was willing to sacrifice most anything, but there was one thing I would not give up, if I had to wrap it in a tarp and haul it in the back of my truck!  (and I'm really not kidding!)

I have lived with this antique furniture most of my life.  I was able to get most of my pieces relocated, but there was one piece I just had not had the help to relocate.  So, when I had this unexpected news, I was determined to save it.

This old cedar chest belonged to my mother before I was born.  It is battered and needs to be refinished.  I hope I will get it done one of these days! 
This four poster antique bed, I slept in as a child!

So for now, it has a space.  I just throw a little something over it to cover the uglies until I can repair it and it's a perfect spot for my Feather Your Nest decorating book along with a few other collective books.  I have not had time to really redecorate, so this will have to do for now.

I've missed you guys, although I've been trying to keep up with every one's post, I hope to be participating more now that my crisis is over!  I'm so sad :( I had edited my pictures in Picasa but for whatever reason blogger will not let me upload them, but I refused to be out done and it's getting late! so I gave in... to my unedited pictures!  I hate when that happens.
Love and hugs,  Ginger

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  1. Hello Ginger, I am so sorry to here of your distress,I did miss you,glad everything is on the mend.
    Your furniture is so lovely and precious,it's a shame to have to part with it.
    I put my pics onto Picassa and then export them to pictures in my outlook at a reduced size 640, This size always goes through. Take Care xx jeanetteann

  2. I would have saved the chest too! beautiful pieces :)
    Fancy Frugal Life

  3. Hi Ginger,
    I, too, would have saved that chest. I love seeing chests at the end of a bed like you have it.
    Welcome back!

  4. No kidding, I would have saved it too! But I'm not sure about the refinishing. If you're ever planning to take it to Antiques Roadshow...:-)

  5. Oh I am so sorry. Yesterday was so stressful around here too. Oldest daughter was in a car accident. She is okay but so stressful and then the day went down from there. But today is a new day and I feel better after some sleep. Hope things have settled down for you. I am so glad you still have those treasures from your childhood. I have very few so treasure them for sure.

  6. I'm so sorry! If I were closer, I would have helped you. These pieces are to die for! I don't blame you for wanting to keep & protect them...I would feel the same way. The chest is remarkably beautiful and I can only imagine the memories. I'm so glad you could keep it!


  7. I am happy to hear things are better for you now. Whatever it was, I hope it is over and you can get back to enjoying your life and your blogging. Hugs, GraceinAZ

  8. Ginger,
    The old cedar chest is beautiful, and the fact that it belonged to your mother makes it all the more special. I'm so glad you are feeling better now. Sometimes we just have to go away for awhile, and when we come back, we're all refreshed and ready to go. Happy Halloween to you, dear friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  9. GINGER!!!!! Why did you not tell me all of this when I was bugging the crap out of you on the phone this weekend!!!! Bad! Bad, Ginger!!! ;P

    I am glad you are back to blogging. It is good for your soul! And your brain.


  10. Glad to see you Ginger! Hope things are getting better for you. Your treasures are beautiful. I'm glad you could relocate them.

  11. Ginger
    You've been missed. We all have times when we just aren't able to blog.
    I don't blame you for wanting to keep those pieces that have been a part of your life for years-they are truly treasures!

  12. It gets crazy busy sometimes around here, too! I love that old cedar chest and bed! I have a bed that looks very much like it...and a small cedar nightstand next to it! Some things are just to good to give up! ♥

  13. I am a new Follower from Jamaica. These look so good and I can understand fully your wanting to keep them. I am sorry to hear about the sad times you have had and wish you all the very best for the future. I learnt about your Blog from Katherine Corner's Thursday Favourite Things Blog Hop. Take care.

  14. Oh, sweetie. I'm glad your bad times are over - or at least to a more manageable time for you. I've missed your posts and comments. That furniture is gorgeous. I'm so glad you found some spots for it.

  15. I love the antique bed - so glad you found a place for it! I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Pls follow back. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

  16. Visiting from the hop. Whatever it was that was bringing you down, good to hear it's getting better. Your furniture gives you some great memories, beautiful. TFS. Best wishes, too.

  17. Ginger, I'm so sorry things have been so bad and I have wondered what happened! You hang in there, things will get better! I'm so glad you're back and blogging will help you. Oh, and don't touch any of that beautiful furniture. It and your photo's are perfect the way they are!

  18. It breaks my heart that you have had so many problems of late.

    Your furniture is beautiful and both the bed and the cedar chest reminds me so much of my Grandmother's.

    I appreciate you linking your lovely treasures to Potpourri Friday!

  19. Hello Ginger,
    Nice to meet you. So sorry to hear of your troubles lately, but glad things are better now. I certainly have been there, so I can relate! I love your old cedar chest! Thanks for stopping by my blog at Art, Books, Tea. Following you now!


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