Continuing on my decluttering mission, I headed into the deep recesses of the china cabinet. Doing just a cursory search through there, I was able to easily make the decision to get rid of 4 old cloth napkins that had been used once upon a time for bread basket liners, but time has caused the stains (butter, no doubt) to be too obvious to use anymore. Also leaving are 8 different votive holders I haven't used in years, 4 old tapers, a pottery creamer that I don't care for, a pottery oil lamp that is pretty, but I just can't find a place where it looks good (and our battery-operated lanterns are much more practical if we have a power outage), a little souvenir toothpick holder, and two Christmas candle holders that are kind of awkward to use - so they were usually passed over.
The fake flower/greenery declutter is a result of getting a new land-line phone system and having to move a small flower arrangement that hid the cord on the old phone. Realizing I was glad for an excuse to get rid of those, I looked in a couple of drawers where I had tucked some other fake greenery and decided it was time for more of it to go. I found 7 separate pieces I was happy to part with. Don't worry... I have more. I'm in no danger of finding myself needing fake greenery or flowers and being up a creek without.
Wow. The number of things outta here are accumulating fast.
Week 5: 118 things gone
If you'd like to join in a low-key decluttering activity that fits with the pace of life, see my post explaining this Making Space endeavor. Check out the bottom of same link for graphics you can feel free to use.