|THIS is still sitting in our spare room, on top of the sewing cabinet and some really important puzzle pieces. What the heck?|
Not that I will do those things, but I did sweep today, and I considered putting the screens back on our windows, but...they never got pulled off last fall, because we like to open our windows all winter due to the fact that we have a wood stove, which means it can easily be 80-82 degrees in the living room, but if you open the windows without the screens on them, the cats will totally get out and be eaten by coyotes.
|Louis is super worried about coyotes...|
|So is Sam...Relax, little buddies. I left the screens ON.|
I'm also totally procrastinating getting outSIDE right now, where I have more work in the garden than a whole team of men named Renato could accomplish, waiting for me. It's not like one less day will matter...and I'll be happy with anything I accomplish out there this year, because at this point anything will be an improvement. Our front yard effortlessly gives off the casual appearance of: "Someone Might Live Here..."
|Yes. This USED to be a nice perennial bed. With edging.|
The grey one was custom-designed for a vignette I put together with some awesome wedding vendors at a bridal event. The blue one went in a national cake magazine edition that was published the month after I closed the doors, which was surreal. The poppies were my first attempt at hand-painting a cake. And, the white and gold one at the beginning of this post, which I created for a Valentine's photo shoot at a local venue...I can't BEAR to throw away those flowers that I made!!
|The last three survivors, sitting in the middle of our living room upstairs on an air hockey table while I painted the whole room around them. Now...where to PUT them???|
I threw out the rest of the cakes on display when we closed the shop, and Lord help me, that was HARD, you guys. You can't believe the cake art that went in the dumpster. But these. I can't seem to toss them.
|Five of these went in the trash, including the one I made for Gordon Ramsey...|
What do you think? Bite my lip and put them in the dumpster? Disassemble them and use them for dummies later--in case I ever get inspired to want to decorate again or need something to do? Give them to a wedding planner to rent out? Keep dusting AROUND them?
I know I should toss them, but *sigh*. All that work...
|See what I mean? I can't throw these away.|
|Maybe I could pull them out and put them in a vase...|
|Or start an Etsy shop! Yeah... no.|
I'm leaning toward putting the flowers in a vase and tossing the rest in the trash, but why is it so HARD?
Ever find yourself hanging onto stuff that has no place in your life (or your house), but is too awesome to throw away?