Did you ever have one of those monumental tasks that felt so overwhelming you thought you were going to loose. your. mind? Me too. For a solid week I’ve been working on going through every single prop I own. Deciding what to keep and what to donate or sell. When we built Grove House, we added two prop storage closets in the studio. One is a large walk-in closet with floor to ceiling shelving and the other is this kitchen pantry. (I’d been holding on to that sliding barn door for 6 or 7 years!) I’ve been slowly, slowly dividing everything up between these two spaces.
This isn’t even half the stuff…out of the picture is the other side of the room, filled with boxes!
I bought two rolling racks from Sam’s Club which fit the pantry perfectly and will allow me to roll them in and out if need be. I also have a large filing cabinet and a place for my photography gear tucked in there…it’s pretty roomy. One day I’ll give you a more in depth tour of the studio and all the props that made the cut.
By Sunday, I could finally see the piles had started to dwindle and I took the day off and went to the farmers market in the morning. Here’s my market report. After that, I spent the rest of the day with a run to Anthro and Sur La Table, arranging some pretty flowers (cell phone shots below) and wandering around the kitchen making messes and other delicious things.
By evening it was time for a hearty salad for dinner with some freshly roasted vegetables, a long walk with my Mr. and watching Shawshank Redemption for the umpteenth time.
All in all, a pretty good day of rest.