Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Deep Clean

We have a big family event coming up so I have started a "deep clean" this week in order to get my house ready.  I fear poor Hubby will have to deal with me smelling like Murphy's Oil Soap for a little while longer.  Is it just me or does everyone else start one project that leads to another project that leads to another?  And before you know it your home looks even worse for the wear, even thought you have been cleaning for eight hours straight!?!  God, I hope it is not just me!!!

One of the many projects that I started yesterday was moving all of my MIL's mother's linens from the sideboard to my Great Aunt Peggy's hope chest.  (I was hoping that this would make more room for my serving dishes.)  When I opened the hope chest I could not help but notice the "aroma sign".  I had never seen that before since when my mother used this chest it was filled to the top.  The hope chest is at least 60 years old and smells of wonderful cedar but I am still not sure what aroma tightness is!

While carefully moving Granny's linens I found an envelop that had three tags in it and I am not sure why.  Two of tags were for table lines from Ireland and one was for a damask set from Japan.  I would love to know why Granny saved these tags.  Were they wedding gifts?  Maybe gifts from Pop-Pop?  Or were they special for some other reason?  And I would really love to know which linens belong to these tags.  Since they meant so much to Granny I would like to make sure that they are well preserved - meaning not used by my children.

Or maybe it best that I don't know!  I would like to think that Granny is happy every time one of her great grandchildren gets chocolate all over her well loved napkins. (Hubby's note- She would have been especially happy if it was from a Tootsie-Roll, a personal favorite of her's. Miss you Granny and Pop-Pop!)

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  1. Right there with you! When I clean my house looks worse. You could eat off of my floors but you have to move all of the new clutter moved around to get to the floors!

  2. I keep our cookies in the cabinet with Granny's china; I feel she would approve!

  3. I totally agree , my house gets worse! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole


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