Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Horders: The Loyalist Cottage Edition Part II

The storage shed was purged.  Not to my satisfaction, but sacrifices were made on Mr LC's part.
This is the second load of things we parked at the end of the driveway.  That chair on the right belonged to  Lady Beaverbrook.(Her husband, Sir Max Aitken, was a newspaper baron in London).   Mr. LC made the big sacrifice and disposed of it.  That green suitcase is alligator skin.
Here's a peek at the contents of the shed.
Sixty-seven bails of hay and room for more.
Bmer approved.

The pile at the end of the driveway is totally gone.  Yay for garbage day, the garbage guys took all the leftovers.

Have you ever thrown something out and then totally regretted it?

17 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

I woulda paid good money for that perfect-color-for-my-bar-closet suitcase from your etsy shop.

An Urban Cottage said...

BTW, is your favicon new? I just noticed it recently. Isn't that Imperial Margarine logo?

Deb said...

Steve you're such a smarty pants!

Laura said...

Hi Bmer!

Elegancemaison said...

Can I be smarty pants too? Sorry but Max Aitken was never the British PM. It was another Canadian, Bonar Law. I also have a six degrees of separation story (!) His son Sir Max Aitken, was a famous decorated RAf flyer and became head of the Beaverbrook newspaper empire in London. His, and his wife's, passion was speedboats and he had a place on the Isle Of Wight famous for sailing and speedboat racing. As a student working as a holiday nanny to some of his friends, I stayed in his guest flat there. And had a ride on one of his speedboats. "Brushes with the rich and famous part 93"! BTW how did you acquire Lady Beaverbrook's armchair?

annie said...

Excuse my colonial ignorance but Lady Beaverbrook and Bonar Law sound like characters out of Monty Python rather than erstwhile aristocrats. The latter sounds like a blog name for Barry Humphries legal representation. (Sorry MMMC)

You are a strong woman to get rid of this stuff, Deb. I regret getting rid of a set of descending duck/ bluebirds with fake ruby glass eyes. I was rushing to leave the country and cleaning out the house and gave away a lot of things I regretted. What shocked me was the rubbish I chose to keep when I opened the boxes three and a half years later!

Deb said...

Dear Elegance, thanks for the heads up, I should get my facts straight!

Deb said...

Annie,

There is a Bonar Law building at the local uni! Lady B was a character too. She could have been with Monty Python. I remember those descending birds too, yikes I should have kept them.

the gardener's cottage said...

i would have taken the chair and the suitcase. i don't know why though. i'm a vegan and have no room for a chair. what's the matter with me?

LeAnn said...

Well, actually yes I have regretted getting rid of a few things in my life but it's just stuff and there's always more! Good job guys!!

xo

Sue Frelick said...

My prom dress that I made in grade 12...big regrets on that one. I want proof that I was once slender! lol It went to a charity sale for on of our local hospitals so at least it went to a good purpose.

Hey, I'm going to answer your question about the farmland in the valley. Just need a few days to recoup 'cause I had a fall and don't feel 100% yet.

the domestic fringe said...

i regret getting rid of a bunch of books. at one time i had quite the library. oh,well. things come & go,right?

~t

Linda said...

It feels great to clean things out...and I would have added that suitcase to my hoarder pile...

Pardon My Attitude said...

I'm glad Bmer approved. It would have been a bummer to have to carry it all back into the barn. Bmer is very practical- like his mother, no knick-knacks allowed. (It's 2:09m, pardon the spelling).

Makeminemidcentury said...

I regret leaving two Marimekko bedspreads in a green garbage bag my parents had destined for St Vinnies. I wake up at night. Really. I wake up calling out for them.

Can you retrieve the green swootcase and seel it on etsy for Mr Urban?

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

That suitcase really would have looked nice in Steve's closet. One lady's trash is another man's treasure.

Raine and Sage said...

If I lived near you, I'd be taking those chairs home and blogging about my wonderful finds!