A Flurry of Energy

After years of things piling up in his study, the hubby got bit by a flurry of energy.  For two days he went through every drawer and shelf carefully sorting the necessary from the unnecessary.  Five garbage bags later he was done, and his space is so organized it’s barely recognizable!

His energy was contagious and inspired me to attack the screen porch which this time of year is pollen laden.  I gathered broom, mop and bucket and set to work sneezing my way through the cleaning process.

Some time ago, an old table and chairs was replaced with a new set.  While the black was OK with the other furniture, it struck me that it all might look better the same color, so off to Home Depot for some black spray paint.

With the porch all clean, the furniture painted and back in place, and the hubby’s study all sparkling clean it was cause for celebration!

Luckily, it was one of those Houston evenings perfect for a simple dinner on the porch.  Simple because we were worn out by our efforts!

Simple also describes the table set with hand made pottery consistent in color but with funky shapes and pattern that make each piece unique.

The glasses, too, are offbeat with indentions at just the right spots for fingers and thumb.  I always wonder if that was intentional or a happy accident.

The napkins were an unconscious choice, but when I put them on the table I had a flashback.   They and matching placemats were an early project on my first floor loom. That means they go back about 30 years and they haven’t faded one bit despite many washings.  I can’t say the same for my store bought napkins!

Surrounded by nothing but bird song, gentle breeze and the sound of water trickling from the fountain, our tired bodies enjoyed a relaxed evening on the porch patting ourselves on the back for our flurry of energy.  Now we’ll see how long we maintain such order!


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33 thoughts on “A Flurry of Energy

  1. It always feels so good when you tackle jobs like this! The screened porch looks great and I love the unique dishes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Now that is the kind of bug we don’t mind getting bitten by…it usually happens each spring. Maybe that is how “spring fever” came about.

  3. I adore those plates!! Wish I could get my hands on them! As for the energy, I get that very rarely but when I do, I always find I get about halfway through a room and then feel so tired and overwhelmed that I just end up watching tv haha!

  4. Good work! And it is so satisfying to see the lovely results.

    1. Indeed it is. I love when all is clean and neat.

  5. Sounds like a very productive day!!! Love the unusual shapes of your dishes, they are very artful and unexpected.

  6. I absolutely LOVE those dishes, Linda. Really different and their beauty sets the table off just right.

    1. I got the pottery years ago at an outdoor art festival.

      1. I’m going to try to find new dishes this summer, Linda.

  7. Good for you! Such a great feeling to have things clean, neat and organized! LOVE the ceramic pieces and your woven creations~

    1. I wish everything stayed clean, neat and organized!

  8. Linda, what energy and accomplishments that you and your hubby had!! A perfect ending to your day…dinner on your lovely porch with the gorgeous pottery!

    1. Have to respond when the bug bites!

  9. Hi! It’s been a long time. I love the hand made pottery. Makes me want to uncover my slab roller and fire up my kiln. I’ve been wanting to introduce Beatrice to clay making, and you’ve inspired me a bit. It’s been a long time for that, too. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

    1. If you can do pottery, do get that kiln going. Beatrice would probably love getting her hands in the clay.

  10. Now that was a great flurry of activity for sure. Like the black and those funky dishes.

    1. For a few hours all was perfect.

  11. Those dishes are really special. The colour combo is gentle letting the design do all the talking. I enjoyed seeing your post. Thanks for sharing.

    1. And I am delighted that you stopped by.

  12. Everything is so organized and pretty, I can’t imagine it being any other way. LOL.😊

    1. We’ll see how long it stays that way!

  13. Send me some of tha energy! I love your pottery, such unusual shapes!…Christine

    1. That kind of energy is in short supply!

  14. Your funky dishes are so unique and adorable!! I am in the midst of cleaning and organizing, too – purging always gives me a feeling of great accomplishment!!

    1. When all is neat and in its place I just stand back and admire!

  15. Your newly redecorated porch looks very inviting—–a good clean-out, toss-out, is very refreshing, isn’t it !!!!!

    1. I’m on a declutter roll right now. Need to do that in Maine as well.

  16. Oh I love your porch….and I spy a beautiful fountain!….That dinnerware is beautiful and those glasses are beautiful, unique and sounds like very pleasing just to hold! The pollen is the part of Spring I hate, but then again….out of the pollen rises the beautiful flowers!

  17. I like the color on the chairs and what great plates 🙂 Don’t you just love the after a cleaning spree feeling.

  18. So pretty! Wish I had your energy.

  19. Oh, could you PLEASE send whatever bug that bit your husband this way so I can unleash it on mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband is (like many doctors I know) a super clutter bug! Drives me wild with confusion and anxiety! Our garage is like a very scary episode of “Hoarders”. 😱😱😱

  20. You and Phil are a great inspiration.

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