~Spring Cleaning~

A springtime tablesetting.
The hearthroom/breakfast room/kitchen redo is coming along well. The old valances have been removed, furniture has been arranged and rearranged and wall decor has been reworked.

There are 10 windows. Removing those valances lightened and brightened the rooms. I'm going to replace the old curtains with white shades, if all goes according to plan. When the windows are cleaned and the new window treatments installed, I'll take photos and write about our spring cleaning.

I rushed the season today, setting the table with salad plates, teapot, cake stand and small leaf plates with bunny motif. All of these are Bordallo. The pink bowls and plates are Depression Glass, Miss America. The glasses are Mikasa. The bowl with roses is an antique we found at a country auction several years ago.

How is your spring cleaning going?
March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
The house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.
AUTHOR: Susan Reiner