A couple of days ago I awakened and looked up at the giraffe. It occurred to me that I hadn’t cleaned or soaked it for quite some time. Maybe I should give the giraffe a long overdue bath. While I was at it, a few other small items in my bedroom needed a redo. Clean and tweak day had arrived.
Before taking care of my giraffe, the bedside vase needed a more summery treatment. I decided on a monochrome theme. Some red dyed sunflowers were all that was needed to make a bold statement.
I brought down the Lane Furniture Company giraffe planter from its corner shelf. Because it was up high, away from eye-level view, I had neglected the thing. The very dusty, non-colorfast flowers were beyond help, so, in the trash they went. I carefully soaked and wiped down the awkward planter, then installed greenery that is easier to keep clean.
Another corner of the bedroom is a haven for wallpockets. As long as I was in the cleaning mood, why not freshen these up too?
I don’t know the maker of the matching pair of white containers. I do know they are very old. I decided upon “mirror image” arrangements for the pair. The Royal Copely “lovebirds” nest was scrubbed and refitted with dark blue and purple fill flowers.
A rare Royal Haeger birdhouse was kept much as it was before cleaning day, I just brought it outdoors then blew off the dust and finished it with a “magnetic” dusting tool.
My favorite wallpocket is the yellow bloom. I redo it with different flowers regularly. This time I decided to give it an unruly, rustic, summertime look.
When I finished the little projects, I made a promise to do a better job of maintenance. I hope to remember the vow.