|THE READER Alfred Emile Stevens c 1860|
I did my closet in the fall, but now I'm on a run. It started because I'm about to paint my kitchen cupboards and I wanted to make more space and have less clutter to re-shelve. After all, do I really need to keep all the big pots, baking pans and canning equipment when I have foodie neighbors who are happy to lend pots in exchange for homemade chutney and jam?
Then I found myself attacking the linen closet and it snowballed.
|PORTRAIT D'UN MEDECIN Bernard Van Orleans c 1500|
|HEAD OF A WOMAN READING Pablo Picasso 1953|
|LYTTON STRACHEY Dora Carrington 1916|
First get a pile of empty boxes and either physically or mentally lable several eg.
3. Antique to sell (the only other ones booksellers may take are newish cook books and art/craft books)
Charity could be your local art group, gallery, thrift store, etc for fund raising. Antique could be your local antiquarian book shop, internet, or collage artist (after you've checked the value).
|THE MADONNA OF THE BOOK Sandro Botticelli 1480|
See how fast this is? I'm keeping a few coffee table books and "The Joy of Cooking" for old times sake (maybe not).
Let me know how it goes for you.