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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sage Away

Okay, kids...what's the first thing a witch does when bringing something into the house such as an antique, collectible, something old?

Yes,you in the far corner over there!!! Correct! First you clean. Then you cleanse. With sage. Of course.

So after vacuuming out and wiping down, I placed bunches of dried sage into my small cauldron, then lit it and saged the heck out of my new-old cupboard. (the dining room, living room and kitchen got saged pretty well too!)

Sagey Haze

This cupboard is called a Larkin. It is what falls into the category of a "Hoosier" cupboard---a baker's cupboard. I am not sure of the age of this cupboard, probably made in the '30s.  Solid maple with all the wonderful drawers and cupboards. The "counter" space needs work, as someone had glued a piece of linoleum on it. Looks like the original wood is still underneath the old dried up glue.

I'll show better photos after I get it fixed up and filled with "stuff".

After lighting the sage and saying some ritual words about chasing negativity away, I let the sage in the cauldron burn until it goes out. It's a good thing to do to dispel dark or negative energies that may cling to an object.

Glorious autumn day today!!  Take care. Hugs from Robin.

Blue Jays from a new tapestry I got a couple of weeks ago


The Boston Lady said...

I love your Larkin and can't wait to see how you "adorn" it. Sage is all the rage at the farmer's markets here, I see it all the time and thought it had to do with the Feng Shui (sp) movement. Hope you are all doing well! Ann

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, you're not kidding about the "sagey haze," LOL! Beautiful cupboard!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that is a wonderful piece! i can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jeanne said...

A gorgeous cupboard! What a find! I know you'll enjoy it immensely. Hope all is well with you and your family. :0)

Suzanne said...

Oh I just LOVE it!

I smudge EVERYTHING! (Including myself)

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love your Larkin. I will look forward to seeing how you have made it your own.
I love the smell of sage burning. Makes me feel secure. Ry says it smells like a comfy blanket. I think that is because he too feels safe after it burns.
Lovely find on your part, enjoy. Oma Linda

Ashling said...

Oh my! Am totally wild for your new cupboard; she's gorgeous!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your new cupboard is beautiful! I love it! That is a real sagey haze! I love burning my sage, but I have to admit, I am allergic to it! So, I burn as much as I can, by it's mostly outside! the blue jays tapestry is very pretty!! Hugs ;o)

Chatelaine said...

What a great find! Lots of cubbies for storage and it looks lovely.

Ashlee said...

What a gorgeous cupboard. :)
I love using sage when I bring something into the house, my house
feels so calm and at ease after! :)

-Ashlee Michelle

YONKS said...

My home is full to bursting with antiques, dome mine, some to sell on and I have never thought to do this.
Thanks for the advice.