Wednesday, January 18, 2012

day 15 - little treasures

I love garage sales! Do you? They are the best. 

Remember when we were little and everything was a treasure? Our minds were so creative we could make just about anything turn into our imagined toys. 

I was so proud when I brought home a huge set of small drawers full of "things." I think my hubby was less than impressed. He had to haul it all in. I think sometimes we know our guys love us when we do something they think isn't so smart, but don't hurt your feelings, and just pick it up and place it where you want. I was having such a blast going through the little drawers of treasures. Here are some of the things I found. The man obviously loved making his own clocks, for every drawer had something different. This was one of them. 

I love everything vintage... I could walk through antique stores all day and imagine what the person was like who once owned the items. My dream job would be riding with American Pickers. Have you ever seen that show? They crawl through attics and old barns looking for things someone once held dear to, that is now rusty and a little broken, to restore it to it's full beauty. LOVE that! 

Anyway, that's my soapbox speech for the day. OH! And Reminisce Magazine. I love the stories of long ago. The beau walking to his girlfriends house for dinner, missing dinner, her thinking he didn't care to show up (no phones) and around the fireplace that night they heard the knock on the door. There he stood, snow up to his waist, but had walked for ask her to marry him! Aaahhhh LOVE THAT!!!! 

day 15 - little treasures

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Kristal said...

Oh I love antique stores... I found a set of three of them all grouped together last summer and was so excited {and I was by myself so I was really thrilled}

Missus Wookie said...

oooh lots of pretties - so much fun could be had with those :)

Point out to dh people pay lots of money for little bags of clock parts for crafting so you got a bargain.