Thursday, June 17, 2010

Garage Sale Day

Hello dear readers,
Well I am getting ahead of my flood story, but I while it was fresh I wanted to share with you my musings on stuff. I have been collecting "stuff" for years, thinking how delighted my children would be to have this fabulous stuff some day when I am gone. Well now that my children are 37, 35 and 35 respectively--it came as a bit of a shock to find out they don't value the same "stuff" that I do (or did)! Time has a way of changing the face of what we see as cool--if you lived through the seventies, you know what I am talking about. Oak anything was about as cool as you could get, especially oak commodes, oak Hoosier cupboards, round oak tables, you get the picture. Today--not so much. What is cool today is Mid Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, pottery from the 70's and so on. Well I decided it was time to purge my children's inheritance and have the garage sale that now they won't have to have!!! It was fun, we sold tons of stuff and now I feel liberated. I have found that sometimes we are held hostage by our stuff. In the future, I will be more careful about what I buy keeping in mind to just buy what I like and not worry about what will be "in" in the future. Here are a couple of pictures of my stuff, we had a beautiful sunny two days and we had a lot of fun--what more can you ask. Let me know your relationship with stuff. I would love to hear about it. Take care of yourselves and I will be back to my remodel next week! Cheers

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