The kitchen is ready for holiday baking.
Vintage Christmas cards,tiny bottle brush
trees, tinsel, German glass glittered bells
are nestled into English ironstone, brown
transfer ware, crockery and tarnished tin.
I am amazed by old Christmas
lights and ornaments. The quality,
craftsmanship and details delight me.
Though fragile and easy to break, I
enjoy packing and unpacking these
little gems, year after year.
Recently, Kimberly stood looking at the
Welsh cupboard above and asked, “Where
do you find all these things?”
Which reminded me of one Thanksgiving when
my little brother asked me, after looking
around our house, “How many hours a day
do you spend collecting all this crap?” but
but on this particular day I sensed a sincere
question. I find a lot of things I like
at antique stores/malls but most of it I find
at estate sales.
A lot of things I like are not fancy or
valuable and people don’t bother to price
and sell them in a store. That’s why I enjoy
estate sales because you find all of kinds
of interesting stuff! Little odds and ends
from long ago, like the stuff below, that have
been corralled onto an old cheese block.
A chalk ware Joseph, plastic nativity,
paper mache’ snowmen, elves, a red
boot and bottle brush trees are good
Another, was this handmade magazine rack
which I turned into an organizer/ chalkboard.
Next: The Studio, aka Santa’s Workshop and
giftwrap station…it’s a mess!