Monday, February 25, 2013
I have a friend who is my other half, especially when we go yard saleing. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we have - it truly is the highlight of my week. One of the things that makes it so fun is that we are alike in some of our tastes, but also quite different. We've been together long enough that I know exactly the things she will go for - whether she needs them or not - and she knows the same about me.
This is us at Kohls pretending......
Oh, no amount of explaining would help you understand.......
Without hesitation, she would tell you that I snatch up crocheted doilies and other handmade items without fail. It's true. I don't need them at all, but I almost cannot help myself. You see, I've been a stitcher, seamstress, crafter my entire life, and when I see a handmade item that I know took some person hours to create - I just appreciate it so much I have to buy it. It really isn't that I NEED to OWN it - I truly just want to appreciate its beauty. Most of the time they are priced at .10 or .25 cents, and that hurts my heart. I know - so silly!!!
This tablecloth is nothing but an old, rust-stained thing until you get to looking at it carefully. I think I paid $1 for it, but just look at it up close. It is quite old, and can you see how it was pieced?! The entire cloth is hand stitched. Isn't that beautiful? Someone worked on this for a long time.
"Dear sweet kindred spirit from another time, please know that your work is admired and appreciated. I will never know you, but it is an honor to display your work in my home!"
What are you sappy for? For me it is the handmade items. My friend so enjoys little miniature things. Ahhh, the treasures of yard sales goddesses.
Thanks for stopping by the tub!