Hi there. Hope you all had a nice weekend. I have spent mine clearing out a lot of stuff around here in preparation for taking some photos for "The Book" ((I say this in quotes because my kids have started commenting on what I'm doing around here saying, "Oh, It's for 'The Book'." I'm pretty sure this is meant to be an exasperated commentary on my general mindset lately, but I'll try not to hold it against them.))
While I'm not nearly done fixing up and making the place look close to book-worthy, I did find that I have a heck of a lot of junk. My sister would faint if she saw it all, so confessing it here is going to make her go into shock. My sister is "Junk-Adverse" ... or "stuff-phobic". I would say that I generally am too, but while I admit there is probably a fine line between collecting and hoarding, I do make exceptions. And I tend to hide my exceptions. I don't usually have all this stuff out at once, you know. Only to show you.
Because even if my sister would put her foot down and not let me buy one single piece more of milk glass, most of what I have is pretty cool "junk" ... in various categories of "junking". I did notice that most of it is stuff I decided years ago I would "collect", but clearly lost interest somewhere along the way.
This is one of those starter collections. Really love my puppies. One is a chalkware Scotty and the other three were part of a set. I truthfully would like some more of these (but where to put them...).
I had a thing for dress forms at one point. I'm pretty sick of them now, but I do think they look pretty cute all together like this...
I'm still pretty fond of vintage wooden spools...
And the cute little hens in there with them...
And for a while, I couldn't help myself when it came to milk glass. I still love this stuff but have sworn only to buy it if I find a good deal on pink pieces. They are pretty hard to find, so I'm safe saying this.
And my favorite. Vintage tins. These are useful junk. They hold other junk and are thereby justifiable junk.
Now I must go put all this stuff away before my sister sees this post and calls me up along with my brother and other sister to do an intervention. That way I can say, "but I have a place for all the stuff and all the stuff is in it's place".