For the most part I keep a healthy perspective when it comes to thrifting. I'm not really a collector of anything, I don't have shelves of bric-a-brac that need to be dusted weekly. I'm happy to discover and rescue beautiful pieces that represent a snapshot in history, clean them up a bit, and send them off for a new life. I do set up my own home with mostly thrifted and second hand items... I just don't hang on to more than I can use. But lately I've developed an unusual attachment to things. I find certain things hanging around with me for a while before I can list them... if I ever list them.
Like this candy tin. It's beautiful (and turquoise!) and I just want to look at it for a really long time. I guess there isn't anything wrong with that, I just have a little fear of becoming one of those people who can't move through their house because of the mountains of beautiful and special and too important to get rid of things! (Though it would make for some comical blog photography.) I feel confident however, that my minimalist family would intervene should that start happening. ;)
So here are some lovelies that I am ready and able to part with. This afternoon they will be listed in the shop!
Maybe you'll stop back later to take a closer look... have a great day!