In putting my regular things out this year since I put away the Christmas decorations (ok, I confess, those darn Santa's are still up. But, they are a collection and I am all about collections, so I don't m ind them too much. I will get them boxed up. I really will....), I am trying to mix things up and make things different. While doing that, I seem to have discovered a couple of new collections. Whoopsie.
I thought I was selling all the old globes that I run across. I know I have sold about five of them in the past year. The largest one lights up and is on a Lucite base. The next largest is a tin Zodiac globe. I bought this one at a sale where they had left the kids in charge for a minute. Big mistake when nothing is marked. They quoted me a price of a quarter, so I paid it and RAN. (Don't leave your kids in charge!) The other two are tin banks - the smallest one missing it's base, but still pretty cute.
I'm in kind of a squabble with some family members about what is "junk" and what is not "junk". What is proper decor and what is not. They are the type of people to go to Pier One and buy a big painting of a tree or a building or some random thing, stick it on the wall and call it done. (If you go to Pier One and buy paintings of trees, I apologize. But, if you are the type to do that, I don't think you would be reading this blog, so apology retracted. Unless you are - apology re-instated). Just because something is not their taste, they think it should be discarded. Not everyone has the same tastes. Thank goodness.
I prefer to hunt and gather things and then make displays. This particular display of globes, old window and architectural pieces, a giant Gas Station number "8" I rescued from the middle of the highway, old German books I thrifted for 10¢ each and a couple of old cake stands would drive these family members CRAZY. It makes no sense, it's all weird stuff from yard sales and it doesn't go together. I take that as a compliment. Well, I LIKE it and I think it works. So, that's the difference between THEM and me.
You like it, don't you? No one else in the whole wide world could make the exact same display because I have picked things up forever and saved them. Anyone can go to Pier One* and buy the same exact tree painting.
**Disclaimer. I have never even been to Pier One and it's probably a super cool place. If Pier One wants to send me a million dollar gift card, I would be cool with that. :D
*I orerded a new camera so my sucky iphone shots will soon be a thing of the past.