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Friday, January 31, 2020

Let's just get to the oh no part first. In my last post, I shared some things that I found thrifting on Monday. One of those was this wonderful farmhouse pottery bowl.

On Tuesday while trying to get it listed I accidentally knocked it off the ottoman where I set it down after I measured it. I should have known better because the ottoman is not the safest place to set something that is breakable.

That bowl now looks like this.

Yikes. It isn't the first vintage item that I have broken and it probably won't be the last, but on the few occasions that it has happened, it has broken my heart. These are items that can't be easily replaced. 

Wednesday morning was our annual meeting for the apartments where I live. It was my first since I have been living here for less than a year. 

It is basically a meeting to keep us up to date on what is happening here. For me, the one thing I really wanted to find out is whether we were going to finally get the new refrigerators we had been promised.

Hooray. It looks like I will be getting mine sometime in late February. The very old ugly beige refrigerator that I now have will be replaced with a nice shiny new white one that will match my stove. 

I am in a purging and cleaning mode this week. It's time to get rid of some things. I am sick of having my closets so stuffed that I can't find anything. I have a couple of things my daughters want and lots of things to list online to sell. 

Of course, I also need space for the new treasures I will be bringing home. 

I wonder what it is like to have a minimalist home.

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  1. I am so sorry about the breaking of that beautiful bowl. Good luck on clearing out your closets and getting rid of items. I too often wish I were a minimalist, but alas I am a collector. I am constantly trying to clear out but other items keep calling my name!!

  2. Are those buttons a new collection or items going away? I have my mother's button collection, large numbers of beautiful buttons from all her years of sewing for us, her seven children. When she died, I kept her large container of buttons. I think often of what I could make with them to share them with my siblings.

  3. Well, I will never know! I'm so sorry about the broken pottery. I know that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when that happens. You're lucky to get a new refrigerator. We never get anything new here. I've had the same old beige one that I painted white soon after I moved in. Got rid of the beige stove, and have a white dishwasher I never use. Why on earth can't they at least match appliances?

  4. Oh no about breaking the bowl. So sorry. Good luck with your purging.
    Happy Friday.

  5. That poor lovely bowl - so sad!! Good luck with your sales!

  6. I felt bad when I saw the picture. Good luck with purging. It feels great in the end.


  7. I often wonder the same thing. Hahaha! Beautiful, sad, broken bowl. :(


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