Wednesday, July 09, 2008
It must be in my genes
I've noticed that A LOT of my blogging friends like the thrill of finding that special treasure at bargain prices. In other words, they like finding stuff cheap at thrift stores, flea markets, or garage sales. I guess it's true what they say about water seeking its own level, cause I love it too. There is just something comforting about a room full of vintage stuff, each piece with its own history. Oh, if they could only talk!
My mom and dad were into antiques and thrift store treasures for as long as I can remember. In fact, the picture is a purse my mom bought for 50 cents at the Goodwill when I was a little girl! She even let me play with it! Oh dear.
Both my parents were very creative and our home reflected their very unique styles, creations, and bargain finds. As a child I longed for a "normal" home. One with rooms like the kind I saw in the Sears or JCPenneys catalog. Later, of course, I came to appreciate and cherish it. And now I am happy that my own home is not so normal either!