Sometimes life gets a little too hectic, and you have to choose to stop for a moment. The decision to take a breather is difficult when life's responsibilities surround you vying for attention. Last Friday, I made the decision to take a little breather. I turned the car right instead of left at the traffic light and headed for my favorite thrift store.
I have to admit that I love the smell of old stuff. Old books, especially. Even though I know all the dust is going to cause a sinus nightmare, I can't help myself. I truly love the smell.
This spontaneous drop-by validated my dust obsession and confirmed the value of a needed break. I brought home a fifteen piece mismatched set of blue willow china. Some vintage; some new. The older pieces have that crackling in the porcelain glaze. While I no longer use those pieces in the kitchen, I find other ways of using them around the house. Each piece cost about 60 cents. The platter is my favorite. The pieces come from England and Japan.
I also discovered a German souvenir tablecloth set with six napkins in the linen section. I don't think the set was ever used. The fabric feels as if it still has the manufacturer's sizing in it. I thought the blue and brown colors would be a great addition to my blue dining room, especially in this autumn season.
Each napkin features a different German castle.
Sassy Cat must have German roots.
She's made herself at home.
Be sure to take a break if you need one!
(I'm still have huge problems with Blogger. I lost a new post last week, and still have no control over the spacing at the top and throughout post. If you're a techie with a solution, I'd love to hear from you!)