Friday, September 6, 2013

Random Stuff…

We’re participating in a neighborhood yard/tag sale tomorrow.  In preparation for the sale, Greg and I have been gathering our stuff together that we no longer want or need.  We don’t have a lot really but what we do have is choice.  Here’s the story of some of our stuff.

1)  Look in the cupboard where you keep your glasses.  If they all match, you deserve 50 points.  Seems 90% of us have odds and ends of glasses hanging out in our cupboards.  I have decided to look through mine and get rid of some.  Here’s a variety of wine(ish) glasses that haven’t been used in a long time.  Of course, that's mainly because they were on the top shelf and I couldn't reach them.  But we have enough so these can go.  In reality, I actually like having mis-matched wine glasses and use them when we have a party.  That saves me from having to buy those wine glass charms.  For the ones that are the same, I just wrap the stems with different colored pipe cleaners and voila!  A regular Martha Stewart, that's what I am.


2)  And speaking of glassware, what do you think of this honker??  I think I won it as part of a basket of goodies in a raffle.  It’s shaped like a martini glass.  But if you drank a martini that big you’d be face down in a ditch somewhere.  I don’t know what else to use it for so it’s going…I hope!


3)  These crows fit into the category of “What the heck was I thinking when I threw these dudes into my shopping cart?”  They must have been pretty inexpensive for me to have picked them up in the first place, but they never quite found the right place to roost in this house.  I think that that's mainly because there isn't a clear surface anywhere.  I kind of like them, but someone else can let them feather their nest.


4)  A few years ago, Sturbridge was home to the Wright’s Factory Outlet.  This place was fantastic.  It was full of reasonably priced gimps, trims, ribbons, buttons etc. as well as silk flowers, stencils, quilting gewgaws, fabrics and tools and other fantastic stuff.  I loved wandering around in there.  When they announced that they were closing I think half of the women here went into a funk.  I have yet to find another store like it with such good prices.  That’s where this trim came from.  I bought it at the end and I think I bought it for purely sentimental reasons.  There is almost nothing in my house that is green.  I am ready to let it go now.


5)  It seems that it’s inevitable when you are going through old boxes that old pictures surface.  I found these old pics of me that were packed among random junk.  I was probably in kindergarten or first grade in the pic on the left and around 20 in the one on the right.  Man, where did the time go and why the heck do we accumulate so much stuff?!  Here's hoping that it's true that one man's trash is another man's treasure.  By the way, the photos of me are not for sale.


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15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think the crows are totally cool! :)

good luck with the sale!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Yard sales can be tons of fun and it's amazing what will sell if the price is right! Best of luck! (It really is luck, as the RIGHT person needs to show up at your sale.)

augcott said...

LOL
I love those crows ... perfect for Halloween!!!!
I have got to follow your lead and start getting rid of "stuff" ....
Thanks for the inspiration ;-)

diane

hula-la said...

I, too, am loving the crows. And I, too, shall dig into the "stuff" and purge for an upcoming library fundraiser. It's time to let some of it go...lots of it. Ode to the upcoming Autumn in New York! Aloha.

Rose said...

I thought of Tex the minute I saw the grows and I see she thinks they are cool.

Me, I go for the green...I don't know what I would do with it, but I love it. I would buy it if I were at your sale.

Debbie said...

Well we all know tex and we all thought the same thing!!

Not a yard sale person, always feels a lil awkward to me!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Kelly said...

Good luck with the yard sale. I love parusing tag sales.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I love love love loooove the crows. I have just the spot for them - wish I could be at your sale - but it is several days travel to get there LOL

Good luck at your sale - enjoy the weekend.

Mary said...

I love those crows! I'd buy 'em in a heartbeat! And yes, that is one enormous 'martini' glass. Yeesh. I think it could at least be a 3 in 1. lol. Oh oh...

Nancy Claeys said...

Love those crows and they would totally rock my scarecrow project. :)

Sandra said...

i am thinking all of these will sell for sure, including the crows.

W. Latane Barton said...

hey, don't get rid of the martini glass. Use it as a bowl, filled with fruit, or a salad. or put a bouquet in it.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Put me down for liking those crows, too. I love animal decorations. Those glasses are really pretty, but I don't know what I'd do with the huge martini one either. I hope the sale when well!

Nicki said...

Yearly (if not bi-yearly) I hit that point of "OMG where did all this junk come from?" and take on clearing out. Some how there seems to be as much if not more when I hit the point 12 months later. I'm thinking Goodwill drives by at night and puts it back while we're asleep.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I've been doing a household purge, and wondering many of the same questions you ask.. "what was I thinking?" and "why the heck to we accumulate so much stuff?"

Feels good to downsize! Good luck with your sale!