...and it seems to be falling in mine right now...
I don't want to be a downer but....things are just not always hunky dory! Fact of life.It is less than a week until Thanksgiving. Not my family's greatest year but we will make it. We always have.
I hope next year is better, but no matter what, I do have a lot to be thankful for. I don't live in a Fairy Tale world, but I cannot help wishing I did. Perhaps that is why I come on here and read blogs...it's nice in so many ways. Lots of love goes on the pages of these blogs. Lots of sharing and kind words.
My family is well. No one is homeless or hungry and I am thankful for that. And we have love. We are a very large family and sometimes there is conflict but it is so rare that when it occurs it is very hurtful. I have noticed that since I have gotten "older" it concerns me more and I do lose sleep over it. Age is probably a factor, but when my children are troubled...so am I.
I hope...though all of us will not be together this year...that wherever they are...they will still hold hands and pray and thank God for one another. I also hope that our world stays safe until they all make their way back to each other. Do you hear me, my children? That song comes to mind, "Smile."
Smile though your heart is aching..
Smile even though it's breaking,
You'll find that life is still worth while...if.. you'll just smile! (or some such thing!)
Is that it Shelia?? Am I close? :)
Last Saturday's garage sales went well and Sunday's half price Estate Sale was great...and though it was lots more money..it yielded some really pretty things. For instance..
Next was this beautiful salad bowl for half price. It was $20.00 on Saturday, but on Sunday it had dropped to $10.00! I have been looking for one for a long time for Holiday salads. That little liner plate was from another week and I just slipped it under the bowl. It isn't attached!
I found this beautiful new bolster/body pillow at a garage sale last Saturday, just before we discovered the Estate Sale. $1.00. Never been used..tag in tact. The color was perfect and I don't know if you can tell, but it matched the flowers in my quilt perfectly. The cover has an invisible zipper which came off easily and was washable. I love it. I have wanted one of those for a long time but never bought one.
See?? Isn't that a nice match?? The woman said it was a gift and the "pillow didn't fit her bed at all! I just smiled and took it off her hands..wouldn't you have. OH...now come on..it was new..and washed beautifully!
This is not a great photo. It's too dark, I know, but back to Sunday and the Estate Sale. I found this luggage rack for our guest room for $4.00. More than it probably would have been in a garage sale..but it was in perfect condition and again...something I have been wanting.
Ok...here is what is happening. Not just to me..but to my family members and to friends. People are beginning to buy at garage sales. Department stores and even discount stores are not so attractive any more.
Goodwill is great..and you are supporting a cause, but often you are doing so at garage sales as well.
It is a different way of shopping...and sometimes it takes awhile to find what you want but eventually you will...it's out there. Somewhere.
There are a couple of other things..but I'll show you those later. I bought this the Saturday before but forgot to share it. The box was lovely, and when I opened it...
It was filled with this lovely set of Evelyn Crabtree products for just $3.00! Lily of the Valley, and it smells wonderful!
I opened everything to make sure it had not been used and the woman said it was a gift to her that she just did not care for. Can you imagine? I couldn't. The bottles were large sized and I KNOW what those cost.
It now sits on my bathroom counter and I use it every day. The box is used in my closet for storage.
Yes...yes indeedy!! :) The marks on the boxes, I made. And..I pulled the sticker off the little can of powder...then I remembered I wanted to photograph it! Sheesh!!!
So...that's it folks.
This weekend was rained out! Totally. Rained all day long.... so I stayed in my jammies all day long with a nice warm fire in the fireplace.
Love and hugs,
P.S. There was one more item..but I stuck it up in the cupboard over the stove and now have to climb up and take it down. WHY do I do that. I get busy putting things away...and then forget what I have bought!! Do you ever do things like that?? (Oh, please say you do!)