Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 2019 Thrifts and Thoughts of Past, Now, Future

July Thrifts

July began with two church sales one ran by youth and one by a few gate-keeper elderly fellows who must live by the clock face.

Sweet vintage fawn ornament mixed with vintage Frances Parkinson Keys "The Chess Players", a depression glass pink lidded candy dish and a plant holder with a 'cage' cover.

Mid month we found a few pieces - the zinc stars can have candles or perhaps white lights added - would be great deck decorations.

"Life musts" took over for two weeks and no new finds happened. DH and I have been putting in time helping with the emptying of the apartment and distributing to other family members what they had requested or asked for from DH's Dad's apartment. Things have piled up in our home until we pack again to take  furniture and boxes on to the next family member.

This season of life brought back the memories of downsizing for my parents and helping Mom and Dad and then Dad and finally the last of his possessions were shared with the family members. Always this time brings back life memories and sometimes thoughts of the past which cannot be changed, the present which we live in now and then the future that we can prepare for to simplify our time of leaving. 

I think often (and write in my journal) of what I can do now so that my future self will thank me for concentrating on being healthy and happy and I carry on with my promise to myself to exercise, eat mindfully, pay attention to what is happening.

Included - working on sharing things that I no longer need.

Hugs dear friends.


Shared with:

Roseann of This Autoimmune Life
Kristie of Love My Cottage
Jen of The Fireman's Wife
Kelly of Under A Texas Sky
Andrea of The Cottage Market
Anna M. of Strawberry Butterscotch


  1. Those stars are an amazing find! They would look great on a porch.
    Hope all goes well with sorting and rehoming from you DH's Dad's home I can only imagine the emotional tole.

  2. It is always hard to go through items of a loved one and pass them on. Good luck my friend.

  3. Big life shifts like that stir up a lot of memories. Your personal plans sound perfect. :)

  4. Love that gorgeous pink depression glass piece as well as the white wire planter. Great pieces.

    I admire your personal goals related to health and clearing. They should be adopted by all we who are getting older. To make it easier -or those who will remain when we are gone. Not easy, though. So many tho'ts, -eelings, regrets. But so important to push through. Blessings as you move ahead.

  5. Hello, pretty treasures. I love the cute stars. We downsized a few years ago thinking we were going to move. So now we have less. We all have hopes to be healthy and happy. You have a good plan. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. Your finds are amazing. I love the stars! I've been lost in the same kind of thoughts lately. I am just now starting to open some of the boxes that were left to me from my mom. Not easy and definitely thought provoking...comforting to hear I'm not alone...

  7. An enticing life shift, those stars are awesome. Thanks for joining us in bloggers pit stop - Pit Stop Crew


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