Collecting

Attic Sister

We all collect things.  No you say? YES, I say.  Everyone collects something.  We all hold onto what is near and dear to our hearts in hopes of staying connected to a person, place or thing that brought us some type of happiness so we can relive that happy time.
20171017_110904.jpgFrom my experience selling antiques for the past thirty years I can whole heartedly say, I believe Baby Boomers are the best, most prolific collectors on the planet.  It began with their parents who were born during the depression.  They learned at an early age to value things that had more life left in them.  Having lived through the depression and WWII these parents of the baby boomers knew how recycle, re-use and to give something another life, knew the value of hanging on to something that may be needed in the future and knew that sometime, that item might…

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Hello Autumn

This is likely the busiest season, with all the outdoor preparations  for winter: storm windows up, raking leaves, final weeding, mulching plants, storing garden tools, picking apples and pumpkins. Although we had a bumper crop of apples from our six trees, we only had one pumpkin!

In addition to all the outdoor activities I have been busy preparing for an upcoming “Christmas Marketplace”  along with one of my DF’s. (I’ll post details in another blog entry.)

My “autumn decorating”, therefore, was rather minimalistic:

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Wreath on Door

And:

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The chrysanthemums were a very thoughtful gift from our next door neighbour. I love how they so perfectly matched the colours in the wreath. I purchased the pumpkins since ours wasn’t quite ripe when I did this display.