This past week I spent a great deal of time cleaning out drawers, closets & cabinets.
This former packrat, now proudly, shall I dare say borderline minimalist, loves a good decluttering! Filled up the suburban more than once & headed over to goodwill & the local co-op. When I arrived out our little community co-op I went inside to see if anyone could help unload & sure enough, there was a table , just beside the door labeled "free items".
At least 14 dozen vintage pink ornaments in their little vintage boxes were there
...are you kidding me?
I asked the lady if all of them were really free...I mean where have these people been...a tiny fortune in vintage goodness laid there before me! She said yes & please take them... please. So I picked up a couple of the boxes & then again she tells me to please take them, that they really needed the space.
Couldn't bring myself to take every last box but I did leave with about 10 dozen---I honestly think she was more relieved that I 'took' all the ornaments than that I had a huge car full of donations!
So coming holiday '10 we'll have a super cute vintage pink shiny brite wreath
....or maybe I should whip it up for valentines.....
As I drove home that day, I thought about the little lady who these ornaments must have belonged to. How 50 years ago, surely she had the cutest tree on the block all filled with pink shiny brites. I wondered , am I driving by her cute little home now? Does she still live there? Or did her family just donate them opting for the newer fancier or maybe even some nonbreakable style ornaments. Well, either way, thank you sweet lady~I'll take good care of them.