Sigh. My last couple of weeks have been a little rough. A few of the relationships in my life have become very emotionally draining. I don’t think I ask a lot of the people in my life (except Hubs), but some folks seem to want a lot, even when they’re not really giving of themselves. It wouldn’t be as big a problem if the same people weren’t accusatory, demanding more, and then disinterested in actually working on these relationships, together. Worst of all: I feel like these few relationships are distracting me from committing fully to the amazing people in my life.
I don’t often bring my drama to the blog, but I have to mention it this time because I think that’s why I have hit the thrifting especially hard of late. My treasure hunting reports are increasing in frequency because I think thrifting and yard saling have become my new stress relievers. Oh dear!
Case in point: I stopped by my favorite Value Village and scored again. I bought a fabulous vintage enamel covered bowl for $4.99. I love everything about it: the clashing inside & outside, the minty-turquoise (!) and the scale.
Along with the lilacs, it’s another bedroom addition, and it makes me smile. Ahhh, feels good to smile.
One the subject of tchotchkes, because I don’t wanna talk drama all post, my Mom & I have noticed that small tchotchkes are harder to style with. One or two, sure, but a herd? Headache! It is so much easier to plonk down a large bowl, vase, dish or other statement piece. We talk about our tchotchkes (and who has bigger ones) a lot and it makes Hubby uncomfortable. He might not know what tchotchkes are. . .
What do you think? Are bigger ones easier to style? Or do you fall for the wee trinkets? Are you scooping up thrifty finds as a stress-reliever too?